Halo Series News


Halo 5: Guardians' Spartan Companies isn't your father's clans manager

By Daniel Perez, Oct 19, 2015 1:24pm PDT

Halo is evolving how clans work in Halo 5: Guardians with the launch of Spartan Companies. Check out how it'll offer new, yet familiar features.


Halo 5 hunts the truth in Minecraft later this week

By Daniel Perez, Oct 19, 2015 9:53am PDT

Halo 5: Guardians will be infiltrating Minecraft later this week as an update to the Halo Edition mash-up pack will be released later this week.


Here are Halo 5: Guardians' multiplayer playlists for launch day

By Daniel Perez, Oct 13, 2015 10:12am PDT

Here's a list of multiplayer playlists you should expect to play when Halo 5: Guardians launches in a couple of weeks.


"The campaign looks really interesting so far. And 8-12 hours of gameplay is enough for me for a ..."

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New Halo 5: Guardians gameplay trailer shows Master Chief going rogue

By Daniel Perez, Oct 12, 2015 6:29am PDT

Microsoft has released a new trailer for Halo 5: Guardians that shows the moment Master Chief goes rogue, as well as some other portions of its story all told within its impressive in-game engine.


"They never go into detail in the original games. Cortana just says Halo was built by the ..."

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Halo 5: Guardians goes gold; day zero patch already planned

By Daniel Perez, Oct 07, 2015 6:44am PDT

343 Industries has announced Halo 5: Guardians has gone gold, although it's also revealed a patch will be waiting in the wings.


Halo 5 Forge mode coming in December to offer biggest evolution since its debut

By Daniel Perez, Oct 06, 2015 1:51pm PDT

Halo 5: Guardians' Forge mode has been revealed, and boy, it looks like it's going to offer a lot of options for creators.


"Looks good. I figured they would have ditched Forge by now for more paid DLC. "

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Halo 5: Guardians TV commercial shows the universe mourning Master Chief

By Daniel Perez, Sep 28, 2015 7:32am PDT

Microsoft released the official TV commercial for Halo 5: Guardians that shows the universe mourning for the loss of Master Chief.


Halo 5: Guardians Warzone multiplayer preview: Taking the fight planetside

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 28, 2015 12:01am PDT

The Halo series has had some large-scale multiplayer battles in the past, but nothing has ever felt quite as massive as Halo 5: Guardians' Warzone multiplayer mode. So how well does the game's REQ system play with this mode? Shacknews opens a few packs to find out.


Halo 5: Guardians Arena multiplayer preview - Spartan Charging Forward

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 25, 2015 12:01am PDT

There was something that felt a bit off with Halo 5: Guardians' multiplayer beta. For this writer, it didn't quite feel like the Halo games of old. That concern is starting to dissipate after going hands-on with Arena multiplayer once again, as the new mechanics appear to be...


Halo 5: Guardians campaign preview - A Little Help from my Friends

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 23, 2015 12:01am PDT

Two stories are unfolding in Halo 5: Guardians, but they'll both have one thing in common. Friends will make all the difference, whether they be human or AI. Shacknews recently had a chance to go hands-on with both Master Chief and Spartan Locke.


"I'm not a huge fan of squad style FPS games. I prefer just running and gunning. Directing ..."

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Halo 5's Warzone multiplayer will add CCG-inspired REQ system

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 17, 2015 6:03pm PDT

Halo 5: Guardians' Warzone multiplayer is about to add an extra degree of complexity with the addition of the new REQ system, an idea inspired by collectible card games like Hearthstone and Magic: The Gathering. Need further explanation? Allow a Nick Offerman-voiced cartoon ...


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Halo 5: Guardians trailers offer a closer look at its campaign

By Daniel Perez, Sep 14, 2015 12:38pm PDT

Halo 5: Guardians has received two new videos that take a closer look at its overall campaign, as well as offering direct in-game footage of a portion of its story.


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Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer maps won't be decided by players votes

By Daniel Perez, Sep 09, 2015 7:30am PDT

343 Industries is trying something new with Halo 5: Guardians' multiplayer modes as maps won't be dictated by how many votes it receives from players.


Halo 5: Guardians opening cinematic introduces Spartan Locke's team

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 31, 2015 9:38pm PDT

Microsoft and 343 Industries ended PAX Prime in a big way by releasing one of the opening cinematics for Halo 5: Guardians, introducing Spartan Locke's Red team of soldiers.


"Yes, so was the female Spartan introduced from the last game. Spartan program is not as hard to ..."

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Halo 5: Guardians plot teased to be revealed in special 'mission briefing' today [Update 2]

By Daniel Perez, Aug 31, 2015 8:50am PDT

Microsoft has teased the possible reveal of Halo 5: Guardians' plot as it says a 'mission briefing' will be made available later today.


"Cool, I have this feeling that Halo 5 will be the best in the series, I hope so."

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