New Halo 5: Guardians Trailer Showcases Locke

Halo 5 trailer

The latest trailer for Halo 5: Guardians has been dropped by Microsoft and it features the UNSC elite Spartan, Locke, gunning down covenant while chasing the Master Chief.

The trailer, embedded below, gives us a taste of some new weapons and abilities that should keep gameplay fresh and keep things from getting a bit tired.

Alongside the new trailer was the announcement that anyone who pre-orders the latest Halo instalment from GameStop in the US will be given access to the Hunter-Class armor set, for use in multiplayer, which is worn by Locke in the trailer.

Much of Halo 5‘s story is being kept under wraps, but we know that Master Chief has turned renegade and is on the run from former masters the UNSC and that a new Spartan and former ODST operative – Locke – will act as a second playable protagonist trying to bring him down. Halo 5 will also revert many of the changes made to the multiplayer in Halo 4, specifically by doing away many of perks from that game, and bringing back descoping. But new abilities are also being added, such as a powerful ground pound maneuver.

Microsoft revealed the release date for Halo 5: Guardians last month, aiming for the game to be in our hands on October 27th.

In other news, 343 Industries head Josh Holmes recently revealed that Halo 5 Guardians will not feature P2P (Peer to Peer) multiplayer, and that everything will be on dedicated servers. “That’s true for matchmaking AND customs. There is no P2P,” he said.

343 Industries’ last outing with Halo was, of course, Halo: The Master Chief Collection. While the team managed to create a pretty comprehensive single-player package, the game’s multiplayer was plagued by problems which have only recently been ironed out, and saw early adopters being given a free month of Xbox Live Gold membership, the entirety of Halo 4‘s Spartan Ops mode added, delays to downloadable twin-stick shooter Spartan Strike, a promise to add the single-player campaign from Halo: ODST, and 343 making a public apology to fans.

Oliver Zimmerman

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South-African raised, Dublin-resident. Oli loves games in all their shapes and forms. He particularly loves RPGs. He's also a keen wordsmith, and can often be found not just playing games, but also discussing their rights and wrongs.
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