Update: The live stream has now finished, find the original article below!

Halo 5 is almost here, and Microsoft are streaming global launch events exclusively on YouTube, starting in the UK.

We've embedded the stream here for your viewing pleasure, programming is expected to run for several hours and could deliver some non-Halo news as well.

Halo 5 has been getting positive reviews from across the industry, including our own comprehensive review penned by Paul Acevedo. We're planning a ton of other Halo 5 content in the coming weeks, including guides, multiplayer sessions and more.

Windows Central's Richard Devine is on the ground for us at the event, and he's posting behind the scenes pictures on our official Instagram which can be found here.

To check out our other Halo 5 coverage, head over to here, and be sure to let us know what you think when the game launches proper on October 27th!

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