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  • Blog Post: 3D-Printed Halo 5: Guardians Spartans Report For Duty

    Halo fans can now immortalize their personal Spartans as 3D-printed figures. 3D printing technology companies Sandboxr and 3D Systems have teamed up with Halo developer 343 Industries and launched a Halo 5: Guardians figure customization service today. Starting at $29.99, players can customize a Spartan... More
  • Blog Post: Free Halo 5 Update Adds New REQs And Big Team Battle With New Maps

    A new title update for Halo 5: Guardians is now available. The update, which you will be prompted to download for free the next time you start up Halo 5, adds Big Team Battle into the multiplayer suite. Big Team Battle brings teams of 8 players together to face off against another team of 8. The addition... More
  • Blog Post: Halo 5: Guardians Free Update Adds Big Team Battle Mode, New Gear

    Halo 5: Guardians will receive its first free post-launch content this month in the form of Battle of Shadow and Light. The release adds armor, weapons, and 16-player Big Team Battle maps and modes. Big Team Battle is the update’s centerpiece, adding 8v8 playlists and maps to the game, available... More
  • Blog Post: Halo 5: Guardians Moves $400 Million In Games And Hardware During First Week

    Microsoft has announced significant first-week success for one of its pillar titles for the holiday season. Halo 5: Guardians is now the fastest-selling Xbox One game and has become the title with the highest first-week attach rate in the console’s two-year history. The publisher says that Halo... More
  • Blog Post: New Releases This Week: October 25 Through October 31

    Remember when I said that this year’s fall releases are heavily weighted toward the latter half of the season? Well, I hope your wallets are girded for the coming storm. Buckle up, because this week has same heavy hitters. The first half of Microsoft’s one-two punch, Halo 5: Guardians, arrives... More
  • Blog Post: ‘Plenty Of Chance’ Halo 5 Makes Its Way To PC Gamers

    Each fall there are a handful of titles that make many gamers wish they had just one more platform. This year, it could be Halo 5 or Rise of the Tomb Raider that might lead many to consider expanding their hardware collection. For some PC diehards though, consoles are out of the question. What then is... More
  • Blog Post: Did You Digitally Pre-Order Halo 5 Before September 21? Read This

    Microsoft and 343 Industries have posted an alert for those that pre-purchased Halo 5 via the Xbox One digital store. If you locked in your interest before September 21, you might need to take a couple of steps to pre-download your game. The issue only pops up if you don’t use the Instant On feature... More
  • Blog Post: Halo 5: Guardians Soundtrack Comes In $50 Limited Edition Flavor, Too

    You won’t be able to own the Halo 5: Guardians soundtrack for another 10 days, but that doesn’t mean you can’t listen to it right now. The entire 39-track collection is streaming on Soundcloud right now. But for some, that’s not enough. The standard Amazon and iTunes versions... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft Mashup Gets Free Halo 5 Update This Friday

    With Halo 5: Guardians right around the corner, Microsoft hasn’t forgotten about one bit of fan service. Back in May 2014 (before it was owned by Microsoft), Mojang and 4J released a mashup pack bringing together Minecraft and Halo. Later this week, that inexpensive DLC is getting a free update... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Adapts To The Times With Digital Halo 5 Midnight Launch Event

    Midnight launches for huge games, including Halo titles, are an institution. With more players purchasing their games digitally though, the phenomenon doesn’t have the same impact that it used to. Microsoft is adapting its strategy for the launch of Halo 5 on October 27. For six hours leading up... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Debuts Halo: The Fall Of Reach Animated Adaptation Launch Trailer

    You can get a glimpse of the upcoming animated adaptation of the Halo: The Fall of Reach novel through a new launch trailer released by Microsoft. The series is included as a part of the Halo 5: Guardians Digital Deluxe, Limited, and Limited Collector's Editions. Those who buy the special Halo 5... More
  • Blog Post: Halo 5 Goes Gold, 343 Prepping More Multiplayer Content

    After three years, work on Halo 5: Guardians is wrapping up at 343 Industries. The developer announced today that the fifth numbered Halo game has officially gone gold. To celebrate the milestone, 343 shared an infographic of juicy Halo 5: Guardians statistics on its website . For instance, the studio... More
  • Blog Post: Second Season Of Halo 5’s Hunt The Truth Serial-Style Radio Drama Debuts September 22

    Microsoft has always found ways to dial up the Halo hype as release approaches. For Halo 5: Guardians, that takes the form of a Serial-style radio drama called Hunt the Truth . The first season aired earlier this year, and featured the investigative journalism of fictional reported Benjamin Giraud. The... More
  • Blog Post: Limited Edition Halo 5 Xbox One Bundle Looks Fantastic

    We knew a Halo 5: Guardians Xbox One bundle would eventually see the light of day, but we didn't expect it to be so stunning. Modeled after Spartan Locke and USNC technology, this looker of a console has metallic blue accents and Halo themed sounds for boot-up and ejecting discs. The bundle comes... More
  • Blog Post: Watch Microsoft's Full Gamescom Press Conference Right Here

    Microsoft held its Gamescom press briefing at 9 a.m. CT. Over the course of the 90-minute presentation, the publisher showcased many of its exclusive titles coming within the next year, including Crackdown 3, Quantum Break, and Platinum Games' Scalebound. We also saw footage from Halo 5: Guardians... More
  • Blog Post: New Halo 5: Guardians Map Shown, Designed For eSports Play

    At today's Xbox Gamescom briefing, Microsoft didn't focus on Halo 5: Guardians' single-player campaign or new massive Warzone multiplayer mode. We instead got a look at the game's eSports functionality, and a new map called Coliseum. Microsoft brought two shoutcasters on stage to setup... More
  • Blog Post: You'll Be Able To Trade Your Halo 5 Collector's Edition Code For An Actual Disc

    When Microsoft and 343 Industries announced the Halo 5: Guardians collector’s edition, fans were a bit confused. All of the regular trappings are there, including a Steelbook case, statue, in-universe documents, and more. But one thing was missing: a disc. Microsoft and 343 have heard fan concerns... More
  • Blog Post: Halo Series Reaches 65 Million Copies Sold

    Microsoft is likely to have a huge hit on its hands when Halo 5: Guardians ships. The series has sold in five million copies in the last eight months, bringing the total to sixty-five million worldwide. Microsoft didn’t dive into specifics, which could indicate that a number of these could have... More
  • Blog Post: Ask Us Your Halo 5: Guardian's Questions For Our Special Edition Podcast

    We'll be chatting with Halo 5: Guardian's studio leads for an upcoming podcast, and we want your questions. Over the past month, we've given fans a comprehensive look at 343 Industries' newest entries in the Halo series. We've explored Halo's multiplayer maps , provided bios of... More
  • Blog Post: 343 Industries Says Halo 5: Guardians Online Co-op Requires Xbox Live Gold After All

    Representatives from 343 Industries reached out to us today to clarify one of the things told to Game Informer in interviews for our Halo 5: Guardians cover story. 343 Industries claimed that players would not need an Xbox Live Gold membership to play online co-op with friends. It would only be required... More
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