With the Halo Championship Series Pre-season event hosted by ESL kicking off this weekend (November 23rd), 343 Industries has announced the official HCS settings competitors will be using. We have listed the maps and gametypes below:
If you just want to download them, follow these instructions:
If you would like to download the official HCS gametypes, add "Official HCS” to your Xbox One Friends List. Shortly after that, you should see the "Official HCS” gamertag appear on your roster within The Master Chief Collection. Then just press A on the gamertag, and head over to file share.
Bungie has released a huge 2.44GB update for first-person shooter Destiny that adds a raft of much-requested features.
Highlights include the addition of new shaders as well as the ability to preview shaders. Public events will now occur 10-15 per cent more frequently.
Bounty slots have increased from five to 10.
Update 1.0.3 also adds Team Chat, anti-cheese changes and tweaks to competitive multiplayer maps. The update contains the new Iron Banner mode, but Bungie has yet to say when this will go live.
Why is the update so huge? Bungie said it adds "new playable spaces to support The Dark Below", the upcoming expansion. I expect we'll see plenty of videos showing players finding these new areas before they're supposed to.
There's no mention of fixes for the game's raid, Vault of Glass, or much-requested changes to some exotic items, including weapons Thorn and Bad Juju.
Here are the patch notes, as posted on Bungie.net:
Today on twitter, Studio Head at 343 Industries Josh Holmes gave us some insight at how the ranking System in Halo 5: Guardians would be set up. It would appear that the ranking system will have a competitive skill rating (CSR) system with 7 tiers.
Within these 7 tiers he revealed that "Pro” and "Semi-Pro” would be included. He also revealed that we will be able to see these ranks in action during the Halo 5: Guardians beta, which launches on December 29th.
For those asking, the new Halo 5 competitive skill rating system (7 tiers, including Semi-Pro and Pro) will be live in the Beta on Dec 29.
Additionally, Josh Holmes also revealed that a tier would exist in the ranking system to accommodate lower level players. A good example is "Bronze” tier from popular PC game Starcraft.
This is great news for competitive Halo fans who have been asking for an in game ranking system for sometime now. The last time the Halo franchise actually featured an in-game competitive ranking structure was during Halo 3.