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News March 31 2017
Warzone Turbo Back Today and Warzone Warlords in April
Unyshek plopped into the forums on HaloWaypoint to give us a heads up of Warzone modes returning! Warzone Turbo, a mode where you start at REQ level 9, is already up and running in Halo 5, while Warzone Warlords and its focus on 6 and 12 player-team matchmaking will return in April for a fun weekend! Check it out here for the details! (MacGyver10 17:52:39 UTC) (permalink)
Halo Community Update - 03/30/17 'Championship Calibre'
This week's Halo Community Update is a short one, with not much more than the Halo World Championship going on in our universe recently. The offspring of HBO's womb pens it this week, so check it out over at HaloWaypoint to hear GrimBrotherOne wrap up another Halo Championship event! (MacGyver10 17:50:15 UTC) (permalink)
Rockslider Explores Above the AoTCR Entry Chamber
Rockslider continues his exploration of AoTCR's entry chamber, this time by going above it! Check out his latest video and updated article in his post in our forum! (MacGyver10 17:48:14 UTC) (permalink)
News March 30 2017
Xbox Wire Shares the Record-Breaking Streaming Stats for the Halo World Championship Last Weekend
While there's justifiably been plenty said on the downsides of the Halo World Championship this past weekend, there were some really great things that went down too! The news on the Xbox Wire for the HWC shows the record-breaking, streaming stats and recaps some of the action! (MacGyver10 16:08:20 UTC) (permalink)
ZaedynFel's Weekly Matchmaking Update - Halo 5's CSR Ranking Exact Same System as Halo 3's 1-50
ZaedynFel has this week's Matchmaking Feedback Update on HaloWaypoint if you want to check it out. Some mentions of why it seems you may play the same map over and over again, info on social matchmaking and the revelation (for me at least) that Halo 5's CSR system is the exact same ranking system as Halo 3's 1-50 system! (MacGyver10 15:54:11 UTC) (permalink)
Morpheus Montage Pick This Week is Classic Halo 2 FFA by Phurion
Morpheus was late, so I don't feel as bad about being late myself, but here's his 'Monday Montage' for this week! It's a Phurion film that was shot all in one night, and edited in another. It's a solid minute of FFA gameplay set to the Postal Service song 'Natural Anthem' and it's also available in an 'Over Edit' version! (MacGyver10 15:48:58 UTC) (permalink)
News March 27 2017
Termacious Trickocity Maneuvers Into All of Halo 3's Floodgate Cutscene Rooms, Including the MASSIVE 'Portal Room'
The folks at Termacious Trickocity have often come up with some pretty amazing videos. Just last year they made their way into the bridge cutscene room in Halo 3! Here, they have outdone themselves. Using ridiculous combos of deployable covers, trip mines, gravity hammers, the Halo 3 'Gravemind effect', respawning, sword elevatoring and more, not only did they visit the bridge cutscene room in Halo 3's Floodgate level, but they also maneuvered their way into the ramp cutscene room and the portal room. It's really quite a breathtaking accomplishment what they did here. If you're a fan of Halo, you'll want to make time to see what they've succeeded in doing with their latest trick! (Thanks The SuperWaffle!) (MacGyver10 17:56:55 UTC) (permalink)
Shesez' 'Off Camera Secrets' Series Looks at Halo: CE's Techno-magic
BOLL shared a cool video by Shesez' 'Off Camera Secrets' series that takes a loon at Halo: CE and some of the tech slight-of-hand used to make things look spiffy in-game. You can see the video on YouTube and watch what might be new to you (I had no idea there were 'spartans' in the other cryo-tubes at the start of the game)! (MacGyver10 17:49:24 UTC) (permalink)
Rockslider Slides Around the Spinning Rings in AoTCR's Entry
After spending some time already in the AoTCR entry chamber, he's back again and sliding around on the spinning rings! Not sure how that worked, but he even managed to get a banshee stuck in the spinning rings! Check out the links in his forum post! (MacGyver10 17:42:17 UTC) (permalink)
News March 23 2017
Halo Community Update - 03/23/17 'March Madness'
It's a short and sweet Halo update this week as most of the 343 team is in California getting ready for the Halo World Championship. There's obviously some highlighting of that event, but also some recapping of the new Halo Wars 2 leader and catching up on Community Spotlights! Check it out over at HaloWaypoint when you get the chance! (MacGyver10 23:19:26 UTC) (permalink)
Halo World Championship This Weekend as Teams Shoot for $1,000,000!
(MacGyver10 23:16:06 UTC) (permalink)
This weekend the top Halo teams vie for their shot at $1 million in prize money! Make sure you check out the Halo Twitter account this weekend to follow all the action!
No Joke, Get Free Mega Construx (formerly Mega Bloks) at Toys R' Us on April 1st
(MacGyver10 23:14:28 UTC) (permalink)
We're not kidding, you can pick up a UNSC Wasp for free at the Mega Construx event at Toys R' Us on April 1st! Check your store out for details!
News March 21 2017
HaloWaypoint Forum Updates on REQ Changes in Warzone and Matchmaking Feedback
A couple of cool things from HaloWaypoint we missed last week:
- ZaedynFel has the latest matchmaking update live in the Waypoint forums. There's a request for feedback on how you team up for Halo, and info on the possibility of map vetoing in Halo 5 and Forged maps in ranked playlists!
- Also, Sketch visited the Waypoint forums to share some REQ updates for Warzone that were already in effect. It's easier to rain down pink death now!
(MacGyver10 17:22:20 UTC) (permalink)
New Leader 'Kinsano' Available Now in Halo Wars 2
(MacGyver10 17:20:10 UTC) (permalink)
If you've booted up Halo Wars 2 recently, you should be prompted to download the new leader, Kinsano! You can read her welcome over at HaloWaypoint!
Morpheus Montage Monday - 'Already Over - A Halo 2 Montage' by BlaziN
Morpheus launches another of his favorite montages to the forum this week in 'Already Over - A Halo 2 Montage' by BlaziN. Here's what Morpheus had to say about this one:
The choice for this week's Long side theme is almost 15 minutes long and was made about 5 years ago. Some people may not like it--the player, xxBlaziN 187 looks like the kind of person spending too long knowing all the ins and outs of the system, but his skills are absolutely jaw-dropping regardless. You will never comprehend how someone can chain together so many different complicated button combos flawlessly, and under pressure. It's hard not to smile at the editing here; it's simple, yet completely embodies the spirit of that "classic" Halo montage feel--you'd think you were back in 2005. While I personally am not a fan of the music choice(also heads up the last song is hip-hop, so NSFW tags) but the amazing gameplay and the nostalgic editing more than make up for it. Enjoy BlaziN's Final Halo 2 Montage! (MacGyver10 17:14:21 UTC) (permalink)
New Halo 2 Sheriff in Town (Getting Through the Green Door in Sacred Icon)
Grumpy emailed us recently with a killer new Halo 2 video, here's what he had to say:
SLOBSKY decided to destroy the iconic Sacred Icon Green Door in Halo 2 the hard way. The BAW (Break Any Wall) he pulls off is the power way to get in that giant door. Mods went in but they didn't count, I went in but it was a fluke in the programming that allowed me to just walk in. This is awesome...the flat launch, the CP, the BAW, falltime break, this is the old HIH kind of tricking at it's best. (MacGyver10 17:09:25 UTC) (permalink)
Rockslider Explores the Massive Entry Chamber in Attack on The Control Room
Rockslider revisits an oldie but a goodie with his latest video and article. Check out his post in our forum where he explores the entry chamber to Attack on The Control Room with a stolen banshee! (MacGyver10 17:07:24 UTC) (permalink)
News March 17 2017
Halo Community Update - 03/16/17 'Burn Baby Burn'
After taking a short vacation from the regular weekly update, Sketch is back with info on the upcoming Halo Wars 2 patch, the aforementioned new leader vidoc, some assets for the Halo 5 API, community spotlight and more! Go give it a read over at HaloWaypoint when you get the chance! (MacGyver10 00:04:22 UTC) (permalink)
Fanmade Trailer for 'Halo: Combat Evolved' 16 Years Later
The Vengeful 'Vadam let us know of a trailer they made for the OG, Halo: CE! Cool to see what they think would have been highlight worthy for this 16 year old game! (MacGyver10 00:01:30 UTC) (permalink)
News March 16 2017
ViDoc on New Halo Wars 2 Leader 'Kinsano'
Been wondering when you could learn more about the newest leader coming to Halo Wars 2? Check out this ViDoc on Kinsano called 'Trial by Fire'! She's the new leader piloting a Flame Cyclops coming soon to the lineup! (MacGyver10 23:58:56 UTC) (permalink)
News March 13 2017
Leaked Video of Cancelled Halo Mega Bloks Game Shows Firefight-like 'Besieged' Mode
Remember that cancelled Halo Mega Bloks game? More leaked footage has surfaced of it, this time a video of a new mode called 'Besieged' which draws instant comparisons to Halo's beloved Firefight mode! (MacGyver10 22:24:07 UTC) (permalink)
GrimBrother One Clarifies New Arena Season and 'Proving Grounds' Playlist
To further clarify both the announcement of the new Arena season, and the test-changes for the 'Proving Grounds' playlist, GrimBrother One penned a piece on the new Arena Season over at HaloWaypoint! (MacGyver10 22:22:36 UTC) (permalink)
ZaedynFel's Matchamking Feedback Update for 03/13/17
As usual on a Monday, ZaedynFel spends some time in the Waypoint forums discussing feedback on Halo 5's matchmaking and particularly goes over smurfing, MMR and challenges! (MacGyver10 22:19:38 UTC) (permalink)
Morpheus Montage Monday - 'Brutal Bounce'
Morpheus dropped in with another montage for your Monday called 'Brutal Bounce'. It had a lot of hands in putting it together, but it really comes out to a specific distinction of two halves, one brutal (pretty intense music and language to begin with!) and the other full of bounce! (MacGyver10 22:13:17 UTC) (permalink)
News March 10 2017
Physical Disc of Halo Wars 2 on eBay for $35 While Supplies Last
Munky-058 gave us the heads up that Halo Wars 2 can be grabbed for the steal of a deal on eBay at just $35. It's for the physical disc obviously, but if you were waiting on a price drop, this is a great opportunity while the game is still fresh! (MacGyver10 20:38:30 UTC) (permalink)
New Arena Season for March-April Live Now in Halo 5
(MacGyver10 16:37:57 UTC) (permalink)
The March-April season is live in Halo 5 now. Go get your matches in to find out how you match up against others!
News March 7 2017
Play and Keep Score with New Forged 'Skeeball' Map in Halo 5
Want to continue to be amazed at forgers in Halo 5? Check out this working Skeeball map and its lovingly-retro aesthetics! You can download the map and download the gametype to try it out yourself for your next play time with custom games! (MacGyver10 18:37:04 UTC) (permalink)
Matchmaking Feedback Update on HaloWaypoint for 03/06/17
ZaedynFel continues his conversation with the community on matchmaking in Halo 5! He spends some time talking smurfs, CSR playlists in this week's feedback, so if you're interested go give it a read and some feedback yourself! (MacGyver10 18:35:07 UTC) (permalink)
Morpheus Montage Monday features 'Dlongo's Final Halo 3 Montage'
While Morpheus prepared enough to get his post in early, we're a day late sharing his 'Montage Monday' choice for this week. Check out Dlongo's 'Final Halo 3 Montage' for about 12 minutes of multiplayer mayhem! (MacGyver10 18:31:57 UTC) (permalink)
Rockslider Megabattles on the AoTCR Spiral Path (With Battle Plans!)
Rockslider is throwing down some more megabattle carnage in his latest videos. Check out his forum post to see some rocket carnage on the AoTCR spiral path and a couple of battle plans for megabattling! (MacGyver10 16:20:00 UTC) (permalink)
News March 3 2017
Halo Community Update - 03/02/17 'Patch Party'
Breitzen gave us the heads up that the latest Halo Community update is up! Some game patches for Halo 5 and Halo Wars 2 are incoming, a test playlist for Halo 5 radar changes is on the horizon and the usual golden nuggets of a 343 team spotlight, community spotlights and awesome Forge creations are there. Go give it a read at HaloWaypoint when you get the chance. (MacGyver10 19:59:40 UTC) (permalink)
Unboxing The 'Halo Wars 2' Themed Halo Legendary LootCrate
You can still check out our ODST unboxing from last October, but now we have the latest 'Halo Wars 2-themed LootCrate' unboxing for you to preview, and a killer fake write-up from Quirel. If this gets you all hot and bothered (for the stuff, not the sexy man), you can check out our 'HBOCrate' code to jump in for the next 'Great Schism-themed' Halo Legendary crate! Update: A writeup page (with pics of all the inside goodies) is now online. (MacGyver10 19:51:10 UTC) (permalink)
News March 1 2017
Such Grace and Beauty
(MacGyver10 22:52:02 UTC) (permalink)
...and sometimes you just need to share things because they exist and you love them.
Rockslider Surfs a Pelican and Ends Up With Two Pelicans on AOTCR
Rockslider spends some time riding on a pelican in his latest video, and also shows off how to get two pelicans in AOTCR. If you prefer text to video, he also has you covered with an article going over his latest trick! (MacGyver10 22:47:41 UTC) (permalink)
Matchmaking Feedback for Halo 5, 343 Discusses MMR, CSR and Seasons
ZaedynFel of 343 Industries continues to provide a voice of response to all the feedback surrounding Halo 5 matchmaking. Check out his post in the Waypoint forums to see their thoughts on MMR, CSR, seasonal resets and more! (MacGyver10 22:45:25 UTC) (permalink)
Next Halo Legendary LootCrate is 'The Great Schism'-themed and Features the Arbiter
(MacGyver10 22:42:18 UTC) (permalink)
The current Halo Legendary LootCrate is already arriving at doorsteps, so 343 is showing off the next figure to be included in April's 'The Great Schism'-themed crate! Looks like you'll receive the classic Arbiter if you get in line before April 15th! Use our code 'HBOCrate' and save some money while you're at it!