ASTRO Spartans Halo 5 1v1 Player Guide

By: Beyond Entertainment | September 1st, 2018

ASTRO Spartans tournaments are back in full force, and we are happy to announce the return of our age-old 1v1  competitions! With this in mind, we’ve provided a brief guide to get you up to speed and ready to compete! Good luck, and have fun!

Update Gamertag Information:

To be eligible to compete in ASTRO Spartans Halo tournaments, you must properly update your profile to contain your most current gamertag.


Players without gamertags will be removed from bracket prior to tournament start. Incorrect gamertag information may lead to disqualification from a tournament.

Settings & Maps

Our 1v1 competitions utilize tailor-made gametypes within Halo 5: Guardians. To access these gametypes, you can either add the gamertag “Beyond Settings” to your Xbox Live friends list, or search for the gamertag in Halo 5’s file browser.

Base Gametype: Slayer HCS

General Options:

  • 10 minutes


Player Traits:

  • Motion Tracker – Disabled
  • Spartan Charge – Disabled
  • Ground Pound – Disabled


Slayer Settings:

  • Score to Win – 15



  • 5 seconds


Maps (found on your Match Details page):

  • Empire HCS
  • Truth HCS
  • Regret HCS
  • The Rig HCS
  • Plaza HCS


Failure to use the correct gametype may lead to disqualification from a tournament bracket. Tampering with settings outside of permitted rules is forbidden.

Follow Your Bracket:

For team-based tournaments, all teams are responsible for finding their respective opponents and completing their match at the scheduled time. Below, you’ll find an example of the bracket page. Make sure to set your profile’s time zone so the bracket syncs to your clock.

When it comes to reporting matches, you can view your current and previous matches on your team page. Each match has a specific link to a details page. On the match details page, you’ll find the necessary maps/gametypes for the series, as well as options to submit scores (by selecting the winning team) and submit disputes.

Submit Disputes:

If you run into an error with your match, your bracket, or your opponent, you can contact the Beyond Staff overseeing the tournament by submitting a dispute on your match details page. If you attempt to contact Beyond via Twitter or non-official dispute channels, you will not be guaranteed a response.

Situations where you should submit a dispute include:

  • Opposing team is a no-show for the match
  • Opposing team has incorrect players or did not show up on time
  • Opposing team is not cooperating in lobby
  • Connection issues, disconnects, and crashes
  • Questions regarding rules, settings, tournament format, etc.


For the most efficient communication and fastest response, submit a dispute on your match details page and we will work out whatever issues you may have. Additionally, if you can provide video evidence (YouTube, XboxDVR) of major disputes, it will help speed up our process and get you through the tournament faster!

The ASTRO Spartans are back! Follow us on Twitter for the latest tournament updates and announcements, and make sure to follow our Mixer channel so you can see every Beyond Tournaments Halo broadcast in 2018!