ByKen McDonnell, writer at Creators.co
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Halo 5 Multiplayer

What does Halo mean to you as a player? Is it the exciting campaigns and the rich lore of the universe? Is it the awesome characters like John-117 and Cortana (how we'll miss you)? Or is the multiplayer which still stands as one of the best of any FPS?

Well for me, that's the great thing about Halo, it has all of these glorious aspects in one package! We don't have to remove any of these tremendous elements, they're gifted to us in a beautiful case for our Xbox 360 and Xbox One. But one thing I always look forward to is the multiplayer maps, Bungie had a reputation for remarkable map design (which in fairness to them, they did continue to excel with in Destiny despite its numerous faults) and it seems that the Halo universe just keeps on giving.

343 hasn't let us down in map department either and already we've been graced with some screenshots of the latest maps that we can run around in when Halo 5's beta is unleashed from the 29th December till the 18th of January. Thanks for the Christmas present 343 Industries! Is it just me or do they really know how to take care of fans? Spartan Ops was incredible! Dat value for muny!! Sorry...

Halo 5 Beta

The beta will comprise of three modes, eleven weapons, seven maps and seven armour sets. My god the excitement! They've also revealed that we'll be able to transfer over the points we get from the beta to the actual version upon release. How many of you are gearing up to play the [Halo](movie:559680) 5 beta?

You can acquire access through the purchase of The Master Chief Collection for Xbox One, which will be released on November 11th! A clever device to make you buy the collection, but who wouldn't want all of the Halo games on Xbox One?

It looks like this beta will keep us all in very tight quarters. Their have been some speculations as to the similarities of the maps with previous games, but let's take a look at them anyway and you can decide.

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Halo 5 Multiplayer Screenshots

Halo 5 beta map
Halo 5 beta map

According to certain users this particular map is actually a remake of Midship! 343 really seem to like Halo 2, having also added content regarding Halo 5 into the rerelease of Halo 2 in the new Xbox One collection. Here's a few more images of it!

Halo 5 beta
Halo 5 beta

This map really is stunningly beautiful. Intensely close combat.

Halo 5 beta
Halo 5 beta

Tremendous design all round! I'm so happy with 343's work on Halo!

Halo 5 beta
Halo 5 beta

So that's it for the first map, which has already succeeded in getting me excited. For those of you that prefer the more large scale maps that we saw in the likes of Halo 3, don't worry! 343 have insured us that they are developing maps of all sizes to suit every playing style.

Allegedly we will also be receiving some brand new "Spartan abilities", personally I think I'd smile with glee if the bubble shield was to return...how about it 343? Okay, onto map two!

Halo 5 beta
Halo 5 beta

This location appears to suit those that love a good beatdown or shotgun kill!

Halo 5 beta
Halo 5 beta

It's compact, filled with rooms and equally has an astounding view, check out that last screenshot!

Halo 5 beta
Halo 5 beta

Beautiful stuff 343, beautiful stuff.

Halo 5 beta
Halo 5 beta

Will you guys be buying The Master Chief collection in order to get a chance at some seriously early Halo action? Let me know in the comments!

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