Blog 2015

23
Sept
2015

Halo 5 Cutscene: watch the intro cutscene for Halo 5's Blue Team.

18
Sept
2015

Larry Hryb, Xbox Live’s Major Nelson, sits down with Executive Producer Josh Holmes to go hands on with the Halo 5: Guardians Limited Edition, Limited Collector’s Edition, Limited Edition Xbox One Bundle, and accessories.

17
Sept
2015

Halo 5 REQ System Tutorial. Welcome to the School of REQ! Mister Chief will be your instructor in this crash course on Halo 5: Guardians new Requisition System. The REQ System rewards players for their time spent in Halo 5’s multiplayer modes – Arena and Warzone.

31
Aug
2015

Halo 5 Opening Cinematic. Watch Spartan Locke and the rest of Fireteam Osiris in the worldwide unveiling of the opening cinematic to Halo 5: Guardians. In the cinematic, the group receives UNSC orders to recover a high value target and deploy to take on Covenant and Promethean forces in a fierce action sequence – the start to the most ambitious, robust and epic Halo campaign experience yet.

04
Aug
2015

2 limited edition Halo-themed Xbox One wireless controllers with unique laser-etched designs. The first, the Xbox One Limited Edition Halo 5: Guardians Wireless Controller, features metallic blue accents inspired by Spartan Locke and UNSC military insignias, and comes with a bonus REQ Pack including the Resolute visor. This controller will be included with the Xbox One Halo 5: Guardians Limited Edition Bundle. The second, the Xbox One Limited Edition Halo 5: Guardians – The Master Chief Wireless Controller, features the signature green and metallic orange accents of the Master Chief’s armor, and it comes with a bonus REQ Pack including the Dauntless visor. And of course, both controllers include a 3.5mm audio jack. Both will be available for $69.99 USD ERP at retailers worldwide, starting in early October. Master ASTRO Gaming A40+MixAmp M80 Halo 5: Guardians Edition Headset

Officially licensed for the Xbox One, the new ASTRO A40+MixAmp M80 Halo 5: Guardians Edition headset features a custom dark chrome matte finish with metallic blue accents, and a subtle-yet-striking Halo-inspired graphical treatment. With this headset, you can enjoy the best sound quality, and an unprecedented level of control over your gaming audio environment in the biggest Halo game yet.

In addition, the headset comes with an in-game REQ Pack. The ASTRO A40+MixAmp M80 Halo 5: Guardians Edition headset hits stores in September – but you can pre-order it now for $220.00 at select retailers nationwide, or directly from ASTRO Gaming.
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10
July
2015

A behind-the-scenes look at Halo 5: Guardians as developer 343 Industries looks to tell the biggest Master Chief story yet.

10
July
2015

Experience the debut trailer for Halo: The Fall of Reach – The Animated Series. This three-act series tells the oft-shrouded origin stories of the SPARTAN-II program. Set during events both before and after the terrifying Covenant attack on humanity, the story will introduce viewers to the members of Blue Team and allow them to witness the pivotal moments that forged the legendary squad’s legacy.

18
June
2015
REQ Packs

Halo 5: Guardians will support microtransaction purposes for players who want to customize the aesthetics of their Spartan avatar in multiplayer, 343 studio head Josh Holmes has confirmed on the Halo Waypoint blog. The way it works is somewhat convoluted, so let's break it down:

New to Halo 5 are REQ Packs - a small collection of random in-game goodies you can purchase using REQ Points, which are earned by participating in multiplayer matches, leveling up Spartan Rank and completing commendation challenges. Inside a REQ Pack are things like armor pieces, skins, animations, and perhaps most importantly, weapons and vehicles. While REQ Packs can be purchased using the in-game currency of REQ Points, Holmes has revealed they can also be purchased using real-world money.

Here's where things get a bit sticky: while Holmes made sure to point out that only cosmetic changes will be allowed in Halo 5's 4v4 Arena multiplayer, no restrictions were mentioned for the newly-announced, 24-player Warzone mode. It also was not clear if premium REQ Packs - i.e. those paid for with real money - will contain only cosmetic items or if players will be able to purchase power upgrades using cash. Holmes wrote that the ability to purchase REQ Packs is "for convenience," and that a portion of the proceeds will go toward the Halo Championship Series prize pool.

I've reached out to learn more and hopefully get some clarification on the limits and restrictions of premium REQ Packs, but for now one thing is certain: Halo 5 will have microtransactions in some form. Take that how you will.

17
June
2015

Halo 5 Warzone ViDoc. XBOX ONE EXCLUSIVE. 343 Industries’ all-new Halo multiplayer mode, Warzone, combines the best elements of Halo gameplay into one epic multiplayer experience. Get an exclusive first look as the team behind Halo 5: Guardians, including Head of Internal Development Josh Holmes, introduce the biggest evolution in Halo multiplayer. Halo 5: Guardians is available October 27, 2015.

17
June
2015

Check out Halo 5: Guardians new game-mode.

16
June
2015

Halo 5 Warzone Trailer. XBOX ONE EXCLUSIVE. Revealed at E3, this all new multiplayer mode is a brand-new multiplayer experience more ambitious than anything ever introduced in Halo, combining the best elements of Halo gameplay into one, gigantic multiplayer mode. Available October 27, 2015 in Halo 5: Guardians.

16
June
2015

Halo 5: Guardians E3 2015 Trailer and Halo 5 Campaign Gameplay.

16
June
2015
Halo5

During the today's E3 Xbox Conference, Xbox Head Phil Spencer confirmed Xbox One will support backward compatibility.

With over 100 titles available by this holiday, and more coming in the future, retail disks will also work with the Xbox One. During the announcement, Mass Effect was shown running on the Xbox One.

Digital downloads will start showing up automatically in your game library. Still need to download the game when using your Xbox 360 disks.

Developers and publishers just need to approve what titles work with backwards compatibility.

Xbox One backward compatibility is available now for preview members and everyone this holiday.

10
June
2015
Halo5

  • More than 20 maps at launch
  • More than 15 more maps being released for free by June 2016
  • They decided to give away all future maps for free to not divide the community. THANKS 343 for listening!
  • Drop-in/drop-out 4 player co-op in campaign
  • In singleplayer, you can give your AI mates stratetic commands
  • Individual HUD for every team member in co-op
  • Campaign levels will have many alternative paths
  • Completely new sound engine
  • Xbox Live Gold for online co-op not needed
  • Every mainline Halo title in future will have a beta prior to release
  • Completely new "epic" multiplayer mode to be presented at E3. They are working on this mode for more than 3 years. Sounds like a huge Big Team Battle mode. It does "incorporate all aspects of the Halo sandbox for the very first time ever"
30
May
2015

Walkthrough of the remastered classic Halo 2 map Relic named Remnant for Halo The Master Chief Collection. New weapons and power-ups on the map for a brand new yet familiar experience.

30
May
2015

Check out the enhanced “Halo 3: ODST” campaign experience with developer walkthrough featuring 343 Industries’ senior game designer, Max Szlagor and original “Halo 3: ODST” developer Joseph Staten.
*Halo: The Master Chief Collection is required to play the (digital only) Halo 3: ODST campaign.

23
March
2015

DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS:
(1) Add "ForgeHub LIVE" on Xbox Live
(2) Open options and career and select leaderboards
(3) Under campaign timing select Halo: CE
(4) Select The Pillar of Autumn on easy difficulty with displaying set to friends
(5) Select ForgeHub LIVE, open fileshare and download!

22
March
2015

DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS:
(1) Add "ForgeHub LIVE" on Xbox Live
(2) Open options and career and select leaderboards
(3) Under campaign timing select Halo: CE
(4) Select The Pillar of Autumn on easy difficulty with displaying set to friends
(5) Select ForgeHub LIVE, open fileshare and download!

21
March
2015

DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS:
Map Title: Memorium
Gametype: Competitive
1) Go to Leaderboards
2) Go to Campaign Timing
3) Select Halo CE
4) Set Difficulty to Easy
5) Go to Pillar of Autumn

2
Feb
2015

Get ready to capture the flag. Sound too mundane? Well then how about we add a line of snipers on either side of you. Sound too difficult? Don't worry, we hid their scope!

27
Jan
2015

Its that time again. Husky Raid is Back for another Explosive CTF ssult that'll keep you laughing and dieing over, and over again. The simplistic nature of CTF mixed with simple map design and random weapons proves to be a classic game for any number of players.

20
Jan
2015

It may be a square but you don't have to be. Catapult is back and ready to try to knock and sock you off the edge, or squash you like a bug. dodge creates, wraiths and much more to become the winner of this great minigame!

13
Jan
2015

Get ready for another great party Minigame for your custom lobbies. Charles Stoot is back to make more great minigames. This time you'll be firing for your life to push the Kill balls away from you and be the last man standing. Use you fuel rod to keep the balls of death at bay

06
Jan
2015

There was going to be a speargun. A speargun!

05
Jan
2015

Two of the newest Halo 5 MP Beta maps "Orion" and "Pegasus" are both forge-made maps! This gives us our first insight into Halo 5's Forge Mode!

03
Jan
2015

Want to experience Halo 5's Breakout in Halo 2 Anniversary? Well now you can!

Map Author: Buddy Jumps
Map: Crosswater
Gametype: Breakout

To Download:
1) Go to Leaderboards
2) Go to Campaign Timing
3) Go to Halo 3
4) Set Difficulty to Legendary
5) Go to Crow's Nest

02
Jan
2015

Take a look at this recreation of Epicenter from Halo 4 in Halo 2 Anniversary as apart of The Halo Master Chief Collection!

Map Author: a Chunk & Xandrith (H4 Version Co-Forge/Design)
Map: Epicborough Keep
Gametype: Competitive

To Download:
1) Go to Leaderboards
2) Go to Campaign Timing
3) Go to Halo CE
4) Set Difficulty to Heroic
5) Go to Pillar of Autumn