Halo Reach: Boneyard, Invasion and Much, Much More!

Hey everyone! Bungie has just released some great info on Halo Reach this week! We will be talking about Invasion, Boneyard, Loadouts, vehicles, and weapons on Boneyard, Controls, and much more! So lets get started!

Below is an area of Boneyard in March.

When the Bungie teams got thier hands on this place, they turned it into this:

Amazing what Bungie did with the map in only a few months. No extra space was added and this is the same area. Bungie informs that The first space you need to be familiar with is the exterior expanse set Continue reading


Halo Reach Bundles Announced!

Bungie has finally revelaed the different bundles you can buy with Halo Reach!

Halo Reach Standered Addition:

Yeah, it’s the basic addition that casual players will buy. This is simply the box and the game that will likely be sold for $59.99. If you are not a super hard core gamer, don’t be ashamed if you just buy this.

Halo: Reach Limited Edition:

This is where Bungie starts to test how big of a Halo fan you really are. The Price is $79.99, and the Limited Edition Bundle comes with the following:

  • Game disc housed in recovered ONI ”black box”
  • An exclusive in-game Elite armor set for use in multiplayer modes
  • Artifact bag containing Dr. Halsey’s personal journal and other classified documents and effects that unravel long held secrets from the Halo Universe
  • I would say this bundle is really for Semi Big Time Halo Players. Don’t buy this if you are an ameture. But, of course, this is my opinion. Buy whatever you feel is right!

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    Halo Reach Beta Stats Breakdown

    Hey everyone! I just wanted to say that we apologize for not posting relevant information on Reach in a while. A lot of info has come out and we will keep you updated from now on. Recently, Bungie gave us fans the breakdown on how the Beta’s game play stats will be shown on Bungie.net!

    The following stats will be visible about all Halo Reach Beta users on Bungie.net

    Service Record:

    • Game History List
    • Post Game Carnage Reports

    Career Stats: Continue reading

    Halo Reach Gametype Extra

    Hey everyone! Bungie has released even more information about all the Gametypes found in the Halo Reach Beta and Game. If you have not already read about all the Halo Reach Gametypes, Click Here! That link will bascially take you to another post on our blog that will show you all the gametypes. We will be adding extra information just released about those gaemtypes. Just to get you out of the dark, click that link! With Halo Reach Beta just around the corner, Bungie is frantically getting last minute details into the game and revealing the info they can to us on a weekly basis.

    Grab Bag

    Choose this gametype and play all your favorite games randomly! Roll your luck and see what you get!

    Free for All

    This is for you players that don’t belive teamwork is the key. Go around on your own and kill everyone in sight. When you have a skull over your head, you will realize you are Continue reading

    Halo Reach Main Menu

    Enjoy this leaked video of Halo Reach’s main menu screen:

    Well, as you guys can see, everything in Halo 3 is back to Halo Reach.

    Bungie’s Scoop on Halo Reach’s Campaign Progress

    Well, Bungie has kind of kept us fans in the dark about Halo Reach’s Campaign. What do you think? I think the Beta has been getting most of the attention recently, but the actual story or campaign is completely left out in Bungie’s recent talk. Well, sadly, Bungie is still leaving us in the dark but brought the light a little closer. Yesterday, April 12, about 40 people were invited to Bungie to play the PT4. The PT4 is the Campaign Play Test 4. Yes, 40 people did get to play the game. (Yes, I am jelous too.) Of course, the campiagn has been tested many, many times before this test. They wanted people outside of Bungie to give the game a try. Of course, the campaign is not finished. Though, you can still generally play it without all the little details that make the game great. Bungie doesn’t give much detail about the campaign, but explains that the campiagn will feel a lot more “real”.

    As for the Beta, the Bungie team is putting their final tweaks into the multiplayer beta at the moment. They are working really hard to put the final tweaks into this Beta. I beleive it will definatly live up the expectations.

    Halo Reach Multiplayer Beta Info Overload

    Information on the new Halo Reach Beta has really been kept on the down-low by Bungie. Yeah a few weapons and Armor Abilites have been revealed, but nothing really along the lines of the Multiplayer Beta. Well Halo Reach fans, that’s all about to change!

    With the Multiplayer Beta, four new Halo Maps arrive. The four maps are called: Overlook, Swordhouse, Powerhouse and Boneyard.

    Above is a picture of the map titled Powerhouse

    Lars Bakken, on the Multiplayer Beta team with Bungie describes the new map Powerhouse:

    “You know, I’m really growing to love Powerhouse. That’s kind of our outdoor, pioneer aesthetic — which is what the pioneer structures look like on Reach. The artists have done a lot of work background concepting what that space would look like. Those buildings and that area of Reach and that particular map I find really fun to run around in. It’s kind of a cool nice, breezy outdoor space. I love the sightlines in it and I love the mix of indoor and outdoor combat that you get in it. It’s quickly becoming my favorite in the Beta maps.”

    This map is said to be designed for a new gametype engineered by Bungie. It’s called 4 on 4 Slayer which is pretty self explanitory. (Teams of 4 fight each other)

    As most gamers found, the graphic change from Halo 3 to Halo 3: ODST did not seem that great. Let me put it in simple terms: The Graphics Did Not Change At All! Although, in Halo Reach, the entire graphics system and engine has changed! Basically, the graphics will be amazing compared to Halo 3.

    Inside of Powerhouse

    Here is an example of the detail put into these maps. As you move closer to an object, detail is created. Though, as you begin to move away, detail disapears.

    Halo Reach focuses on making all players happy. It includes both large and small maps. If you are a fan of “small, intence maps” you won’t be dissapointed.

    Picture of multiplayer map titles Bonyard
    We won’t be talking much about this map becuase Bungie decided to keep this map a secret. Of course, in the near future, detail will be dished out. But for now this is all we got. Boneyard is described as completely crazy and one of the biggest maps bungie has done. Apparently, it was inspired by the Beaches in Bangladesh. So, I guess we will just have to wait for Bungie to reveil more detail.
    Picture of Map titles Overlook
    Alright, moving along to the next map brings us to Overlook. Shown by the screenshot, Overlook looks like a nice open map that can make a Multiplayer Experience even better! Overlook is actually an area in the campaign of Reach that was taken out, changed a bit, and put into the Multiplayer beta. These changes were necassary to simply make the Multiplayer Beta Experience more enjoyable.
    Picutre of Multiplayer map titled Swordbase
    If you ask me, Swordbase looks like a very “interesting” map. It looks like a map that some people will either hate or love. It has the enclosed look that only certain people enjoy. I like open maps such as Overlook.


    Like I said, Swordhouse looks very enclosed, but Bungie is here to make all fans enjoy Halo Reach. Swordhouse looks enclosed, but really is a 5 story complex map perfect for sniping and camping. I would not suggest running out like a maniac becuase that will not work. Be ready to fight more tactically!

    On these kinds of maps, gamers must be concerend about the power of Armor Abilities. Bungie is doing thier best to try and contain these not make the Armor Abilities too controlling. Jet Packs will beable to get you into places that most people will not beable to get into. Though Bungie is trying to limit the “cheapness” get ready for a completely new gameplay. Any kind of new type of mass power will result in a new gameplay.

    Here is another look at Boneyard. Boneyard will be used mostely for as a vehicle map. Get ready to see new gameplay, new weapons and sweet to vehicles come May 3rd when the Beta kicks off. See you then!