Halo has been a part of my life since I was a jealous Mac owner, gazing forlornly at Doom and other FPS games that made PC gaming so exciting. When Steve Jobs revealed the game at the 1999 Macworld Expo, I just about lost my mind as I tried vainly to wrap it around this staggering, open, sandbox-y sci-fi experience. Fast forward to 2016, and not only is it a part of my life, it is my life. And if you’re reading this, then it’s likely a big part of yours.
Today is a very special moment for all of us here at 343 Industries, as we continue the great Halo journey with the release of the very first Halo Legendary Crate.
This inaugural Halo Legendary Crate is something that a huge number of very talented people (and also me) have poured a tremendous amount of love and effort and craft into. We wanted to give folks something genuinely exclusive and authentic and delightful. And I think we did. The items and story included in the crate are the things we wanted. And that’s our drive: selfishly, secretly making amazingly cool stuff that we can personally hoard, read, wear, play and enjoy.
We chose SPARTAN-IV INITIATION as our theme because the aspirational aspect of becoming a Spartan super-soldier – slung into the trenches of a fierce battle against a seemingly unstoppable enemy in order to stave off humanity’s extinction – is central to our story of survival and sacrifice. It comes packed with everything the aspiring Spartan needs – a UNSC utility satchel, a Spartan-IV pullover, your fireteam pin, an exclusive Halo Icons Spartan Warzone figure, and more.
If you haven’t already, we’d love you to join us on Spartan Fireteam Apollo. You can enlist now right HERE. Remember, when you link your Microsoft account to your subscription, you will receive a special in-game emblem, exclusive REQ packs for Halo 5: Guardians and a unique forum badge on Halo Waypoint for being part of Fireteam Apollo.