West coast Halo 5 gamers will be at an advantage again when Halo 5 launches.
Halo 5: Guardians launches midnight October 27. This is though only true for the East Coast. As Halo 5 servers open at the same time, gamers on the west coast can start playing Halo 5 already at 9pm.
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Retailers like Best Buy open their stores at midnight and earlier depending on the time zone to sell Halo 5. Best Buy opens 800 stores across the nation for the Halo 5 launch. Best Buy's special Halo 5 promotions include limited quantities of Halo 5: Guardians draw string bags, Master Chief and Spartan Locke masks, and Best Buy exclusive deluxe art books.
Gamers who buy Halo 5 at Best Buy get the long shot assault rifle, Athlon Iccus Armor and Dianthus Visor in-game digital accessories. My Best Buy members who pre-order and purchases Halo 5: Guardians receives a $10 certificate.
Microsoft is hosting a huge event on October 26, the day ahead the Halo 5 release. Halo 5 Live will be streamed live on Youtube.
This six-hour live broadcast on Youtube that will kick off at 6 p.m. EDT on Oct. 26 and end at midnight when Halo 5: Guardians goes on sale in North America.
The Halo 5 event will feature the premiere of Halo: The Fall of Reach episode one. This new animated series that tells the dramatic tale of the origin and intrigue behind the SPARTAN program that propelled characters like the Master Chief and Dr. Catherine Halsey into the pantheon of Halo lore.
A roundtable featuring Halo 5 writers and the Nathan Fillion the voice of Spartan Buck will give fans insights into the making of the new Halo game. The show also features Halo super fans around the world.
In New York City, a special fan destination will take place at the brand new flagship store Microsoft at Fifth Ave. and 53rd St., located in the heart of Manhattan and culminating in the midnight launch of Halo 5: Guardians.
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Halo 5 is already available for download. Gamers are advised to download now as the file size is around 55GB. There will be also a Halo 5 Day One Patch that has the size of 9GB. There are still no details yet about when Microsoft will release the Day One Update.