ASTRO SPARTANS HALO PLAYER GUIDE
Published: November 1, 2018
Author: Beyond Staff
Welcome, ASTRO Spartans! If you’re reading this, you’re likely competing in one of our Free-For-All or 1v1 Halo competitions in 2018. Below, you’ll find all the necessary info you’ll need to get into your matches and start slaying the competition.
How To Compete
If you are competing in an ASTRO Spartans Free-For-All, you may be responsible for hosting your group and inviting players to your tournament lobby. In the photo above, you’ll see an example of an FFA Groupings page that designates one player as the lobby’s host. If you are hosting your heat, please invite all players to your lobby and begin your match 10 minutes after the round start time.
If you are not the designated host of your group, simply contact your host and join their tournament lobby. If you have not been contacted by a host by the 10 minute round cutoff, you must immediately notify tournament staff via private messages or our tournament support Discord server. After completing your match, record the results and notify the admins that your group has finished.
Here are the appropriate map and game settings for ASTRO Spartans FFA competitions.
Base Gametype: Free-For-All HCS
Bookmarks Gamertag: Beyond Settings
Gametype: ASTRO Spartans FFA
Map: Truth FFA HCS
Time Limit: 15 minutes
Score to Win: Unlimited
Tiebreaker Rules: Most Kills > Least Deaths > Most Assists > Damage Dealt
To access the tournament map and gametype, 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 (pictured above).
How To Compete
If you are competing in an ASTRO Spartans 1v1 event, you’ll be progressing through a standard single-elimination bracket. Make sure to set your profile’s time zone so that the bracket auto-syncs to your local clock.
To progress through the bracket, head to My Profile to find your current matches and disputes. Contact your opponent and play out your match as laid on on the “Match Details” page for each of your tournament matches.
Here are the appropriate maps and game settings for ASTRO Spartans 1v1 competitions.
Gamertag: Beyond Settings
Gametype: Beyond Slayer 1v1
Base Gametype: Slayer HCS
Time Limit: 10 minutes
Score to Win: 15 kills
Respawn: 5 seconds
Motion Tracker – Disabled
Spartan Charge – Disabled
Ground Pound – Disabled
Maps (HCS variants located in the Custom Games menu):
The Rig HCS
To access the tournament gametype, 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 (pictured above). Failure to use the correct gametype, maps, or settings will result in automatic forfeiture of the game or series.
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 or our Discord server. 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.