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News February 8 2016

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Halo Community Update - 02/05/16 ('A Whole New Ball Game')
Bravo posted a late community update this past Friday sort of recapping much of the information we've been hearing for a bit on recent updates (matchmaking, Warzone, blue spartans, etc), but he also shows off a bit about the new 'Ball gametype' and a few Spartan companies that have already achieved the Achilles armor (come on HBO fans, sign up for our spartan company and let's get going!). As usual, it's free for your perusal at HaloWaypoint! (MacGyver10 15:35:26 UTC) (permalink)

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Canon Fodder - Judges and Jurys
Since 343 posts everything late on Friday evenings (east coast represent!), I usually don't get to share on the day they come out unfortunately. With another school/work week in full swing though, maybe take some time to read through the latest Canon Fodder again (or for the first time)? There is plenty on Cortana's new look, including a few renders and a Q&A with '343 Big Boys' Tim Longo and Brian Reed. (Thanks puppymonkeybaby!) (MacGyver10 15:30:46 UTC) (permalink)

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News February 5 2016

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Game Day Slayer Is Not a QB Nickname This Weekend (Social Slayer Playlist Live!)
If you're not a fan of American football, or maybe just will fit some games of Halo 5 in between sportsing this weekend, the weekend playlist is live in Halo 5!

(MacGyver10 23:27:12 UTC) (permalink)

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'You're Now an Owl, Wort-wort!'
Lord Zedd has been sifting through old Halo code again, and this time found a brutal marine assassination from elites. Check it out in gamerguy2002's post in our forum! (MacGyver10 23:25:30 UTC) (permalink)

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CaptainDireWolf Recreates the Star Wars Pod Race In Halo 5's Forge
munky-058 shared a pretty cool custom/aesthetic map called 'Boonta Eve'. It does kind of work, but it is on honor rules until we get an official race gametype. If you're interested though, go see what the pod race from Star Wars Ep I would look like in Halo 5 thanks to CaptainDireWolf! (MacGyver10 23:22:13 UTC) (permalink)

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News February 4 2016

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Fancy Chief and Locke Figures from SquareEnix Up for Pre-Order
The Square-Enix made PLAY ARTS -KAI- figures are now available for pre-order. Whether you like the Blue Team leader or the head of Fireteam Osiris, check 'em out!

(MacGyver10 23:13:00 UTC) (permalink)

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News February 3 2016

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Warzone REQ Costs Changing for Some Weapons
Warzone REQs will be getting a little easier to call in now thanks to some cost changes already implemented in a service side update. HaloWaypoint has the details up on their website if you want to see what weapons will be easier to call in now. (MacGyver10 18:38:25 UTC) (permalink)

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DrBizz Still Breaking Into Places He Shouldn't Be on Halo 2's Cairo Station
DrBizz has long been a legend in the Halo tricking community with many 'firsts' to his name. You can add another to that repertoire with his recent admission to the area under the elevator death zone on Cairo Station in Halo 2.

In his own words: "Hey friends! DrBizz here again. It's been a while! I just released a new video showing my most recent accomplishment, which is another previously unexplored area on Cairo Station. This was done on The Master Chief Collection and thanks to all the new crazy skulls it was possible. It was a really outrageous project, where I had countless fails and setups that never worked. It involves actually going inside the famous "cutscene room" and blasting from there through a HUGE distance of void space through the level and ending up underneath the death barrier that blocks access to the large room under the elevator. This trick is very special to me, because I thought it was impossible for so long. But like so many other challenges, it just took an outrageous idea and a ton of work, and 11 years after the game came out we got in." (MacGyver10 18:09:22 UTC) (permalink)

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News February 2 2016

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Halo 5: Guardians 'Arena REQ Bundle' Coming Later This Month and Includes The Mark V Alpha Armor Set
We had the 'Warzone REQ Bundle' at launch, and now it looks like 343 Industries is bringing out the 'Arena REQ Bundle' later this month on the 16th. It works very similar to the Warzone bundle, but this one does include an automatic unlock of the Mark V Alpha armor! You can pre-order it already on Amazon if interested.

Update: Looks like HaloWaypoint is now talking about the new Arena REQ Bundle. (MacGyver10 22:31:46 UTC) (permalink)

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Matchmaking Improvements for Halo 5 in The New February Season
With the new February season for matchmaking in Halo 5, there were some updates that 343 Industries made to how you find players to fill your game. They've since gone further into their matchmaking improvements in general, especially for those in Asia and South America. (MacGyver10 17:43:05 UTC) (permalink)

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News February 1 2016

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ilovebees Still Relevant, and Helping Microsoft With An Underwater Data Center
What's old is new again, and what has once been used, can be re-purposed for an awesome Microsoft experiment! A small character in the overall Halo universe, Leona Philpot's name is being used once again by Microsoft as a name for it's new underwater data center test. (Thanks Quirel!) (MacGyver10 21:05:15 UTC) (permalink)

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'Everyone is Horrible' Says Episode 17 of The FUDcast
Davidfuchs shared with us the latest FUDcast available from Forward Unto Dawn, episode 17 called 'Everyone is Horrible'. Give it a listen as they answer some community questions about their kickstarted fan book with Dildev from the Halo Archive. (MacGyver10 16:57:50 UTC) (permalink)

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Druids and Solstices Not Included in Forged Maps
We have a pretty regular amount of custom games coordinated by our forum, and DEEP NNN stopped in with another map for our crews to check out. It's a recreation of his Stonehenge map from previous Halos, and you can check it out via his post for the download instructions and previews! (MacGyver10 16:54:13 UTC) (permalink)

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Halo's Arbiter Coming to Killer Instinct for Ssn 3 of The Fighting Game's DLC
With some pretty killer news last week, 343 Industries and Double Helix have teamed up to bring a favorite Halo Character into their fighting game. This isn't the first time a Halo character has been in a fighting game, but it is the first time an established character makes their debut! (Thanks GrimBrother One and Morhek!) (MacGyver10 16:46:54 UTC) (permalink)

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Canon Fodder - Brute Force
HBO's little Capuchin monkey stopped in last Friday with the latest Canon Fodder (#60!). There's a great explanation of a specific Brute encounter from Halo 3 that blew my mind, specifics on the differences in Elite helmets and more. Go give it a read over at HaloWaypoint! (MacGyver10 16:38:50 UTC) (permalink)

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Beautiful Scenes and Screens from Riptide Care of SESpider
SESpider went on a quest for hidden grunts in the new Riptide map from Halo 5's 'Infinity's Armory' update and found a bunch of pretty scenes as well. Check out his image/video intensive post for some screen grabs and videos of a few of the shots he liked. (MacGyver10 16:36:15 UTC) (permalink)

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