A level playing field. Smart Scope. Sprinting. Strafing. Charging. Ground-pounding. The stabilizer. Midship. The Prophets’ Bane. Breakout mode. My first taste of the Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta was filled with fascination, but these are the things I enjoyed the most. This is clearly a new Halo for a new era, but in many ways it also feels like an evolved Halo 2. And that’s a good thing.