The ‘Halo: Reach’ PC Test Has Leaked But You Risk A Ban If You Play
This past weekend saw a very exclusive test of Halo: Reach on PC. The first test of the game for PC players was only open to 1,000 people and it was really a hardware test to try out the software on a range of different PCs. There are plans for a larger test in future. However, as you might expect, the Reach test has been leaked online.
Now, it might be tempting to go and find where it's hosted and download the test to see how Halo: Reach is coming along on PC for yourself but doing so could get you banned. Not just from the current test but from all current and future 343 programs. And, not just the account in question, either.
"It has come to our attention that the Halo Insider flight has been illegally distributed online," community support and engagement coordinator Tyler Davis posted on the forums. "If you download or play this illegal copy, we have the right to ban all associated accounts and remove you from all current or future 343 programs."
So, maybe don't, yeah? If you're looking to see how the game runs on PC, there's a chunk of 4K footage that's come out of the recent test which you can watch for yourself below (or here if you're reading this on mobile):
It's not too late to sign up for the chance to be invited into future tests. The Halo Insider Program is still open
While 343 Industries has plans for future, larger tests for PC players, it hasn't announced a fixed date. That's likely in part because previous plans for a testing ended up being delayed, which naturally disappointed those eager to start playing. The first tests were originally announced for April.
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