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by Emanuel Maiberg

Several short snippets of Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer gameplay footage have leaked online, and some fans are worried since they show the player sprinting and aiming down sights, abilities that weren’t included in the early Halo games.

The game’s Executive Producer at developer 343 Industries Josh Holmes took to Twitter to put fans at ease. “No penalty to hip fire in H5, no movement penalty when scoping/zooming, no flinch,” he said. Holmes added that Halo fans should tune in to the proper beta gameplay reveal during HaloFest, a live-stream event the night before Halo: The Master Chief Collection’s release on November 11 for Xbox One.

Viewers will get to see developer interviews, the first footage of Halo 5: Guardians gameplay, and the debut episode of Halo: Nightfall. You can tune in through Twitch, Xbox Live, and Xbox.com.

The Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta will begin December 29 and run through January 18. Owners of the Halo: The Master Chief Collection are guaranteed access to the beta, though it sounds like there might be other ways to get in as well. The beta will focus on four-versus-four arena matches with seven maps, three modes, and 11 weapons.

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