With the multiplayer beta for Halo 5: Guardians kicking off today for all players who purchased The Master Chief Collection, Microsoft has gone ahead and announced the different versions of the game that will be available at launch along with the pre-order bonuses. With three different versions available, players can choose from:
- Standard Edition for $59.99 – Halo 5: Guardians plus an exclusive poster, only available to those who pre-order.
- Limited Edition for $99.99 – Everything in the Standard Edition plus new digital content to enhance Spartan combat and exclusive items wrapped in a uniquely designed steel book.
- Limited Collector’s Edition for $249.99 – Everything in the Limited Edition as well as additional content such as a commemorative numbered statue designed by 343 Industries. More details on the design to be shared at a later date.
Launching in fall 2015 exclusively on Xbox One, Halo 5: Guardians continues the story of the Master Chief, and introduces a brand new central character to the Halo universe – Spartan Locke (as seen in the live action series “Halo: Nightfall”). Peace is shattered when colony worlds are unexpectedly attacked. And when humanity’s greatest hero goes missing, Spartan Locke is tasked with hunting the Master Chief and solving a mystery that threatens the entire galaxy.
The multiplayer beta for “Guardians” begins today and runs through January 18, 2015. Every week the beta is live will bring players new content to try out, including maps, weapons, modes, and a new Competitive Skill Rating (CSR) system.