Halo: Reach's next Insider test is on Xbox One, invites going out soon [UPDATE]

Halo: Reach Insider testing on PC has gone through two phases now, first inviting 1,000 players for a campaign mission flight followed by a 10,000 player Firefight test. But, don't forget that the classic title is also joining Xbox One version of the Halo: The Master Chief Collection for the first time, and soon, it will be the console Insiders who will be testing the game.

343 Industries today announced that a significant portion of those who've opted into console flighting in the Halo Insider Program will be receiving emails with their invites "In the very near future." The build will offer player vs player multiplayer action, with 343 stress testing the matchmaking processes. Going by previous testing schedules, this flight could kick off this weekend.

The developer also urged Xbox Insiders to go through some essential setup steps to get their console ready for the session. This involves installing the Xbox Insider app from the Microsoft Store, unenrolling from any old public tests from within the app, and most importantly, deleting any existing Halo: The Master Chief Collection Insider builds from the console.

The ongoing development of Halo: The Master Chief Collection on PC was also touched on in today's update. 343 said it is "rapidly approaching some very key milestones specifically for Halo: Reach," with most of the team now focusing on bug fixing and polishing. There are two more Insider test flights planned for the PC version, arriving after the aforementioned console testing.

The developer also confirmed that the collection will not officially support running on dual graphics card setups on PC - AMD Crossfire and Nvidia SLI. "During our work back and forth with the card manufacturers it was determined that the performance offered by single card setups was high enough that SLI and Crossfire configurations would not be needed," added the studio. "For the users that do have dual card setups, you will still be able to run the title without any issues."

See the full development update blog post here, which also goes into legacy map migrations, Reach character customization options, Easy Anti-Cheat implementation on PC, and more.


UPDATE: Halo Community Director Brian Jarrard has confirmed the invites for the next flight have now gone out to Xbox One Halo Insiders. He once again reminded those selected to remove any previous Halo: The Master Chief Collection Insider Builds from their consoles to avoid issues.

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