Next week, Halo 5: Guardians will receive it’s first major update titled “Battle of Shadow and Light”!
The update releases the week of November 16th and with it comes 48 New REQs & Big Team Battle (8v8). BTB will launch next week with 4 maps made in forge. Those maps are Deadlock, Basin, Guillotine, and Recurve. BTB will function just like Arena – so if you want classic large scale action without the chaos of REQs this is for you.
However, if you’re a REQ collecting addict like myself, here are the 48 new REQs that are being added to the game.
Ultra Rare Shinobi Armor Set
Uncommon Tracer Armor Set
Ultra Rare and Legendary Light Rifle
Rare Green Machine Weapon skin for all Loadout Weapons
Uncommon Slaugh Visor
Woodland Variant for all UNSC vehicles
Tundra Variant for all UNSC vehicles
Two more Tracer Armor Variants – Uncommon Jackpoint and Rare Signal
Rare Outward Bound Armor Variant for the Venture Armor set
Rare Privateer Armor Variant for the Freebooter Armor Set
Legendary Jester Armor Variant for the Marverick Armor Set
Legendary Comet Armor Variant for the Void Dancer Armor Set
Uncommon Shove it Assassination
And 7 emblems
Common Skull King
Uncommon Flaming Horns
Ultra Rare emblem that’s still a mystery at this point
If you’ve ventured over to HaloWaypoint recently you may have noticed a new item on the home page. There’s a new featured item called Halo 5: Guardians Experience. When you visit the Halo 5: Guardians Experience website an unlisted YouTube trailer plays. Afterwards the site tells visitors to “See and Hear Both sides. Watch all 10 videos to unlock a reward.” The 10 videos are brief clips from Halo 5: Guardians Campaign and they’re narrated by the Master Chief and Spartan Locke. Once you’ve finished watching all 10 clips you’re rewarded with a code for a free Promotional REQ Pack which contains the Vengeance Weapon Skin for the Assault Rifle.
Savior? Or Traitor? Two Spartans collide in a battle of beliefs. Who’s right? Who’s wrong?
These 10 campaign clips are between 10 and 15 seconds long. There’s no audio from the scene as they’ve been dubbed over by Master Chief or Spartan Locke. These clips most definitely fall in the spoiler category so be warned. However you must watch all 10 videos in order to get the code for the Promotional REQ Pack.
The website does say “While supplies last” so act quickly! When the site first launched it stopped generating codes 30 minutes after the community discovered it. It has since been fixed and is now generating codes. If you don’t get a code don’t worry, almost all of the items in Halo 5: Guardians can be earned through the REQ system.
Halo 5: Guardian’s Forge mode is going to be bigger than ever, giving fan access to new features, tools, and over 1600 objects to play with… when the feature launches. Forge won’t be available when Halo 5: Guardians launches October 27th, the feature will arrive sometime in December.
PLEASE DO NOT REDEEM YOUR CODE IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SWAPPING YOUR CODE FOR A DISC.
This offer is good from October 20 through November 1, 2015.
If you’ve purchased the Limited Collector’s Edition of Halo 5: Guardians, you’ll receive the digital version of the game via a redeemable code. This gives you the opportunity to pre-download Halo 5: Guardians the week prior to launch, so that you’re ready to play on launch day in your region (Note This does not grant early access to the game). Remember to keep your console settings to “Automatic Update” so that your console downloads the Day 1 content update in advance of launch, ensuring you’re ready to play on October 27.
Xbox Support and 343 Industries are offering customers the opportunity to exchange digital codes for physical versions of the game. This offer is available in the following markets: North America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Mexico. In order to be eligible, the following must be true:
You have received your Limited Collector’s Edition of Halo 5: Guardians.
You have not redeemed the code for the digital version of Halo 5: Guardians.
How to exchange your code for the digital version of Halo 5: Guardians for a physical disc copy
Here’s how you exchange your digital code for a physical disc.
Note This offer is good from October 20 through November 1, 2015.
Spartans never die! Here’s a new Halo 5: Guardians Live Action Trailer featuring Blue Team and Fireteam Osiris! This commercial was set to air Sunday night during Fear The Walking dead, however the trailer appeared to have been released early via the Xbox One Marketplace today. It was promptly removed, but now official released… most likely due to the mistake.