Halo 5: Guardians Goes Gold, Digital Pre-Load Begins Next Week

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Halo 5: Guardians has officially gone gold, developer 343 Industries has announced today.

In a recent Halo Waypoint update, the studio shared the news, as well as a sleek infographic explaining Halo 5: Guardians by the numbers. In addition, Studio Head Josh Holmes also wrote a small note for fans, mainly to do with launch day and digital pre-orders.

“We will have a multiplayer content update, prior to launch, that will supplement the online multiplayer goodness with map content for Arena Multiplayer and our all new massive-scale 12v12 Warzone Multiplayer,” he said.

“Make sure you have the Power Setting for your Xbox One set to ‘Instant On’ so that you’ll automatically download the online multiplayer update prior to October 27th and be ready on launch day. Those that buy a physical copy will download the online multiplayer update automatically after you install the game on your Xbox One.”

“Next week, the game will be available to pre-download for digital customers, so follow @Halo and we’ll keep you posted when that is ready to go.”

Halo 5: Guardians officially launches on October 27. Here it is by the numbers.