The Halo 5 Beta was one of the best experiences of the year, but there’s still a lot of work to be done.
As 343 Industries prepares to launch the final version of the game this fall, it’s time to take a look at how much it costs to download the beta and test out the game’s multiplayer.
To get a handle on how much the beta costs, we asked 343 Industries’ head of product management, Adam Giammaria, to reveal the full cost for downloading and testing out Halo 5’s multiplayer content.
The Halo series has a long history of charging a hefty price tag for online multiplayer, but Halo 5 is the first Halo title to do so.
In order to download and play Halo 5, you’ll need to use a paid account that can access a large amount of data, including your Xbox Live account.
The more data you use, the more data it costs, Giammeria explained.
This is a very expensive service, but it’s an important step in getting users hooked and getting the game to the market.
You can download Halo 5 for free here: Halo 5 beta download for Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC.
If you already own the game on the Xbox One or Xbox 360 (or you have a paid Xbox Live Gold subscription), you’ll pay the full price of $29.99.
But if you don’t own a Halo Xbox One (or Xbox 360), you can download the game for free at the same time as the Xbox Beta.
Giammarie said that 343 Industries is trying to keep the beta free for everyone, and that all content is still available to download at no cost.
It’s possible to download Halo 4, Halo 5 or Halo: Spartan Assault for free through Xbox Live’s Games Store, but the Halo Beta requires a paid membership that’s also limited to Halo 5.
In terms of the multiplayer experience, Ghammaria said the beta is designed to give players a taste of what to expect in the final game, which is something that’s never been possible on a Halo title before.
He said the Beta includes a large selection of maps, modes, and a “massive” amount of new content.
Ghammarie also noted that there’s not much else to say about Halo 5 on a pricing level.
We already know Halo 5 will launch with a price tag of $59.99, and we’ve already seen that Halo 5 gets a lot more expensive the more you spend.
The final price is likely going to be much lower.
Gnammaria also mentioned that the beta will be free to play, but that’s because 343 Industries will offer free-to-play content for Halo 5 players.
Gamers have been asking 343 Industries for a release date for Halo’s multiplayer beta, and Giammas response was “I’m not sure.”
Giammers statement left us scratching our heads for a while.
Did 343 Industries just say “no comment” or was it just a miscommunication?
Halo 5 multiplayer beta will launch on October 31 for Xbox Live subscribers and Xbox One and PC players, but Giammars statement could just as easily have been a misstatement about the status of the beta.
If it’s true that the Halo beta is free to download, that would be a massive deal for Halo fans.
The beta’s release date has been set for October 31, but we’re likely to get an official confirmation as soon as November 7.
It may be the end of November, but if the beta launches and people aren’t able to download it before then, then it’s going to become a big problem for Halo.
It might not be a big deal to the average Halo fan, but 343 Industries has made a lot off of Halo 5 and could be facing a lot for it.