New Halo 5: Guardians Arena and Warzone Maps Revealed

3 new Arena Maps were revealed at Gamescom, Coliseum, Plaza, and The Rig. Two Warzone maps were also revealed, Stormbreak and the other is unknown at this point but it’s set in a metropolis like city. We also have screenshots showing the map Eden which was featured in the Beta and now has some changes to it.

Check out the footage of these Arena multiplayer maps for Halo 5: Guardians here

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Halo 5: Guardians “The Rig” Multiplayer Map Walkthrough – Gamescom 2015

Xbox Daily’s Segment on Halo 5: Guardians with Josh Holmes from 343 Industries with the reveal of the Arena Multiplayer Map “The Rig”

Halo 5: Guardians Blue Team Campaign Gameplay B-Roll – Gamescom 2015

Halo 5: Guardians Campaign footage of Blue Team! Finally we get to see the perspective of Master Chief (John), Fred, Kelly, and Linda! This gameplay primarily takes place during mission 2 of Halo 5: Guardian’s campaign which is aptly named “Blue Team”. This information coming from those who had early hands on experience with a portion of this mission back in May.

Throughout the course of the campaign the action will shift between these two teams. Blue Team’s missions represent vital turning points within the story and pose questions the player will answer while playing as Locke and Fireteam Osiris. Only by playing back and forth between the two teams will the complete story be told.

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Halo 5: Guardians Limited Edition Hardware Announced

Halo 5: Guardians Limited Edition 1TB Xbox One Console, LE Spartan Locke and Master Chief Controllers, and more announced at Gamescom 2015. The console is $500 dollars and comes with a 1TB hard drive and the console has Halo sound effects for when you power on, eject and power off the console.

It includes a digital copy of Halo 5: Guardians and includes Limited Edition content – this includes:

  • Spartan Themed Steelbook
  • Guardian Model by Metal Earth
  • Spartan Locke’s Classified Orders
  • Dossiers on Blue Team and Fireteam Osiris
  • The Fall of Reach Animated Series
  • Warzone REQ Bundle – with 14 Premium REQ packs
  • FOTUS armor for Halo 5 Guardians
  • And an exclusive emblem.

Now we’ve been told many times that pre-order bonus digital content is obtainable through regular gameplay progress. However I reached out for confirmation and found out that the emblem from the LE Halo 5 console is exclusive to those who purchase it, but the FOTUS armor can be earned by anyone through the REQ system. Those who buy the console just get it immediately on day 1.

The console bundle also comes with a very cool limited edition Spartan Locke controller. You can also order this separately for $70. The controller comes with its own bonus REQ pack that includes the Resolute Visor.

There’s also a limited edition master chief controller that you can buy separately. It too comes with a bonus REQ pack that includes the Dauntless Visor.

Again, you might be able to unlock these on your own just by trying your luck with the REQ system.

The controllers are set to release early in October and the Limited Edition Halo 5 console will release on October 20th, a week before launch to allow fans time to pre-load the game just like the LCE of the game.

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Halo Wars 2 Announce Teaser – Gamescom 2015

Halo Wars 2 is an exciting new strategy game packed with fast-paced action, massive battles, and an all-new Halo story, coming to Xbox One and Windows 10 in fall of 2016.

Microsoft and Halo developer 343 Industries have been waiting for years to find the right partner to collaborate with on the next Halo Wars game, and Creative Assembly – the SEGA-owned developer behind the popular Total War series and the award-winning Alien: Isolation – is that partner. Check out our debut trailer above, and get ready for Halo Wars 2!

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Halo Wars 2 is an exciting new strategy game filled with fast-paced action, massive battles, and an all-new Halo story, launching simultaneously on Xbox One and Windows 10 in fall 2016. It will continue the series’ legacy of redefining the real-time strategy genre on consoles, while debuting on Windows 10 for the first time.

Halo Wars 2 will feature a robust, story-driven campaign and plenty of multiplayer action. While we’re not talking about the game’s story (or where it takes place in the Halo timeline) just yet, we are very excited about the way it contributes to the expanding Halo universe, and we look forward to sharing more in the future.

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Creative Assembly has a wealth of experience in creating high-quality real-time strategy games, making them the ideal partner to develop Halo Wars 2. We are thrilled to be working with Creative Assembly, and can’t wait for our fans to see the studio’s unique and exciting contribution to the Halo universe with Halo Wars 2.

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.