Following a small delay, the first public beta test for Halo 4 through The Master Chief Collection is beginning now. Invitations are going out now, community manager John Junyszek said on Twitter by way of emojis.
Microsoft uses the term “flight” for its beta tests, which explains the airplane emoji in the tweet.
Unlike previous Halo beta tests, every eligible Halo Insider member is being invited into the Halo 4 test. If you didn’t get an invite right away, keep checking your email, as invites are rolling out in waves. This beta test includes portions of both the campaign and multiplayer.
Those who have gotten in to the Halo 4 PC beta test have begun to post photos from it. The image below shows off some of the new menus, which include things like additional customization options and pages pertaining to cross-play and input-based matchmaking.
Someone on Twitter asked Junyszek if there might also be a beta test for Halo Infinite, and he responded with the eyes emoji, which is curious. Microsoft confirmed years ago that Halo Infinite would have beta tests. However, in July, Microsoft confirmed that due to the impact of COVID-19 and other factors, the company was scaling back its plans for Halo Infinite beta testing.
Halo 4 is the sixth and final Halo game coming to PC through The Master Chief Collection, following Halo: Reach, Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, and Halo 3: ODST.
In other news, Microsoft has confirmed MCC will be optimized for Xbox Series X/S, with support for up to 120fps.