The Halo 5: Guardians wiki last edited by BIGJEFFREY on 09/09/14 01:57AM View full history

Overview

The Master Chief returns for another epic journey.

Revealed at Microsoft's E3 2013 Media Briefing, Halo 5 is the next mainline Halo game in the journey of Master Chief Petty Officer John-117. Halo 5: Guardians will be powered by a brand new engine running at 60 fps on the Xbox One. The game will be set post Halo 4. We will also see the debut of Office of Naval Intelligence's Agent Jameson Locke who will play a important role in the game, Locke has also been confirmed as a playable character in Halo 5: Guardian's campaign.

Halo 5: Guardians is set for release in the fall of 2015.

Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta

Halo 5 Guardian's multiplayer will have a competitive focus, going back to it's arena shooter roots of level playing field and vying for map control.

At E3 2014, 343 Industries revealed that Halo 5: Guardians would be receiving a multiplayer beta. Access to the beta is included in Halo: The Master Chief Collection. The initial teaser revealed the multiplayer as "next generation arena multiplayer".

Beta Begins December 27, 2014 and ends January 22, 2015

The multiplayer beta will focus on

  • Tight 4 vs 4 gameplay
  • Small map sizes
  • No customized load outs, everyone one on equal footing
  • 7 Maps
  • Team Weapon / Map Control
  • Spartan armor customizations

Weapons

Render of the returning weapon the Battle Rife

Included in the beta will be a small taste of weapons in the Halo 5 sandbox. These are the confirmed weapons so far.

  • DMR
  • Battle Rifle
  • Assault Rifle
  • SMG
  • Sniper Rifle
  • Rocket Launcher
  • Energy Sword

Maps

Early Build Screenshot of Midship Remake a compact map perfect for 4 v 4 competitive gameplay

In the multiplayer beta there will be a total of 7 multiplayer maps. One multiplayer map has been identified as a map previously featured in past Halo games fan favorite Midship.

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