Halo Waypoint Launches Today

Halo Waypoint launches today on Xbox Live

Following a preview period, Halo Waypoint is now available for Halo fans and features daily updates of new content such as developer interviews, trailers and screenshots, exclusive video footage, community activities and the latest Halo news.

In addition, Halo Waypoint includes a career system that tracks players’ accomplishments across multiple Halo games and gives them new ways to show off their heroic gameplay feats. By downloading and “enlisting” in Halo Waypoint, players will be rewarded with a variety of Bungie-created Halo 3: ODST Avatar Awardables for attaining specific Achievements in the game. Rewards vary from stylish T-shirts to full sets of ODST armour. The experience is retroactive, so if players have already unlocked the requisite Achievements, the awards will be ready for them once they enlist in Halo Waypoint. 

As a bonus for enlisting to Halo Waypoint, fans will receive a Monitor accessory for their Avatars modeled after the Halo character, 343 Guilty Spark. The Monitor will help fans find their way around Halo Waypoint, the new destination for all things Halo on Xbox Live.
The rollout of exciting new Halo content doesn’t stop there. This Sunday, the first preview episode of the anime series, Halo Legends, will debut only on Halo Waypoint.

Written and created by an array of anime studios and produced by 343 Industries, Halo Legends will explore stories based on themes and characters in the vast Halo universe. Previews of four new Halo Legends episodes will be available only on Halo Waypoint during 24-hour live-streaming events on Xbox Live over the next three months.

The first Halo Legends preview episode, “The Babysitter,” is created by famed anime house STUDIO4˚C, and follows the story of a group of ODST’s who reluctantly accept a Spartan sniper into their strike team. As they embark on a perilous mission to assassinate a high-ranking Covenant Prophet, old rivalries must be reexamined if the mission is to succeed. Watch what happens as the mission progresses into hostile territory, and both the Spartan and the ODST’s discover something important about the other.

Following each preview episode on Xbox Live, fans will receive exclusive behind-the-scenes looks at each studio’s creative process through “making of” specials. Below is the current broadcast schedule of upcoming Halo Legends live-streaming events (subject to change):