Microsoft Celebrating Halo’s 15th Anniversary With Big Event Next Week

Here’s something to make you feel old: the Halo franchise celebrates its 15th anniversary this week.

To celebrate, developer 343 Industries is holding a livestream event and more this coming Tuesday, November 15, which is 15 years to the day after Halo: Combat Evolved came out in 2001.

One part of the celebration is a Twitch livestream, beginning at 3:43 PM PT.

“During the jam-packed show we’ll have a special walkthrough of the Halo Museum, talk Halo Wars 2 with Dan Ayoub & Max Szlagor, hear about some of the team and community’s fondest Halo memories, play Halo 5 with fans, talk HCS with Tashi & Strongside, take a look at the upcoming Halo Loot crate with James, answer your tweets and whatever else we end up doing when we inevitably stray from script,” 343 said about the event in its newest weekly blog post.

343 is also launching an “Anniversary Throwback” playlist for Halo 5, featuring Combat Evovled maps re-made in Halo 5 with the Forge tools. There will also be “free stuff.”

“What kind of birthday party would it be without goodie bags for attendees!? I don’t want to spoil the surprise but I think you’ll dig it,” 343 said.

Also in the blog post, 343 teased plans for Halo 5 even beyond the anniversary event. As 343 has said before, more DLC is coming.

“Plans are being made for some big holiday playlist updates as well as the release of the next big Halo 5 content update,” 343 said. “I know you’re eager for those juicy details and we look forward to being able to share more soon.”

As stated previously, Halo 5’s next major update will add more maps for Warzone Firefight, new Forge canvases, an “improved spectator experience,” and the ability to join live custom games on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC.

The game’s newest free content update was September’s Anvil’s Legacy, which was the ninth free expansion. Halo 5’s other expansions included The Battle of Shadow and Light (November), Cartographer’s Gift (December), Infinity’s Armor (January), Hammer Storm (February), Ghosts of Meridian (April), Memories of Reach (May), Hog Wild (May), and Warzone Firefight (June).

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