Halo 5: Guardians Locks and Loads for October 27 Launch

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Built from the ground up to take advantage of the Xbox One and Xbox Live, Halo 5: Guardians is the next installment of the legendary sci-fi franchise, from developer 343 Industries. It features the most ambitious campaign and multiplayer experience in franchise history, all running at 60 frames per second on dedicated servers.

In Halo 5: Guardians, a mysterious and unstoppable force threatens the galaxy, the Master Chief is MIA, his loyalty is under question, and it’s time for you to hunt the truth. Featuring epic worlds and epic battles on an epic scale, Halo 5: Guardians’ riveting campaign weaves a dramatic story full of new and fan-favorite characters and enemies that will forever change the Halo universe. The Master Chief and Blue Team have gone missing, and tasked to hunt them down is the UNSC’s elite man hunter – Spartan Locke and Fireteam Osiris. As the pursuit continues, they begin to unravel the mystery behind an unstoppable force that threatens the entire galaxy.

It’s the next evolution of Halo combat, evolving the series’ core gameplay with new and improved movement and gunplay, and powerful Spartan Abilities that deepen the battlefield experience with an even-more-dynamic arsenal. You can play with up to three friends through seamless drop-in/out online cooperative play on dedicated servers. Or, play solo and work with your Spartan team – letting the new Fireteam A.I. turn them into deadly weapons on the battlefield.

Halo 5: Guardians also features the most multiplayer content in the series, with over 20 multiplayer maps available at launch and more than 15 extra multiplayer maps being added through June 2016 – at no additional cost. In addition to testing your skills in Halo’s competitive four-on-four Arena combat mode, the all-new Warzone mode presents a massive multiplayer experience, built from the ground up to take full advantage of Xbox One and Xbox Live. Supporting up to 24 players, Warzone fuses all the best elements of Halo into one gigantic multiplayer mode, featuring maps that are three to four times larger than any previous map in the series. Players will freely take on multiple objectives, battling against enemy players as well as A.I. opponents in what is sure to become one of the deepest, most beloved Halo multiplayer modes ever created.

Challenge your friends, crush your rivals, and discover the next pulse-pounding chapter of the Halo saga, when Halo 5: Guardians launches exclusively for Xbox One on October 27.