343 Industries Head Bonnie Ross says new REQ pack and franchise news coming today.
Bonnie Ross revealed that Halo news will be revealed during the 2015 Game Awards later this evening. Whether the news is tied to Halo 5: Guardians or next year’s Halo Wars 2 is unknown.
Along with the news, Ross said Halo 5 will receive a server-side update bringing in a new REQ pack option for a limited time. Likely tied to the recently revealed Halo Championship Series skins, the pack offers some stylish new gear.
Here’s the description of the new HCS gear straight from Halo Tracker: “Purchase of the HCS Pack will augment HCS tournament prize pools and unlock 5 special HCS visual customization items for use in Arena and Warzone! Subsequent purchases unlock 5 rare or better visual customization items if available.”
It’s unclear if the new pack can be purchased using in-game points or if buying with real-world money is the only option. The ability to buy a pack that only includes cosmetics is a first for Guardians — previously, content in REQs was a random chance at weapons, vehicles, gear, etc.
Keep an eye on my Twitter feed for updates on the new REQ pack. I’ll be sure to reveal pricing when it goes live in the coming hours.
If you’re looking to watch the 2015 Game Awards, be sure to catch it on your preferred streaming provider when it kicks off at 6p.m. PST/9p.m. EST.