Can’t exactly say they never saw it coming, but Bungie’s having troubles meeting the demand for the Halo: Reach beta. In their own words, “Beta Backend Blowin’ Up”.
The servers, they add, “are getting hammered,” causing slow matchmaking times and inaccessible playlist woes. The issues are of course being worked on but for now there’s no telling how long it’ll take.
In the meanwhile, Aisha Tyler may be able to entertain and prepare the Spartans with nothing to do.