Halo: Reach Beta sees over a million players in first day

Huge results for the beta's first day.

Players have completely "crushed" Bungie’s expectations for the first day of the highly anticipated Halo: Reach Beta with over a million players online. According to the latest news post from the developer’s site, the beta saw 1,170,112 players in the first 24 hours.

"We knew that the Halo: Reach Beta launch would be kind of a big deal, but you came out of the gate and absolutely crushed our expectations," wrote community content writer Eric Osborne. "Also crushed on day one: our servers. Thanks for being patient as we worked out some of the kinks that inevitably come with a global launch effort, and thanks for jumping in and playing the Beta with us. We’ve already collected reams of data and your participation continues to help us make the game even better for the full release this fall." 

The first day of the beta saw all of these players play 14,205,611 player games and fragging each other a total of 157,972,986 times. The average player on day one completed a total of 14 games in their initial tryout of the beta.

Just in case the number did not sound massive enough, Bungie stated that the number of players who hit up the Reach Beta on day one equivocated to more players than during the entirety of the three-week long Halo 3 Beta.



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Author: Mike Murphy View all posts by
Mike has been playing games for over two decades. His earliest memories are of shooting ducks and stomping goombas on NES, and over the years, the hobby became one of his biggest passions. Mike has worked with GamerNode as a writer and editor since 2009, giving you news, reviews, previews, a voice on the VS Node Podcast, and much more.

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