First Halo 3 PC flight begins, lasts until June 18

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What you need to know

  • The first public test flight for Halo 3 on PC has begun.
  • The flight contains content for Campaign, Matchmaking, Forge, Theater, and customization systems.
  • The flight lasts until June 18, 2020.

Halo developer 343 Industries has officially kicked off the first Halo 3 test flight on PC. Halo Insiders should check their messages and notifications on Halo Waypoint, as 343 Industries has stated that players will be notified of whether they got into a flight or not through Halo Waypoint instead of through emails from here on out.

In terms of what content is offered in the flight, players can play the Sierra 117, The Storm, The Ark, The Covenant, and Halo Campaign levels, as well as Matchmaking multiplayer and Forge. Players can also use Theater and interact with the customization system. The flight will be active until June 18, 2020, meaning this flight is a week long.

If you would like to have a chance at participating in future test flights for Halo 3, as well as future releases like Halo 3: ODST and Halo 4, we highly recommend signing up for the Halo Insider Program. All you have to do is provide 343 Industries with your system specs and the information necessary for them to deploy test builds to your Steam and/or Microsoft account, and you may end up getting selected to play in the flight and help find bugs that need fixing. Best of all, becoming a Halo Insider is completely free, so there's no reason not to sign up.

If you want to hop into the action right now, though, look no further than Halo: The Master Chief Collection. It has all of the pre-Xbox One Halo shooters in one bundle that has an awesome $40 price, making it an excellent buy. It's available on Xbox One and PC (both Steam and the Windows 10 Store). Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, and Halo 4 haven't released on PC yet, but Halo: Reach, Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, and Halo 2: Anniversary are available to play on PC.

Brendan Lowry

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