After months of waiting and delays, the first beta test hit the Halo Master Chief Collection on PC finally this weekend – but it disappointed many people hoping to try Halo Reach on PC for the first time because only about a thousand players was invited. What happened next was obvious – beta leaked online. Developer 343 Industries and Microsoft now warn players that they will be banned if they try to play it.
The first PC-based flight to Halo Reach began Friday and runs until tomorrow and includes the Halo Reach campaign's mission & # 39; Tip's tip & # 39;. When the team told people who signed up for the Halo Insider flight program, the scope of this first test was kept "very small" in scope ̵
While the studio is already promising that the next flying beta test for Halo Reach is getting bigger and will invite many more players, the first beta has – perhaps inevitably – leaked online. However, 343 Industries warns people to download or play it.
As pointed out by Community support and the engagement coordinator Tyler & # 39; Post & # 39; Davis as a complementary note to the first flight forum post, "it has come to our attention that the Halo Insider flight has been distributed illegally online. If you download or play this illegal copy, we have the right to prohibit any associated accounts and remove you from all current or future 343 programs. "
Probably you will still be allowed to buy and play Halo Reach when it comes out, but then again the players must connect the game to a Xbox account to play online. It is unlikely that 343 has the power to ban users from Xbox Live, but it is probably not worth the risk of just playing a mission from a PC port of a 2010 game. But at the very least – you will be banned from Additional Testing Initiatives.
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If you were not invited to the first Halo Reach test this weekend, do not worry we were not) – as mentioned above, the second flight test will be more expansive than the first one and is likely to be based on Reach's popular Firefight mode. This is played single-player and co-op, and it is mainly Halo Horde mode. It happens pretty soon when the team finishes evaluating the feedback from the current flight.