In a preview for their Free Spring/Summer 200116 Content, 343 Industries the developers of Halo 5: Guardians teased the return of fan favourite Firefight. Firefight, first introduced in Halo 3: ODST was a PvE wave based co-operative game type. 343i promise that Guardians’ incarnation, dubbed ‘Warzone Firefight’, “will bring PvE to Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer”, and that they will keep us up-to-date over the coming months. The new name may indicate some connection with the current Warzone game types, possibly by using the same maps or borrowing elements of the formula. Whatever the case it is exciting news for those hankering for some more PvE.Exciting Future [...]
In case you haven’t been on your console in the last few of days, here is some Xbox news for your eyeballs.
Last week I covered Halo 5: Guardians‘ latest update Infinity’s Armor. The update brought new REQs, two new multiplayer maps (Riptide for Arena and Urban for Warzone Assault), and the return of the Halo 2 Battle Rifle. I only got queued once for Urban, so can’t comment on how good it is, but I’ve played a lot of Riptide which was a surprisingly good remix of Fathom and lots of fun on Swat. If these remixes are anything to go by, I am willing to withdraw some of my earlier pessimism about 343i’s approach to multiplayer [...]
Major Nelson, announced that the biggest Halo World Championship Tournament ever would begin next month, and feature the newly released Halo 5: Guardians. The tournament, which is being held in partnership with such eSports entities as the MLG, ESL, and Gfinity, will feature a 1.7 million dollar cash prize pool, part of which was funded by the Halo Community via Halo 5’s Requisition System (REQ System), and will consist of both online and in-person tournaments held all over the world.
The timeline of the event, as reported by Majornelson.com, is as follows:
December 6, 2015 – Online Ladders Begin • December 19, 2015 to January 31, 2016 – Online Qualifiers and [...]
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Halo is one of the key franchises that brought first-person shooters to the mainstream when Halo: Combat Evolved launched on the original Xbox, essentially driving sales. Since then it has branched into real-time strategy with Halo Wars and top-down shooters like Halo: Spartan Assault, on top of maintaining a solid series of core first-person shooter titles. Originally a Bungie property, the Halo games were loved the world around, and millions of gamers like myself have fond memories of blasting Covenant with a pal in co-op or ploughing hours into multiplayer squeezed onto a couch with four mates and swearing to not screenwatch. Halo is a staple [...]
Halo 5: Guardians is a big deal. That is of no surprise to anyone. We’ve had a multiplayer beta, ahead of the October 27th release date, that whet the appetite of many a shooter fan but what of the game itself? Thanks to Game Informer per their July issue a whole slew of images and information have come to light about 343 Industries’ latest entry into the Microsoft flagship franchise.
Right off the bat the cover alone reveals a big detail about the game. It looks like Master Chief won’t be flying solo this time but, instead, be accompanied by Blue Team. If you’re one of those Halo fanatics who even went so far as to dive into the expanded [...]
Just a few days ago, a leaked screenshot showed the Halo 3: ODST addon for the Master Chief Collection was being released on Friday, May 29th. Microsoft responded to the leak, saying it was an incorrect listing, and that it would provide the details when the time to launch had come. That time came much faster than we were expecting.
I received an Xbox Live message early this morning containing my code to redeem ODST, just 2 hours shy of Microsoft’s original leaked release date.
ODST is nowhere to be found on the Xbox store, and there’s been no word from Microsoft about the matter, but we’ll be sure to update you when they comment on it.
Halo’s Master Chief Collection has experienced its fair share of bumps on the road – broken multiplayer, huge wait times online, and a subsequent removal of several features. After the community backlash, Head of 343 Industries – and Microsoft Corporate Vice President – Bonnie Ross released a statement apologizing for the issues, promising to do better, and offering players an apology gift: a free copy of Halo 3: ODST remastered and fit into the Master Chief Collection, along with 1 month of Xbox Live Gold and exclusive in-game nameplates and avatars.
Halo fans have been eagerly awaiting the release, and this week we got our first look at the upcoming [...]
Astro Gaming announced today that they will be releasing a line of Halo-themed headsets developed in association with the series developer, 343 Studios. The ASTRO A38 Active Noise Cancelling Wireless Headset will be released in conjunction with the upcoming Halo: Spartan Strike, a new twin-stick shooter set in the Halo universe and developed by Vanguard Games. The ASTRO A38 will feature special Bluetooth capabilities, Active Noise Canceling technology, and a host of other features meant to facilitate a smooth wireless gaming experience.
Alongside the new headset, Astro will also release a series of Halo: Spartan Strike-themed speaker tags that will be compatible that [...]
This is episode 5 of the Snapshots interview series hosted by Dave Throop with Eric “Snip3down” Wrona.
Eric “Snip3down” Wrona is a professional Halo player in the Halo Championship Series for team Evil Geniuses. He has been one of the biggest names in competitive Halo since his breakout year in 2008 where he became a star player in Major League Gaming with Str8 Rippin. Renowned for his ability to use the sniper rifle, he is regarded as one of the most individually skilled players in the game. In this interview, Snip3down reflects on his entire career, beginning with his legendary breakout onto the scene all the way up to the recent domination he and [...]
This is episode 4 of the Snapshots interview series hosted by Dave Throop.
Ryan “RyaNoob” Geddes is a professional player in the Halo Championship Series who competed with Denial Esports throughout Season one. He has formed a new team for Season two consisting of himself, Brett “Naded” Leonard, Dillon “Randa”, and Cody “Contra”Szczodrowski currently being called Team Randa while they search for a sponsor.
Well known for his aggressive and “nerdy” play style RyaNoob has been a top player in the community for nearly half a decade. Sometimes getting himself into trouble with his teammates, his ability to find [...]