Its official! 343 Industries Studio Head Bonnie Ross has announced that the multiplayer beta for Halo 5: Guardians will kick off December 27, The beta is set to run for 3 weeks after launching, ending on January 17. As previously announced, beta access will be solely granted to those who buy the upcoming Halo: The Master Chief Edition, which is set to release November 11 this year.

In case you didn’t know, Halo 5:  Guardians will release Autumn 2015 on Xbox One.