The gate has been unlatched and headstones pushed aside as this past week the Flood made their triumphant return to Halo. In Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare, players immerse themselves in the struggle of two Brute brothers, Voridus and Pavium, as they resist the tempestuous outbreak of the Flood freed from the fallen High Charity. If you’re a newcomer to the Halo Wars 2 experience, a complete version of the title with all post-launch content was released, and you can purchase this edition for only $59.99 here. Stepping aside from the nightmarish news, a triumphant milestone was celebrated this past Monday as Halo 3 turned 10 years old. Iconic Mountain Dew cans were opened, and speed-runs were enjoyed, as fans all over the world finished the fight one more time. Halo 3 is currently available via backwards compatibility (along with Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 3: ODST, and Halo 4) but if you’re interested in something different, Halo 5: Guardians now has a classic playlist themed after the game. There’s plenty of creative ways to celebrate this monumental occasion, and to cheer on a game that completely changed the culture and landscape of gaming.
That is only a drop in the water of the events covered in this community update, including a cinematic anniversary video for Halo 3 made by talented fans, and some lore clarifications for those that have played Awakening the Nightmare. It’s all available on HaloWaypoint.com.