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Halo Online was a free-to-play multiplayer-only Halo game that was tested exclusively in Russia.[1]

The game was cancelled on August 24, 2016, when the developer, Saber Interactive, announced that "the current form of Halo Online will not be released."[3] The reason they gave for the cancellation was that Microsoft had "failed to [make] decisions on the future of the project."[3]

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

The multiplayer mode was based on a modified version of Halo 3's engine and featured several classic weapons, vehicles, and maps, in addition to some new maps.[2] One of the new maps was set in a Russian town.[2] Match player counts varied between 4 and 16 players.[2]

Though the game lacked a campaign, the War Games simulations depicted took place shortly after the events of Halo 3[2] on a secret UNSC space station called Anvil.[1]

Multiplayer Maps[edit | edit source]

Image Map
HO - Diamondback1.png Diamondback[4]
HO - Edge1.png Edge[5]
H3 MP Guardian Env4.jpg Guardian[6]
HO - Icebox1.png Icebox[7]
Narrows01.jpg Narrows[8]
HO - Reactor1.png Reactor[9]
Standoffoverview.jpg Standoff[10]
Thepit 1.jpg The Pit[11]
Val ext3.jpg Valhalla[12]
Halo 3 Last Resort3.jpg Last Resort[13]
High Ground Sniper-Gate View.jpg High Ground[14]

Features[edit | edit source]

Species[edit | edit source]

Organizations[edit | edit source]

Weapons[edit | edit source]


Locations[edit | edit source]

Vehicles[edit | edit source]

Technology[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 343 Industries had no plans to expand the game to other territories. However, they stated that if it were to happen, the game would have to go through "region-specific changes" to match players' expectations in different territories.[1]
  • 343 Industries also had no plans to bring the game to Xbox One, as the game was built "from the ground up" for PC.[1]
  • The announcement trailer shows that pre-alpha tests date back to the 20th June 2014.
  • Halo Online's codename was 'Eldorado', shown by the closed alpha's executeable name and in a motd message in the trailer.

Videos[edit | edit source]

Main article: Halo Online Announcement Trailer

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Sources[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Halo Waypoint - Halo Online Closed Beta Launching in Russia
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 IGN - Halo Online is a Free-to-Play PC Shooter Coming only to Russia
  3. 3.0 3.1 Gamasutra - Microsoft cancels free-to-play Halo Online Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "GScancel" defined multiple times with different content
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Youtube: Halo Online PC 4K Gameplay - Avalanche Map
  5. Youtube: Halo Online PC 4k Gameplay - Edge Map
  6. 6.0 6.1 Youtube: Halo: Online Gameplay - Epic Gravity Hammer Killing Spree (Slayer/SWAT)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8 Youtube: HALO ONLINE - FIRST IMPRESSIONS & GAMEPLAY!
  8. Youtube: Halo: Online - New maps! (Narrows)
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Youtube - Halo Online - Reactor
  10. Youtube: Halo Online - Standoff 4v4 Slayer Gameplay
  11. Youtube: Halo: Online - New maps! (The Pit)
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 Youtube: Halo Online PC 4k Gameplay - Valhalla/River World Map
  13. Youtube: Halo Online - OMG IS THAT LAST RESORT!? Official beta KB/M
  14. Halo Online - New Beta Maps: High Ground and Last Resort
  15. 15.0 15.1 Youtube - IGN - Halo Online Announcement Trailer - Rewind Theater
  16. Youtube: Halo Online (PC) - DMR Swat Gameplay
  17. Youtube: Halo Online - Weapon "SMG" +5 types
  18. 18.0 18.1 Youtube: Halo Online Commentary - Full Reveal of Maps, Weapons, and Vehicles splitter 02
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 Youtube: Halo Online: Valhalla and forge
  20. 20.0 20.1 Youtube: Halo Online Commentary - Full Reveal of Maps, Weapons, and Vehicles splitter 01
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 Youtube: Halo Online - Leftover Forge Mode
  22. Youtube: Halo Online - Weapon "Covenant Carbine" +7 types
  23. 23.00 23.01 23.02 23.03 23.04 23.05 23.06 23.07 23.08 23.09 23.10 23.11 23.12 23.13 23.14 23.15 23.16 23.17 23.18 23.19 23.20 23.21 23.22 23.23 23.24 23.25 23.26 23.27 23.28 23.29 23.30 23.31 23.32 23.33 23.34 23.35 23.36 23.37 23.38 23.39 23.40 23.41 23.42 Youtube: Halo News Today|Halo Online: TONS of Customization and NEW Armor Abilities!
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 24.3 24.4 24.5 24.6 24.7 24.8 24.9 Youtube: Halo Online - All Armor Pieces
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