343 Industries is updating Halo Waypoint this Fall with some exciting new features like the ability to create custom challenges and even check out the multiplayer maps in Halo: Reach and Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary in real-time on your Windows Phone. Two new videos were released on Monday showcasing these new features along with other updates coming to Halo Waypoint.
Halo Waypoint is the big statistical, media and news interface for all things Halo that can be accessed from the Xbox 360, web or Windows Phone. The new updates planned for this fall are detailed below.
New Halo Waypoint Interface – A revamped design and user interface lets players navigate Halo Waypoint and access the content they want more easily than ever before, whether they’re online, on their Xbox 360 or on their Windows Phone.
Halo Waypoint ATLAS – Available on Windows Phones this holiday, Halo Waypoint ATLAS (Advanced TacticaL Assault System) is a new mobile experience that offers players a detailed, top-down view of any Halo: Anniversary or Halo: Reach map in real-time, letting them monitor teammates’ movements and positions as they play. This innovative app encourages strategic gameplay and offers a fun companion experience to any multiplayer match.
Custom Challenges – Building upon the Halo series’ genre-defining user-creation toolset, 343 Industries is empowering the community even further by introducing Custom Challenges in Halo: Anniversary and Halo: Reach. For the first time, players will be able to issue custom Challenges and create friendly competitions with Xbox friends, unlocking infinite creative possibilities to invent and test their “Halo” skills against one another.
For example, players can create a Challenge to get a specific number of headshots (say 50) in Multiplayer, within 24 hours. They can then try the challenge themselves, or invite their friends to give it a shot to see who can get the most headshots. Challenges can be created for Campaign, Matchmaking Firefight, Multiplayer and even Custom modes.
Players will also be able to earn Halo: Reach Credits by completing Custom Challenges, infusing new creative potential into the game’s deep player progression system, and leveraging all the new multiplayer maps from Halo: Anniversary.
You can check out the new videos for HaloWayPoint in our video gallery.
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