Microsoft Corp. this week previewed Week 1 of the Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta.
Week 1 includes the map Truth, an homage to the Halo 2 map Midship, and Empire, a symmetrical urban map that features dueling snipers and a defensible tower.
In addition, the Multiplayer Beta includes a spectator mode.
The Multiplayer Beta will run through Jan. 18, 2015. It will feature 4 vs. 4 combat in seven maps and three game types.
Customers who purchase Halo: The Master Chief Collection will receive access to the Multiplayer Beta.
It is said to be larger than Halo 4, run at a 60 frames-per-second graphics fidelity, and feature dedicated servers.
The Xbox One standard hardware sells at $399.00.