Does Body Shot = Head Shot Damage?

In Halo Reach, if the player had shields up, hitting the person in the head was the same damage as hitting someone in the body.

Has there been any info on this from people who have played the beta?

And I hope beat downs work more like they did in H3 opposed to Reach.

I’m not sure, but if the shields are up, it makes sense. A shot to a shielded face should be the same as a shot to a shielded leg or arm. But once the shields are down, a headshot should be an instant kill.