343 Industries released a ton of information about the Halo Series
, ranging from competitions to upcoming patches to a console bundle.
Halo Esports Updates
Think of this as the Olympics of Halo
. The 2018 World Championship is heating up and teams will compete for glory in qualifying heats across four regions. The HCS Fall Series is also finishing up in Denver, Colorado and you can read more about that here
. Meanwhile, at every Microsoft Store in the world, Halo
Tournaments will be kicking off as of now through March. If you're not that competitive, you can show your support for your favourite team as team skins are coming via Halo 5: Guardians
, including weapon liveries for Luminosity, Str8 Rippin, Splyce, and more.
Halo RecruitHalo Recruit
is a Mixed Reality download that anyone with a Windows 10 Mixed Reality Headset can try or anyone who visits a Microsoft Store can try. It isn’t a game and plays as a more of a movie introduction to the Halo
universe, but it is an interesting way to try out a VR headset. You can read more here
Halo 5 Guardians Overtime PatchHalo 5 Guardians
is also getting a patch. The biggest news is probably the 4K enhancements coming to the game for the Xbox One X, but also returning is the game of Oddball along with mode-specific medals and a new VO. Speaking of multiplayer, Windows 10 players can now download a local servers app so they can now host local games. Finally, there are numerous weapons tuning tweaks coming to the game based on player feedback.
Outside of the patch, a Relief and Recovery REQ pack is being sold, with 100% proceeds being given to GlobalGiving. It can be bought in the game’s online store or through the Xbox One Store here
Halo Wars 2 PatchHalo Wars 2
is also getting enhanced 4K visuals for the Xbox One X and there will be two multiplayer patches. The first is in the form of Xbox Arena with the capability for players to create their own online tournaments, while the second allows cross-play capability between those with the Xbox One version and the Windows 10 version.
Xbox One S Ultimate Halo Bundle
The last announcement from 343 Industries is the Xbox One S Ultimate Halo Bundle. The bundle ships with the standard Xbox One S with a 500 GB hard drive, the white controller, Halo 5 Guardians
, Halo: The Master Chief Collection
, a 14 day Xbox Live Gold trial, and a month's free Xbox Game Pass. The bundle is available at Walmart for those in the US and through the Microsoft Store
The Halo 5 Guardians
patch should be available in November. The Halo Wars 2
patch should be available in late October.