Developer 343 Industries is letting Halo fans behind closed doors with an inside look at the upcoming Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta in a brand new digital series debuting on the Halo Channel later today.
“The Sprint,” as it’s called, documents the days of development leading up to the beta’s official release later this month on December 29 in six parts, starting with episode one airing tonight at 7PM Pacific. You’ll be able to hop on your Xbox One and download the Halo Channel if you haven’t yet in order to watch it.
Courtesy of Xbox Wire, here’s the full program, starting today and ending on December 23:
Episode 1: Balance
Premiering Thursday, December 18 @ 7:00 p.m. Eastern time, 4:00 p.m. Pacific time
The 343 Industries pro team gives their final feedback on “Truth,” an homage to the Halo 2 map “Midship,” which will be included in the Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta.
Episode 2: Give & Take
Premiering Friday, December 19 @ 7:00 p.m. Eastern time, 4:00 p.m. Pacific time
The art team discovers that some of the ideas they have don’t quite meld with the layout set forth by the level designers. With time running out, what compromises must be made?
Episode 3: Prophets
Premiering Saturday, December 20 @ 7:00 p.m. Eastern time, 4:00 p.m. Pacific time
With the map “Truth” well on its way to completion, the art team must shift their focus to the remix map “Regret,” which presents a massive undertaking in and of itself. Will there be enough time to finish it before the deadline?
Episode 4: Breakout
Premiering Sunday, December 21 @ 7:00 p.m. Eastern time, 4:00 p.m. Pacific time
The Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer design team invites Halo pros to the studio to offer feedback that could shape the future of the competitive experience.
Episode 5: Shutdown
Premiering Monday, December 22 @ 7:00 p.m. Eastern time, 4:00 p.m. Pacific time
The Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer design team buckles down to make sure every detail of the upcoming Multiplayer Beta is firing on all cylinders.
Episode 6: Gold
Premiering Tuesday, December 23 @ 7:00 p.m. Eastern time, 4:00 p.m. Pacific time
The Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer design team begins to wrap up production on the public beta… but not before getting a little friendly competition in to celebrate another milestone.
According to the latest news from Executive Producer Josh Holmes, the multiplayer beta will let players test out Spectator Mode and will ask participants to vote for weapons and maps throughout the duration. The beta will offer a different set of maps and modes each week until January 18 with a total of seven maps and three game modes.
Keep your sights on MP1st for more Halo 5: Guardians news!