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Although we’re all still impatiently waiting for the game’s Fall 2015 release date, those looking to dive in to Halo 5‘s multi-player will be able to partake in the beta program rolling out today on Xbox One.

There already seems to a bit of polarity in its reception, partially due to its addition of iron sights–which is new to Halo–and a bit of the ol’ “bro dude” in its commercial and in-game lingo. You’ll have to jump in and judge for yourself of course, but feel free to let us know what you think down in the comments.

In other Halo 5: Guardians news, Microsoft has confirmed that the game will release with three different versions.

  • Standard Edition ($59.99) – Standard copy of the game with a bonus poster for pre-ordering. Hype traiiiin.
  • Limited Edition ($99.99) – Essentially the Standard Edition with a steelbook case and a few digital bonuses to “enhance Spartan combat.” $40 extra for a steelbook and some yet-to-be-named digital bonuses isn’t really selling me here.
  • Limited Collector’s Edition ($249.99) – This hefty beast is $100 less than the cost of the console, and comes with all Limited Edition content, as well as a commemorative statue that has yet to be shown.

I probably would have waited until I had more details to reveal this kind of information, as it’s hard to get excited about unknown digital items, or a statue; without seeing what it looks like first, at least.

Bio Card Brad

Bradley Keene is the Executive Editor here at What’s Your Tag?, generally handling news, reviews, public relations, and our social media communications on Facebook and Twitter. He’s an aspiring video game journalist, Baltimore native, and an on again/off again WoW player that blasphemously favors consoles over PC. As a Marylander, he naturally puts Old Bay on everything, loves the Orioles, drives aggressively, and says “son” too much. Contact him by e-mail at the address above, or follow him on Twitter.

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Written by CheapBossAttack

Freelance games writer for cheapbossattack.com and regular podcast contributor at counterattackgames.com. I'm a sewer-dwelling console heathen with a passion for RPGs and horror games. Follow me on Twitter @cheapbossattack.

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