It’s Tuesday and you know what that means. No, let’s try this again. It’s Tuesday, October 27th and you know what that means, right? Yes, beginning today Xbox One owners can play Halo 5: Guardians.
Last night’s launch festivities for Halo seem to have been mildly successful. Halo 5: Guardians pits the Master Chief and his team of Spartans against a team of new-comers lead by Spartan Jameson Locke from last year’s Halo: Nightfall television series. The game features a new multiplayer mode inspired by the free-roam massive battles of Titanfall, classical multiplayer in Arena and a new mechanic in the Campaign that lets players command each respective Spartan team.
Microsoft is selling the game directly through its Xbox Store for $59.99, at least. Really dedicated Halo fans can pick up the enhanced digital version that comes with a REQ Bundle to use in Warzone multiplayer and access to the Halo: Fall of Reach series that details the origins of the Master Chief. Xbox One owners can purchase the many limited editions of Halo 5: Guardians from Amazon.
From the looks of the store, it seems like everyone else ran away from using today to launch their games. There aren’t any other notable additions to the Xbox One game library coming this week. To play Halo 5: Guardians you’ll need an Xbox One. There are some reports of the game taking a bit of time to download. Keep that in mind too.