Halo 5 Guardians Beta Coming Early Tomorrow For Some, Top Pro Teams Will Stream Gameplay On Twitch

By Matthew Buzzi , Updated Dec 18, 2014 01:46 PM EST
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The beta for Halo 5: Guardians is not set to hit Xbox One for the general public until December 29, but a handful of people will be allowed early access.

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Top competitive Halo teams Counter-Logic Gaming and Evil Geniuses will get to try out the beta tomorrow, 343 Community Manager Andy 'Bravo' Dudynsky announced in a Reddit post. Popular Twitch streamers (which will be found here) and pro players will play and broadcast the title as they experience Halo 5 and provide feedback to the developers.

"We'll be using an early implementation of Halo 5: Guardian's multiplayer spectator mode to feature these veteran Halo players on-stream from Twitch's HQ tomorrow (Friday, 12/19) at 3PM PDT," Bravo wrote. "Alex "Goldenboy" Mendez and myself will be joined by members of the Halo 5 dev team, who will be answering your questions about the Beta."

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They will be pulling questions from the Reddit thread Bravo posted in, so get your queries in if there's something you just have to know. We saw the first glimpse of Halo 5 gameplay at The Master Chief Collections's launch event, and more recently in a one hour video. IGN also announced that it will have access to the beta tomorrow.

It looks different than past titles, it must be said, treading some line between Halo 4 and Call of Duty, but patience is a virtue--pros and others who have tried the game urge fans not to jump to conclusions. You'll have your chance to see more tomorrow, and get your hands on it yourself December 29 if you own The Master Chief Collection.

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