This weekend saw Austin, Texas play host to RTX 2014, and there was another wave of information revealed about Halo: The Master Chief Collection. We have gathered all of the information and put it into one nice action packed article, enjoy!
Halo 2 Anniversary new map features and levels revealed
We know that Halo 2 Anniversary features 6 're-imagined' maps, and that one of them is a new look version of Halo 2's Ascension. This weekend we were able to take a closer look at what the new version of Ascension will feature. The...
Showing the world that Halo isn't dead, top teams came to compete in Austin, Texas for a chance to win $10,000 all to themselves. With Str8 Sick dominating the FFA finals with a 20 kill lead over Heinz, he walked away with a smooth $5,000, while also winning the 4v4 tournament with his team Vas' Avi. Which consisted of Ryanoob, Shooter, Arkanium and himself to pick up a share of $10,000. Surprisingly enough the favourite to win the tournament Reign 812, which had the most stacked team on paper, ended up taking away only $500 coming in third place.
Halo 4 4v4 Placings
1st: Vas’ Avi – Ryanoob, Shooter, Str8 Sick, Arkanum
Tournament date: Sunday 13th July
Signups close: Thursday 10th July
Sign ups: HERE
Eligibility: Open to residents of Europe only.
Groups size - 8 players, 4 players advancing from each group
Further information: HERE
All times are British Summer Time (BST). You are responsible for turning up at the appropriate time for your timezone. Round of 128 - 4:00PM Round of 64 - 4:45PM Round of 32 - 5:30PM Round of 16 - 6:15PM Final - 7:00PM
Just before RTX starts this weekend we get to hear from another team that will not only be in attendance, but will be looking at getting that top spot. In today's interview we are joined by Mikwen and Svspector from team VwS! Mikwen is a well known Halo player who has as placed well in both America and Europe, placing highly at MLG, AGL and EGL. He is joined by his team mate Svspector who is relatively new to the Halo scene, attending 3 Halo 4 tournaments with RTX being his 4th. You can see the full interview below, enjoy!
1. Mikwen and Svspector thank you for joining me today. Mikwen you are well known in the Halo scene, but Svspector you are fairly new. Could you both please tell me a little bit about yourselves?
With RTX taking place this weekend Reign 812 have been busy practicing for the $25,000 tournament, however they were kind enough to take some time out from their busy schedule to answer a few of our questions! You can read the full interview below
1. Hello everybody, now almost everybody will know who you are, but for those people who are new to the Halo scene could you all please introduce yourself and give us a little bit about your history in competitive Halo.
Formal – Hello, my name is Matt “FormaL” Piper, I’ve been playing competitive Halo for about 5 years now. I made my breakout in 2011, and established my name as one of the best snipers ever. I’ve won multiple tournaments, and I am also a Call of Duty Pro.
HaloForum in conjunction with our partners ASTRO Gaming proudly present...
The ASTRO Gaming Summer FFA!
Today we are excited to bring you our first prized online tournament in conjunction with our partners ASTRO Gaming, the Astro Gaming Summer FFA! In this single elimination FFA tournament players will battle it out in rounds of 8 where the top 4 advance and the bottom 4 are eliminated.
As this is our first event this will be open to the residents of Europe only.
@Harry will be creating a post with further information and will be able to answer any of you...
We heard last week while at Anaheim about Halo 2 Champion and overall legend Scott Gandhi's possible return to Halo under his old Team Carbon. Well today on his YouTubein a heart felt video landed the official announcement about his full time return to Halo 2 competitively, who his only confirmed team mate will be and also the truth behind why he is doing this. Be sure to follow Scott on Twitter @ScottGandhifor all future updates.
According to a recruitment ad, it looks like Microsoft are planning “a new project line in the Halo universe”. What this means exactly is still unknown, although you would expect that it will be some form of spin off title. Very little information is available other than that which was included in the advertisement on Microsoft's careers website, which states that 'the project will be developed with input from 343 industries and another team'.
The add reads -
“343 Industries is looking for a Senior Producer to help develop a new project line in the Halo universe. This is your chance to work on one of the most exciting and creative intellectual properties in the industry with one of the industry’s most talented teams,”