Halo 5: Guardians Warzone Firefight beta is live until April 18

Halo 5: Guardians players can get a sneak peak at the massive Warzone Firefight mode starting today and running through April 18. All multiplayer gamers of the Xbox One shooter can take part in the beta test for the upcoming mode.

The Firefight mode, where players have to deal with waves of enemies, was first introduced in Halo 3: ODST and later was included in Halo Reach. For its Halo 5 incarnation, Firefight is being combined with the big vehicle-based Warzone maps:

Quite simply, Warzone Firefight is an ambitious new multiplayer mode coming to Halo 5: Guardians that stands primed to offer the biggest Halo cooperative experience ever in franchise history. In Warzone Firefight, up to 8 players will work together to complete five rounds of increasingly difficult, dynamic objectives set against a timer to emerge victorious. Since its reveal, players all across the world have been chomping at the bit to get a taste of this exciting and evolved PvE experience, and starting today, we're offering all Halo 5: Guardians players a chance to do just that with our special Warzone Firefight Beta.The five-day beta experience will see Spartan fireteams of up to 8 players battle against an onslaught of enemy AI on the Escape from A.R.C. Warzone map. You and your friends will tackle a new objective for each of the five rounds, with each task growing progressively more demanding along the way. And since the mode is a fully realized member of the Warzone family, players will have full access to their arsenal in the Halo 5: Guardians REQ system, letting you leverage your REQs in new ways against computer-controlled enemies.

Warzone Firefight will be officially launched for Halo 5 later this summer.

John Callaham