Halo: Reach beta video gets leaked

Wednesday, 20th January 2010 11:24 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Someone has gone done a naughty, leaking a video of the opening screens from the upcoming Halo: Reach beta.

The video shows that there’s single-player as well as multiplayer stuff to try in the test.

The message greeting the player during boot-up says:

Welcome to the Halo: Reach Public Beta, the experience you are about to enjoy is an early sample of a few multiplayer and single-player levels from Halo: Reach, launching exclusively on Xbox 360 later this year. Until then, drive into Activities or Campaign and have a blast.

It also reveals a new gameplay mechanic known as “Murder Mode”, which lets you kill enemies without being seen.

Access to the beta is included with every copy of Halo 3: ODST.

Find the video below, courtesy of XE.

Game’s due later this year.

New screens were released of Bungie’s last piece in Halo’s cake this morning.



  1. Psychotext

    There’s a whole lot of fuck all in that vid.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Gekidami

    …Ok then.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Len

    Yr not wrong PT, wow it’s a title screen, excuse me while I contain my excitement.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. evilashchris

    Ohhh I wonder how far off this is then?

    #4 5 years ago
  5. mington

    Halo: Reach beta video “of menu and loading screen” gets leaked

    you do it on purpose don’t you

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Gekidami

    Spring 2010 it says on ODST’s box.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Petulant Radish

    Teasing little bitch. What’s the point, I feckin ask you.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. mojo

    well can i get my 1:25 back please?
    what a waste

    #8 5 years ago

    I just gave that vid 1 star.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. mescalineeyes

    video is fake btw.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. manamana

    lame fake.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Gekidami

    Fake? What source is telling you its fake?

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Psychotext

    Here’s a list someone on another forum put together…

    1. Background image on menu screen doesn’t look like real Bungie assets, especially considering we’ve already seen Tom Morello’s off-screen shots of the menu.
    2. Music over Bungie logo is not right. In fact, the music throughout is cheap and tacky, and only one part sounds remotely like Halo music, or what we’ve heard so far from Reach.
    3. The welcome splash is an admirable fake, but the text doesn’t read like it was written by Bungie, and lacks their sense of humour; it also doesn’t have an image, whereas every other splash screen in Halo 3/onwards history does, with the exception of some Forge splashes.
    4. The menu “click” is horribly wrong. “Syncing” the button press to what happens on screen is poorly done.
    5. More awful music once we reach the menu, and the background is static; every other Halo movies or does a fly-around. The options on the menu don’t conform to the scheme laid down in Bungie menus so far either.
    6. Load screen is a significant step back from the load screens for other titles.
    7. There is no “Murder Mode”, Bungie would never call something that anyway, and stealth assassinations are not performed by pressing right on the d-pad. The diagram is also cheap and tacky.
    8. Camera pulls away just when the actual game should begin.
    9. Aforementioned text-to-voice speech (listen to “Commander” and “interrupted”).

    The text to voice speech is pretty obvious (that’s the first thing I noticed).

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Gekidami

    But Halo music has always been “cheap and tacky”. :D

    But yeah, i guess the rest makes sense. After all, if it wasnt a fake why stop recording before showing the actual game?

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Psychotext

    “But Halo music has always been “cheap and tacky””

    Oh no you didn’t… Marty am god.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Johnny Cullen

    “But Halo music has always been “cheap and tacky”


    #16 5 years ago
  17. No_PUDding

    You have that video and the encoding saved somewhere for regular use here, don’t you?

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Johnny Cullen

    Na, it’s HTML.

    You can use it here if you know how to properly use it.

    The video I just have bookmarked. :D

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Gekidami

    Bah, the main themes are ok, ODST’s soundtrack was good but with stuff like the shit you hear in the first part of Delta Halo in H2 i cant say the same for the other Halo games.

    #19 5 years ago

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