Halo 5: Guardians – Cinema First Look

Halo 5 “ViDoc”** being shown in theaters showing an inside look at the process and passion that has gone into the development of Halo 5: Guardians, and experience an intimate glimpse into the next great adventure in the Halo universe.

**Now without the fight scene we saw from the leak.

Halo 5 Multiplayer Gameplay Breakdown – Incineration Cannon, Active Camo, New Maps!

Breakdown of the Halo 5 Arena Multiplayer gameplay from Gamescom on the new maps Coliseum, The Rig, Plaza, and look at an updated Eden. We get our first footage of the Incineration Cannon, Pulse Grenade, and Active Camo.

Check our the new Halo 5: Guardians screenshots of the new arena maps Coliseum, The Rig, Plaza, and the updated look at Eden here!

Halo 5: Guardians SDCC 2015 – “Hunt the Truth: Following the Trail of the Halo 5: Guardians Story”

The entire Halo 5: Guardians Panel at SDCC 2015 is now finally available to watch! The panel provides insight into the Halo 5 Campaign and Hunt the Truth Season 2 Announced.
Recorded Friday, July 10th 2015.

Halo SDCC Videos Mentioned

Halo: The Fall of Reach – The Animated Series Trailer

Halo 5: Guardians ViDoc – “A Hero Reborn”

Halo 5: Guardians “A Hero Reborn” ViDoc Breakdown – Campaign, Weapons, Vehicles

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 5: Guardians will not have playable Elites

Another Halo game, and another installment without the beloved characters that go “wort wort”. It has now been said many times since E3, however the question is still asked anytime there’s an opportunity. Halo 5: Guardians will not have playable Elites. Spartans are the focus for this installment.

This is likely due to a major balancing issue that many veteran Halo fans will know. Elites and Spartans are very different characters. They have different sizes, posture, and hit boxes. This poses a problem in creating even play. Anyone who played the gametype SWAT knows how much more difficult it was to land a shot on a head of an Elite – let alone how impossible it was to do that when the Elite player had their back to you.

This news comes from multiple sources. Josh Holmes answered some Warzone related questions over on HaloWaypoint

Q: Will you be able to play as any type of character (ex: Elite, Forerunner, ext…)
A: Everyone plays as a Spartan in Halo 5 multiplayer. This includes both Warzone and Arena.”

This heartbreaking news for some was also heard during an E3 livestream with Funhaus/RoosterTeeth and most recently during an Q&A session with Game Informer on their podcast.

Halo 5: Guardians will not support Split-Screen

In a Twitter response Josh Holmes, Studio Head for Halo 5: Guardians, confirmed that Halo 5 will not feature split-screen for co-op campaign or multiplayer (Arena or Warzone).

This comes after the news from Game Informer earlier this month that Halo 5’s campaign would not support split-screen (local) co-op. This was due to the goal of ensuring top framerate and graphical performance at all times.

Frank O’Connor went on to explain further on NeoGaf around the same time, “that 60 fps had to take precedence. It’s not just aesthetics – the entire simulation is built on that frame rate.”

Halo 5: Guardians – Warzone, REQ Pack/Card Details, Q&A (Xbox Daily Day 2 E3 2015)

Xbox Daily’s segment on Halo 5: Guardians with 343 Industries about Warzone, REQ Packs, REQ Cards, and Q&A at E3 2015