Halo 5 Guardians is available for pre-order and pre-download on Xbox One right now. The most anticipated Xbox exclusive release this year, hopefully Halo 5 Guardians lives up to the hype. With an array of Xbox One Halo 5 console and game bundles available, there are more than enough reasons to buy Halo 5 right now. In addition to the release of Halo 5 on October 27, there will be a YouTube exclusive Halo 5 LIVE event on October 26 form 3 PM - 9 PM PDT.
There are two versions of Halo 5: Guardians available for pre-order, each with a variety of bonus digital content:
- Halo 5: Guardians Pre-Order Edition – Comes with Halo 5 Guardians plus a digital pre-order bonus ( 1 weapon and custom skin usable in the Warzone multiplayer mode)
- Halo 5: Guardians Digital Deluxe Edition – Gives gamers Halo 5 Guardians as well as an extra Warzone REQ Bundle, Halo The Fall of Reach animated series and the digital pre-order bonuses from the regular Pre-Order Edition.
Microsoft's Larry Hryb does note that there will be an update to the game prior to launch to address some issues concerning Halo 5 Guardians' multiplayer:
"There will be an update, prior to launch, that will supplement online multiplayer with map content for Arena Multiplayer and Warzone Multiplayer. 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."