• Whether playing as Chief or Locke, you’re accompanied by a fireteam of 3 A.I. which you can command/issue orders to in the campaign
  • Highlighting an enemy and hitting up on the D-Pad orders your team to assault an enemy
  • Other commands include picking up certain weapons, using turrets, driving warthog, etc
  • AI teammates can revive you as well
  • Confirmed: Linda, Kelly, and Fred join the Chief
  • Game starts out before Chief is on the run
  • Audio has been heavily reworked from the ground up for Xbox One (bullet sounds, debris, etc)
  • 8 months after Halo 4 ends, cataclysmic events are tearing apart star systems, these are tied to the Guardians (Forerunner entities shown in the first teaser trailer)
  • Game Informer played the second mission, taking command of Chief and Blue Team to take back an ONI research vessel abandoned for 2 years
  • Locke’s team is described as having more advanced tech than Blue Team, members use the “ATS” (Artermis Tracking System) on their armor to bring out points of interests in levels
    Team banter replaces interactions with Cortana to flesh out the characters
  • There are multiple routes to take in levels/multiple ways to tackle objectives
  • Difficulty scales to the number of co-op players
  • The zealous religious Covenant are slowly abandoning Jul M’dama’s leadership from Halo 4
  • Spoilers: Cortana’s silhouette is seen by the Chief after he’s separated from Blue Team, she says: “John, the domain is open. Meridian is next. You only have 3 days, John. The Reclamation is about to begin.”
  • XBL Gold is not required for online co-op.
  • Halo 5 will launch with over 20 multiplayer maps
  • 15 DLC maps by June 2016
  • All maps will be free
  • Teases a “completely new, epic multiplayer experience” they’ll reveal at E3. Incorporates “all aspects of the Halo sandbox for the first time ever”
  • This MP experience is described as a “dream of ours and all our fans to build something like this”