343 Industries has shared new information regarding updates coming soon to Halo 5: Guardians, Halo Wars 2, and even the Masterchief Collection. With the Xbox One X (the console formerly known as the Project Scorpio) hitting the shelves in November, both Halo 5 and Halo Wars 2 will be getting 4K updates just in time for the brand new console to hit.
In a recent Halo Livestream, 343 announced that Halo 5 is getting an Overtime update in November, which will feature 4K upgrades for Xbox One X owners, updated weapon tuning, and the return of the Oddball multiplayer mode. After the launch of the Overtime update, new skins will also be made available. Because you can never have too many skins for your Spartans. Never.
The content update will also see the introduction of the Local Server app, which will allow Halo 5 players to host a local server on a Windows 10 PC on the same network as Xbox One consoles for low-latency multi-player matches. Which is pretty sweet and allows for cross-platform play, which is always a plus.
Halo Wars 2 will also get some shiny new Xbox One X enhancements. In addition, the RTS game will feature crossplay for Xbox One and Windows 10 PC players.
An Xbox Arena mode will also be introduced, allowing players to organize and conduct their own online tournaments. Xbox Arena launched in May, but Arena and Windows 10 crossplay will come to Halo Wars 2 in late October just ahead of the Xbox One X launch.