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Halo 5’s multiplayer doesn’t look that different

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343 Industries have their hands extremely full for the rest of the year. Not only are they still trying to sort out The Master Chief Collection’s terrible matchmaking, they have a massive beta coming up in a few weeks. Halo 5 is making a brief appearance before the end of the year, and another look at its gameplay has me all sorts of excited.

Check out 16 brand new minutes of Halo 5: Guardians gameplay, without any annoying commentary and enough headshots to make you reconsider that idea of ever becoming a professional Halo player. If you can, turn the quality up to take in all of the game’s fluid beauty.

For all the talk of Halo 5: Guardians changing the online formula drastically, I have to say that it looks surprisingly familiar throughout. There’s the regular hopping around to avoid fire and switching to the pistol for more long-range death dealing – things you’d encounter in most Halo multiplayer modes anyway. For the most part the only change that constantly gets some love is the little boost pack, which allows you to shift direction mid-air, get into cover quicker and make longer, more improbable jumps even easier.

Aiming down the sights (the most controversial addition) crops up here and there, but the speed of the game coupled with the balancing of de-scoping really seems to make it a non-issue. For the most part scoping is only really useful if you happen to find yourself alone and far from the action, and clearly nowhere else.

I’m sure it’s still gong to feel different, but right now it’s looking far more like a logical evolution of the series rather than a complete eSports overhaul. We’ll only really be able to tell that later this month, when the Halo 5 beta goes live for everyone currently struggling to find an online game in The Master Chief Collection. The beta will also last three weeks, giving you the chance to bring in the new year with a bang, followed by an obligatory tea bagging.

Last Updated: December 1, 2014


  1. Lets hope they can get this to work…How long has the MCC been out now? Is it working yet? Even Ubi sort their crap out quicker!!


    • Don Jeers

      December 1, 2014 at 09:57

      It’s still pretty bad.


      • Jonah Cash

        December 2, 2014 at 10:10

        That is just crazy!! They knew that the MP is the cornerstone of Halo, they really needed to get it right!!


        • Don Jeers

          December 2, 2014 at 10:21

          They really did take a steaming dump on the Halo legacy.


    • A Tardy Gamer appeared!

      January 8, 2015 at 19:13

      Do you two even know the “they” responsible?


      • Jonah Cash

        January 9, 2015 at 07:45

        No I don’t please inform me? Is it the clouds perhaps????


        • A Tardy Gamer appeared!

          January 9, 2015 at 23:33

          TMCC was outsourced (to Saber Interactive, Blur Studios, Certain Affinity, Ruffian Games and United Front Games) while 343i was hard at work, devoted to next-gen Halo. Your ignorance has led you bitching about the wrong people when blame should distributed where it’s actually due.



          • Jonah Cash

            January 10, 2015 at 14:16

            So me saying that it is unacceptable that a game has been out for over a month and is still not working is not fair because 343 didn’t make the games??? Hahahaha!! Go take your Halo fanboy shit somewhere where people care!! I said that they should sort it out, I don’t care who made the fucking game!!! The idiot that made is the one I said should sort it out!! But keep on believing that anyone can pull a Bungie with Halo and I will gladly come scrape the egg off your face!!
            Go play Destiny and see how well online should work!!
            Now bitch about that………..

          • A Tardy Gamer appeared!

            January 11, 2015 at 03:22

            Shit English skills (go take a class on how to person), baseless internet clichés (all you’re capable of, evidently) and pathetic bullshit excuses to bail you out of this embarrassing situation, like this entertaining bit:

            “The idiot that made is the one I said should sort it out!!”

            So then, in your initial post, you were hoping the ones TMCC was outsourced to “can get Halo 5 to work”. Either you’re a hopeless ditz or just full of shit. Or both. There just isn’t a possible scenario where your IQ level is near as high as your brattish ego. For future reference, try graduating 6th grade before attempting to be condescending over the internet, you sniveling cunt.

          • Jonah Cash

            January 12, 2015 at 07:47

            You stupid little person!! I said that I hope they can get MCC to work you fucktard!! Your IQ level is quite clearly below 10, if you had one more IQ point you might bark!! People like you are what is wrong with this world!! Everyone that upvoted me understood that I hope they get MCC to work, but you didn’t… So who is the idiot now???
            Also I am Afrikaans not English, so I really don’t give a shit what you think about my English!! So as jy kan translate: Fok jou, jy is nie my tyd werd nie so post soveel as wat jy wil ek sal nie weer reply nie!!

          • A Tardy Gamer appeared!

            January 14, 2015 at 06:52

            “You stupid little person!! I said that I hope they can get MCC to work you fucktard!!”

            Precisely why, on an article, not about TMCC, but Halo 5, you posted:

            “Lets hope they can get this to work…”

            I see you’ve yet to give prune juice a try, or you wouldn’t still be so full of shit. Pro-Tip: A foreign language doesn’t excuse your blatant lack of a 3rd-grade education, you adorable ditz you.

            “Everyone that upvoted me understood that I hope they get MCC to work”[…]

            You were upvoted by others concerned about whether or not Halo 5 will flop like TMCC at launch, which itself has been a controversial subject as of recently. Retreating behind “I have upvotes” won’t detract from what your comment actually reads. This whole “I meant I hope they get TMCC to work” charade of yours is just you cowardly backpedaling from your original statement, which is almost as pitiful as your weak attempts at witty comebacks.

            “Lets hope they can get this to work…”

            Here’s an English lesson for you:

  2. Mathias

    December 1, 2014 at 10:46

    Did it need a complete overhaul? As long as it’s better than 4’s, I’m in.


    • jam

      December 1, 2014 at 18:44

      Looks much better than the unbalanced mess which was halo 4 online. I personally can’t wait for the beta.


  3. andy

    December 1, 2014 at 16:33

    It runs at almost the same resolution that Halo 3 did over 7 years ago so how could it be much different looking 😉


    • doplerradar

      December 2, 2014 at 15:01

      It runs at 720p. Halo 3 was lower than that.


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