Halo 5: Guardians – Evolution of Midship

Midship will be remastered in Halo 5: Guardians. Here’s the evolution of the map since Halo 2 as we compare the screenshots from Midship, Heretic (Halo 3), and Halo 5: Guardians

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Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta Trailer Breakdown – Midship, Weapons, Armor, Dates!

A breakdown of the Halo: 5 Guardians Multiplayer Beta First Look trailer from Gamescom 2014. The Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta will have:

  • 7 maps, one of them is Midship from Halo 2
  • 3 Game types
  • 4v4 Arena focus
  • No loadouts, “fair start”
  • 7 armor sets
    • Aviator-like
    • Defender-like
    • Armor resembling that of Fred Spartan-104
    • A blurry blue spartan with an EVA-like helmet
  • 11 sandbox weapons
    • Energy Sword (seen on Midship map)
    • SMG
    • Assault Rifle
    • Battle Rifle
    • DMR
    • Rocket Launcher like weapon
    • Sniper
    • 4 Unknown
  • Unlockable item(s) that will carry over to Halo 5: Guardians

Halo: The Master Chief Collection arrives November 11th, 2014.

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Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta First Look

343 Industries presents the first details of the Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta available in Halo: The Master Chief Collection. The beta will focus on 4 vs. 4 arena-style gameplay, giving players their first taste of the next generation of Halo multiplayer.

The Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta will have:

  • 7 maps, one of them is Midship from Halo 2
  • 3 Game types
  • 4v4 Arena focus
  • No loadouts, “fair start”
  • 7 armor sets
  • 11 sandbox weapons
    • Energy Sword (seen on Midship map)
    • SMG
    • Assault Rifle
    • Battle Rifle
    • DMR
    • Rocket Launcher like weapon
    • Sniper
    • 4 Unknown
  • Unlockable item(s) that will carry over to Halo 5: Guardians

Here are some Halo 5 Multiplayer Beta screenshots and concept art

Halo 2 Anniversary Delta Halo Campaign Gameplay

At Gamescom 2014, 343 Industries gave us a brief tour of Halo 2 Anniversary’s campaign showing of the Delta Halo level.

Halo 2 Anniversary Sanctuary Remastered Gameplay

343 Industries revealed that Sanctuary will be 1 of the 6 remastered Halo 2 maps for Halo 2 Anniversary. Sanctuary joins Ascension, Coagulation, and Zanzibar. There are rumors that Lockout will be one of the six. The final map is unknown.

There are reports that the remastered Sanctuary actually has the name of “Shrine”. This is seen while paused in-game.

Halo 2 Anniversry Sanctuary Remastered "Shrine"

Larry Hryb sat down with Dan Ayoub, Executive Producer at 343 Industries, to give us a more detailed walkthrough of Halo 2 Anniversary and it’s remastered map Sanctuary.

Finally check out this multiplayer footage on the remastered Sanctuary.

 

Destiny Beta Progress Won’t Carry Over

Bungie officially confirmed in their weekly update that they will indeed wipe the Destiny servers, effectively eliminating all of your Guardians and any loot you may have stored in the vaults. Therefore your characters and gear from the Beta will not transfer over to the final version of the game come September 9th.

Tyson Green, a designer at Bungie gives us some reasoning and explains that

“Since the Beta, we’ve continued to tune and adjust the game. The way you earn experience has been adjusted up and down a bunch of times. Items have been added and removed. New features toggled. Although there’s no single monumental change, the sum of the tweaks leaves characters from the Beta Build in strange shape that would be confusing at best, broken at worst.”

Bungie has assured us that this will be the last time you’ll have to say good-bye to your Guardian. On September 9th you’ll create a Guardian and (hopefully) a long lasting friendship.

Who said Warlocks aren’t frabjous enough?

Who said Warlocks aren’t frabjous enough?

This news was expected but nevertheless a little painful, especially since many Guardians reached the Beta level cap fairly quickly and began hording weapons and gear beyond that level in the vaults hoping to see them again. However Bungie has told us yet again that we have only just scratched the surface with the Beta and “there is so much left to do – much left to earn and master”.

It’s time to look beyond the horizon and imagine the frabjous gear and weapons that await us.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Will Support LAN

Halo: The Master Chief Collection LAN System Link

Yesterday via Twitter it was revealed by a 343 Industries employee, Che Chou Franchise Manager at 343 Industries, that Halo: The Master Chief Collection will support LAN (or System Link). Che Chou was responding to tweets about how the upcomming Gamescom Halo 2 Anniversary tournament would work and Che Chou replied through “Custom Games on LAN”

Two more tweets clarified that for LAN to work there still needs to be a connection to the internet. The internet connection doesn’t have to be major, it’s just so the Xbox One consoles can make a “handshake” and ping to Xbox Live.

 

Halo: The Master Chief Collection – Limited & Mjolnir Editions!

GAME UK just announced two editions for Halo: The Master Chief Collection – Limited Edition and Mjolnir Edition. The Limited Edition comes with a Limited Edition steel book case, a physical map book, and the Grunt Funeral Skull. The Mjolnir Edition comes with a 12 inch Master Chief Statue from Kotobukiya.

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Pre-order the LIMITED EDITION here

Halo Master Chief Collection Mjolnir Edition

Pre-order the MJOLNIR EDITION here

Check out the continually updated list to learn more about the different pre-order bonuses and editions for Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Destiny Exclusive Beta Emblems!

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Bungie’s Beta for Destiny was simply put, amazing, and the stats rightfully show! 6.5 million Guardians were created and “at its peak, the Destiny Beta became the most simultaneously played Bungie game of all time. There were more people online at the same time to play Destiny than any other game in our history. The Beta was more played than even final versions of previous Bungie games.” That number of concurrent players was over 850,000.

Destiny Beta Exclusive Emblem

If you participated in the Destiny Beta at any time, you’ll have earned this exclusive emblem for the retail release of Destiny

Destiny Beta July 26th Exclusive Emblem

If you specifically played the Destiny Beta on July 26th to help Bungie with their stress test of the Beta, you’ll have also earned this exclusive emblem for the trail release of Destiny.

Here are the stats for the Destiny Beta!

Destiny Beta Stats

Source: http://www.bungie.net/7_Bungie-Weekly-Update—08012014/en/News/News?aid=12007