Halo 3 Beta Invite Inside Crackdown

Posted on February 19, 2007

A Bungie FAQ has some important information for gamers interested in the Halo 3 beta. The FAQ says that beta registration has closed. The only way to still get one is to buy a copy of Crackdown, which comes out on February 20th.

Is Halo 3 beta registration closed?

Yes, phases one and two of the beta have already ended. If you haven't received an email by this point, then you were not one of the lucky few.

Is there no other way?!

If you didn't get in to either phase, then you can still get in by buying Crackdown, releasing in the US, on February 20th. Inside every launch copy of Crackdown is an invite to the Halo 3 beta.

How will the Crackdown invite work?

Once the Halo 3 beta has been activated (start date is still TBD) you simply go to the Downloads menu in Crackdown to download the Halo 3 beta. After that, you will need to launch the Halo 3 beta from within Crackdown. You will need an Xbox 360 with a hard drive and an Xbox Live Gold account.

The FAQ also says that the beta will not go live when Crackdown is released. It will not go live until it is ready which they say will probably be sometime this Spring. It also says that the Halo 3 beta will "only be playable for a limited time." Amazon.com is also excited about Halo 3. They have a preorder up now that includes a Halo 3 announcement trailer and Halo 3 "Starry Night."

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