The beta for Halo 5: Guardians starts today, and continues until January 18th. If you have Halo: The Master Chief Collection, you should be able to download the files to help test 343 Industries’ follow-up to Halo: 4. The beta will consist of 4×4 arena matches and all the progress and unlocks you acquire during the testing period will carry over to the regular game when it releases in the latter half of 2015.
In related news, Microsoft has revealed preorder prices for the three different versions of the game offered. Besides the standard $59.99 edition, there will be a $99.99 limited edition of the game that comes bundled into a steel book box, and a $249.99 limited collector’s edition that will have a “commemorative numbered statue” included. There aren’t any details on what the statue will be, but we can speculate that it will probably depict a certain space marine laughing and counting his money.