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    Halo Reach Beta without ODST

    Anyone interested in giving this a try?

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    Come again ?

    Original Poster

    I've been made aware of a way of getting the beta without the ODST disc, which I am lead to believe people can take part in after the 29th of April, I have all the steps but don't want to waste my time typing them out if no one is interested.

    I'll be game!

    Would be interesting too see, fire away !

    Could you not at least give us an overview of how it works?

    Original Poster

    As printed on the card:
    Go to expertzone.microsoft.com and complete the Halo 3: ODST course to get your Halo: Reach Beta Code
    > Go to expertzone.microsoft.com
    > Sign up using your Hotmail or live e-mail address
    > Don't have one? Use the link on the page to create on
    > Once signed in, click on the xbox tab at the top of the page and follow the on-screen instructions.

    Things to note: This came on a card giving to me from, Gamestation, In one of the fields it asked for a company game and I used Gamestation, I made up the store id and telephone number.

    The on screen instructions say more information coming 29th of April and it doesn't mention completing the course so I don't know if completeing it before then means you don't get the beta. I have completed the course before the 29th as I have copies of ODST and wouldn't need the beta so it's no loss if it doesn't come.

    The first account I tried wouldn't sign in and kept looping back to create account so I just created a new live id for it.

    Good luck

    natversion1;8439367

    As printed on the card:Go to expertzone.microsoft.com and complete the … As printed on the card:Go to expertzone.microsoft.com and complete the Halo 3: ODST course to get your Halo: Reach Beta Code> Go to expertzone.microsoft.com> Sign up using your Hotmail or live e-mail address> Don't have one? Use the link on the page to create on> Once signed in, click on the xbox tab at the top of the page and follow the on-screen instructions.Things to note: This came on a card giving to me from, Gamestation, In one of the fields it asked for a company game and I used Gamestation, I made up the store id and telephone number.The on screen instructions say more information coming 29th of April and it doesn't mention completing the course so I don't know if completeing it before then means you don't get the beta. I have completed the course before the 29th as I have copies of ODST and wouldn't need the beta so it's no loss if it doesn't come.The first account I tried wouldn't sign in and kept looping back to create account so I just created a new live id for it.Good luck



    It says in the T&Cs that if you are ineligible to use the account, it will probably be deleted. Given that info of this will probably flood out onto the net now, I sincerely doubt this will work as MS will have thousands upon thousands of people trying to register and will probably just block them all... Could be worth a punt, but I'm not going to do anything that might potentially risk my gamertag!! I'll probably just rent ODST and play Reach for a week that way.

    Original Poster

    cookiemonster83;8439435

    It says in the T&Cs that if you are ineligible to use the account, it … It says in the T&Cs that if you are ineligible to use the account, it will probably be deleted. Given that info of this will probably flood out onto the net now, I sincerely doubt this will work as MS will have thousands upon thousands of people trying to register and will probably just block them all... Could be worth a punt, but I'm not going to do anything that might potentially risk my gamertag!! I'll probably just rent ODST and play Reach for a week that way.



    Fair enough, like I say the guy at Gamestation handed them out so thought I'd share the information. :thumbsup:

    natversion1;8439471

    Fair enough, like I say the guy at Gamestation handed them out so thought … Fair enough, like I say the guy at Gamestation handed them out so thought I'd share the information. :thumbsup:



    Oh right, I just phoned my Gamestation and they knew nothing of it so I figured I wont take the risk. Nice of you to share, of course!

    IF YOU ARE USING THIS SITE BUT NO LONGER EMPLOYED BY AN AUTHORIZED RETAILER OR OTHERWISE ARE INELIGIBLE TO USE THIS SITE: (I) MICROSOFT MAY IMMEDIATELY DELETE YOUR POINTS ACCOUNT AND TERMINATE YOUR ACCESS TO THE SITE, AND (II) YOU WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO REDEEM ANY POINTS PREVIOUSLY ACCRUED.

    Original Poster

    cookiemonster83;8439496

    Oh right, I just phoned my Gamestation and they knew nothing of it so I … Oh right, I just phoned my Gamestation and they knew nothing of it so I figured I wont take the risk. Nice of you to share, of course!IF YOU ARE USING THIS SITE BUT NO LONGER EMPLOYED BY AN AUTHORIZED RETAILER OR OTHERWISE ARE INELIGIBLE TO USE THIS SITE: (I) MICROSOFT MAY IMMEDIATELY DELETE YOUR POINTS ACCOUNT AND TERMINATE YOUR ACCESS TO THE SITE, AND (II) YOU WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO REDEEM ANY POINTS PREVIOUSLY ACCRUED.



    Yeah you get points for completing their courses on the experts page, dunno then I figured if gamestation was handing them out there shouldn't be a problem.

    Guys feel free to hold off doing this and i'll test and let you know if it's all good..

    natversion1;8439528

    Yeah you get points for completing their courses on the experts page, … Yeah you get points for completing their courses on the experts page, dunno then I figured if gamestation was handing them out there shouldn't be a problem.Guys feel free to hold off doing this and i'll test and let you know if it's all good..



    Yeah, I don't know why they're handing them out when they're meant for retail employees. The bloke at Gamestation said he'd heard of people being reprimanded for misusing such things in the past. Most people will probably think there's nothing to be worried about and that I'm just paranoid, but I don't think I'll take that chance just for a beta! I'll be feeling pretty stupid though if I pay for a copy of ODST and it turns out I don't need to :-D

    Original Poster

    cookiemonster83;8439586

    Yeah, I don't know why they're handing them out when they're meant for … Yeah, I don't know why they're handing them out when they're meant for retail employees. The bloke at Gamestation said he'd heard of people being reprimanded for misusing such things in the past. Most people will probably think there's nothing to be worried about and that I'm just paranoid, but I don't think I'll take that chance just for a beta! I'll be feeling pretty stupid though if I pay for a copy of ODST and it turns out I don't need to :-D



    I know! I just purchased 2 copies before he gave me it! I like taking the courses it's like a quiz on how well you know your games lol
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