On Monday, we showed you a screenshot of the Halo 3 Beta download screen in retail copies of Crackdown. Today, we have a picture of the invite card, which confirms how the process works. In short, you need to have the Crackdown game in your Xbox 360 to play the Halo 3 Beta. It does NOT show up in your "Demos and More" tab on the dashboard after downloading it through Crackdown. This coincides with the original press release, which stated you had to load the game to download the beta. Check out the invite card after the break.
So there you go, a "Play Halo 3 Beta" option in the Main Menu will be your only gateway if you downloaded the Beta through Crackdown. That means you can't just rent it to download and go about your merry way. We're glad we could make this as clear as possible so there is no confusion come February 20th.
Reader Comments (Page 1 of 2)
2-08-2007 @ 4:15PM
that is a good way to stop people from renting the game and downloading the beta and then returning the game.
also it will stop people from sharing the disk
i just hope that the beta lasts for a few months
2-08-2007 @ 4:18PM
all of those people who preordered it on gamefly got screwed.
2-08-2007 @ 4:20PM
It will also keep the game out of the Pre-played bin since you have to have the disc in. Kinda makes me chuckle.
2-08-2007 @ 4:23PM
gamefly said that if you rent crackdown and get a specially marked disk you are able to download the beta if you have the disk. Also as a member of gamefly you can keep a game as long as you like as long as your paying for the service.
2-08-2007 @ 4:23PM
couldn't we still rent it when the beta is out and play the beta then? I mean sure you would be renting crackdown only to play a beta but it should work as far as I can see. No point renting the game early though if your only after playing the beta.
2-08-2007 @ 4:25PM
Les Doodis said...
I've got it ordered from Gamefly and don't feel screwed. I can keep the disc for as long as I like.
2-08-2007 @ 4:30PM
Jason Seely said...
not to mention that renting the disc also allows you to play crackdown.
2-08-2007 @ 4:33PM
jules c said...
Cool one more reason for people to buy crack down. I was going to buy it anyway.
long live the 360!!!
2-08-2007 @ 4:55PM
Darrien Woomer said...
What I want to do is buy two Crackdown games. Keep one and save the other one till June and sell it on Ebay. I would not be doing it for the money, I'd me doing it for all the Halo fanboys out there. (evil voice) HA HA HA HA
2-08-2007 @ 4:56PM
I bet a lot of people will be frightened that the beta won't bring them with a constant IV drip pf Halo 3 goodness until the actual game release...I'd bet if the beta is released say in May or June, it'll expire by October for sure, if not sooner.
2-08-2007 @ 5:04PM
I'll be buying the game anyhow. However the people that get the game from Gamefly you better hope you are first on the list because you won't see that game till Christmas.
2-08-2007 @ 6:11PM
I don't get the Halo Hysteria - I guess I was never a big fan of Halo, some friend gave me Halo and Halo two for my old XBOX and - well - its never been THAT game for me.
I love the Crackdown Demo and I'll get Crackdown - but NOT for Halo - but for CRACKDOWN.
2-08-2007 @ 6:53PM
^--- Whoa dude, hoow'd you stumble in here??
2-08-2007 @ 6:57PM
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2-08-2007 @ 7:09PM
Strike Man said...
"Keep one and save the other one till June and sell it on Ebay. I would not be doing it for the money, I'd me doing it for all the Halo fanboys out there. (evil voice) HA HA HA HA"
You do understand that, by June, the beta period could be over with?
2-08-2007 @ 7:34PM
I'm glad I pre-ordered it from best buy today.
2-08-2007 @ 9:45PM
It's sad this game is going to get overshadowed by Gaylo 3. The picture for this article is so accurate for the 13 year olds.
2-08-2007 @ 9:48PM
Darrien Woomer said...
So is it true that I won't be able to play the Halo 3 beta a month or two near the launch of Halo 3. If it is than thanks for ruining my plan Strike Man.
2-08-2007 @ 10:23PM
I pre-ordered Crackdown from the Best Buy website. I hope it come with the Halo 3 Beta. I emailed BB with that question but the guy who replied obviously didn't know what was going on. I guess I'll find out Feb. 20-26 when the UPS guy shows up...