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.
With this in mind, we’ve listed every Halo game so far in chronological order with its release date.
Halo: Combat Evolved (2001)
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.
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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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
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)
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)
In another move to adapt the Halo franchise into a different genre, Halo: Spartan Assault was released on mobile platforms on July 18, 2013.
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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)
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)
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)
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 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.
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.
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.
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How to complete FIFA 22 Player Moments Vardy SBC
A Moments Vardy SBC is up for grabs during the FIFA 22 Shapeshifters promo and here’s the cheapest solution for Ultimate Team players.
FIFA 22 players will have a chance to secure a 96-rated Premier League winger via SBC during the Shapeshifters promo. Here’s how to complete the Player Moments Vardy SBC, along with the cheapest solutions.
EA’s follow-up to Team of the Season has been an incredible success with players enjoying everything Shapeshifters has to offer. Players currently have their hands full collecting Summer Swaps Tokens, but you won’t want to miss this Vardy SBC.
EA have listed this SBC as a Shapeshifters Player Moments item which combines the promo’s position change with the celebration of an iconic moment. This Vardy SBC is set to celebrate his performance against Manchester United in the 2014/2015 season.
Here’s how to complete the Player Moments Vardy SBC, along with the cheapest solutions.
FIFA 22 Player Moments Vardy stats
For starters, Jamie Vardy has never felt like the most dynamic player in FIFA 22, but the 4* skill moves and 5* weak foot upgrade should add to his unpredictability.
Thanks to his LW position change, Vardy is an excellent option for Premier League squads. For most, Shapeshifters Ronaldo, Fantasy FUT Rashford, and TOTS Mane will be out of reach which makes Vardy a great alternative.
Of course, Vardy is known for his pace and prowess in front of goal which explains the 99 Finishing, 99 Positioning, 99 Shot Power, 98 Acceleration, and 97 Sprint Speed.
How to complete FIFA 22 Moments Vardy SBC
To complete this SBC, players will need to give up three squads: England, Premier League, and 86-Rated Squad. With a value of around 335,000 coins, Vardy is not as overpriced as previous Premier League SBCs in FIFA 22.
You can check out the cheapest solution below.
- # of players from England: Min 1
- # of TOTW or TOTS players: Min 1
- Squad Rating: Min 84
- Team Chemistry: Min 70
England solution – Cost: 83,500 coins
Premier League requirements
- # of players from the Premier League: Min 1
- # of TOTW or TOTS players: Min 1
- Squad Rating: Min 85
- Team Chemistry: Min 65
Premier League solution – Cost: 121,000 coins
86-Rated Squad requirements
- Squad Rating: Min 86
- Team Chemistry: Min 60
86-Rated Squad solution – Cost: 135,000 coins
The Player Moments Vardy SBC will be available for one week as it expires on July 5. The three squads shouldn’t set you back too much but you’ll need to expend two TOTS or TOTW players in total.
Vardy is not a meta-defining player at this stage of the game, but he can certainly improve Premier League squads that aren’t utilizing one of the top players in the game like Ronaldo or Mane.
For more FIFA news, check out our guide to the leaked FIFA 22 Summer Swaps Tokens.
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Fortnite Creative 2.0: Unreal Editor release window, features, leaks, more
Here’s everything we know about Fortnite’s upcoming Creative 2.0, the next evolution of the extremely popular Creative mode.
Fortnite’s Creative mode is almost as popular as its Battle Royale, and its about to get a lot more advanced with the upcoming Fortnite Creative 2.0. Here’s everything we know about Fortnite’s Unreal Editor including what it is, its release date, and the leaks surrounding it.
Fortnite Creative mode allows players to create their very own experiences inside Fortnite, using assets to build their Creative Island any way they like. Other players can join these islands and earn XP while doing so, and player-made experiences are almost as popular as those created by Epic.
Fortnite Creative is about to get a major overhaul with Creative 2.0, giving players much more freedom to create whatever they like inside Fortnite.
Creative 2.0 shouldn’t be far away, so here’s everything we know including its release window, its Roblox-like monetization, and leaks surrounding it.
- What is Fortnite Creative 2.0?
- Fortnite Creative 2.0 release window
- Fortnite Creative 2.0 leaks & rumors
What is Fortnite Creative 2.0?
Fortnite Creative 2.0, also known as the Unreal Editor for Fortnite, will be the evolution of Creative mode, allowing the community to build their own games inside Fortnite. This is set to give players much more freedom over what they create, with popular insider HYPEX claiming that it “makes Creative look basic.”
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Speaking to Fast Company, Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney said that Fortnite Creative 2.0 will allow players to “build very high-quality game content and code . . . and deploy it into Fortnite without having to do a deal with us–it’s open to everybody.”
Similar to Roblox, Fortnite’s Unreal Editor will allow creators to monetize their content. “We’re building an economy,” explained Sweeney. “It will support creators actually building businesses around their work and making increasing amounts of profit from the commerce that arises from people playing their content.”
Fortnite Creative 2.0 release window
Fortnite Creative 2.0 is set to arrive at some point in 2022, likely in the final few months of the year.
Tim Sweeney gave an update on June 28, saying that Creative 2.0 is “Still on track for this year, but not ‘soon.'” So it’s unlikely that Fortnite Creative’s major overhaul will arrive during summer, but we could see it towards fall or winter.
HYPEX believes we’ll see it during Chapter 3 Season 4, which is set to go live in September 2022.
Fortnite Creative 2.0 leaks & rumors
There are a ton of leaks and rumors about Fortnite Creative 2.0 and most of them surround ‘Verse’ — the scripting language Fortnite’s Unreal Editor will reportedly use.
Fortnite leaker InTheShadeYT claims to have revealed a ton of the functions that Verse will bring to Creative 2.0. These include allowing players to create their own models, spawning NPCs and controlling what they do and how they behave, full control of the HUD, and more.
You can check everything InTheShadeYT has revealed so far:
- Creating your own models
- Spawning items
- Storm controller “(you can control pretty much everything about it)”
- AI scripting
- Events that fire off when pretty much anything in the game happens so you have full control of everything
- Changing game phases
- Loading and using game widgets
- Loading game assets at runtime
- Full control of building
- Live team and player statistics
- Control of the HUD, “you can put any message and control what’s being shown to players”
- Scoreboard control
- Controlling player components
- Manage gameplay tags
- Add NPCs and control what they do and what emotes they play
- Create, show, hide, destroy, and move objects
- Creature spawner manager
- Skin and emote capturing
- Control what happens when a player sees or looks away from another player or device
- Sentry device which tracks players
- Player spawner
- RNG (random number generation) system
- Control of player inventories and what weapons they have
- Teleportation device
- Timer device to start, save, load, pause, and resume things
- Vehicle spawner
- Vending machine device to spawn items
- Script device
- Control arrays and data types
- Date time util
- Control UI elements
- Show tooltips
- Bind and map actions
- Adding and controlling particle systems
- Control of audio, lights, physics, gravity, etc
- Modifying objects to change their, mesh, material, or animation
- Making animations play “(I’m assuming custom ones as well)”
- Modifying, removing, and adding gameplay tags
- Spawn entities (Similar to actors in Unreal Engine)
- Level streaming
- Set events for every tick of the game
- Control of speed, vectors, velocity, and many of the game physics
- Entity spawning
- Being able to create and destroy objects
- Being able to draw things and shapes on screen
- Logging to the screen or to a file
- Math calculations and algorithms
They also said that all of these details don’t even scratch the surface of what’s possible with Verse, and “this is just a small peak at the possibilities.”
Image Credit: Epic Games
Apex Legends dev confirms fix for Ranked stream-sniping issues coming soon
The Apex Legends devs have confirmed a fix for the exploit allowing Bronze players to stream-snipe in high-Ranked lobbies.
Respawn Entertainment have confirmed that they’re currently working on a fix for the exploit that allows bronze Apex Legends accounts to stream-snipe players in high-Ranked lobbies.
Apex Legends players have dealt with their fair share of cheaters using frustrating exploits, such as the recent one that allowed players on Xbox consoles to completely crash the game’s servers.
Another exploit that’s particularly irritating is one that lets newly-made bronze accounts to immediately get into high-ranked lobbies to stream-snipe players. Now, Respawn Entertainment have responded to this issue.
In Ranked play, Apex Legends players have to play extremely well if they want to climb the ladder and access high-Ranked lobbies. However, cheaters were able to bypass this by using an exploit that lets them sneak into theses lobbies and take out the top players.
Pro player ‘HisWattson’ complained about this issue on Twitter, stating that it’s irritating to report cheaters only to encounter them again in different games. This caught the attention of the developers.
Apex’s Security lead Conor Ford confirmed that the devs are aware of the problem: “I can say that the bronze issue is currently being worked on as well so hopefully you won’t be seeing that soon.”
He didn’t provide any details about when exactly this fix will be implemented in the game, but it’s reassuring to know that Respawn Entertainment are aware of the problem and are currently looking into it.
This exploit allows previously-banned players to pop up and start causing problems in high-ranked lobbies. Hopefully, the Apex Legends update patch containing the fix for the exploit will arrive soon.
For more Apex Legends content, check out this crazy Apex Legends glitch that adds third-person mode to Season 13 as well as this leak claiming that the devs are increasing the level cap.
Image credits: Activision
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