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Halo 5: Guardians pre-order comparison breakdown


Perks and discounts on Guardians

Hardcore Halo fan looking to pick up Halo 5: Guardians on its release day? For those thinking of pre-ordering, there are actually some interesting pre-order perks from several retailers.

Lots of offers abound, but we're slightly favoring the Microsoft Store (until tomorrow anyways). They're offering a $10 bonus Xbox gift card and if you pre-order before Friday, October 23rd at 1PM ET you'll get free release day delivery on 10/27. Otherwise Best Buy's $10 in "My Best Buy Rewards" plus 20% off for GamersClub Unlocked members is very attractive, as is Amazon's $10 off deal with a Prime membership.

Halo 5: Guardians Standard Edition Deals

  • Microsoft Store — $59.99 + $10 Xbox eGift + Release Day Delivery + DLC
  • Best Buy — $59.99 ($47.99 w/ GamersClub) + $10 Rewards + DLC
  • Amazon — $59.99 ($49.99 w/ Prime) + DLC
  • GameStop — $59.99 + DLC
  • Walmart — $59.99 + $5 VUDU Movie Credits

Halo 5: Guardians Limited Edition Deals

  • Microsoft Store — $99.99 + $10 Xbox eGift + Release Day Delivery + DLC
  • Best Buy — $99.99 ($79.99 w/ GamersClub + $10 Rewards + DLC
  • GameStop — $99.99 + DLC
  • Amazon — $99.99 ($84.99 w/ Prime) + DLC

Halo 5: Guardians Limited Collector's Edition Deals

  • Best Buy — $249.99 ($200 w/ GamersClub) + $10 Rewards + DLC
  • Amazon — $249.99 ($229.99 w/ Prime) + DLC

DLC Bonus Per Retailer

Not all deals are created equal. GameStop, for instance, does not have any bonuses besides a "unique" DLC bonus, while retailers like Walmart only offer bonus incentives and have no unique DLC. The best offers might be those that include both, but in case you're a big fan and want a specific set of unique DLC, here's the breakdown of who's offering what:

  • Amazon: Projection SMG with Long Barrel and the Saturnine Visor
  • Microsoft: Lagrange Assault Rifle Weapon Skin, Recon Assault Rifle with Energy Bayonet.
  • Best Buy: Athlon Armor and Longshot Assault Rifle
  • GameStop: Spartan Locke Armor Set

Update: To clarify, these are just DLCs that unlocks said weapon/armor skins above. They are as far as we know cosmetic in nature and won't change gameplay. You'll be able to unlock all the items above after launch.

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