Halo 5 and Halo Wars 2 Get Daily Free Packs for E3 2018

Whether Microsoft plans to reveal Halo 6 or not, owners of existing Halo games can pick up some free stuff all week.


With the Xbox E3 Briefing just hours away, speculation has run high (including from Shacknews) that Microsoft is on the verge of teasing the next entry in the Halo franchise. There's nothing confirming that at this time, not even from Walmart Canada, but Microsoft is still giving something to Halo fans this week.

Starting today, June 10, and going all the way until June 14, all Halo 5: Guardians players can log in and pick up a free Platinum REQ Pack each day. Platinum REQ Packs will contain more than the average amount of Uncommon to Legendary items, both of the single-use and permanent variety. There's also a chance to unpack a Mythic item. These normally run for $3.99 a piece or 20,000 in-game REQ points. Picking up five of them normally goes for $17.99.

On top of that, anyone who watches today's Xbox E3 Briefing on Mixer can grab the Classic Helmet Halo 5 REQ Pack and give their Spartan more of an old-school look.

Halo Wars 2 players can also log into their game every day this week to receive two free Blitz Packs. These are used in Halo Wars 2's Blitz Mode, with cards that help boost armies and unlock new units. A pack of three Blitz Packs normally runs for $2.99.

Is this all heralding a Halo 6 announcement or is this just a freebie for the sake of a freebie. Regardless, this is free stuff! So log into either Halo 5 or Halo Wars 2 right now. And if Halo 6 does get announced, come back to Shacknews later for the full details.

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Ozzie has been playing video games since picking up his first NES controller at age 5. He has been into games ever since, only briefly stepping away during his college years. But he was pulled back in after spending years in QA circles for both THQ and Activision, mostly spending time helping to push forward the Guitar Hero series at its peak. Ozzie has become a big fan of platformers, puzzle games, shooters, and RPGs, just to name a few genres, but he’s also a huge sucker for anything with a good, compelling narrative behind it. Because what are video games if you can't enjoy a good story with a fresh Cherry Coke?

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