Halo: Reach beta hitting early problems, Bungie on the case

The Halo: Reach beta commenced earlier today, but already many players are having problems connecting to matches. That’s why it’s a beta, I guess!

Anyway, worry not, ye lil’ fraggers, for Bungie knows what’s up (or down, in this case). The developer admits servers are simply being overwhelmed by 200,000 Mountain Dew-swigging Master Chief wannabes all logging on simultaneously. This from the Bungie blog:

“We’re aware and working to resolve slow matchmaking times and inaccessible playlists. As soon as we’re back up and running at full capacity, we’ll make some noise. Stay tuned for more information and thanks for your patience.”

While you’re waiting for that “Start Matchmaking” text to illuminate again, why not check out:

Halo: Reach‘s sweet (and hella expensive) special edition
This neat Halo: Reach teaser trailer
Remote! Control! Warthogs!
Halo Xbox 360 mod that frankly makes me weak at the knees OHGODINEEDIT

[Bungie, via Kotaku]