Eurogamer readers across the pond will be keen to hear that the North American leg of the Halo 3 public beta sign-ups kick off on 4th December. That's Monday.
But, as Bungie webmaster Frank O'Connor puts it, "Don't panic". "The Halo 3 beta will be available in the US, Europe and elsewhere in the world. We'll keep you updated on the details specifics as they come in."
Phew. And don't forgot, next spring will also see the release of some premium multiplayer maps for Halo 2, so even if you don't get in you can still take your frustration out sensibly.