The Sprint Gives You an Inside Look at the Making of Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta

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Making a brand-new Halo game isn’t a walk in the park – and over at Halo developer 343 Industries, the team’s creativity and passion is now being funneled into the upcoming Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta, which launches later this month for the fans who have picked up Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

We’re excited to give you an unprecedented and exclusive behind-the-scenes look into the development of the Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta, by way of our new six-part digital series, “The Sprint – Making Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta,” debuting later today (7pm ET/4pm PT) on the Halo Channel. “The Sprint” lets viewers step into the lives and meeting rooms of the team that makes Halo 5: Guardians happen. Join 343 Industries and the Halo Channel for this inside look at the creation and evolution of Halo multiplayer.

Check out this brand-new launch trailer for the series, as well as a peek at what you can look forward to in each episode.

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.

Make sure to check back every day through December 23 for a new episode of “The Sprint – Making Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta,” available on the Halo Channel, Windows 8.1, or Xbox One. We hope you enjoy these end-of-year Halo festivities, which culminate in the Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta, kicking off on Monday, December 29. Happy hunting, Spartans!