Enlist Now for the HaloFest Livestream, November 8-11
On Nov. 11, the next step in the Halo journey begins with the release of Halo: The Master Chief Collection and Halo: Nightfall. In the days prior, Microsoft and 343 Industries invite fans to join the celebration as they broadcast special sneak peeks, interviews and exclusive gameplay to the world on Xbox Live, Xbox.com and Twitch – including the first look at the Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta and the world premiere of the first episode of Halo: Nightfall. HaloFest: A Celebration Fit for a Spartan: Halo: The Master Chief Collection is Microsoft and 343 Industries’ tribute to longtime fans, the culmination of more than 13 years of storytelling, adventure and gameplay. For the first HaloFest, 343 built a living museum of Halo history, but this time, the history is encapsulated in its purest form, the Master Chief’s epic saga. So this year, in celebration of those memories and the future that lies ahead, Halo will take over the Avalon Theatre in Los Angeles on Nov. 10, the day before Halo: The Master Chief Collection arrives worldwide.
ESL Gaming Launches Today on Xbox One
Today, we’re bringing you the competitive gaming you’ve been asking for with the launch of ESL Gaming on Xbox One.
ESL is the largest independent eSports brand in the world, running online competitions globally and filling sport stadiums for live events. Watching eSports on a console has never been easier, because with ESL on Xbox One you can directly find tournaments within the app, sign up without a second screen and open a match via the “My Matches” section. Within your match sheet you can see your opponent’s gamer picture and gamertag, contact them directly to exchange details on how to find each other in-game and enter the results directly within the app. You can even read news on Xbox topics like featured tournaments and games.
Sign up for a tournament through the ESL app on Xbox One to kick start your pro gaming career. Begin with ESL Open tournaments to gain experience, then try competing in the ESL Major tournaments with the chance to earn prizes. Keep your eyes peeled for the ESL Pro competitions and qualifiers and you could become the next eSports legend.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection Now Available for Pre-order and Pre-download
Thirteen years ago, Xbox made gaming history with the release of Halo: Combat Evolved. Then, ten years ago, Halo 2 changed the face of gaming forever. To date, more than 60 million copies of Halo games have been sold worldwide, driving over 6 billion hours of gameplay by fans connected to Xbox Live. Now, on November 11, the seminal first-person shooter saga gets the deluxe Xbox One treatment with the release of Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Celebrating three generations of the franchise and giving both new and longtime Halo fans the chance to experience all of the action on one consoles, this will kick off a new era in the Halo universe.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection: We are Golden
Hey there Halo fans! It’s been a long, crazy, exciting road, and we’re finally getting close to launch of Halo: The Master Chief Collection in November. I wanted to personally share some big status updates with you. Let’s start with the biggest: Halo: The Master Chief Collection has gone GOLD! This is a massive milestone for the team and also means that the game is available for Pre-Order and Pre-Download right now! I couldn’t be more excited to start having fans grab this game online so everyone can hit the ground running on release day! The team has been working incredibly hard to make this happen, so we’re all eager for you to play this labor of love.
How to Snag the Best Achievements in Project Spark
Project Spark may be a free digital download, but that doesn't mean you're missing out on any of those sweet, sweet Achievements. This game is going to make you work for them, but don’t worry, we've got some tips on how you can make the most out of Project Spark, and boost that Gamerscore in the process. Right out the gate, let's start with the two toughest ones in the bunch: Crossroads Souls (10G) – Beat Crossroads Adventure without taking damage.
Unstoppable: Crossroads (10G) – Complete Crossroads five times without dying. For both of these Achievements, you're going to want to max your character up to level 20. We recommend Scarlett the Ranger, who can destroy enemies at a distance and use a distracting decoy. Also consider the downloadable character Avalon the Druid. Her healing powers can turn the tables on your enemies. Make sure you set the game to easy (unless you