Halo 5: Guardians Launch Playlists & Free Req Packs

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This morning halowaypoint.com has revealed details of the playlists that will be available on launch for Halo 5: Guardians.

There is a massive line up or choices so everyone is bound to find something that suite their gameplay style.

The main game modes are:

  • WARZONE
  • WARZONE ASSAULT
  • TEAM ARENA
  • SLAYER
  • BREAKOUT
  • FREE FOR ALL

Visit halowaypoint.com for a full breakdown of playlists that will be available within each of these game modes as there is a TON of information available.

Quinn DelHoyo, Multiplayer Designer from 343 Industries, also had this to say about the design of Halo 5 and the social elements that have been added:

When we set out to design Halo 5: Guardians’ launch playlists, we did so with a simple, focused mission: Keep matchmaking quality high and provide the right amount of variety with both new and familiar gametypes. It’s nice to reduce it to such a simple idea, but as with everything in game design, and after almost 14 years of Halo multiplayer – the right way to reach that goal is different for every player. Some folks like the selection of Slayer and objective playlists from Halo 3, some folks are monomaniacally focused on Team Doubles or Neutral CTF – while others prefer the mode-specific playlists of Halo 4. MC

To shine a more democratic focus on the initial playlist design, we enlisted the help of the awesome members of the Halo Community Feedback Program. And thanks to their great feedback and passion – we were able to come up with a solid initial selection of playlists that met our original goals of variety, community involvement, and above all – high quality matches where team skill and individual ability are both allowed to shine.

We want to be absolutely clear that the playlist selection in Halo 5: Guardians is going to be a living entity that is fueled and molded by the community. 

Very soon after launch, we’ll continue to introduce and layer in maps and modes, as well as fan favorite playlists. We also have more game modes and brand-new maps on the way as we go heads down into sustain mode and will be fully entrenched in our efforts to continually provide excellent new experiences and content in the months and years to come.

Now, as much as we’re taking input from community very seriously, we also realize the tyranny of the majority can lead to unintended consequences, so we’re being hyper-diligent in testing and strategizing the rollout of modes and maps. But we do appreciate direct input, so one other thing that came out of the Halo Community Feedback Program was the idea of a Weekend Social playlist. This is an exciting playlist that gives you the fans, the power to determine what is featured every weekend. So in the coming weeks we’ll be gathering data, requests, anecdotes and ideas – allowing the community to provide the ideas for modes and maps that get featured. Over time, the most popular modes will have a shot at getting their own dedicated playlist as well. On top of all that, the Weekend Social playlist will feature increased XP and REQ points!

Stay tuned as we’ll go deeper into the design and intent of each of these playlists in a blog post later this week.

This week Halo fans can also bag themselves a free DLC req pack by watching 10 very short (max of 15 seconds each) Halo 5 trailers. This is only while stocks last so don’t waste too much time getting onto this.

To access the interactive website to watch these trailers follow THIS LINK.

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