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New Halo 5: Guardians details emerge

Game Informer’s extensive coverage of Halo 5: Guardians has yielded some new details about the highly anticipated title queued to launch this October, including how many multiplayer maps will be available at launch. Here are a few bits of information that have come to light so far:

  • Halo 5 will launch with over 20 multiplayer maps, with 15 additional maps being added by June 2016 free of charge.
  • A completely new “epic” multiplayer mode will be unveiled at E3. This mode has been in development for more than 3 years, and sounds like a fresh take on Big Team Battle mode. It reportedly “incorporate all aspects of the Halo sandbox for the very first time ever”.
  • The campaign will have drop-in/drop-out 4 player co-op for the first time in franchise history.
  • In singleplayer, you can give your AI companions commands. (possibly utilizing Kinect?)
  • There will be a unique HUD for every team member in co-op mode.
  • Campaign levels will have many alternative paths.
  • Xbox Live Gold is not required for online co-op, but splitscreen co-op will not be available.
  • The Halo 5: Guardians Beta was a fundamental base for many positive changes.

How do you feel about all of these new features in Halo 5: Guardians? Let us know in the comments below. We’ll continue to report all that we learn, so stay tuned.

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