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Game Informer Halo 5 problem: now in digital kiosks, soon also in real kiosks.

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a Halo 5: Guardians promotional blitz kicked off Tuesday, ahead of next week’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, with a huge cover story in the latest issue of Game Informer magazine. In addition to a slew of single-player campaign details and even some spoilers, the feature revealed something rarely seen in a modern console shooter: a massive amount of free multiplayer content.

As revealed by NeoGAF user shinobi602 ahead of the article launch – and confirmed by an article screengrab –Halo 5The game’s multiplayer modes will feature “more than 20 maps” when the game launches on October 27, and developer 343 Studios will make “more than 15” additional maps available as free DLC “by July 2016”. Plus, friends who want to team up and play the game’s online co-op campaign don’t need an Xbox Live Gold subscription. (although apparently versus multiplayer modes still require Gold accounts). (Update: Turns out the producers of Halo made a mistake Game informant relating to free online co-op; that won’t be coming to the retail game anyway, according to a Wednesday update on the game’s official blog.)

“We’ve talked a lot about the problem of dividing the player base,” 343 executive producer Josh Holmes said in an interview with Game informant. He said previous DLC packs split the player base between “the haves and the have-nots”, saying the free DLC decision “would be very important to having a great multiplayer ecosystem”.

The feature also confirmed many details about the campaign portion of the game, including the takedown between Master Chief and new protagonist Locke, Chief’s co-op squad members, and squad commands assigned to the Xbox controller’s D-pad. The teaser video of the digital release flashed an image of Glowworm actor Nathan Fillion again plays his Halo 3 ODST character Edward Buck, while the feature teased “an all-new, epic multiplayer experience” that will reportedly include “all aspects of the Halo sandbox for the first time ever,” and that mode will be revealed at E3 next week . Ars Technica is slated to try out that mode at E3, and we’ll report back with impressions next week.

By akfire1

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