Everything You Need To Know About Halo 5: Guardians
Spoiler Alert: This article contains information pertaining to Halo 4’s campaign.
Despite Halo 5 not being released until October, the lucky shits over at The Guardian got to play the upcoming phenomenal-looking first-person shooter. Here are all the awesome new aspects that will make you fawn over Halo 5: Guardians.
- The latest installment begins five months after the events of Halo 4 in what is ominously said to be “mysterious events threatening the galaxy.”
- You will be able to play the campaign from two different perspectives; The Blue Team headed by Master Chief or the Fireteam Osiris led by Spartan Jameson Locke.
- Master Chief’s Spartans each have specialized skills that are reflected through each character, plus different HUD’s and voices.
- Besides Locke, Fireteam Osiris has a squad consisting of Kelly-087, Tanaka and Edward Buck, voiced by Nathan Fillion.
- You will battle familiar enemies, including the alien Covenant, which is “resurgent and eager to reimpose themselves,” plus Halo 4‘s Prometheans.
- The Arbiter from Halo 2 is back.
- Cortana, who sacrificed herself at the end of Halo 4, reemerges in Halo 5, but as a ghostly apparition or in a dream.
- The campaign takes you onto research and development vessel, the Argent Moon.
- When playing the campaign alone, you’ll have the ability to order the rest of your team to perform tasks with commands such as “go here, attack that, revive, drive vehicle.”
- In the co-op mode, much like Gears of War, you’ll be able to revive your injured teammates with the press of a button and receive a reward.
- There will be more freedom and like a “Choose Your Own Adventure” aspect of the game that allows players to take different routes and methods to accomplishing objectives.
- The game’s developer, 343 Industries, built a new game engine specifically for the Xbox One to ensure that the game ran at 60fps in campaign and multiplayer modes.
- The multiplayer game was designed to be played more “verticality” than previous games.
- Single player maps are larger than previous installments.
- In co-op, teamwork is encouraged rather than an individual hero scenario.
- The graphics have taken “a huge step forward.”
- The sound effects are supposedly incredible. The sound of guns and soaring bullets were recorded in different locations for different sounds.
- They even recorded falling debris and even huddled beneath a culvert to capture the sound of live rounds passing overhead.
- There are 40,000 lines of dialogue in the game, the most ever in a Halo game.
- Halo 5: Guardians is scheduled for an October 27 release on Xbox One.