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Every Halo game in order: Chronological & release date list

Halo Infinite is edging ever-closer, so now feels like the right time to look back and list every Halo title in chronological order.



Halo 3, Infinite and 2 covers with logo

The Halo franchise has a long and storied history spanning multiple generations of Xbox consoles. With the release of Halo Infinite right around the corner, now feels like a good time to list every single Halo game in chronological order by release date.

Halo Infinite’s long-awaited release date is not too far away, and die-hard fans are chomping at the bit to see the latest chapter of Master Chief’s story.

While the next installment will push the franchise into the future with new maps and weapons, there are also plenty of favorites from Halo history making a return.

With this in mind, we’ve listed every Halo game so far in chronological order with its release date.

Halo: Combat Evolved (2001)

Halo Combat Evolved Master Chief

First released on the original Xbox on November 15, 2001, Combat Evolved is the game that launched the Halo series, and its protagonist Master Chief, into the realms of gaming royalty.

Not only did it kick off one of the most successful franchises in video game history – it redefined the FPS genre in the process.

Halo 2 (2004)

Halo 2 cover

After the incredible success of Combat Evolved, Bungie were given the seemingly impossible task of following up on one of the best games of all time when it released the sequel on November 9, 2004 release.

Shockingly, Halo 2 delivered on continuing the epic story of the original, while also helping shift online multiplayer into the matchmaking-based system we see today.

Halo 3 (2007)

Halo 3 cover

The first in the series to release on the Xbox 360, Halo 3 was hotly-anticipated before it dropped on September 25, 2007.

It went on to smash all expectations, releasing to critical acclaim and solidifying itself as one of the best multiplayer experiences on the market thanks to Forge and Custom Games.

Halo Wars (2009)

Halo Wars gameplay, Ghosts fighting with soldiers

Releasing on February 26, 2009, Halo Wars was the first to take the series into a completely new genre.

Halo Wars pitted the UNSC against the Covenant in a real-time strategy battle. It would go on to be the best-selling RTS game in the history of console gaming.

Halo 3: ODST (2009)

Halo 3: ODST box art

On September 22, 2009, Bungie treated long-time to fans to Halo 3: ODST, which aimed to flesh out events of the Halo 2 campaign.

While often forgotten about due to it not being a fully-fledged Halo follow-up, it still racked up impressive review scores and remains a valuable part of series lore.

Halo: Reach (2010)

Halo Reach Noble Six in a line

With Master Chief’s story wrapped up (for the time being) after Halo 3, Halo Reach also filled in some of the blanks in the series long canon when it landed on September 14, 2010.

Halo Reach followed an elite supersoldier squad named Noble Six during the events before Combat Evolved.

It struck the perfect balance of new and familiar and is still regarded as one of the Halo series’ best games to date.

Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary

Halo Combat Evolved Anniversary cover

To celebrate 10-years since the original dropped, on November 15, 2011, 343 Industries remade the classic shooter with updated Xbox 360 visuals.

This was a chance for both old and new fans to experience Combat Evolved on new hardware.

It even featured the ingenious option for players to switch between the old and new graphics at will, to see just how far we had come.

Halo 4 (2012)

Halo 4 cover

On November 6, 2012, as series creators Bungie moved away from the series, 343 Industries took the reins and decided to pick up the story of Master Chief from where it left off in 2007.

The new developers released Halo 4 and it was once again hailed as another stellar game in the Halo catalog.

Fans were partially happy with how 343 handled the new plot and expanded the relationship between Chief and Cortana.

Halo: Spartan Assault (2013)

Halo: Spartan Assault Scorpion gameplay

In another move to adapt the Halo franchise into a different genre, Halo: Spartan Assault was released on mobile platforms on July 18, 2013.

This top-down twin-stick shooter filled in some gaps between Halo 3 and Halo 4, and made use of the touch controls on mobile phones.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection (2014)

On November 11, 2014, Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, Halo: Reach, and Halo 4 were released in one package on Xbox One.

Fans had been calling for a collection of all of Master Chief’s outings for many years – and this delivered it.

Each game was given revamped visuals for the new generation of consoles and was backed up by its multiplayer modes.

Halo: Spartan Strike (2015)

Halo Spartan Strike Scorpion fighting

A follow-up to 2013′ Spartan Assualt, this second twin-stick shooter dropped on April 16, 2015, for mobile devices.

It was widely regarded as an improvement over its predecessor but ultimately failed to make much of a splash among the Halo fandom.

Halo 5: Guardians (2015)

Halo 5: Guardians front cover

The fifth mainline installment in the Halo franchise, Halo 5: Guardians landed on Xbox One on October 27, 2015.

While its campaign was arguably the first in the series to receive mixed feedback, its multiplayer was still a smash-hit.

It soon became the best-selling Xbox exclusive on the console, before it was surpassed by Forza Horizon 4.

Halo Wars 2 (2017)

Halo Wars 2 gameplay - base building

Following years of calls from fans, 343 finally dropped a Halo Wars sequel on February 21, 2017.

With Halo Wars 2, devs wanted the game to feel more integral to the overall universe, so it was set shortly after the events of Halo 5: Guardians.

Although it didn’t go down as well with players as the original, it’s yet another piece of the story for the most dedicated of fans to dissect.

Halo Recruit (2017)

Halo Recruit cover image

Halo has been at the cutting edge of gaming, and nowhere was this clearer than on October 17, 2017, with Halo Recruit.

A virtual reality experience released on PC, Recruit let fans take control of a UNSC soldier in a totally new way.

While this is more of a quirky experience than a full game, it’s one of the series ‘ most interesting moves.

Halo Infinite

Halo Infinite Master Chief cover

After a six-year wait, 343 is set to drop the next installment in the Halo saga on Xbox Series X/S and Game Pass on December 8, 2021.

From what we’ve seen so far, the sequel will shake up the formula with a less linear approach to its campaign, while adopting a Battle Pass in its multiplayer.

It remains to be seen how Infinite is received among fans, but it’s safe to say it will be one of the biggest games of 2021.

That was every game in the Halo series listed in chronological order ahead of the release of Halo Infinite.

For more on Halo Infinite, check out the latest news on the game’s anti-cheat, as well as the best PC settings to make the most of it.

Image credits: Microsoft / Bungie / 343 Industries


Destiny 2 Trials of Osiris rewards: November 26

The Destiny 2 Trials of Osiris rewards are out for the week of November 26. Use our quick and easy guide to see what items can be redeemed.



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Players who love to battle it out in competitive PvP action to earn Destiny 2 Trials of Osiris rewards can now see what the week of November 26 has to offer.

Destiny 2’s Trial of Osiris has become a staple of Bungie’s sci-fi shooter, thanks to its heated action, and the rewards for November 26 are now available to see.

One of the most popular game modes that the first-person shooter offers is, no doubt, Trials of Osiris, which is the game’s competitive multiplayer playlist that allows Guardians to test their skills against other players.

One of the exciting factors of this game mode, besides proving your skills, is the new set of rewards that players can earn with their success every week. Here are the newest set of Trials of Osiris rewards in Destiny 2.

What are the Trials of Osiris rewards for November 26 in Destiny 2?

destiny 2 trials of osiris rewards this week

The more reputation you can earn in Bungie’s Trials of Osiris, the better quality of rewards you will receive in Destiny 2.

The map that players fight on changes each week, and this week, the combat takes place on Twilight Gap.

Here is the complete list of Trials of Osiris rewards for the week of November 26:

  • Reputation Rank 4: Upgrade Module (2)
  • Reputation Rank 7: Enhancement Prism (3)
  • Reputation Rank 10: Trials Weapon (Changes on every rank reset)
  • Reputation Rank 13: Upgrade Module (2)
  • Reputation Rank 16: Trials Weapon (Changes on every rank reset)
  • Flawless Reward: Eye of Sol (Legendary Sniper Rifle) (Adept)

To earn the Flawless Reward, players will need to win seven Trials of Osiris matches without losing a single game.

It’s a tough feat, no doubt, but it’s doable with enough skill, patience, and understanding of the game’s mechanics.

Hopefully, this week’s Trials of Osiris rewards are worth you going after and can be used to make your overall Destiny 2 experience more fruitful and enjoyable!

Also, check out the best Destiny 2 PVE weapons and how to get them, and also how to claim Destiny 2 Prime Gaming rewards.

Image Credits: Bungie

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Destiny 2 Xur location and items: November 26 – 30

Here is where you can find Xur the Merchant and get different Exotic items for yourself when playing Destiny 2.



Xur the Merchant in Destiny 2

You can get Exotic items for yourself in Destiny 2 by visiting Xur the merchant. This character moves around, so here is his location and all the items that you can get from him.

Destiny 2 has become a classic since its release in 2017, with a large player base in 2021. The Season of the Lost update has added various weapons like the Lorentz Drive exotic and Darkest Below.

You can also get different Exotic items each week by visiting the merchant, Xur. He hangs out in random locations around the map, and this guide will let you know where to find him along with his inventory.

Where to find Xur the Merchant in Destiny 2

Xur the Merchant in Destiny 2

Xur’s location in Destiny 2 changes each week, and he can be found on Nessus currently. The merchant will be standing up in a tree in the Watcher’s Grave.

Once you visit him, you can get yourself some neat new Exotic items to use in the game. Xur will provide you with items that are at the same power level as you.

Xur’s November 26 – 30 items in Destiny 2

You can find all of the items available for sale from Xur this week in Destiny 2 below:

Exotic Gear

  • Exotic Engram
  • Merciless – Fusion Rifle
  • Sealed Ahamkara Grasps – Gauntlets
  • Stronghold – Gauntlets
  • Lunafaction Boots – Leg Armor

Legendary Weapons

  • True Prophecy – Hand Cannon
  • Last Perdition – Pulse Rifle
  • Arsenic Bite-4B – Combat Bow
  • First In, Last Out – Shotgun
  • Hollow Words – Fusion Rifle
  • Steel Sybil Z-14 – Sword
  • The Third Axiom – Pulse Rifle

Legendary Armour

  • Opulent Duelist Gauntlets – Gauntlets
  • Opulent Duelist Plate – Chest Armor
  • Opulent Duelist Mark – Titan Mark
  • Opulent Duelist Helm – Helmet
  • Opulent Duelist Greaves – Leg Armour
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This week’s collection of wares consists of impressive weapons, helmets, quests, and cosmetic items. You can equip these and reap their benefits when running into combat in Destiny 2 if you are looking for some new things to use against your enemies.

Stay tuned to Charlie INTEL for more Destiny 2, and check out the Destiny 2 Hotfix Update patch notes.

Image Credits: Bungie

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GTA Online Prize Ride November 25 vehicle: How to get ZR350 for free

Thanks to the GTA Online Los Santos Tuners update, players can earn a weekly Prize Ride vehicle, and here’s how to get one, and what it is.



gta online meet up

The Los Santos Tuners update introduced the LS Car Meet, and this week players can get the ZR350 free as the GTA Online Prize Ride November 25 vehicle.

The Los Santos Tuners update is certainly up there with the Cayo Perico update in terms of an important content drop for GTA Online. Many players love to earn lots of money, buy amazing, fast cars, mod them how they see fit, and parade them around the city.

As well as adding new cars and collectibles, the new update has also welcomed a fun new challenge for players to complete. GTA Online’s ZR350 Prize Ride can be obtained by meeting a certain requirement, and we’ll detail everything below.

How to unlock GTA Online’s free ZR350 Los Santos Tuners Prize Ride

zr-350 car in gta online

To get the ZR350, you’ll need to place in the top 5 in Pursuit Races for 4 days in a row to complete the Prize Ride challenge.

Each week, players can unlock a new vehicle for free as part of the Los Santos Tuners update at the LS Car Meet. From November 25, players will be able to get their hands on this awesome car, but only for seven days.

parked zr-350 in gta online

That’s the simple condition you will need to meet to win the car for yourself. Given that it normally costs $1,615,000, it’s definitely worth trying to get!

Here’s the official description of the ZR350:

The nods of recognition, the pointing, the fanboys passing out in ecstasy. Witnessing the big power ZR350 revving up to tear a hole through an underground parking lot never gets old. And when you burn these tires out, they’ll fight to see who gets to breathe in your polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons – because this much clout is seriously intoxicating.

GTA Online prize ride challenge

With GTA 6 rumored to be in development hell, the GTA Trilogy: Definitive Edition out and not doing well, and the GTA V Enhanced and Expanded Remaster nearly here, the franchise has a lot on its plate.

Also, check out the complete list of cars in the GTA Online Los Santos Tuners update, and stay tuned for the November 25 Prize Ride vehicle next week!

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