Bungie has discussed more details about its upcoming beta for Halo: Reach. According to community head Brian Jarrad, the beta will be a “good representative sampling of the final game.”

“It basically will represent a sub-section of almost every main portion of the game. For example, we’ll have a couple of the new armor abilities that we’ve been talking about which are sort of the new version of equipment which have pretty immense implications for gameplay.

“So some of those will be in there, some of the weapons will be in there, we’ll have a subset of maps, we’ll have a subset of game-types, some of which are returning favourites, some are brand new that people don’t even know about yet.

“So, all in all it’s going to be a really good representative sampling of the final game. But of course we’re going to hold back some stuff as we’ve got a long way to go until the fall and we want people to have some stuff to look forward to.”

The beta commences on the 3rd of May and is available to anyone who owns a copy of Halo: ODST. Thanks to vg247.