Anonymous Coward writes: "May 16 at 5am PDT (1pm GMT), and will run until June 6, 11:59pm (June 7, 7:59am). The beta for the sequel to one of the greatest shooters of all time will allow users the first chance to try out three new maps (Snowbound, High Ground and Valhalla), cool new weaponry and vehicles for running people over, and is available to those who purchased a copy of first party title Crackdown or those fortunate enough to have secured a place via a beta lottery. The beta will be used to gather information and opinions that may be utilized by Bungie during the ongoing development of the highly anticipated title, set for release in 2007 when master Chief plans to "finish the fight" Microsoft has officially confirmed that the multiplayer beta of Halo 3 will commence worldwide via Xbox Live on May 16 at 5am PDT (1pm GMT), and will run until June 6, 11:59pm (June 7, 7:59am). Gentlemen.... welcome to flavour country."
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