It's a Beta
Season 4, Episode 2 (27)
It's a Beta
Air date July 10, 2010
Written by Jon Graham
Directed by Jon Graham
Episode guide
Out of Reach

It's a Beta is the second episode of the fourth season of Arby 'n' the Chief.

Summary Edit

The Arbiter arranges to provide technical feedback for the Halo: Reach beta on the Bungie forums and discuss it among peers-- that is, if he can pry Master Chief from playing the beta.

Plot Edit

The episode starts of with Chief as usual, annoying other players while playing Halo. In this instance he is using the new feature of the Reach beta; armor lock. He continuosly spams it on other players who seem to be quite annoyed with Chief. We then see that Arbiter is writing online about how he is going to play the beta and report any feedback or tips to Bungie. Arbiter then tries to go over to the Xbox 360 and play the Halo: Reach multiplayer beta, but Chief refuses to let him. Arbiter then tickles Chief to get his way, as Chief is very ticklish. Chief then starts "teaching" Arbiter the new controls, and according to Chief the only buttons neccessary to use are the amor lock and shooting buttons. Arbiter then reminisces on how he is happy to be playing with the Halo community again. We then hear what seems to be a bunch of Call of Duty fanboys over the mic inquiring about how much Halo sucks and making homophobic slurs. After barely a minute Chief then tries to regain the controller and continue playing the beta. Arbiter quickly delays Chief by telling him that if he is a true fan he should help Bungie by telling them some of the issues he's found. Chief then writes to Bungie about how they should fix the "Battle Rifle" (it's really the DMR), and make armor lock last longer. Chief then steals back the controller. Arbiter then finds out that Chief typed and posted his horrible grammar-produced and generally stupid sounding post under Arbiter's forum account. Arbiter then panics as Chief explains how it's very bad for a finished game and how he is "DISAPPOINT". Arbiter once again tells him, "It's a Beta!".

Cast Edit

Reception Edit

The episode was received positively by fans.

Trivia Edit

  • This episode, as well as Out of Reach were first played at the CanWest 2010 convention before their airing on Machinima. They had no title introduction or credits at the time.
  • Around 1:08, there is a hand around Arbiter Legs

Transcript Edit

Main article: It's a Beta/Transcript

Watch the EpisodeEdit

Arby 'n' the Chief - S4E02 - "It's a Beta"

Arby 'n' the Chief - S4E02 - "It's a Beta"

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