The Sprint – New Vidoc Series Behind Making the Halo 5 Guardians Multiplayer Beta Premieres Tonight

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Earlier today, Xbox Wire announced a new video series premiering on the Halo Channel that will give Halo fans the inside look at making the Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta.  While the gameplay reveal of the beta that was shown during Halo Fest and released across the internet was received with mixed reviews, The Sprint will provide an unprecedented look into many of the considerations 343 is taking with Halo 5 multiplayer.  Starting with the first episode tonight at 19:00 Eastern, 16:00 Pacific, 343 will release daily episodes on the Halo channel through December 23rd, with the following schedule:

Episode 1: Balance 

Premiering Thursday, December 18 @ 7:00 p.m. Eastern time, 4:00 p.m. Pacific time

The 343 Industries pro team gives their final feedback on “Truth,” an homage to the Halo 2 map “Midship,” which will be included in the Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta.

Episode 2: Give & Take

Premiering Friday, December 19 @ 7:00 p.m. Eastern time, 4:00 p.m. Pacific time

The art team discovers that some of the ideas they have don’t quite meld with the layout set forth by the level designers. With time running out, what compromises must be made?

Episode 3: Prophets

Premiering Saturday, December 20 @ 7:00 p.m. Eastern time, 4:00 p.m. Pacific time

With the map “Truth” well on its way to completion, the art team must shift their focus to the remix map “Regret,” which presents a massive undertaking in and of itself. Will there be enough time to finish it before the deadline?

Episode 4: Breakout

Premiering Sunday, December 21 @ 7:00 p.m. Eastern time, 4:00 p.m. Pacific time

The Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer design team invites Halo pros to the studio to offer feedback that could shape the future of the competitive experience.

Episode 5: Shutdown

Premiering Monday, December 22 @ 7:00 p.m. Eastern time, 4:00 p.m. Pacific time

The Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer design team buckles down to make sure every detail of the upcoming Multiplayer Beta is firing on all cylinders.

Episode 6: Gold

Premiering Tuesday, December 23 @ 7:00 p.m. Eastern time, 4:00 p.m. Pacific time

The Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer design team begins to wrap up production on the public beta… but not before getting a little friendly competition in to celebrate another milestone.

In the meantime, you can refresh yourself with our hands-on coverage of the beta.

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