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Here's a list of every Halo 5: Guardians launch edition and their contents

Halo 5 is almost here, and the reviews so far seem overwhelmingly positive.

If you haven't pre-ordered already, here's an overview of the game's various editions and what each of them offers.

Halo 5: Guardians - Standard Edition / Pre-order Edition

Here's the most basic edition, containing only Halo 5: Guardians - the latest and greatest in one of the world's most popular video game franchises. In our review, Paul Acevedo praised the game's "cutting edge" design and emotional campaign, calling it a logical extension of the events of previous titles. Be sure to check out our full review here.

If you pre-order the game on the Xbox Store, you're automatically treated to the "Pre-Order Edition" (opens in new tab), which includes a loadout weapon and a custom skin.

Halo 5: Guardians - Limited Edition

Here's where things start to get interesting! The Halo 5: Guardians Limited Edition comes with a unique steel book disc case, a constructible Guardian model and various other extras listed below. As of writing, the LE is selling out at many retailers, so be quick if you're interested in buying!

  • Warzone REQ Bundle (14 "Premium" REQ packs that add skins, weapons for Halo 5's Warzone mode and various other consumables for use in the game's multiplayer modes)
  • Uniquely-designed Spartan-themed SteelBook
  • Guardian model by Metal Earth
  • Dossiers on Blue Team and Fireteam Osiris
  • Spartan Locke's Classified Orders
  • Halo: The Fall of Reach (Animated Series)
  • Xbox Live Gold 14-day Trial.

Halo 5: Guardians - Digital Deluxe Edition

The Digital Deluxe version contains all the digital benefits from the Limited Edition, as well as a copy of Halo: Spartan Assault, the top-down twin-stick shooter originally available for Windows Phone.

  • Warzone REQ Bundle (14 "Premium" REQ packs which add skins, weapons for Halo 5's Warzone mode and various other consumables for use in the game's multiplayer modes)
  • Halo: The Fall of Reach (Animated Series)
  • Xbox Live Gold 14-day Trial Included - perfect for playing with friends.
  • Pre-Order to receive a bonus loadout weapon and skin usable in the Warzone multiplayer mode along with a copy of Halo: Spartan Assault. (To redeem your copy of Halo: Spartan Assault search for "Halo: Spartan Assault" in the Xbox Store and download the game.)

Halo 5: Guardians - Limited Collector's Edition

The Halo 5: Guardians Collector's Edition contains all the content from the Limited Edition in addition to a commemorative statue of the Chief and Spartan Locke, designed by 343i themselves. Quantities for this edition also seem to be dwindling, so make sure to buy soon if you're considering it.

  • Warzone REQ Bundle (14 "Premium" REQ packs which add skins, weapons for Halo 5's Warzone mode and various other consumables for use in the game's multiplayer modes)
  • Uniquely-designed Spartan-themed SteelBook
  • Guardian model by Metal Earth
  • Dossiers on Blue Team and Fireteam Osiris
  • Spartan Locke's Classified Orders
  • Halo: The Fall of Reach (Animated Series)
  • Xbox Live Gold 14-day Trial.

Halo 5: Guardians - Limited Edition Console

This is for people who are really ready to break the bank. The Halo 5: Guardians Limited Edition Console comes with everything in the Limited Edition, including a sleek custom Xbox One with 1TB storage. The custom console is designed to match the Halo universe's UNSC tech, and comes complete with custom sound effects for its hardware functions.

  • Custom Halo-inspired 1TB Xbox One Console
  • Warzone REQ Bundle (14 "Premium" REQ packs which add skins, weapons for Halo 5's Warzone mode and various other consumables for use in the game's multiplayer modes)
  • Uniquely-designed Spartan-themed SteelBook
  • Guardian model by Metal Earth
  • Dossiers on Blue Team and Fireteam Osiris
  • Spartan Locke's Classified Orders
  • Halo: The Fall of Reach (Animated Series)
  • Xbox Live Gold 14-day Trial.

Microsoft have certainly pulled out all the stops when it comes to Halo 5's launch editions. Naturally, each of the above is subject to availability per region, especially where the limited editions are concerned.

Halo 5 is doing tremendously well so far, sitting at 85% on Metacritic. During the Halo 5 Live event, Microsoft revealed that the franchise has sold 67 million units to date, solidifying its place as one of the most successful video game franchises of all time.

Which edition of Halo 5 will you pick up? Let us know below!

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Jez Corden

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20 Comments
  • None.  I don't play Halo anymore for some reason, except for Halo 3 cause it was fun to run people over and watch the replay.
  • I'm currently downloading the Digital Deluxe version now. Going to be ready to get my Halo on.
  • 98%!!
  • Wished I would've preordered it in-store as I would've preferred the bb exclusive model instead of dlc they'll just give to everyone else in an update
  • The only extra not in the standard edition I'm interested in is the Halo: The Fall of Reach animated movie. I figure that will be available on video sooner or later.
  • Aye, without a doubt I'd expect, I'll ask PR for you
  • It is releasing seperate. For £15 in the UK.
  • Well if its anything like nightfall it'll be 6-12 months
  • I got the regular pre-order edition from the Xbox store, and it included a copy of Spartan Assault, as well.
  • Bought my Limited edition on Microsoftstore.ca for $119.99 came with $10 live card.
    Edit: Maybe not the best price after all. Lol
  • Just walked out with legendary edition and master chief controller.
  • Preorder standard digital edition.
  • Just as a bit of added info the Limited Collectors Edition (the one with the statues) comes with a digital download code for the game. Not a physical copy.
  • Yep true. I got mine an hour ago. On my 100mb connection. I've already installed 53%.
  • Anyone having license issues with wp halo channel for part 2 3 of fall of reach?
  • I am from Australia. I purchased the Ltd Collectors Edition, and it came with a digital download, as well as a physical copy. Not sure if this is standard, or something my game store decided to do: EB Games. So I am happy about this :)
  • Does the 99$ edition stuff come with my game if I did gamestop? Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Yes. But as usual you have to ask for preorder bonus code(only if it was instore order) which in the last few years MS has chosen to go the receipt route instead of sending cards
  • Oh my god this game is utterly amazing. Best game this gen by a country mile. Visuals are amazing. Multiplayer is by far the best ever halo mp. And so far the campaign is awesome. Well done 343.
  • Agreed!