Halo 5 Guardians Leaked Release Date Is Fake, Microsoft Confirms

Did you read the latest news about a new 343 industries employee who posted a picture on Twitter that revealed a countdown timer of sort above his head?

If you haven’t, here’s a short recap. A new guy joined the company to be part of the iconic Halo team and he was really excited because he gets to work with 343 industries on one of the most anticipated exclusives next year, the Halo 5 Guardians.

The guy was off his heels and he snapped a picture along with his new buddy in the office, posted it on the social network which instantly went viral. No one cared about him actually, but everyone, including top gaming websites and magazines got hold of the picture because of the countdown timer found behind them below the company’s banner. Most companies have such timers that indicate the launch of their next title and it urges their team to work harder to make it possible, without delay. This was expected to be one such timer.

Countdown Timer

According to the timer found in the picture, it had a countdown set to 382 days, which was assumed to be the supposed release date for Halo 5 Guardians. The entire media as well as players assumed that it is set for November, 2015 on a Tuesday. Microsoft has now officially confirmed in a press statement that this was just a rumor and the number has nothing to do with the release date. So, if you were really excited about it and started counting days, then it’s time to stop it all. The game is releasing in 2015 and the multiplayer beta key for the title will be distributed along with Halo The Master Chief Collection scheduled to get launched on November 11.

Halo 5 Multiplayer Event

If you need to know more about the next gen, you don’t have to wait any longer because Microsoft is all geared up to host an exclusive event on November 10th night before the launch of the Master Chief Collection. The event is going to be the first time that the entire public is going to see the multiplayer of Halo 5 Guardians in a match conducted between two professional teams. It takes place in the U.S. but you can stream it from Twitch as well as the official Xbox website. Get ready to experience the most anticipated exclusives on the Xbox One console and for now, the re-mastered collection should keep you busy for a while.

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