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Halo 5: Guardians |OT| The Trials of Osiris

Slightly Live

Dirty tag dodger
Mar 6, 2007
Northern Ireland

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All Halo 5 DLC maps will be free
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REQing Halo

Halo 5 introduces the REQ system. It designed to reward and encourage players to play Halo 5 by giving them points and cards that can be exchanged for in game items.

  • Requisition (REQ): A REQ is an unlockable item that comes in the form of weapons and armors, skins, assassination animations, and more.
  • REQ Points: Players will earn REQ Points after each match in Arena or Warzone matchmaking, which can then be redeedmed for REQ Packs containing a variety of Requisition Cards (REQ Cards) in the form of unlockable weapons, armors, vehicles, and more.
  • REQ Cards: Varying in type and rarity, REQ Cards offer a massive variety of items including single use items and permanent items. We’ll take a look at a few cards today.
  • REQ Packs: REQ Packs contain REQ Cards, and come in multiple varieties – more on that later. Each pack contains a wide array of items. REQ Packs can be purchased with REQ Points earned for free in-game, or with real-world money. A portion of each REQ Pack purchased with real-world money will directly contribute to the Halo World Championship prize pool. As a reminder, while players will earn REQ Packs across both Arena and Warzone, only cosmetic items can be used in Arena Multiplayer.
  • REQ Store: Players can easily access the REQ Store from the Spartan Hub, which will allow them to acquire REQ Packs. It’s worth noting that aside from a few select exclusive items, everything in REQ System can be acquired through the regular course of play by earning REQ Points and redeeming them for REQ Packs.
  • REQ Collection: The REQ Collection allows players to view the full suite of available REQ Cards. By filtering through the list, players can see not only the REQs they own, but also examine those they’ve yet to unlock. Additionally, players may manage their collection by selling individual single use REQs back into the system for REQ Points they can then use to unlock additional REQ Packs.

What are promotional REQ packs?

A promotional REQ pack is a type of Halo 5 REQ pack that often can only be earned by redeeming a unique code. They contain, in addition to the normal assortment of randomized cards, special pre-determined items. These pre-determined items are also, in some cases, exclusive to the promotional REQ pack they come in. They can be earned through various promotions, such as pre-ordering Halo 5 at a participating retailer or buying specially marked products, such as those from Mega Bloks, McFarlane Toys, or even Hot Pockets.

Thanks to MrBrandonPotts on the Waypoint forums for compiling a massive list of how to get REQ points in the wild.

No spoilers, so no story information. However, it is known that you will be playing with Blue Team and Fireteam Osiris.

Blue Team

Fireteam Osiris

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This new mode pits two teams of 12 players against each other as they vie for map control and dominance in some of the biggest maps in the Halo franchise. Fighting against and alongside AI controlled units, players can utilise the full REQ experience and earn points to call in weapons and vehicles into the battlefield. Warzone is the only massive multiplayer experience available in Halo 5 at launch.

A Warzone variant, with no AI, is also provided.

Arena is the equal start, competitive Halo experience that has defined the series. The Arena forms the basis of Halo 5 as a compeitive e-sport and provides players with a skilled based compeitive experience. REQ packs and points can be earned in Arena, but no used.

No JIP: You will never join an Arena match that's already in progress.

Competitive Skill Ranking (CSR): When you play Halo 5 for the first time, you'll first have to complete a series of "placement matches" before receiving a CSR. Finish 10 games and you'll be placed into one of seven CSR ranks

Matchmaking: The algorithm prioritizes match quality "above all else." This begins by attempting to find other combatants at your exact CSR. If that's not enough, the pool will be widened to include players who are "around your same skill."

Seasons: These challenge players to reach the highest CSR possible in one month. They take place in "select Seasonal Arena playlists" and reset every month. Special cosmetic rewards are given to top players.

Game Modes

Single elimination, team based slayer. You have one life and do not revive. Kill the enemy team before they kill your team. Multiple rounds ensures you can lose a few and still rally back to victory.

Team Slayer
Do the kills on the other team faces.

Capture the Flag
Satisfy your team's pole fetish hording needs. Juggle the flag to victory.

It's like territories. Except not territories. But it's totally territories.

Listen to the OST
Building the Biggest Forge Yet
Cinema First Look

#Hunt the Truth

Hunt the Truth, is an ongoing marketing podcast story series providing a closer look at the background of the Halo universe, setting up Halo 5. The series is perfect for new fans and die hards fans alike and introduces new and old story concepts from the extend Halo universe and provides a few story hooks that lead into the Halo 5 storyline. It is easily one of the best Halo releases outside of the video games and a must listen.

Pointless but nice comment visualiser


These recent books will flesh out many of the characters in Halo 5, and will set up various story beats and ideas that the game will explore.


A comic series featuring changing story arcs and characters that fill many gaps between Halo 4 and Halo 5. Features both some of the best and worst art ever drawn for the Halo franchise.


Live streamed launch night party from all over the world. Come watch and see how marketing can blow their remaining budget. Cosplayers inbound.

Season 0
0. Making Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_M3MrGb_Ks

Season 1
1. Balance - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krQ3QHRDmKk
2. Give and Take - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YK10KBbRYRg
3. Prophets - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYOuSUbxokg
4. New Tricks - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kbL1qAs_yM
5. Shutdown - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuT8-Ci05bQ
6. Gold - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5otTVZ9fZuc

Season 2
1. All In - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5TajpGn0tU
2. Osiris - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGlJv_AIU8Q
3. Warzone Wednesday - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ot5KxRSM5w0
4. Showtime - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Wgx4E_21D4

Season 3
1. Composer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQDkJwenbUE
2. Press Start - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeCG8O5jAcA


A message from Sikamikanico

HaloGAF Community Launch Montage!

Perhaps somewhat foolishly, I have volunteered myself to once again create a community montage for HaloGAF. You can see my previous work, the Halo 5 Beta Montage here.

This is a pretty big undertaking, and I'm assuming the contribution of clips to myself will be of a high volume. So there are a few rules:

1) Open to anyone on NeoGAF
2) All clips must be recorded using the Xbox Game DVR application.
3) All clips must ideally be 30 seconds long at most to allow for some leeway during editing.
4) A link must be supplied from either xboxclips.com or xboxdvr.com - in order to allow me to download them, you may need to alter your privacy settings.
5) All clips MUST be emailed to halogafmontage@gmail.com with the appropriate link to the clip.
6) Your email must include your Gamertag and NeoGAF username.
7) Submission entries will close on Saturday November 7th 2015.

Whilst I can mostly guarantee this one to be Taylor Swift free, I won't make any promises. I can't promise to use EVERY clip sent in, but your chances are higher the more awesome the clip.

I hope everyone enjoys the game (I know I have!) If you have a suggestion for the name of the Montage, please feel free to drop it in your email to me with your submissions.



Jul 19, 2014
Wow, beautiful OT.

So hyped for this one.

A lot of long time Halo fans saying its one of the best campaigns, and I already know the MP is the best since H2.

Can't wait.


Aug 26, 2012
Can't wait to hear Arena impressions from HaloGAF peeps. You are all responsible for sustaining me while I wait two months to play this game.

Bits N Pieces

Jun 9, 2015
Now this is what I call an OT, great job OP :)

Sorry other OT OP guy ;)

In four and a half hours the game will finally unlock (UK).

You better Believe #weback :D


Jan 9, 2012
Nice work on the OT Slightly Live :D

Question, can i play the campaign while the 9gigs downloads? i'm grabbing a physical copy tomorrow morning and waiting for those to download would be freakin painful lol


Mar 27, 2014
Houston, TX
Does anybody know how the drop-in co-op works? Do you set your game to joinable or something to show up on a list somewhere, or do you have to send an invitation? I would prefer the former.


Mar 23, 2015
So I take it the other OT was a preliminary one whilst this one was processing? Either way, I'm loving this OT, nice work!