The lights are on
Microsoft dropped a new trailer today for Halo 5:
Guardians following its impactful Gamescom conference. The trailer reveals a
slew of new information Halo 5's upcoming multiplayer beta.
For Halo 5, developer 343 Industries is looking to return to the game
series' multiplayer roots. Seven small, enclosed maps tailored to 4v4 combat are included with the beta. The trailer gives us a quick look at a couple of
potential ones, including a remake of Halo 2's Heretic.
The studio continues to stress that this is a
classic Halo experience by enforcing "fair starts," a system identical to that of the
first three Halo games in which each player spawns with the same weapons and
armor capabilities with no load-outs. The multiplayer games feature
increased focus on controlling weapons on the map as well as the map itself.
In addition, the beta will feature three game variants, eleven weapons, and seven customizable
Running at 60 frames per second and featuring
dedicated servers, the beta seeks to appease both newcomers and the most
hardcore of Halo fans while still giving 343 necessary information on improving
the title. The trailer also dedicates some time to discussing Halo Channel, an
evolution of Halo Waypoint.
The Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta will run from
December 29 to January 18 and is available for those who buy the Master Chief
Collection. The full game is scheduled to release in 2015.
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Sooooo excited for this. I thought they announced the H2 ranking system for the Master Chief Collection. I don't believe they have announced any information on the ranking system pertaining to H5 guardians yet
Damn. I was hoping that beta codes would be given out with preorders. Nothing against the MC collection, but I had no intention of buying it with Destiny right around the corner.
343 has been talking about getting Halo multiplayer back to it's roots for a few years now. I'm glad to see they are finally doing it. :)
Friggin finally! Thank you!, Halo 4 was fun but it was far from the halo I grew up with. I also enjoyed reach to the full extent but nothing felt like Halo 2's and 3's multiplayer, which this now sounds a lot like. GUHHH THANKS.
I may have to get a Xbox One for this game.
I'm glad they're going back to fair starts. That's one thing that made Halo so much better than every other FPS out there. I hope they bring back dual wielding, even if I don't have an Xbox One to play the thing.
And by its "multiplayer roots" I sure as hell hope it's just like Halo 2.
I'm now more psyched for Halo 5 then I ever was for Halo 4.
I plan on trying to beat all the games in the Master Chief Collection on Legendary before the Beta hits. So much Halo!
So excited for this!
AWWW HELL YEAH!
My friend never played the series so now that this is coming out, I'm plowing through all of these games with him. It will be an amazing nostalgic fest return to all of these for me, but it should and will be an experience for my pal.
And then icing on the cake with this beta that is shaping up to be awesome!
That does look like a lot of fun. A must have for any XboxOne owners.