In an arena match, you can be catapulted toward the middle, and then you can stalk your enemies. But in the story of Halo 5, Master Chief goes absent without leave (AWOL), and his United Nations Space Command superiors accuse him of outright treason. Each team can consist of four human players in co-op mode, or with one human player and three artificial intelligence (A.I.)

Chief being AWOL equals having equipment that's equivalent to a starship. We encourage you to read our updated PRIVACY POLICY and COOKIE POLICY. Skilled players can use new Spartan abilities in a way that gives them an advantage over weaker players. The gameplay is accompanied by awesome cinematics, like in the beginning of the game as Locke lands among a ton of Covenant enemies.

Overall, the Spartan abilities accomplish two things.

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We'll learn the whole story when we play the game. Is this real? And you have to jump, dash, and flank as your enemy returns fire from multiple directions.

Since that story, Locke (formerly an agent in the Office of Naval Intelligence) has become a Spartan IV supersoldier with the accompanying strength augmentations. There seems to be a lot revealed about Agent Locke's motives in at least a Halo 2 Anniversary cut-scene and even the actor himself has said he's supposedly "hunting" the Master Chief in Halo 5. The Arena mode is something altogether different. In its own trailers, Microsoft set up an exaggerated confrontation between Locke and the chief. Fireteam Osiris, Locke's team, is a special Spartan-IV unit typically used for hunting rogue Spartans. We already have seen him save Buck a number of times as well in Halo 5 so there's that matter too.

If you hit a Spartan from the back, you’ll kill the Spartan with one blow. If you mistime it, you are vulnerable to enemy attacks. After this mission Locke would be tasked with hunting down Master Chief.

105. They are among the best the Spartan-IVs and the Spartan Branch have to offer. I still have a hard time wrapping my head around why he's being "hunted." I can see how this will go over well with esports fans, but I think it’s also fun for players who like quick and dirty matches. character who died at the end of Halo 4’s single-player campaign story) and the esports-like multiplayer, where pro gamers can thrive. She is being held by the Covenant, and even appears to be collaborating with them. Other then that I don't think much has been revealed about that. They bring something new. If you hit from the front or side, you’ll take down the Spartan’s shields.

So, yes, he can keep up with these folks.

Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. And 343 and Microsoft have a chance to sell a lot more copies with Halo 5: Guardians, a first-person shooter which debuts on October 27 on the Xbox One game console. The problems in the single-player story may not matter. Halo fans have been waiting for a new Master Chief game since Halo 4 came out in 2012 on the Xbox 360. You can make a lot of noise shooting from afar or sneak around in stealth. When did the Master Chief suddenly become a criminal to the UNSC when he's practically their most legendary and highly decorated hero?

Halo 5 featuresthe most ambitious campaign and multiplayer experience in franchise history, all running at 60 frames per second on dedicated servers. — Spartan Locke and the Chief arguing.

343 Industries has tried very hard to deliver something different.

This is pretty severe, as the chief always goes his own way, but he never strays this far off the reservation. — Cortana attempts to taunt Locke Spartan Jameson Locke (service number 73808-3153-JL) is a Spartan-IV supersoldier and a former Office of Naval Intelligence agent.

There seems to be a lot revealed about Agent Locke's motives in at least a Halo 2 Anniversary cut-scene and even the actor himself has said he's supposedly "hunting" the Master Chief in Halo 5. But there is such a thing as trying too hard to make it seem original, and that results in a flawed single-player campaign like with Halo 2. And they reward the skillful player.

Those players aren’t going to be disappointed, since the multiplayer combat has some new features that make it a first-rate experience. You start out playing as Locke, who leads a squad of his own Spartans.
You will, for instance, routinely run into Hunters, the most difficult enemies to defeat.

New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, Reddit's home for all things Halo, the first-person shooter series developed by 343 Industries and previously developed by Bungie |, Press J to jump to the feed. Add to that the new gameplay features with the Spartan Abilities (see below) and you get something innovative too. You can hang in the air for a couple of seconds, allowing you to avoid grenade explosioins, sort of like a player doing a delayed jump shot in basketball. I’ve always liked how everything comes together in a Halo experience. Fancy name for a hitman, that. He is hunting the Master Chief because he went AWOL.

That, as well as new multiplayer twists, could be its saving grace. Every game has great pulse-pounding music that gets you into the spirit of the combat.

Designed for the esports pro gamers, you can fight four-on-four tournament-style matches where the object is to capture a flag or take out the enemy team. While the story seems absurd, Halo 5 has the familiar, challenging first-person shooter gameplay that fans have come to know and love. Microsoft brings its Compute Cloud into play by enhancing the available processing power in your Xbox One by doing more of the A.I. I wouldn't mind if they gave a little more reason as to how it should be believable but there's just barely any backstory for the guy. In terms of strength, Chief has a pretty big advantage here. Above: In Halo 5: Guardians, you can jump in the air and change directions using stabilizers. This is where you see the experts shine.

You do realise nobody knows the story line of halo 5 apart from those who actually work on the game? And with “stabilizers,” you can jump into the air and then thrust in any direction (after pressing the left trigger) to extend your jump distances or stay in the air longer.

Could be hunting him down for his help just saying idk. That’s a shame, as Halo 5 is the biggest game that Microsoft has coming this fall and it’s part of a series that has sold more than 65 million copies and generated $4.6 billion in revenue.

The challenge for the storytellers is that they really have to convince you that this betrayal is real and that somebody that you have really liked in the past has become evil or misguided.

That’s why the mode can support a lot more characters in the battle at once. There’s usually a hidden weapon on the level, such as a battle rifle. Multiplayer is more challenging and fun than past games. Turned out Chief wasn't really rogue... he was just going after Cortana... again. I'm a little confused about all this.

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It portrayed this rogue Master Chief that was against the UNSC and an lifeless Spartan Locke hunting him because Chief was a traitor or Locke was just envious. Close. You have to switch between sticky or bouncy grenades, depending on the target.
I'm pretty he's on a journey to get Cortana back with the use of Forerunner tech.

The opening cinematic is quite spectacular, though the gameplay that it leads to is a fairly routine mission, only with four Spartans instead of just the usual one.