There’s some juicy new Halo announcements today.
First up, the beta test for Halo 5: Guardians will kick off December 29 and last for three weeks until January 11. It will let you try out three different modes across seven maps, and best of all, items that you unlock will carry over the final game. You’ll need to pick up this November’s Halo: Master Chief Collection in order to get in.
Microsoft has also announced the Halo Channel, an interactive digital hub on Xbox Live that allows fans to seamlessly transition from the games to other Halo content like Twitch streaming and the upcoming live-action series Halo: Nightfall. That will launch later this year.