Halo 5 update is bringing back big team battle & new maps

Halo 5: Guardians‘ multiplayer component launched several different modes, including the classic Slayer and the new paintball-esque Breakout, but there was one noticeable omission from the bunch: Big Team Battle, a huge take on Slayer featuring vehicles and a heavy emphasis on teamwork. That’s soon about to change, as an update for the game will not only add the large-scale mode to the game, but also four new maps designed (in part) by players.

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Kribwalker3178d ago

Fantastic. This game keeps giving

holysmokesbatman3178d ago

I'm thoroughly addicted to breakout, best Halo to date in my opinion.
It's easy to get caught up in nostalgia but putting that aside, the game is amazing!
And it's the best campaign Halo has ever had, I know many disagree but for me it just struck a chord, speaking of which, the soundtrack is EPIC and every bit as good as Halo 3's too.

otherZinc3178d ago


I completely agree!

I've been playing Halo 5 Single Player only. Beat it on Legendary Solo this time. I play in silence, not on the phone, not in snap mode, nothing, except listening to the dialogue.

Some levels are larger than entire games. Many paths to alter the game. Soon I'll get around to playing the multiplayer. I love this game and think it's the best in the series also.

GearSkiN3178d ago

When is btb comings again?

Tedakin3178d ago

IGN had an article saying this week so any day.

GearSkiN3178d ago

Wonder if they gonna release it this weekend and weekly play list

Tedakin3178d ago

Big Team is the one big thing missing. Glad it's returning. Forge maps are neat and all, but man they look bad... those plain flat textures. Hope for some maps built from the ground up.

Allsystemgamer3178d ago

Don't know why people are disagreeing. The forge maps looking noticeably worse than the maps that are built properly.

Godz Kastro3178d ago

This is my game of the year. I didn't think the mp would be this good. And even though I am not super familiar with the lore in terms of reading the books my friends and I thoroughly enjoyed the campaign.

9.5 out of 10

retrogamer093178d ago

Absolutely. Even in the campaign it's the best gameplay I've ever played in a FPS. . The enemies are challenging, the level design is outstanding, the vehicles are outstanding, the guns feel so good, and the overall story is not bad. Only knock to me was that the characters were not developed that well, but other than that it's outstanding and we did get some background when Cortana was mocking each one of them at the end. I'd love to see a squad based action shooter based around fire team. Loved playing as them.

Godz Kastro3178d ago

Retro, I couldn't agree more.

Kribwalker3178d ago

I haven't watched the nightfall series yet but I believe that and a bunch of the other #huntthetruth campaign marketing developes those characters for you. At least from the Locke side.


Master Chief Became More Than A Machine In 343's Halo

In Halo 4, 5, and Infinite, Master Chief became a more nuanced, human character.

In spite of the Halo series’ struggles, 343 deserves praise for adding nuance and characterisation to the ever-beating heart of Halo - The Master Chief. Playing through Infinite, it's abundantly clear that the events of the current and previous trilogies have irrevocably changed the iconic hero. He’s no longer the ‘blank slate’ that was previously presented by Bungie. He’s a fatigued, damaged and fallible protagonist, and one who is meandering through currents of grief, while reveling in his newfound agency. Giving the Chief a compelling and meaningful voice was no small feat, and 343 should be proud of that victory.

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kingnick497d ago

This article completely misses part of the appeal of the original iteration of character in the original game trilogy. It was the Chief and Cortana vs an entire alien collective. The blank slate Bungie displayed in their games was genius, he was an mysterious hero a wide audience could identify with because he wasn't as clearly defined as most characters.

The books added a lot of lore and backstory but most Halo players just want a fun game with exposition that doesn't get in the way of gameplay, it's why the Cortana level in Halo 3 was derided.

Not every character has to be a damaged soyboy, a soldier has to suck it up and do his duty.

BandarHub497d ago

A lot of people give the 343 version of Master Chief a lot of slack.
But Fundamentally he is still the same character, he just has a couple more dialogues. He has not changed in terms of attitude.
"Not every character has to be a damaged soyboy, a soldier has to suck it up and do his duty."
And that's what he has done at the end of the day, he did his duty. Watch his partner die, and was ready to destroy the weapon in Halo infinite....he is still the same soilder that everyone remembers

Halo Infintes one was a nice balance between both.

slate91497d ago

Chief and the halo franchise became a joke under 343

Sciurus_vulgaris496d ago

The 343i Master Chief has is based on the books. However, in Halo 4-Infinite, the Master Chief overtime become. gradually becomes more willing to show some emotion.

Obscure_Observer496d ago

"However, in Halo 4-Infinite, the Master Chief overtime become. gradually becomes more willing to show some emotion."

Which is awesome! I love how Master Chief become more John and less soldier.

Sciurus_vulgaris496d ago

I didn’t even notice my typos,lol


GameStop Kicks Off Four Pre-Owned Games For $20 Sale

Daily Video Game writes: "GameStop is running a new pre-owned game sale on over 1000 pre-owned games that offers four pre-owned ($9.99 or less) games for $20 across multiple gaming platforms right now, including PS3 and Xbox 360!"

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roadkillers737d ago

I mean, the deal is alright… Unfortunately for me the Serious S doesn’t have a disk drive and unfortunately for Gamestop a lot of those games are on or have been on Gamepass/PSNow.

Sgt_Slaughter738d ago

Given the nature of backwards compatibility on new systems, this is a great sale in case you missed out on some gems from last gen.

Mandingo2020738d ago

Most of the games on Xbox are on game pass. The Switch games in this sale are trash c'mon farming simulator that's laughable. The PS4 games should be cheaper. I can't wait for the GameStop going out of business liquidation sale.

neutralgamer1992738d ago

Seriously man I don't get the hate on GS and I guess you want even less options and give more control to the publishers

And you want thousands of people to lose their jobs because you don't like a company. One thing I have noticed is how most who hate on GS haven't shopped at the actual stores in years. Many who hate on GS have also done so listening to others negative stories or experiences. People on YT want clicks and hating on GS is the cool thing

SurgicalMenace737d ago

It's not people's hate that would lose people's jobs, it's the shady business practices of the company. So what you're saying is that because people work there individuals should just support what they don't want to? Sound advice; Hitler too had supporters, employees, and advocates but people go around hating him too. They only hate because of other people's bad stories or experiences; they only spoke bad about him because they wanted attention. It's been decades; lets give his way another go. With your logic anything could be made to sound good.🤷🏾‍♂️

neutralgamer1992737d ago


Seriously you used Hitler as an example to say company has shady practices

You don't have to shop at GS there are many other retailers. I shop there and vast majority of my experiences have been positive and most of the employees are super nice

SurgicalMenace737d ago

Just having some fun, bro.🤣🤣

Mandingo2020737d ago

There are other places to work besides GS. Plus, their benefits are trash so why not work somewhere else?