Halo Online Beta

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The matchmaking screen of the Beta

The Halo Online Beta, also known as the Halo Online Closed Beta, was a phase of the development of Halo Online, produced by Saber Interactive and organized by Microsoft Game Studios. It was publicly announced by a post on Halo Waypoint.[1] The beta started on September 30 2015 in Russia, though it was suspended on December 28, 2015 due to major problems.

How to get into the Beta[edit]

On September 3, it was announced that there would be four different ways to get into the Closed Beta. [2]

  • Free Application

This didn't guarantee access

  • Basic Kit

This guaranteed access, gave the used 5000 gold, gave an exclusive emblem and nameplate, and the ability to reserve a nickname.

  • Premium Kit

This guaranteed access, gave the used 10,000 gold, gave an exclusive emblem and nameplate, and the ability to reserve a nickname. Gave the user access to a damage weapon create for 14 days and gave the user the unique BR55 battle rifle.

  • Elite Kit

This guaranteed access, gave the used 15,000 gold, gave an exclusive emblem and nameplate, and the ability to reserve a nickname. Gave the user access to a Gold 2.0 weapon create for 30 days and gave the user the unique BR55 battle rifle, and a unique OPERATOR-class Mjolnir armor set.

Overview[edit]

On September 30, 2015 the closed beta started, and on December 28, 2015, the closed Beta test was suspended. The developers said that they encountered serious problems during the development of Halo Online, and with 343 Industries' counsel they decided to suspend testing and "send the game to a serious revision" for several months. Because of that, for people who bought the exclusive premium Beta tester kits, there was a compensation offer.

Updates[edit]

Halo Online Update 6.jpg

Beta Update 1[edit]

This update released with the Halo Online Closed Beta on September 30th 2015.

  • 2 maps: Refuge, and Elevation.
  • New weapons
  • The ability to switch between male and female.
  • 2 new armor: PROPHET-class Mjolnir, and WRESTLER-class Mjolnir.
  • Plus other various features


Halo Online Update 7.jpg

Beta Update 2[edit]

On December 2, 2015 an update was released for the closed beta build that included[3]

  • 1 map: Sandtrap
  • 2 New Weapons: M7B-R49 and MA5-A46
  • 2 armor modules: Hologram and Shockwave
  • A new grenade: Type-3 firebomb
  • Plus other various features

Gallery[edit]

Cancelled Premium Beta-tester Kit Rewards[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Halo Waypoint: Halo Online Closed Beta Launching in Russia
  2. ^ Halo Online - Install Page(Archived)
  3. ^ Halo Online VK - Update 7

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