Halo 5: Guardians goes gold

Pre-launch multiplayer update detailed.

Halo 5: Guardians

Halo 5: Guardians has officially gone gold, Microsoft announced. That means it’s completed development.

“This is the culmination of an incredible three-year journey for our team,” 343 Industries executive producer Josh Holmes said in an Xbox Wire blog post. “Together we set out to accomplish an ambitious vision and deliver a Halo game built from the ground up for the Xbox One. 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.”

Halo 5 will have a multiplayer content update prior to launch that will “supplement the online multiplayer goodness with map content” for Arena Multiplayer and the 12-versus-12 Warzone Multiplayer. If you pre-ordered the game digitally and have your Xbox One power setting set to “Instant On,” it’ll automatically download the update prior to the game’s launch. Those that buy the game physically will download the update automatically after installing the game.

Post-launch, Halo 5 will receive monthly releases of new content and experiences, such as new REQ content and more than 18 free multiplayer maps.

Halo 5: Guardians launches worldwide for Xbox One on October 27.

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