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.
Master Chief returns better than ever
Halo: The Master Chief Collection bundles together the best of Microsoft's shooter. With the campaign and multiplayer onboard, it's the essential package for any Halo fan. You can even purchase Halo: ODST as an add-on.
Excellent and affordable Xbox accessories
Up your Xbox experience with one (or all) of these budget accessories, all of which are approved by the gamers of Windows Central.
PowerA Play & Charge Kit for Xbox One ($15 at Amazon)
This charging kit keeps your Xbox One wireless controllers juiced up, and it offers batteries for two controllers. At just $15, this is hands-down our favorite budget charging companion.
ElecGear 4 Port USB Xbox One S Hub ($19 at Amazon)
This brilliant little USB splitter hub attaches perfectly to the side of your Xbox One S console. It's ideal for use with chargers, controllers, headsets, and more.
Controller Gear stand ($13 at Amazon)
Proudly display your Xbox gamepads with this stylish and functional stand. The licensed design is minimalist and black, and it has a hidden storage compartment, making the price of $13 a real steal.
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