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Halo 5 Multiplayer Armor Unlocks in Halo: The Master Chief Collection November 2, 2014

Posted by Maniac in Game News.
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IGN has reported that there will be some special bonuses in the form of exclusive unlockable multiplayer armor in Halo 5 for players who purchase Halo: The Master Chief Collection when it launches later this month.

The armor unlocks are tied into earning some specific achievements in Halo: The Master Chief Collection and watching episodes of the upcomming Halo: Nightfall series. Some of these achievements can be gotten from any of the games included in The Master Chief Collection, some are game specific, and some are tied into the Halo: Nightfall series. If you want to know all the details, check them out below.

And don’t forget, you should be able to wear these exclusive armor permutations in the Halo 5 multiplayer beta this Holiday.

MARK VI [GEN1] Armor – To unlock this armor you must earn the “Your Journey Begins” achievement: 5G – Play your first campaign or multiplayer mission.

This looks like it will be a very easy achievement to obtain as it can be achieved on any level or multiplayer map. This will likely be most players’ first achievement.

MARK VI [GEN1] Scarred Armor – To unlock this armor you must earn the “Cairo Stations” achievement: 10G – Complete the Cairo Station Level in Halo 2.

This is the first level of Halo 2, and it should unlock at any difficulty. Play this level first and you should have it unlocked pretty quickly.

HELIOSKRILL Armor – To earn this armor and helmet you must unlock the “Legend” achievement: 50G – Beat all of the Halo games on Legendary Difficultly.

This by far will be the most difficult armor to unlock. Fortunately there don’t seem to be any requirements to beat the levels by yourself to earn this achievement. My advice would be to try to link up with friends and tackle each mission in cooperative mode. It will take a while but it should be possible. I just hope that 343 won’t require a checkpoint reset if your cooperative partner dies when playing Halo 2 on Legendary difficultly.

NIGHTFALL Armor – This armor unlocks in two pieces. To unlock the helmet, watch the second story from the first episode. To unlock the rest of the armor, you need to watch all the episodes of Halo: Nightfall.

This could arguably be the easiest armor to unlock as it only requires you to passively watch the Halo: Nightfall series, but it could be a very time consuming one. We don’t know how long this series is going to be yet. We also don’t know if we’ll be able to watch all of Nightfall’s episodes at launch. According to some information that Microsoft included in the Xbox Store, the Halo: Nightfall series is going to be streamed, and new episodes will be added to the stream on a regular basis. It could be different for retail customers, but Microsoft has not been very clear on the Halo: Nightfall schedule and, like Halo 4‘s Spartan Ops missions, we might have to wait a few weeks after the game’s launch before all the episodes are released.

Also, what the heck does “second story” mean? Are they going to pull a BMW Films and tie each separate episode together by including small postscript films for each episode which tie into a viral marketing campaign or do they just mean the second part of the episode? I’ll keep you guys posted on that.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection is coming November 11, 2014 exclusively to the Xbox One. Halo 5 is coming next year exclusively to the Xbox One.

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