Halo 3: ODST on PC flighting expected to begin next week

An ODST. (Image credit: 343 Industries)

What you need to know

  • A new blog post from 343 Industries indicates that Halo 3: ODST is slated to begin test flighting on PC next week.
  • However, 343 noted that this may not happen depending on the circumstances.
  • To participate, players need to be part of the Halo Insider Program.

343 Industries has announced in a new blog post that Halo 3: ODST is slated to begin test flighting on PC next week. 343 expects that the flight will begin on time, but noted that "things happen, and plans change accordingly." Therefore, it's possible that the flight may be delayed if something goes awry in preliminary testing.

In terms of what content is offered in the flight, players will be able to play a significant portion of both the Campaign and Firefight modes of Halo 3: ODST. In addition, players will also be able to test out some of the brand new customization content coming to Halo 3 within the Master Chief Collection. For more information about the flight's contents, make sure to check out the 343 Industries' relevant blog post.

Halo 3: ODST Firefight

Source: Bungie (Image credit: Source: Bungie)

If you would like to have a chance at participating in this flight for Halo 3: ODST, as well as for Halo 4 later down the line, 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. After all, we need something to play until Halo Infinite comes out, right?

Brendan Lowry

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