A monumental feat and testament to the hard work and dedication of 343 Industries, Halo 5’s latest ambitious update, Overtime, will bring forth a wave of changes to the game that fans will find quite interesting. In the competitive field, three brand new sets of skins will be making their mark on the game, based on Str8Rippin, Luminosity, and Splyce. Also on the weapon skin front, country based skins include the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and Mexico, all available in promotion for Halo’s bolstered eSports front. The fairly popular Oddball skull will be making its debut in Halo 5 with a classic playlist returning Oddball and Oddball FFA to their former glories, a pleasant surprise for fans. Also on the list of updates that many fans have requested, Halo 5 on Windows 10 will be receiving LAN support in a jovially shocking addition, bolstered by Bonnie Ross’ comments on split-screen in the next mainline Halo title to prove that 343 is dedicated to bringing back this aspect of Halo.
Easily the most shocking announcement came on the coattails of the Overtime update, a heavily controversial topic which has seen discussion since 2014 finally getting its resolution. Halo: The Master Chief Collection’s uncertain future is no longer a mystery, as Bonnie Ross herself confirmed during the live-stream that the game will receive updates to bring it up to par with the Xbox One X and resolve ongoing server issues and inconsistencies. This comes after much disappointment, anger, and silence over unfortunate problems that plagued the collection since its release, which left many players wondering about the status of the game following its questionable launch state. For ecstatic players, Spring 2018 is the rough date for updates to the game, and as it nears closer more information will begin to filter out about what exactly is being improved.