First Halo: Reach PC Beta Tests Scheduled for Later This Month

Halo: Reach will take "flight" on PC this April.

It appears that Halo: Reach PC beta tests will start rolling out sometime in April. At least according to a new Tweet from Halo community director Brian Jarrard.

In a tweet published yesterday, Jarrard writes, "If all goes according to plan, this is the month we start the first Reach/[Master Chief Collection] Flights." Microsoft refers to beta tests as "flights," and it makes sense to start with Reach as it will be the first Halo game in The Master Chief Collection to launch on PC.

Sadly, there's no word yet on when the actual release date is for Halo: Reach on PC. The Master Chief Collection for PC will be releasing Halo titles on a per-game basis, meaning each Halo game in the collection will be rolled out over time, starting with Reach. Hopefully with a beta planned for this month, the full launch isn't too far away.

Microsoft announced The Master Chief Collection is coming to PC during an episode of Inside Xbox in March. The collection is built from the ground up for PC, and games like Reach supports features like 60fps and 4K HDR resolution. The collection includes Reach, Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 2 Anniversary, Halo 3, Halo 3 ODST, and Halo 4.

The Master Chief Collection on PC is being overseen by 343 Industries, with assistance from Splash Damage and Ruffian. The Master Chief Collection will also be available on Steam, a first for the Halo series.

Check out our recent chat with 343 Industries boss Bonnie Ross where we discuss the future of Halo and the studio.

Tagged with 343 Industries, FPS, Microsoft, News, PC, Shooters.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Read this next

Starting Screen | E3 2019 May Be the Beginning of the End of Old Console Wars as We Know Them

As platforms give way to services, Microsoft is going back to its roots amid its new console reveal.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection PC Public Test Delayed Until After E3

Master Chief is a little pre-occupied right now.

The 25 Best Xbox One Games

Our always rotating list of the best games on Microsoft's console, and its premium partner the Xbox One X.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Getting 4K Halo: Reach and is Coming to PC Via Steam and MS Store

No mention of Halo 5 coming to PC, but everything else is on its way.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection is Getting a Deeply Customizable New Matchmaking System

343 Industries continues to plug away at updates for the Xbox One collection.

More News

Another Blizzard Co-Founder Is Leaving After Almost 30 Years With The Company

Only one of the original co-founders is left now.

Sega Parts Ways With Narrative Game Studio Interior Night

Narrative experiences don't seem like a fit for Sega.

Mario Rocks a Surprising Bald Look in an Ancient Donkey Kong Coloring Book

To be fair, losing your girlfriend to a giant ape will make you tear your hair out.

More on PC

Another Blizzard Co-Founder Is Leaving After Almost 30 Years With The Company

Only one of the original co-founders is left now.

Sega Parts Ways With Narrative Game Studio Interior Night

Narrative experiences don't seem like a fit for Sega.

GTA Online Casino Membership - VIP Membership Detailed

There are two tiers of membership for the new casino in Los Santos. Here’s what each gets you.

GTA Online Casino Penthouses - Arcade Games, Penthouse Garage

There’s a brand new type of real estate to enjoy in GTA Online. Here’s everything you need to know about the new Casino Penthouses.

Blacksad: Under the Skin Stars a Feline as a Detective, But It's No Kid-Friendly Zootopia

Blacksad: Under the Skin is like volume 2.5 in terms of when it takes place in the comic book series.

More FPS Games

Tim Willits Leaves id Software After 24 Years Working On Quake, Doom, And More

The studio mainstay is moving on to new projects after QuakeCon.