The Halo 5: Guardians beta will get underway later today. Before it goes live, Microsoft announced the various editions for Halo 5: Guardians.

The highlight? The Limited Collector’s Edition. Yeah, I’m not dropping $250 for one game no matter what it comes with. Hell, the Xbox One might be $250 by then with the way Microsoft keeps price cutting.

But, those of you with the money to blow can look forward to a steel book, a commemorative numbered statue designed by 343 Industries and digital content to “enhance Spartan combat.” I’m guessing some kind of season pass.

The Limited Edition costs $100 and will include the digital content and the steel book. Just want the game? The standard edition will cost $60 and come with an exclusive poster. But, you’ll need to pre-order if you want the poster.

The Halo 5: Guardians Beta. What You Will Be Playing

Well, at least you can try out the game before you buy it. In about 2 hours, the Halo 5: Guardians beta will be live. Owners of Halo: Master Chief Collection can test drive Halo 5: Guardians over the next three weeks.

I tried it last weekend, and I think a lot of you will like it. There’s a few things I didn’t care for (ADS), but I had a lot of fun with it and can’t wait to jump back in later today.

The Halo 5: Guardians beta will offer different content during each week for three weeks. TeamBeyond reports what each of the three weeks will offer. Here’s a quick rundown (check out the TeamBeyond post for more info).

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Week 1 will feature content from the early access period. Team Slayer (AR starts) will be played on two maps, Truth and Empire.

Week 2 will feature Team Slayer (BR starts) again on Regret and Eden. A new game mode will be introduced as well, Breakout. This will be a round-based game type with each player getting one life. SMG starts will be featured on the maps – Crossfire and Trench. First team to win five rounds wins the match.

Week 3 is the one I’m most excited for. A new objective mode called Strongholds. There’s no info on this game mode, but I’m crossing my fingers for massive amounts of players. Something similar to Battlefield.

As you play the beta over the next few weeks, let 343 know what you think. It’s not often betas come out long enough before a release to actually mean something. If you don’t like something, let them know.

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