The beta will consist of three maps – Valhalla, High Ground and Snowbound. Users will also get a sneek peek at new features and weapons – although Bungie notes that plenty of things will remain a secret until the game is released this fall.
Visit Bungie.net for the full story regarding the Halo 3 beta announcement, including a Vidoc entitled “Is Quisnam Protero Damno!” that features a bunch of behind the scenes footage, as well as a sneak peak into the mysterious X-Button functionality.
If you haven’t scored a beta invite, you can still pick one up with every purchase of “Crackdown” (don’t worry, it’s actually a good game). Either way, Nerd Approved will be all over the beta, so make sure to check back in for details.