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Halo: Reach Windows PC beta starts in June

Kat, of the Spartan-IIIs in Halo: Reach
Kat, of the Spartan-IIIs in Halo: Reach (Image credit: Xbox Game Studios)

What you need to know

  • Halo: Reach is a first-person shooter from Bungie.
  • The game is coming to PC soon.
  • Beta builds for PC should roll out to testers in June.

A few weeks ago, 343 Industries announced that Halo: Reach was rolling out to PC beta testers in May. Unfortunately, those plans never materialized. Today, during a livestream where the developer showcased gameplay from the beta build, the team revealed that the beta would roll out to testers in June. It's unclear when in June, but it may be towards the end of the month given how June is only a few days away.

Halo: Reach looks incredible on PC, as it features a significantly higher resolution and frame rate than Xbox 360. However, given the fact that the game is also coming to Xbox One X through Halo: The Master Chief Collection, you'll be able to play it at 4K and 60 frames per second on the console.

Interestingly, the build will utilize the "Title Update" settings for matchmaking. This should ensure a smooth experience for Halo: Reach's multiplayer modes. Let's hope the June flighting schedule for the beta sticks because it has been delayed a number of times.

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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

6 Comments
  • You wrote "sicks" instead of "sticks", Asher. Regarding the game, I hope I get into the Beta.
  • You and I both. A month ago I sign up to be a part of it. I hope to get selected. I haven't played a halo game since Halo 2! :O
  • can't wait for this on PC and MCC. Best Halo in my opinion. MCC rocks
  • Mine too. I really enjoyed it.
  • I think they said originally that that beta would be much later.
  • ... And there is still no Halo Reach Xbox One X Enhancement or remake for console. Unbelievable. The best Halo multiplayer is left behind. I really wonder who is the genious (!) decide to left this marvel to be forgotten.