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[Locked] Game Update & New Ranked Season - Sept. 5

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  • The Sept-Oct ranked season is officially underway as of 9/5.
  • Team Arena has not yet been updated with the "Phase One" settings for the weapon tuning test. The team is working on this and we anticipate it will come online soon! Stay tuned.
Good morning Spartans! A game update will be rolling out today for Halo 5 to get things ready for the upcoming Weapon Tuning Test we've been talking about for the past few weeks. The only thing included in this download are new re-tuned versions of the weapons that will be included in the public test. You can read all about the Halo 5 weapon tuning test in this blog post.

As a reminder, these newly tuned weapons won't come into play until approx. Sept. 11, when the Team Arena playlist becomes the "Weapon Tuning Test" playlist.

Later today, we'll be rolling over to the new September-October ranked season and updating the Team Arena playlist to kick off "Phase One" of the public test. We look forward to your participation during Phase One as we establish some baseline data before we introduce the re-tuned weapons next week. You can read all about the playlist updates and tuning test details here. A new forum thread will be created to capture your feedback once Phase One officially begins later today.

Sept. 5 Game Update - Patch Notes
This update includes re-tuned versions of the following weapons in preparation for the upcoming Halo 5 weapon tuning test:
  • Assault Rifle
  • Battle Rifle
  • Carbine
  • DMR
  • Gunfighter Magnum
  • SMG
  • Active Camo
  • Energy Sword
  • Beam Rifle
  • Fuel Rod Cannon
  • Grenade Launcher
  • Rail Gun
The newly-tuned versions of these weapons will appear in the special Weapon Tuning Test playlist on Monday, Sept. 11 and will remain in play there for testing purposes through the end of the month.

Reminder that the team is working on a larger game update for November that will add 4K support for Xbox One X, address a variety of bugs and issues reported by players, incorporate the final* tuned versions of the above weapons across the entire game, and a few other odds-and-ends. We'll share more details about this update in the coming weeks.

*The team will compile the results of the public tuning test (game data + feedback) to assess and implement final settings for these weapons. Upon release in November, the team will be watching and monitoring very closely in the event that further tuning adjustments are necessary.