Nope … no beta yet.

So, I fire up the 360 to start downloading the Halo 3 beta … and I can’t. Apparently, there are some issues that need to be handled, which would explain why the beta is a few hours late. Here’s what Bungie has to say:

Folks are reporting problems downloading the Halo 3 Beta via Crackdown this morning. We have alerted the appropriate Live authorities and they are taking care of the problem as we speak. More news as it comes in.

With any luck this will be a short delay. People entering the Beta through other methods – Friends and Family, Rule of Three and so on, are unaffected.

Sigh.