‘Halo 3’ Multiplayer Beta Opens May 16

Microsoft’s much-hyped ‘Halo 3’ multiplayer beta will be available to play on May 16 at 5 a.m. PDT and run through through June 6 at 11:59 p.m. PDT. If you’ve been waiting on pins and needles since successfully registering through the “Rule of Three” promotion or hanging onto a copy of ‘Crackdown,’ your chance to frag in an all-new Haloverse is mere weeks away.

The beta will be restricted solely to multiplayer action in three new maps: Snowbound, High Ground and Valhalla (i.e. large, medium and small). Within these maps, Microsoft and Bungie promise access to new vehicles like the all-terrain Mongoose, and new weapons including the new and improved Assault Rifle, the Brute Spiker, the Spartan Laser and Spike Grenades.

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