343 Industries Releases Halo 5: Guardians Beta Update

343 Industries Releases Halo 5: Guardians Beta Update(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Halo 5: Guardians developer 343 Industries has given an update on its first-person shooter beta that is set to be released at the end of next month.

Head developer for the game, Josh Holmes, stated that the beta will offer the development team insight into some of the kinks into the game such as map exploits and weapon imbalances, reports ChristainToday.

“We are at an early enough stage where we can listen to weapon tuning feedback, the new abilities is something we are very interested in also because they’re new,” said Holmes, adding that they expect they’ve missed something maybe to do with the new abilities, so we can react to that. We are all ears at the moment and we are able to do quite a few things, especially on the tweaking side of things.”

Halo 5 creative director Tim Longo added, “Some of the new modes we are testing, like Breakout and another new mode that we are not talking about at this point, will add something new to the game and we’re hoping to get feedback on. I think there’s a lot of things that we can get feedback on and react to.”

The Halo 5: Guardians will focus on “4v4 arena gameplay”, with players having the option to try out seven maps, 11 weapons, three modes, and multiple armor sets. Players will be able to unlock items during the beta that can be carried over to the full version of the game when it arrives in fall 2015.

The Halo 5: Guardians beta will be available on December 29th and end on January 18th, 2015. Players can access the beta by purchasing a copy of Halo: The Master Chief Collection that launches on November 11th for the Xbox One.