The wait is almost over. In less than two weeks Halo fans will have an opportunity to try out Bungie's new formula for competitive multiplayer. It is arguably the most important component to Halo's success: While the franchise's extensive lore and Master Chief's unwavering ability to kick ass have made the series popular, it's the continued support of its millions of online players which has elevated the series to epic status. Last week on the day that the Halo 2 servers were finally shut down for good, Bungie gave us the chance to try the next chapter in Halo's multiplayer firsthand. While the basic controls remain largely the same, the new armor abilities, gameplay modes, and intricate reward system make for a completely new experience. Here are some of the things you'll see on May 3.