UPDATE: Thanks to Vico at HaloGAF, he posted new shots of the Master Chief Collection player options from 17th The Guardians (Gamescom). The new shots show avatar options players will be able to use to customize their profile.
PREVIOUS UPDATE: We have just been handed some new images of the Halo 2: Anniversary Elites for Multiplayer, along with that a redditor on r/halo posted new Spartan Armor images.
PREVIOUS UPDATE: Today we got a look at the Elite Armor appearance in Halo 2: Anniversary thanks to Tex on twitter. Check out the picture below for details:
PREVIOUS UPDATE: Thanks again to some eager fans at PAX Prime on Friday, we got our hands on a couple more shots of the Halo 2 Anniversary custom game lobbies, check them out below!
During Gamescom this week, Halo fans have been getting hands-on time with Halo 2 Anniversary’s multiplayer for the first time since the announcement back at E3 2014. When asked at panels, 343 Industries promised that they would be talking a lot more about customization in the collection in the coming months, however an eager fan manage to capture some off-screen footage showing what the Customization menu in Halo: The Master Chief Collection looks like.
In the first 30 seconds of the above video, the user quickly goes through the Customization menus and shows options like Player ID, Emblems, Color Options, Avatar/Spartan, Service ID, Clan Tag, Roster Nameplate and more.
Emblem Choice Customization:
In the above images, you can see the user choosing their Emblem which not only feature new ones introduced into Halo 4 but classic ones such as the Grenade emblem from Halo 2 (We love you too, Naded.)
It should be noted that the video doesn’t show every emblem that is in Halo: The Master Chief Collection, about a quarter of emblems were not shown.
Just like in previous titles, you can also customize the colors for your emblem for both the primary color, secondary color and background.
Emblem Color Customization:
The video itself doesn’t show all the color choices that well, but you’ll be able to choose the following colors for emblems:
- Sea Foam
- Color 29 – placeholder name
Not much is shown for Armor Customization, but the menu certainly exists. Although the text isn’t clear, you can see “Master Chief Halo 4” and presumably the other three menus are for Halo 3, Halo 2 and Halo: Combat Evolved.
It should be noted that the images are likely placeholder for the Armor Customization.
Service ID Customization:
Clan Tag Customization:
Clan Tag and Service ID seem to have extremely similar functions. We have no idea what the difference between them both will be. It is entirely possible Clan Tag could be for Halo 4 and Halo 2 Anniversary which allows you to use any letter and number combination. Service ID could be just for Halo 3 which only allows you to have one letter followed by two numbers like “X66” but this is entirely speculation. On your Roster Nameplate, both the Clan Tag and Service ID are displayed.
Roster Nameplate Customization:
Roster Nameplates were a fan favorite feature in Halo: Reach and was sadly left out from Halo 4. As you can see above, players can choose to have different logos appearing next to their name in the pre-game lobby. You can choose to have the following:
- Halo: Combat Evolved
- Halo 2
- Halo 3
- Halo 4
- Spartan Helmet
This isn’t the full list of Roster Nameplate options, you can see the scroll bar to the right still has a few more that the user doesn’t show in the video.
That’s all the customization that is shown in the video and shows us most of what we will be able to customize once the game releases on November 11th, 2014. Are you up to date on all the new Halo-related Gamescom information? If not, check out of recap by clicking here.
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