What you need to know
- You can win in-game "Gold REQ Packs" if you watch Halo 5: Guardians on Mixer.
- The Gold REQ Packs contain cosmetic items.
- You'll have to watch Slayer matches for a chance to win.
- Halo 5 costs $22 on Amazon (opens in new tab).
Even after all these years, Halo 5: Guardians is receiving excellent post-launch support. A few months ago, the game was upgraded for Xbox One X, and recently, its "Big Team Battle" mode got new maps and playlists. Microsoft wants to keep gamers interested in the experience, and the company is offering viewers the chance to win "Gold REQ Packs" which contain cosmetic items through Mixer. If you want to win, you have to watch Halo 5 "Slayer" matches.
Gold REQ Packs contain a lot of amazing cosmetic items which should help you stand out in Halo 5. If you still play the game, be sure to watch Slayer matches on Mixer. It's a great way to earn loot without having to go through the grind.
Halo 5 is a first-person shooter which features a satisfactory single-player campaign and a stellar multiplayer mode. While the game was criticized for its story, the online features blew people away. There are so many modes and ways to play, that everyone can hop in and contribute.
Do you still play Halo 5 after all these years? Are you excited for Halo Infinite? Let us know.
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Ah great. It's nice to have the opportunity to maybe win loot box.
And are you sure gold req packs only contains cosmetic items?
I thought it was pay-to-win for warzone. Anyway, I was looking it up and I saw someone who copy pasted your entire article on his site with plenty of ads.
I just thought I'll let you know. It would be a pity that someone just tries to make money of your work...
I think they fixed it a while back, right?
Sorry I couldn't find that information. I don't think these contain only cosmetic items.
I'm not sure myself now, maybe I'm confusing it with fixing Forza? *EDIT* Ok, now I remember. Only cosmetic items can be used in the traditional Arena game types. The other Warzone game type has some kind of balancing system that uses player performance , so I guess that is supposed to make it OK? https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2015-06-18-halo-5s-multiplayer-microt...
Yup that why I said warzone was paid to win. Req packs don't only provide cosmetic items.
This is a nice feature addition to Mixer, but they really need to simplify the redemption process. In watching on my Xbox One, I got a notification that I fulfilled the requirements to get the free REQ pack but that I had to go to a "supported device" to redeem it. So I went to my computer and accessed mixer.com there instead, and then I had to go to the MixerMatchups channel, click on Loot, click 'redeem', and then it brought me to a new page where I had to select the platform (even though there was only one: "Xbox"), then I had to select "copy" to copy the code, then I had to go to redeem.microsoft.com to actually redeem it (keep in mind, it doesn't even tell you this step), paste in the code and then you finally get it. That's cumbersome.
Wow, I'm lost just reading that! With the face that it should be all the same account you would think it should be seamless. Or is a Mixer account still allowed to be separate?
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