the silent cartographer

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For many, the original Halo means memories. Whether it’s emerging from a crashed escape pod on the surface of a stunningly idyllic ringworld or making a daring escape across besieged hull of the Pillar of Autumn, we remember these moments like they’re real. One of the most indelible memories is the storming of the beach to take the Silent Cartographer. As twin dropships deploy troops on the shore of a remote island, you sink your feet into the sand and begin to Sprint headlong into a Covenant fortified position, hidden in the shadow of an alien archway. Then you fight. Over and over again.

Because it’s fun. As the Master Chief, you’re formidable and lethal, not overpowered but emphatically powerful. You flank, you snipe from afar, or you drive right for the center. It doesn’t get old or boring, no matter how long you’ve played this mission. That’s what Halo: Combat Evolved was all about. Isaac Hannaford, who is keenly familiar with all of the above, has vividly recreated this scene in remarkable order, with the Chief looking on toward the impending conflict, a utopian island on an alien ringworld: beauty and mystery perfectly woven together. A memory is about to be made…

Halo Classic Medal Pin

You fought the Covenant, took out the flood and destroyed the Halo installation. Don’t worry, we’ve got a medal for that based on the logo from the first game! Some Spartans may even get their hands on a rare, gold variant.

Halo Icons Master Chief

We’re just getting started! The Master Chief just crash landed on an alien ringworld and finds himself in the middle of the Halo conflict! Ready for a fight, the Chief leaps over a pesky Grunt and launches into battle. This figure is based on the original Halo: Combat Evolved models for the  Chief, the assault rifle and the Grunt! Customize your fight to the finish when you collect and connect the other Halo Icons figures.

Plasma Grenade Mug

Need a holy flare to light the Journey? Yeah, that’s what we call our morning cup of coffee, too. Stick your hands on the 16 oz Plasma Grenade mug! Remember to hand wash only - you don’t want to accidentally set it off!

Plasma Sword Letter Opener

Join the ranks of the Sangheili Zealots wield this iconic, noble weapon to access all of your important intel! Plus, it lights up just like a real Energy Sword when you hit the switch on the hilt.

Captain Keyes T-Shirt

Bring your wardrobe to Combat Alert Alpha and take the helm of the UNSC Pillar of Autumn in this is exclusive tee, with medals modeled after those worn by Captain Jacob Keyes in Halo: Combat Evolved  (including the Easter egg medal)!

Data Drop Files (Page 1 of 2)

These classified, historic documents are for your eyes only! They detail the Covemant’s first encounter with the Alpha Halo and include a lore-saturated message between the upper-echelon of the UNSC.

Data Drop Files (Page 2 of 2)

These classified, historic documents are for your eyes only! They detail the Covemant’s first encounter with the Alpha Halo and include a lore-saturated message between the upper-echelon of the UNSC.

Data Drop Files (Postcard 1 of 2)

These classified, historic documents are for your eyes only! They detail the Covemant’s first encounter with the Alpha Halo and include a lore-saturated message between the upper-echelon of the UNSC.

Data Drop Files (Postcard 2 of 2)

These classified, historic documents are for your eyes only! They detail the Covemant’s first encounter with the Alpha Halo and include a lore-saturated message between the upper-echelon of the UNSC.

Data Drop Files (Installation 04 Library Card)

These classified, historic documents are for your eyes only! They detail the Covemant’s first encounter with the Alpha Halo and include a lore-saturated message between the upper-echelon of the UNSC.

Halo 5: Guardians REQ Pack and Sticker Shock Set

Available only for Halo Legendary Crate subscribers! Contains an exclusive Fireteam Apollo in-game emblem, 5 Sticker Shock weapon skins, and an array of Uncommon to Legendary REQ  (subject to availability).

Bring your REQ Pack to life with the stickers used on the sticker shock weapon skins!

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Halo 5 Guardians - Warzone Maps!

I love the enviroments these maps are based in, mainly Raid on Apex 7 but thats due to i feel like im on a lovely nostalga trip.

You can tell they looked at the campaign mission from Halo Combat Evolved, The Silent Cartographer. How you land on the beach to then instantly fighting the covernant, that plus its based on an island that lets you drive around the outside of it …etc. While half the time the match just ends up concentrated on the Spire, i sometimes like to just grab a ghost and go speeding around the map.

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New Halo 5: Guardians Warzone Map, “Raid on Apex 7″, revealed at SDCC! 

It’s the biggest Warzone map revealed so far… which is interesting… since we’ve only seen one before (”Escape from A.R.C” at E3). They spent 16 weeks building the Mega Bloks version of the map; it’s made up of roughly more than 89,000 blocks and weighs half a ton. Raid on Apex 7 is a based off the Halo: Combat Evolve campaign mission “The Silent Cartographer”. This is the second of the six Warzone maps that will be available at launch. There will be an additional six Warzone maps released for free between launch and June 2016.

Here’s the official description for the map.

“Clearing out the initial Covenant threats and controlling the Forerunner Spire in the center of the island is paramount to a team’s success and provides a central base of operations. If your team loses the Spire, don’t despair; players can use a system of caves or take to the beach to flank the base. Beware of the Covenant though, for they will not let you take this island so easily. They will counterattack and fight to retake their territory. Continue the push for control of the island and take out the opposition’s core… before you awaken something much worse.”