Halo 5 Multiplayer Details Revealed at Gamescom

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More gaming news out of Gamescom as Microsoft unveiled plans to launch the Halo Channel exclusively on the Xbox One this November. This unique platform will allow gamers to experience the Halo universe like never before with unparalleled levels of connectivity, community, and behind the scenes access sure to please fans both new and old alike. You can learn more about the Halo Channel in the video below.

This wasn’t the only exciting news concerning Halo that came out of the convention, however. We were also given a sneak peak of the upcoming Halo 5: Guardians multplayer experience, coming this fall to the Xbox One as part of the Halo: Master Chief Collection, as a new video reveals tantalizing new details from the game’s developers!

According to John Holmes (Halo 5’s executive producer) the game will focus on 4 VS. 4 arena combat, adding that he feels that the Halo 5 represents something of a return to the the series’ “legacy that has always been at the heart of the competitive multiplayer.” Tim Lango, the game’s creative director, also added the beta will feature seven maps, elven different weapons, seven different kinds of armor, and three modes of play.

We also learned that Halo 5 will feature small maps to facilitate fast and intense action and that each player will be outfitted with the exact same weapon set at the beginning of a match, creating a more level playing field for everyone involved.

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My name is Nicole Seraphita and I’m 27. I’ve been gaming since the days of the NES and have owned at least one system from each generation since then. My favorite type of games if most definitely RPGs, with my favorites being titles like Chrono Cross, Persona 4, and Tales of Xillia, though I also sometimes dabble in platforming games, fighting games, and visual novels. When I’m not writing for APGNation or playing games, I enjoy table top and card games, watch anime, and write fiction that I occasionally publish online. I tend to write a lot of Sci-fi and the occasional bit of fantasy, with the often overlooked sub-genre of Biopunk being my favorite. I’ve also written a few visual novels, though only one of them has made it all the way to completion thus far. My current dream is to be able to bring the Monster Girl genre to a western audience.

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