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Welcome to the first installment of a new series hosted by Godzilla T: Achieving Halo. In this series, You’ll learn how to get the most out of your campaign runs to earn achievements in a single run-through.
Halo: CE – Pillar or Autumn
No-Fly Zone (10G)
Giant Hula Hoop (10G)
How Pedestrian (10G)
Skulltaker Halo: CE: Mythic (5G)
Skulltaker Halo: CE: Boom (5G)
Guest-less this week, we take a look at the maps from the Halo 5 Guardians: Multiplayer Beta. We looked at the strengths and weaknesses of each map from playability to design to weapon placement and choices and more. We left the Breakout maps out of this one that will be covered in next week’s Breakout show. There were some other Halo news things we covered like this past weekend’s Xbox Ultimate Game sale and the HCS tournaments happening this weekend. Let us know what your favorite map was during the beta in our forums.
As part of Xbox’s Ultimate Game Sale, a couple of Halo titles are available in digital download at discounted prices. Halo: The Master Chief Collection is available to Xbox Gold members for 40% off at $36, which still includes access to Halo: Nightfall. Halo 4 on the Xbox 360 is also on sale $15, $12 for XBL Gold members. If you’re looking to go digital or grab a copy of either one, now’s a good time.
The latest Community Update from Bravo has us greatly anticipating the next content update for the Master Chief Collection. The patch will include fundamental changes to issues that have been plaguing MCC since day one and next week’s update should have a definitive date when it will be available. Work continues on getting custom Halo 3 map variants into multiplayer playlists and more Relic info is available from Certain Affinity.
If you are attending Pax East in Boston this year, they you’re in for a treat. Run by the Xbox Booth #5044 during the weekend and get your chance to play the Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta again. According to Xbox Wire, you’ll be able to play all the maps and modes that were available during the beta. Pax East is also hosting the HCS Season One Championship at the ESL Arena. If you’re going to be there, hit us up for some swag.
This week, we dive into the weapons of the Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta. In the beta, we were introduced to the new Smart Scope system and legendary weapons, in addition to seeing all the changes to some staples of the franchise. We cover every weapon including grenades talking about the Smart Scope implementation for each weapon, how each weapon plays on the variety of maps available during the beta, and compare weapons to their previous counterparts. There’s also a discussion on precision weapon roles can be more defined in Halo. We’re joined by the hosts of the Drunken Halo Podcast, Travis and Justin Bryce for this week’s breakdown.
Bravo is back to doing weekly content updates over on Halo Waypoint supplementing the existing Bulletin show on the Halo Channel. This week, we get our first look at some Relic concept art from the team at Certain Affinity. In addition, the Content Update beta that was promised by 343 Industries has been cancelled. From the blog post:
After further evaluation, the team has determined that that final testing for the content update will be completed internally, and we will not be conducting a beta test for the next CU. Also, it was determined that the additional time and work devoted to the beta would’ve actually postponed the public availability of the content update. Lastly, there were some added challenges surrounding the CU beta – including an extra series of required updates and rollbacks – that made us take a step back and reexamine the CU beta. Ultimately, this plan will allow us to deliver the smoothest possible experience, and ensure that the next content update becomes available as soon as possible.