The Sprint – Making Halo 5: Guardians Beta Now On YouTube

The entire 6 episode series of “The Sprint”, previously only available on the Halo Channel Xbox One App, is now available on YouTube.

343 Industries presents an unprecedented and exclusive behind-the-scenes look into the development of the Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta. The Sprint lets viewers step into the lives and meeting rooms of the team that makes Halo 5: Guardians happen

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Halo 5: Guardians Post-Beta Changes

343 Industries released detail stats from the Halo 5 Beta and a list of post-beta changes and improvements to Halo 5’s Spartan Abilities, Sprint, Weapons, Presentation, CSR, and Matchmaking

Halo 5 Beta StatsSPARTAN ABILITIES AND MOBILITY

  • The results from the HCFP surveys showed that nearly 11% of HCFP participants felt that Halo should not have sprint. 77% of participants agreed/strongly agreed that Halo should have sprint.
  • Toggle Sprint and Spartan Abilities on/off in custom games
  • Increase base speed (faster base movement)
  • Increase strafe acceleration (faster, more responsive strafing)
  • Reduce top sprint speed (narrow the delta between base movement and sprint)
  • Modify Ground Pound controls to prevent conflicts w/ crouch jumping
  • General tuning & bug fixes for all Spartan Abilities (Thrusters, Clamber, Ground Pound, etc.)

WEAPONS

  • The Hydra will be buffed to make it more effective out of zoom and ensure that it feels like a true power weapon.
  • Sniper Rifle: improve scope experience to making it less “clunky” and faster to scope
  • DMR: adjust position of the scope to improve visibility
  • Bring back the SPNKr Rocket Launcher as a legendary version of the weaponHalo 5 SPNKr Rocket Launcher
  • Reduce bonuses for automatic weapons in Smart-Link & w/ headshots
  • Remove grenade detonation in mid-air based on weapon fire
  • Ability to turn on/off vibration feedback for weapons
  • General tuning and bug fixing for all weapons

PRESENTATION

  • The intro and a victory sequences will feature considerably fewer chest bumps and high fives.
  • Post-death replay: this will become an opt-in feature. After death, players will see a traditional follow-cam and have the option to view a replay of their death from the killer’s perspective (as long as the feature is enabled within the playlist)
  • Medals: decrease frequency and number of medals displayed in the medal feed
  • Spartan chatter: players will have the option to turn this on or off in the settings menu
  • Adding highlights to placed/dropped weapons to make them easier to see
  • General tuning for announcer and Spartan chatter to reduce the frequency of events and focus on the information that matters most to players

COMPETITIVE SKILL RANK (CSR)

  • Improved skill detection during placement phase
  • Improved skill matching
  • Improved team balancing
  • Prevent skill boosting
  • General bug fixing & tuning

MATCHMAKING

  • Much faster matches
  • Better skill matching
  • Better feedback to players in the lobby and matchmaking experiences
  • Allow players to set desired datacenter for matchmaking (may impact matchmaking speed and skill balance)
  • Improved party vs party matchmaking
  • Hide CSR ranks until in match to de-incentivize quitting
  • Punish quitters with CSR penalties and matchmaking bans

Source: HaloWaypont

New Halo 5 Forge Map “Pegasus”, Hydra MLRS, Rocket Launcher

343 Industries released footage of the Rocket Launcher and Hydra MLRS power weapons for Halo 5 Guardians. A new image for a possible Forge map “Pegasus” was also revealed.

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Vote for either Hydra or the Rocket Launcher for Phase 2 of the Halo 5 Beta https://www.halowaypoint.com/en-us/community/bulletins/the-bulletin-episode-6

Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta Schedule

Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta starts December 29th and lasts for 3 weeks. Each week will feature different maps, game types, and weapons!

Week 1:

  • Game type: Slayer – Assault Rifle starts
  • Maps: Truth and Empire

Week 2:

  • Game type: Slayer – Battle Rifle starts
  • Maps: Regret and Eden.
  • Game type: Breakout – SMG starts
  • Maps: Crossfire and Trench

Week 3:

  • Game type: Strongholds
  • Maps: to be voted on

Halo 5: Guardians Beta – Spectator Mode (How To Spectate Players Live)

A look at the live Spectator Mode for Halo 5: Guardians. The Spectator mode allows you to watch anyone on your Xbox One friends list play Halo 5 live – and I show you how in this video.

Halo 5: Guardians Beta – Armor Customization and Control Schemes

A look at the armor customization options, Recruit, MARK VI, MARK VI Scarred, and Nightfall. Also the control schemes for Halo 5: Guardians!

Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta Trailer

Halo 5 Guardians MP Beta Trailer. Ready for some hot Red on Blue action? To prepare fans for the start of the highly-anticipated Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta on Dec. 29, this new trailer provides a sneak peek at the new maps, modes, weapons and Spartan Abilities featured in the intense 4v4 multiplayer arena gameplay of the 3-week beta. Each week we will feature new content including 7 new maps, 2 new weapons, new modes, and a new Competitive Skill Rating (CSR) system. Or sit back and enjoy watching multiplayer matches in the all-new Spectator Mode. Available from Dec. 29, 2014 through Jan. 18, 2015 to anyone who owns a copy of Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta Reveal

At Halo Fest 2014 they revealed gameplay for Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta! The Halo 5 Beta will be available to those who pick up a copy of Halo: The Master Chief Collection and will run from Dec. 29, 2014 through Jan. 18, 2015.

Here’s a Halo 5: Guardians Multilayer Beta ViDoc they aired


Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta Gameplay

Slayer on the map Truth, the remastered Midship for Halo 5: Guardians

Slayer on the map Empire

Breakdown on the map Crossfire. Breakout is new gametype where 2 teams play best of 9 rounds where you have 1 life – first to 5 rounds wins

 

 

Halo 5 Guardians Beta Armor Unlocks – Master Chief Collection

4 Unlockable Armor Sets for Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta were revealed. You can unlock these by earning achievements in Halo: The Master Chief Collection

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Nightfall
Watch the Halo: Nightfall Episode 1 Second Story (Unlocks Helmet)
Watch all 5 episodes of Halo: Nightfall (Unlocks Armor) mark-vi-gen1png-8e9ac2_610w

Mark VI
Earn the “Your Journey Begins” Achievement in MCC
Complete 1 match or mission mark-vi-gen1-scarredpng-8e9ac0_610w

Mark VI Scarred
Earn the “Cairo Station” Achievement in MCC
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Helioskrill
Earn the “Legend” Achievement in MCC by completing all 4 campaigns on Legendary

Source: IGN

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