With the release of Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo Waypoint will be seeing a major overhaul in terms of its web interface and the Windows Phone version's usability and new features. The web version will see fixes to the layout of the site, how content is pushed up by the community and the forums getting fixed from community feedback. One new major feature is the ability to set "custom challenges" for any mode that you and your friends can gain Halo: Reach credits for achieving.
Here's where it gets awesome. In conjunction with the Windows Phone Mango update, Halo Waypoint's Windows Phone version will also be getting the same treatment as the web version except for one major difference. By some voodoo magic it will be able to streamline information from your console and will be able to display a live top-down feed of where each of your teammates are and if they are in danger or already dead. It will be called the "Advanced Tactical Assault System," ATLAS for short, and will be available for all Halo: Reach maps and the new Anniversary maps as well.
Speaking of the new Halo Anniversary maps, 343 sent over some screenshots of the newly announced High Noon map, which is a remake of arguably one of the best Halo: CE maps ever, Hang 'em High. You can check those out in the gallery below and while you're at it you can check out another video of the new big update coming to the Halo Waypoint website.
|8:00 AM on 11.14.2011|
Review: Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary
It was ten years ago that Halo: Combat Evolved was released on the original Xbox. The series would go on to create a standard for the first-person shooter genre and arguably help secure the Xbox as a household name. First-...more
|7:00 PM on 11.11.2011|
Halo: Reach players can grab Anniversary maps as DLC
Dig Halo multiplayer but don't care to buy Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary next Tuesday? So long as you own Halo: Reach, you can save yourself a bit of money. The multiplayer content of Anniversary -- six fan-favorite multip...more
|8:00 AM on 10.24.2011|
Halo: CE Anniversary reminds me of the good old days
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|5:00 AM on 10.17.2011|
Halo Kinect: Shout at Master Chief
Exciting news for those who like to shout at television screens -- Kinect features for Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary have finally been detailed. Players will be able to use Kinect voice commands to analyze foes and the inf...more
|9:30 PM on 08.27.2011|
Mega64: Team Covenant or Team Flood?
These are the decisions that fans have to make. Me? I prefer Spartans who sparkle. Mega64: HALO EARLY ANNIVERSARY? [YouTube]more
|8:00 PM on 08.26.2011|
Hamza checks out all the sweet offerings of HaloFest
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|1:30 PM on 08.26.2011|
I played Halo: Anniversary in 3D at HaloFest
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|9:00 PM on 08.16.2011|
Damnation was the best map from the original Halo
Seriously. I had the most fun on this map above all else. Sidewinder is definitely a close second, but I rarely had the opportunity to play with more than eight people to make that map really worth it. But yeah, Damnation. I...more
|6:30 PM on 08.02.2011|
Kinect and Halo Anniversary: Don't get 'hyper-excited'
Frank O'Connor said that the Kinect functionality in Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary are not going to be a big deal. At all. In fact, 343 Industries' franchise development director says that it's not even something you'...more
|5:00 AM on 04.27.2013|
New Halo comic series will follow Spartan IV Sarah Palmer
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|8:00 AM on 04.26.2013|
Halo, Modern Warfare 2, & Skyrim brought together
Musician Sarah Schachner did a little arrangement where she covered the Halo, Modern Warfare 2, and Skyrim themes back-to-back. The covers sound wonderful, and it's all even more impressive once you see that Sarah played every instrument herself. [Via The Awesomer]more
|8:30 AM on 04.12.2013|
Halo 4 downloadable content discounted today
Still playing Halo 4's multiplayer but haven't gotten any of the downloadable content yet? Well lucky for you there's a sale going on today where you can get them at a small discounted price. The War Games Map Pass is running...more