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The team at 343 Industries is finally gearing up to unleash the Warzone Firefight multiplayer mode across Halo 5: Guardians, but not before testing the waters in an upcoming beta.
Microsoft and 343 Industries have been working assiduously post-launch of Halo 5 to win over as much favor as possible from the gaming community to give the latest first-person shooter a try, or at least return to the series that helped put the Xbox brand on the map. They're doing so with a continuous flow of free DLC, and the latest bit of that DLC arrives this April.
You can now play Quidditch in Halo 5, which earns the award for being the sentence I was least expecting to write today, much less any other day. Wizards, rejoice!
343 Industries is paying tribute to a couple who lost their two daughters in an electrical fire. The Halo community took time to offer $30,000 in donations through GoFundMe to help the couple deal with the loss, and 343 Industries will offer an in-game emblem in Halo 5.
The map-building tools in Halo 5 allow for some pretty spiffy new battle arenas to be created, including the recent addition of Princess Peach’s castle from the world of Super Mario Bros..
Halo 5 is about to make fine-tuning your aim a lot easier in an upcoming update, with advanced controller settings giving players the chance to adjust their look acceleration, inner and outer dead zones.
Video footage of multiplayer kills in competitive games come a dime a dozen. There's nothing special about killing someone in an online match of Halo. What is special is how that person gets killed, and in this most recent video we get to see one of the most ridiculous, match-ending kills in gaming history.
The Halo 5: Guardians update called Battle of Shadow and Light adds a ton of new features for the multiplayer, including 48 new REQ packs, brand new Shinobi-themed Spartan armor and the Big Team Battle playlist.
The Arena mode is designed to focus on Halo 5's eSports side. The mode is an intimate, fast-paced battle mode that favors skill and team work. Well, 343 Industries wants to put a spotlight on the vehicular aspects of the Arena mode as well as Big Team Battles.
343 Industries is already on patching duty and balance detail. They're working to ensure that the game runs smooth, operates as it's intended to and that each of the maps aren't exploited to all get out. Given that one map has been exploited to all get out, it's been removed from the multiplayer playlist.
One of the biggest games announced for Xbox One so far is Halo 5. Halo has been the flagship franchise for Xbox since 2001 when Combat Evolved convinced millions of gamers to buy the original Xbox. Microsoft hopes that the first Xbox One Halo game can give their next-gen console a lift as well.
343 Industries has been handed a very popular and very established franchise in Halo. Ever since Halo 4 they've had microscopes on them for every change, modification and addition they make to the series. Well, there are some pretty big changes made in the Xbox One exclusive, Halo 5.
Assassin's Creed Syndicate came out yesterday and...I just can't. I'm just preemptively bored by Assassin's Creed at this point. I've climbed too many towers, dove into too many hay piles, and felled too many enemies with silent blades.
Halo 5: Guardians director Frank O’Connor recently made some comments that should perk up the ears of PC gamers, specifically that the newest entry in the beloved franchise could be coming to your platform of choice.
Kazuma Jinnouchi seemed like a potentially risky choice to follow behind the legacy of Marty O'Donnell to take on the role of composing the soundtrack for Halo 5: Guardians. However, now that Microsoft is letting gamers listen to the whole soundtrack for the game, for free, for an entire week I can say with earnest resolve that Jinnouchi is a great successor to what O'Donnell accomplished for the series.