First Halo: Reach PC flight launches, lasts until July 1

Halo: Reach.
Halo: Reach. (Image credit: Microsoft)

What you need to know

  • 343 Industries has launched the first test flight for Halo: Reach on PC.
  • The flight allows players to play the "Tip of the Spear" campaign mission.
  • The flight includes less than 1,000 people and is small in scope.
  • The play testing period lasts until July 1, 2019.
  • The goal of the flight is primarily to test distribution.

Halo developer 343 Industries has announced in a blog post that the first test flight for Halo: Reach on PC has finally arrived, and will last until July 1, 2019. People who signed up for the Halo Insider Program should check their email address, as there is a chance that they have been sent emails that confirm they've been selected to test Halo: Reach on PC in this flight, as well as provide them with instructions about how to install the build on Steam.

The flight is very small in scope; players can only access the Halo: Reach campaign mission "Tip of the Spear," and according to 343 Industries, less than 1,000 people were selected for the flight, although we don't have an exact number. The primary goal of the flight is to test how the test flight distribution works, but 343 Industries is also looking to get feedback on how the game "feels" on PC as well as how the game performs on a broad range of hardware. Once the flight concludes, 343 Industries plans to release another post that details how everything went during the flight period. In addition, another post is soon to come that will detail how development of Halo: Reach on PC has gone during the month of June.

If you haven't already, we recommend signing up for the Halo Insider Program, as more flights are sure to come in the future. If you're looking to get your hands on some Halo games right now, make sure to check out the Master Chief Collection on Xbox One.

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