e3 2015

343 Industries Announces New 24-Player Mode During Halo: 5 Guardians Demo

by Ben Reeves on Jun 15, 2015 at 06:44 AM

During the Microsoft press conference, 343 Industries took the stage to show off Halo 5: Guardians with a new demo before revealing a new mode for the game. Dozens of people will be facing off against each other and A.I. units in a mode called Warzone.

In the demo we saw on stage, Spartan Locke dropped into the last Covenant stronghold to hunt down Master Chief. He used the Artemis tracking system to get a layout of the land and see his objectives. We also got a shot of the new Guardian creatures, which look like giant boss monsters. Things explode all over the place and Locke almost falls and dies, but that wouldn't be fun, so he survives. 

We also got a look at a new mode called Warzone, which is a multiplayer mode where up to 24 players will play on giant maps against each other and what looks like A.I. enemies. This mode will be playable at the show, so expect to see some impressions from us about this new mode soon.

Learn more about Halo 5: Guardians in our cover hub.