Dab1001 Dab1001 4 February 2019

WIKI: Halo Nation is Leaving Fandom to Merge With Halopedia

Today, voting closed on Halo Nation's community vote on whether to leave Wikia, with the final votes tallying to 13 in support, compared to 2 in opposition. As a result, Halo Nation will be leaving Wikia and merging with Halopedia!

In the coming weeks, we will be executing the plan we laid out in our blog post, exactly as it was voted on by the community. The wiki that remains here, at halo.fandom.com, will be renamed and given a new logo and theme. Meanwhile, all of Halo Nation's content will be copied to a temporary wiki and merged into Halopedia's existing content on a case-by-case basis. For a more in-depth explanation of what will be happening, please see the plan outlined on Halopedia here, and on Halo Nation here.

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Dab1001 Dab1001 21 January 2019

WIKI: Halo Nation is Voting on Whether to Leave Fandom

As we announced here two weeks ago, several members of the admin team have become quite frustrated with the actions, policies and attitudes of Fandom in recent years, prompting a lot internal discussions and planning. This has led us here: we do not think that it is a worthwhile endeavour to continue working on a wiki hosted by Fandom, which prompted us to seek a vote on whether we should migrate our community and its content to Halopedia. Below, we have outlined our proposed plans for this merger, and detailed what we believe to be the pros and cons of said plans.

Halopedia's vote on whether or not it would accept a merger with Halo Nation has recently concluded with a vast majority in favour of accepting us. As a result, we are now ready …

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Dab1001 Dab1001 7 January 2019

WIKI: Halo Nation May Be Leaving Fandom, to Merge with Halopedia

For a while now, most of the Halo Nation administration, myself included, have been discontent with the changes Fandom/Wikia has been making (and intends to make) to the wikis they host, including Halo Nation. Additionally and more importantly, the decision-making process behind these changes rarely seems to include input from the users and editors of the affected wikis, and in some cases (such as with the negative reception to featured videos on Halo Nation) actively disregards such feedback. All of this, combined with the recent introduction featured videos and upcoming changes such as the removal of Forums in favour of Discussions, the domain change from halo.wikia.com to halo.fandom.com and the nebulous Unification initiative, has led us …

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Haloprov Haloprov 11 June 2018


E3 hold loads of announcements waiting to be happened and today's Microsoft press conference did not disappoint. Right off the bat, a trailer for Halo Infinite was shown; showcasing the brand new Slipspace Engine that the game will be running on.

Halo Infinite campaign is set right after the events of Halo 5: Guardians and depicting a story that is "much more human" than Halo 5s; giving more focus to the Master Chief. Halo Infinite also showcased 343's new artstyle direction, with Nicolas Bouvie (also known as Sparth), recreating and tracing back to the classic and historic parts of the Halo franchise and from fan feedback.

To cap off this relatively short announcement blog, here is the announcement trailer.

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Dab1001 Dab1001 27 September 2017

NEWS: Halo Wars 2 DLC Expansion Pack "Awakening the Nightmare" Has Released

Yesterday, Halo Wars 2s latest piece of DLC, Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare, was released. It contains an entirely new campaign, a cooperative multiplayer mode known as Terminus Firefight and two new leaders: Pavium and Voridus. In addition, as part of the update that brings Awakening the Nightmare, two new multiplayer maps, Mirage and Fissures, were added to the game. Both new maps are available free to all players, but the new leaders, Awakening the Nightmare campaign and Terminus Firefight are limited to owners of the DLC only.

Awakening the Nightmares campaign stars the two new leaders, the Brute brothers Pavium and Voridus, in five entirely new campaign missions (and three Blur cutscenes). Under orders from Atriox, the two Jiralhanae …

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Dab1001 Dab1001 21 September 2017

NEWS: All Xbox 360 Halo Games Now Available on Xbox One, Via Backward Compatibility

Today, after almost three months of eager anticipation, the remainder of the Xbox 360's catalogue of Halo games is now available on Xbox One via backwards compatibility. As of less than two hours ago, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary and Halo 4 can all be played on Xbox One, without requiring any additional purchases (provided you own the games on 360).

As with all games on Xbox One, these games must be installed before they can be played. If you own a physical disk, simply insert it into your console and it will prompt you to install the game. Meanwhile, those who own digital copies will find the games waiting in the "Ready to install" section of the "Games & apps" program. Note, however, that digital copies of Halo: CEA are n…

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Dab1001 Dab1001 18 August 2017

NEWS: Yapyap the Destroyer, a New Leader, Has Released for Halo Wars 2

Earlier today, the latest and final piece of DLC in the Halo Wars 2 Season Pass was released: a new leader called Yapyap the Destroyer. Yapyap is a Grunt who has led a revolution against the Banished, and he fields several units that are new to Halo Wars 2.

Among Yapyap's arsenal are the Grunt Goblins, which act as his hero unit, and he can field up to three at any one time. Additionally, Yapyap has access to the Methane Wagon, a vehicle which (once unlocked from the leader power menu) can be trained from main base structures. He fields two new infantry units: the Brute Rider, a Grunt which rides on a Brute's back, and the Heavy Grunt, a squad of Grunts, one of which holds a Fuel Rod Gun. Finally, although not a unit, Yapyap is the first leade…

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Dab1001 Dab1001 26 July 2017

NEWS: Operation Spearbreaker, a Halo Wars 2 Campaign Expansion, Has Released

Yesterday, two pieces of DLC dropped for Halo Wars 2: Operation Spearbreaker, a two mission long mini-campaign, and Serina, a new multiplayer leader.

Operation Spearbreaker follows a squad of highly-trained ODSTs in their mission to save the from a Banished plot which threatens to destroy it. The squad, led by Major Vaughan, acts as a hero unit throughout the mini-campaign and contains a sniper, engineer armed with a Rocket Launcher, three ODSTs with Suppressed SMGs and a drone. Meanwhile, the antagonist of the story is Colony, a DLC leader introduced in April.

Serina as a leader focuses on ice-related powers, similar to Anders in Halo Wars. In place of Hellbringers, Serina fields Cryo Troopers, who freeze their opponents rather than burn the…

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Dab1001 Dab1001 9 July 2017

WIKI: Introducing Project Rebirth: What it is, and What it Means for the Wiki

At this point, there's no point sidestepping the topic: Halo Nation has become somewhat outdated with much of the Halo material post-2011, outside of the video games. I believe that the wiki is no longer the reliable source for Halo information it should be, because of this fact.

Being an admin, I feel it is my duty to at least try to help the wiki back onto its feet, and given that I have three months until I start at university, I feel that now is the best time to do so. However, updating the wiki is no easy task, hence why I'm starting Project Rebirth, named after the fictional project of the same name whose aim was to revitalise New Mombasa after the Human-Covenant war. In this blog, I will outline my plans for the project so that others can…

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Dab1001 Dab1001 6 July 2017

NEWS: Halo Summer Celebration Announcements: Halo Wars 2, Halo 5 and more

In a huge barrage of Halo news that occured a little over an hour ago, several major announcements were made, at least one of which will interest every Halo fan in some way.

Firstly, Halo 5: Guardians will be getting a 4K update for the release of Xbox One X. The title was absent from the list of games getting 4K updates that was presented at Xbox's E3 press conference, but 343 have stated that they were merely not yet ready to make an announcement. This means that Halo 5: Guardians and Halo Wars 2 will be the first Halo games to be playable at 4K resolution on consoles, when these updates roll out for Xbox One X users later this year.

Next, and most important for some - including myself - comes the revelation that by the end of this year, every single …

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