In just a few weeks Halo
fans everywhere will get their first taste of Halo 5: Guardians
, in the form of a three-week long multiplayer beta. When it's released at the end of December, players who have access via The Master Chief Collection
will get a sampling of what the final game will have to offer, but even that comes with an abundance of updates and new features to look forward to. After spending some hands on time with the beta, we put together a list of our favorite things ... you know, aside from the obvious fact that players will get to dig into seven maps and three game modes in the brand new Halo
multiplayer months before the game is released.1. Community Voting
343 Industries truly want to incorporate fan feedback into the beta, and they are making a concerted effort to guarantee that players will have a voice in how everything plays out. In weeks two and three of the beta, the community will be able to vote on aspects of the beta that will influence the remaining weeks of play. While it will obviously be restricted only to content that is ready to test as part of the testing, the changing landscape of the game will offer incentive for fans to keep coming back to put the game through its paces.