Halo Reach Recap: Release date, beta codes, and editions

By Peter Chubb - May 3, 2010

Halo reach should be available later today, so we thought this was the perfect opportunity to have a recap on what we know so far. It had been assumed that the download would be available in the early afternoon GMT, early afternoon ET and early evening PT.

Upon further study of this, we have just learned that GMT will not get the download before the US; they will now get it around the same time as the US – early evening. This does make sense, as the U.S. is the biggest market for the popular game franchise.

As for these Halo Reach Beta codes, we recently learned that JoyStiq had 25 to give away for free. All you had to do to be able to win one of these codes was to visit their Facebook thread. You then had to leave a comment, which would then show your Gamertag. We wonder how many of you entered to get one of these codes?

Halo Reach will be the last Halo game developed by developer Bungie – this is certainly a sad game for fans of the franchise. We just hope that 343 Industries will be able do the franchise justice – they certainly have some big shoes to fill.

Once you download Halo Reach let us know what you thought.

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  • domi

    if any body still need the beta code than i suggest you visit http://reachcode.blogspot.com/

  • Battousai 80

    Keep in mind that this is just a beta…

    – At times there were some server connectivity issues.
    – No vehicles (yet)

    In my opinion, there are some balancing issues that need to be fixed:
    – Default weapons that you start off with are very weak.
    – Likewise power weapons are a bit strong.
    You are at a severe disadvantage if you do not get the power weapons soon.

    I only played as the covenant once. The rest of the games I played were Spartan.
    I would say my favorite ability "evade" due to the insane amount of grenades that fly.

    This is far from a finished product, but Halo Reach does show promise.

    • Darren

      Ya the full game is going to be GREAT! O and you can use vehicles now. But only in invasion. And network-1(the generator defense game) should be live in a few days. And the severs are fixed now also 🙂 And i think my favorite ability is sprint. Sprint with a Sword,hammer, or shotgun is almost unstoppable. If u aint played it yet, Play it. It wont be around for ever!!

      • Gun

        Cool you can sprint with a power weapon and automatically get a kill. Just what the game needs…make it easier for pussies to get kills

  • Darren

    Their’s some server problams and some slow time while matchmaking, but other than that it’s GREAT!

  • Darren

    IT’S GREAT! Definetly the best halo game ever!!!!!!