The Xbox One Halo 5: Guardians Limited Edition Bundle has been released.
Halo 5: Guardians will be released on October 27. Microsoft has though already the Xbox One Halo 5: Guardians Limited Edition Bundle. The $499.99 Halo 5 console with 1TB is shipping from retailers including Amazon now.
Buyers of the Halo 5: Guardians limited edition console get treated to a custom design and controller. The Xbox One Halo 5 console comes pre-loaded with a full Halo 5 Game download. Other goodies include Warzone REQ Bundle that includes 14 premium Requisition Packs, FOTUS-class armor and multiplayer emblem. It also includes a Guardian model by Metal Earth, Halo: The Fall of Reach - Animated Series, Blue & Osiris team dossiers, and Spartan Locke's Classified Orders.
Halo 5 is installed on this limited edition Xbox One console, but not playable until October 27. All Xbox One owners can already download Halo 5 now as well to get ready for the midnight launch next week.
There is some confusion about a 9GB Halo 5 Day 1 Patch. The patch contains map code and is necessary for multi-player. Microsoft's Josh Holmes revealed the size of the Day 1 patch when answering a question about the Day 1 update on Twitter. While Halo 5 fans can pre-download the game now, which is about a 55GB download, it is not clear when Microsoft will release the Halo 5 Day one update.
The worst case scenario is when Microsoft releases the update only directly at launch, which is a setup for overloaded servers and frustrated gamers around the country. Downloading 9GB on a 16Mbps DSL line takes about 90 minutes. This is a very long time when sitting at midnight in front of an XBox One wanting to play Halo 5 as one of the first.
Microsoft has not officially released any information about the Halo 5 Day 1 patch yet.
The company did though have two updates this week for Halo 5 weeks. Spartan companies will give players a simple way to gather, to share identity, to plan games and to orbit and connect around Halo’s multiplayer experiences. This new social community feature of Halo 5 supports up to 100 members.
The other update gives Halo 5 fans an early listening to the Halo 5 soundtrack. Halo 5 developer 343 Industries is making the entire Halo 5: Guardians soundtrack available to stream for an entire week on Soundcloud. Listen to the Halo 5 Soundtrack below.
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