Over 1 million players tried 'Halo: Reach' beta at launch

Tagged: beta, Halo Reach, Gaming
Source: USA Today - Read the full article
Posted: 6 years 24 weeks ago

Now we know why it was so difficult for some players to check out the Halo: Reach multiplayer beta on day one.

About 1.1 million video game players participated in the opening day of the beta, studio Bungie reveals.

The response was strong enough to slam Bungie's servers on Monday, causing some issues with matchmaking.

According to stats from Bungie, over 14 million games were played on the first day, and players racked up over 157 million kills.

For some additional perspective into how big the debut of the Reach beta was, Bungie says they saw more players on the first day of Reach that during the entirety of the Halo 3 beta.

Speaking of the Reach beta, Game Hunters will hold another community game night on Monday, May 17 for players eager to notch some match time with fellow readers. Head here for complete details. The beta lasts until May 19.

Readers, have you played the beta? Share your thoughts below.




I found the game lacking into what I had expected to be the "Halo Experience". I was not impressed and i was disappointed. Sure it's got many new features, kill moves and all that but i doesn't feel like Halo anymore, Master Chief or no Master Chief. That's my opinion anyway.