There will be no Halo 4 Beta, Never Ever
Though this ground has been covered time and time again in interviews around the web, 343 Industries officially announced during a Q&A session that they will not be having a multiplayer beta for Halo 4.
This news comes directly from the mouth of franchise development director Frank O’ Connor, who also confirmed that Grifball (the custom game mode made famous by Red vs. Blue creators RoosterTeeth) will be possible in Halo 4. While the depth of custom multiplayer modes has not been touched on in-depth yet, it’s comforting to know that modes like Grifball can (and likely will) see a return this fall.
Additionally, O’Connor confirmed that there would be no color-blind mode in the game, but considerations for those affected have been taken into account in the art direction.
Back to the beta discussion, Microsoft arose victorious in a few legal battles recently regarding fake Halo 4 beta websites. The website Halo4beta.net has been taken down, and Microsoft has already filed another complaint against Halo4beta.biz.
Oh, and here’s a GIF from multiplayer that you can drool over until the game releases this holiday season.
[via Halo Waypoint]