Podtacular 581: Turbo Time

The last week has been a pretty good week for Halo 5: Guardians. Warzone Turbo is back, Team EnVyUs took first place at UMG Daytona, defeating the world champions Optic Gaming and Dan Ayoub left 343 Industries. The community is quite a buzz too with Forge Hub looking for Forgers to remake High Grounds for a ‘classic’ playlist coming to matchmaking, Halo Customs is putting on a Battle Golf Forging contest in partnership with 343 Industries, someone made a holographic Cortana appliance integrated with the Windows 10 assistant, and there’s a fan Kickstarter project called S-117.

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Podtacular 580: Worms

Colony has made its entrance into Halo Wars 2 after a delay to fix a game-breaking bug. Big Team Battle also gets a much needed matchmaking refresh with new maps and the Assault mode included. The HCS Summer 2017 Season enters its second week with the final changes and settings locked in.

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Halo: Community Update – Big Team Bonanza

The Halo Community Update returns with a heaping of news for both Halo Wars 2 and Halo 5 fans alike. On the Halo Wars 2 front, the hunter leader Colony has been released for public consumption, and with it comes a ton of fixes on the bug front for the RTS. It has been again confirmed that five more leaders will be delivered as part of the season pass plan, with two new Campaign missions as well. On the Halo 5 front, Big Team Battle has seen another refresh, this time bringing with it the Assault game-mode and five brand new Forge-made maps. The full list of changes on the map front can be seen following the link below. On some of the smaller, but still extensively important news, comments made recently by Frank O’Connor and Kiki Wolfkill assure fans that the focus of the next Halo will be on the Master Chief, a reassurance to many. Halo Wars: DE is also now available on Steam for $19.99, a mark of Halo’s return to the platform.

Of course, this is just some of the news to follow for Halo’s current state, and there’s plenty more to read in the article on HaloWaypoint.com.

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Podtacular 579: Reset Erickyboo

This week in Halo, we find ourselves still without the latest Halo Wars 2 leader, Colony, but for a very good reason that would otherwise break even the Lekgolo themselves. More news on the summer season of the Halo Championship Series, Halo: Envoy is released and someone found out a way to get Warzone to load in Forge or Custom Games (we really don’t don’t know since there’s some ONI wizardry going on to get it working)!

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Podtacular 578: Colonizing Ideas

News for Halo Wars this week is good as Halo Wars: Definitive Edition becomes a standalone title for Xbox One, Windows 10 and Steam, and the next leader for Halo Wars 2, Colony, is announced and slated for release. Colony brings the prowess of the Lekgolo to a whole new level with new Hunter-like tanking units and defensive capabilities. More summer 2017 HCS details are announced regarding weapon changes and map layouts along with the full schedule. We even had enough time to squeeze in some discussions and details for changes coming to the podcast and our community in the coming months.

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Halo Wars: Definitive Edition Standalone Lands April 20th

On April 20th, Halo Wars: Definitive Edition will become a standalone title aside from requiring to be bundled with Halo Wars 2: Ultimate Edition. HW:DE has been available since December 2016 for those who pre-ordered the ultimate edition on Windows 10 and Xbox One, but the standalone version will include Steam availability also supporting Windows 7. Players who purchase the Steam version will not be able to play with Windows 10 version owners of the game. Price is still unknown at this time, but we assume it will be between $20-30.

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Podtacular 577: Who’s on First

We find ourselves yet again in another week gone by with not much franchise news, but there’s plenty happening in the community, changes to the eSports arena and, perhaps the biggest news this week is the reveal of Xbox Scorpio’s specs and analysis by Digital Foundry. Halo: Envoy hits store shelves and digital platforms in less than two weeks, weapons are being changed in the HCS summer season, this month’s Legendary Crate is available until the end of this week, and we have some amazing community creations featured in a variety of places.

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