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Halo 5

Halo 5: Guardians is the predecessor to the classic of all classic shooters. 343 Studios launched it on Xbox One on October 27, 2015, and it has done well to hold over diehard Halo fans during this seemingly endless mode of anticipation for the following entry to the franchise. Master Chief continues the legacy of the previous Halo games in this first-person shooter.

Shortly after Halo 4’s release nearly a decade ago, the seeds for the next Halo game, Halo 5: Guardians, had been planted and watered, creating a brand new experience for long-time and newbie fans to enjoy. While the former games in the franchise had offline multiplayer options, there was no such accessibility for people who desired to play locally.

That decision by 343 Studios was expected since most online multiplayer games these days follow a similar model. Luckily, the campaign is always known for filling the gap for people who don’t have much interest in playing online with friends or strangers.

The Story

Halo 5: Guardians has players experience two teams, Blue Team and Fireteam Osiris (the former being led by the legendary Master Chief himself. Spartan Locke, the leader of Fireteam Osiris, is tasked with investigating Blue Team’s disappearance.
It’s highly unlikely they would be absent without leave, but it’s revealed to us that Master Chief and his team are searching for the whereabouts of Cortana, who is the artificial intelligence construct that shares the name with Microsoft’s Siri-like Xbox assistant.

A series of events causes Spartan Locke and the rest of the crew to second guess the loyalty Master Chief has. They aren’t fully aware of the intentions, so conclusions are inevitably drawn about the supposed hero of the franchise. Of course, uncovering the truths of the plot will reveal the true nature of his and Blue Team’s actions.

Many people who played Halo 5 disagreed with the direction the developers took with the plot. The community was divided by an arguably good campaign. However, 343 Studios has since announced Halo: Infinite, and we expect they will take full advantage of the anticipation from the community.


Halo 5: Guardians, as it is the latest game in the main lineup of the series, has maintained a lot of the benefits from the advances throughout the year that the older games were lacking. For example, simple mechanics like Sprinting that most gamers take for granted in first-person shooters have been brought back, unlike its predecessors. Of course, more complex mechanics like Spartan Charge and ground pound were either introduced or improved to enhance the player experience. Elements like these help to speed up the flow of matches, too. Some additions weren’t as respected, like the new radar updates, but for the most part, it’s more of the familiar gameplay concepts that we know and love from the classic franchise. The newer modes like Warzone mesh well with the classics like Slayer to help keep the game fresh and give players many options in their play sessions. Rocket launchers, snipers, and of course, the ever-powerful, one-strike killer Energy Sword help shake things up for players, too.  

What’s Next?

There are still tons of players enjoying Halo 5: Guardians. However, it has been out for a long time, and fans of the franchise are eagerly awaiting the latest entry to the Halo family, Halo: Infinite. While Halo: Infinite is around the corner, it would be in one’s best interest to spend as much time as you can practicing in Halo 5: Guardians.
It’s almost a certainty that the developers won’t deviate too far from the source, so it’s likely the skills you hone now will translate well. There is no release date, but more and more information gets either officially announced or leaked, which usually means the launch is right around the corner. We’ll just have to wait to see how sharp the turn around that corner is in these coming months.

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