STILL A BETTER DRIVER THAN KAT
Thanks, ske7ch! Late last week, we announced an awesome new little crossover with our friends next door at Turn 10. Coming very soon, you’ll be able to outfit yourself with some awesome Halo-themed Driver Gear in Forza Motorsport 7, and all you have to do is play (or have played) some Halo on Xbox One. There are three pieces of Driver Gear in total – the Halo-branded kit you see below can be acquired simply by having played either Halo 5, MCC, or Halo Wars 2 on Xbox One before Nov. 30, 2017. Codes will start being sent out via Xbox Live message beginning Dec. 15, 2017.
Additionally, there are Mjolnir-themed driver suits based on the Master Chief and Spartan Vale’s armor that can be earned by playing specific events in Forza Motorsport 7. You can check out all the finer details in our full announce blog right HERE. Oh, and say hello to my taillights when you jump into Forza.
STREAMING THE YEAR AWAY
This Thursday, Dec. 14 at 3PM PT, we’ll be hitting the airwaves with a small celebratory Livestream to recap another crazy year in Halo. We’ll be giving a bit of year-in-review, talking about some of our favorite things, dangerously skirting professional protocols, and overall having a great time chatting Halo with you fine folks. Join us at mixer.com/halo for both the broadcast and a fun Community Playdate immediately after. See you then!
First up is BaileyJIII with this really rad render. Love it!
Next up is LettsProps with the awesome HAZOP cosplay, obviously good for weathering any climate.
Our friends at Grifball Hub celebrated their 10th anniversary. Congrats to them on an incredible milestone!
Rythaze recently shared some ridiculously awesome sketches they've made, like the one you see below. So sick!
Speaking of cool drawings, I really liked this simple Lasky sketch from S3xyTrap.
This mosaic tile board is pretty jaw-dropping.
Then again, so are these awesome graphics showing off different Spartan generations. Love the treatment!
Luke the Notable started a cool video series where he looks at the alien enemies throughout the Halo series trying to determine where they've appeared the strongest. Check out the episode on the Elites below, and see if you share his rankings!
And in the holiday spirit, don't miss this Halo 5 Christmas Dualtage by Daedric & Fatbass. Good stuff!
We've highlighted the Sins of the Prophets crew before, with their sweet Halo-fication of PC space battle games. Well apparently, they are participating in ModDB's "Mod of the Year" contest, and would love some Halo community help in getting them some extra lovin'. Here's a few words on the endeavor from SOTP's Unikraken:
Hello Halo community! Our Halo space combat mod Sins of the Prophets for the RTS game Sins of a Solar Empire is currently competing in ModDB's "Mod of the Year" contest. Thanks to our dedicated fans we've passed the first round of voting and made it into the Top 100 mods category, where we are competing with the best mods across the gaming community. As we're the only Halo mod of any kind in this year's running, we're asking for your support to give Halo a solid showing. Following the link below will take you directly to the voting page with Sins of the Prophets already selected, you just need to click the "VOTE" button to put us one step closer to victory. Also, we've just released version 0.88 of the mod and we'd love for you to check it out! It includes new ships from Halo: Warfleet like the Gladius and Storm Cutter, as well as updated models for the Covenant Assault Carrier and Phoenix-class Support Ship.
You can check out more about their project here, and check out their awesome model of the UNSC Gladius-class heavy corvette – first revealed and visualized in Halo: Warfleet!
Before we close out, one note: don't forget that beginning Thursday morning, Oddball will be added into the HaloWC Preview playlist in Halo 5. Make sure you jump in and try it out!
That will do it for us this time around. From yours truly, I hope you have a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, a kicking New Years, and a rad time with anything else you happen to celebrate. See you on stream!
Until next time… Live well, play Halo, and focus on family – in all its forms.