Microsoft has finally ended players´ desperate wait by telling that Halo 3 beta tests will take place between 16th May and 6th June.
The test is open only for Europeans who have either won a competition arranged by a fansite, or have bought the Xbox 360 game Crackdown, which includes an invite to play Halo 3 beta.
The players participating in the beta test will receive the right to download the game´s beta version which includes three maps: Snowbound, High Ground, and Valhalla. The maps showcase Halo 3´s different sides and vary from small to large. Those in possession of Crackdown will be able to download the beta version from the game´s ”Downloads” section, when the test has begun.
To ease the pain caused by having to wait, fans of the series can download a documental video that revolves around Halo 3´s multiplayer mode from the Marketplace. The size of the video is 350 MB.