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When Microsoft announced that there would be a smorgasbord of free multiplayer maps for Halo 5: Guardians most people assumed this was a form of compensation for the removal of the game's split-screen option in the campaign mode. In reality, the free maps will be compensated for with the multiplayer microtransactions.
For the first time ever Microsoft and 343 Industries showed off the campaign gameplay for Halo 5: Guardians. The new gameplay video showcases the single-player portion of the game and we get to see Buck interacting with Locke as the new-school Spartans seek out Master Chief.
Halo 5: Guardians won't have a split-screen option for cooperative play. The feature has been a staple in the Halo series since coming onto the scene back in 2001, but it won't be in Halo 5.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection is being expanded today with an entire new campaign. 343 Industries also introduced a new multiplayer map for Halo 2 Anniversary.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection had a rough launch due to multiplayer bugs. Microsoft is confident that Halo 5 will be released in a much better state, though.
343 Industries and Microsoft have been desperately trying to fix Halo: The Master Chief Collection since it launched last year for the Xbox One. The rushed launch of the game came at a heavy price, and 343 and Microsoft are still paying for it to this very day... even in the e-sports arena.
Halo 5: Guardians is still a long ways off but it appears Microsoft already has some big promotional plans in the works for the game, including the mandatory console bundle pack that features a custom Xbox One with a Halo 5 livery.
Two new Halo 5: Guardians trailer debuted last night during the season finale of The Walking Dead. The trailers revealed, among things, the release date for the Xbox One exclusive shooter.
If you're a PC gamer who's been itching to get your hands on a copy of Halo, I have some semi-good news; a brand new PC-only edition of Halo will launch in the spring. However, it'll only be available in Russia. Sorry if I got your hopes up
The countdown for Halo 5's teaser site, "Hunt the Truth," just ended at 9pm Eastern. Unfortunately, the big reveal wasn't as exciting as expected.
The Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta is still rolling full steam ahead, with the team at 343 Industries taking careful notes along the way. According to a recent blog post, it looks like this beta will actually have a big impact on the final product, resulting in some big changes being planned for the road ahead.
343 Industries has revealed another multiplayer mode that will be introduced in Halo 5: Guardians. Strongholds mode will be playable in the game's beta test this week.
If you've been enjoying the Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta, absorb it while you can. This will be the first and last multiplayer beta test for Halo 5 until the game is ready to ship in the fall, later this year. 343 Industries will take all your feedback from the limited multiplayer beta test and apply it where necessary.
Halo 5's multiplayer beta has received major update today. Testers can now try out new maps as well as a never-before-seen game mode.
If you're one of the lucky individuals who managed to pick up a copy of Halo: MCC for the Xbox One and get in on the Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta, then you may have noticed something during your online competitive exploits: there's a flinch animation when being shot. Guess what? 343 Industries will be removing the flinch.