News HaloCustoms Weekly Roundup - 19th June '17

Yeah yeah, blah blah where are the updates? Well Halo news ground to a standstill and nothing big was announced at E3, so this segment is going to become fortnightly (bi-weekly) while the news is slow. Hopefully we'll see something new and shiny soon, it's been a while!

The one big thing that was announced was Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare. A new, flood-themed expansion for Halo Wars 2. Featuring a brand new series of campaign missions played from the perspective of the Banished as they take on a terrifying and ancient enemy: The Flood. Yep, the tentacle monsters are back and more squishy and tentacle-y than ever.

We'll also be seeing Terminus Firefight, a new co-op game mode that allows up to three players to play against increasingly difficult waves of enemies whilst protecting their terminus and bases from the incoming enemies in a tower defence-style twist to the classic Halo Wars 2 gameplay.

As well as the new campaign and game mode, the new DLC will feature two currently unnannounced Banished leaders and two new standard multiplayer maps. It will be available in the Fall (Autumn) for $19.99 on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC.

Before that, we'll be seeing two new leaders coming to Halo Wasrs 2: Jerome-092 and Arbiter Ripa 'Moramee. The leader of Red team and the prime antagonist from the original Halo Wars game will be available in late June, as part of the season pass or available for purchase individually.

Here's a video of the new Terminus Firefight game mode in action:

HCS Pro league is in full swing in both EU and NA, with both leagues hotly contested. Team Infused are currently in the lead in EU winning all three of their matches so far, and Optic Gaming head up the NA table, with Splyce hot on their heels having only two games in hand.

The next EU games will be from 7pm-10pm BST this Wednesday, and the NA matches will be from 12:30am to 4:30am BST on Thursday morning.

Check out the link below for both NA and EU standings and more information on the upcomming games.

Megazords in Halo 5 Forge? Why not!

That's everything for this week, see you next time!