Halo 5 is set to get the 4K UHD treatment for Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox One X, with a patch being pushed out on November 2, five days ahead of the new console’s November 7 launch.
While 343 Industries, Microsoft’s in-house game studio which took over the creation of Halo games from Bungie with Halo 4, announced Halo 5: Guardians would get an Xbox One X patch several months ago, it when rather quiet in the time since.
But 343 Industries appears not to have forgotten about loyal Halo fans, with the patch adding more than just a bump in resolution.
The studio has brought back the Oddball and Oddball FFA multiplayer game modes, with new medals for the game mode added, as well as the Oddball skull that players carry around to represent the ‘ball’ making a comeback. And a new announcer voice over has also been added into the multiplayer mix.
The ability to host and play low-latency multiplayer matches will also be added with the patch thanks to the Halo 5: Guardians Local Server application for Windows 10
And 343 Industries hasn’t stopped there with the studio adding numerous tweaks to the multiplayer mode stability, as well as add a mass of minor changes to various multiplayer features, such as more custom game options, new commendations, and new balance tweaks to 14 weapon items that get deployed in all the game modes.
The patch certainly appears to be comprehensive, though there was no mention of how the patched Halo 5 will make use of the Xbox One X’s extra power beyond pushing into 4K resolutions. But with all the fixes and tweaks it presents a good time for people new to Halo multiplayer to dip their toes into the game.
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