Halo 5: Guardians Goes Gold Ahead Of October 27th Release

Suit up: Halo 5: Guardians has gone gold. Studio head Josh Holmes made the announcement this afternoon, capping what he described as “an incredible three year journey for our team.” The game is set to go live on October 27th, so the Halo crew will have just a little time to catch their collective breath before the action starts again.

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“Together we set out to accomplish an ambitious vision and deliver a Halo game built from the ground up for the Xbox One,” Holmes said in today’s post. “Now as we near the release of the game on October 27, we couldn’t be more excited to share the results with you, the fans.”

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To emphasize the sheer magnitude of the effort that went into the game and whet our appetites, Holmes shared some interesting “By the Numbers” info:

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175 – Arm sets and helmets

53 – Different visors

30 – Vehicle variants

21 – Multiplayer maps at launch

12v12 Warzone

That 12v12 warzone is “the largest halo multiplayer experience to date,” and ought to make for some intense action. The game also has a 4v4 arena and eight playable characters.

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There will likely be updates before launch, so get those installed early. “Make sure you have the Power Setting for your Xbox One set to ‘Instant On’ so that you’ll automatically download the online multiplayer update prior to October 27th and be ready on launch day,” Holmes wrote on the blog.