Warzone REQ Cost Changes

By 343 Industries -

The various teams here at 343 have been monitoring your feedback, as well as carefully studying a variety of match data, and after this evaluation have decided to lower the cost of a small set of weapons. The cost of these weapons was a little high, and we want players to be able to use them more often and without breaking the bank. Here’s a look at the new lowered weapon costs, which we’ve just released in the wild via a service side update.


  • Carbine: 4 -> 2
  • Rain of Oblivion: 4 -> 3
  • Blood of Suban: 5 -> 4


  • Suppressor: 2 -> 1

Bolt Shot

  • Boltshot: 2 -> 1

Light Rifle

  • Light Rifle: 5 -> 4
  • Barbed Lance: 5 -> 4
  • Dying Star: 6 -> 5


  • Saw: 5 -> 4
  • Appetite for Destruction: 6 -> 5

Warzone is huge, and has many different aspects that make up the whole experience. By continuing to fine tuning certain aspects as time goes on based on telemetry and player feedback, we’re able to refine and polish the experience even further. Be sure to leave us your feedback in this dedicated forum thread, and stay tuned to @Halo for more updates!

We’ll see you in Warzone!




Halo 5: Guardians

February Season Matchmaking Updates

By 343 Industries -

The services and multiplayer teams here at 343 Industries have been hard at work at improving and fine tuning the Halo 5 matchmaking experience. One improvement we’re making affects how ranking impacts matchmaking search times for certain players. Over time, it’s possible for players to get skill values that make it difficult for them to find matches.

Halo 5: Guardians

Matchmaking Improvements

By 343 Industries -

The Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta that was conducted December 2014 – January 2015 provided us with an abundance of data about our brand new matchmaking system and its performance. Studying that data from different angles, we learned many things about this dedicated cloud-based system, the most important of which was where we should invest in improvements. Building on what we’d learned allowed us to enhance and tune matchmaking to provide a better experience for Halo 5’s launch. Since then...

Halo 5: Guardians

Arena REQ Bundle

By 343 Industries -

As some of you may have spotted, there’s a new premium REQ bundle coming to Halo 5: Guardians, and this time, it will primarily focus on REQs of the Arena variety. The Arena REQ Bundle will be available in the Halo 5: Guardians REQ Store (as well as, Xbox Dashboard, and retail stores) starting on Tuesday, February 16th. To learn more, read on!