Gameinformer has revealed that Halo 5: Guardians is their cover story for July, and with it came some interesting new details about the game’s story and multiplayer modes. They have also teased ongoing coverage with a short video.
Some of the details revealed in this story include more character details regarding the two teams of Spartans that have been showcased so far: Spartan teams Blue and Osiris.
Fans of Halo’s supplemental fiction may know about the members of Blue Team. Led by the Master Chief, blue team also currently consists of Spartan-IIs Kelly-087, Linda-058, and Frederic-104.
Spartan Locke, who as far as we know is hunting down the Chief (and by extension, the rest of blue team), is joined by a new group of Spartan-IVs. This team, code-named Osiris, is still somewhat new to the fiction, but it was revealed that Edward Buck is a member of Locke’s team. Buck (voiced by Nathan Fillion) was the head of the ODST squad featured in Halo 3: ODST, and has since joined the Spartan-IV program. It’s awesome to see his character return.
Gameinformer has revealed that the game’s campaign will have players playing in the roles of both Spartan teams. When playing co-op, each player will take on one of the four Spartans of the team in question. It was also confirmed that co-op game play can be enjoyed even without an Xbox Live Gold subscription.When playing solo, the player will take on the role of the Chief or Locke, and be able to coordinate with the rest of their team with squad commands.
On the multiplayer front, we learn that Halo 5 will ship with 20 multiplayer maps at launch, with a promised 15 additional being added by June 2016. Every one of these additional maps will be free of charge. 343i has revealed that they understood that past games used paid DLC for new maps, but matchmaking became fragmented among those who chose not to buy the new maps. With each map being free, they can focus on keeping halo’s multiplayer community together.
That’s a pretty huge chunk of info considering we have not even experienced Halo 5’s E3 reveals yet. Stay with us as LevelSave.com continues coverage of Halo 5: Guardians.