Download it right now through the Halo 3: ODST main menu!
To get us started in style we're showing off an introduction to the Beta starring actress, comedienne, and weapons expert, Aisha Tyler, viewable exclusively through Halo 3: ODST's main menu. It's live right now in the same place you'll access to the Beta itself. Pop in your ODST campaign disc and look for "Preview the Beta" in the main menu. Once the Beta is live, the text will change, prompting you to "Play the Beta."
One small note about the Welcome to the Beta video: our test team informs us that there are a handful of players who may not be able to access this video through ODST for reasons that are way too complex and technical to get into. Likely, you won't have any issues. The reason we bring it up is so you won't freak out in the unlikely event that it does happen to you - even if you aren't able to watch the video, you WILL still be able to access the Beta itself through the ODST main menu.
The Halo: Reach multiplayer Beta begins on May 3rd and our current target end date is now set for May 19th. Of course, we'll be keeping close watch to see how everything is going.
For more information about the Halo: Reach Beta, including Playlist schedules, game modes breakdowns, intel on armor abilities, and more, go ahead and hit the Reach Beta Guide by clicking on the image below. And as always, during the Beta, Bungie.net will be your one-stop shop for stats, community created content, breaking news, and totally topical information.
Thanks for playing, make sure you check back often, and welcome to the Beta!