Halo 5: Guardians has gone gold! For those who have been hiding under a rock and have no idea what this means, it means that the game is done/finished/klaar and on its way to print and disc production. It also means that the launch is upon us, and pretty soon as the game launches on 27 October 2015.

This is the culmination of an incredible three-year journey for our team. Together we set out to accomplish an ambitious vision and deliver a Halo game built from the ground up for the Xbox One. Now as we near the release of the game on October 27, we couldn’t be more excited to share the results with you, the fans.

We also learned that the game will be receiving a content update prior to launch that will improve multiplayer (normal day-one bugs), and add content to the 12v12 Warzone mode.

We will have a multiplayer content update, prior to launch, that will supplement the online multiplayer goodness with map content for Arena Multiplayer and our all new massive-scale 12v12 Warzone Multiplayer. Make sure you have the Power Setting for your Xbox One set to “Instant On” so that you’ll automatically download the online multiplayer update prior to October 27th and be ready on launch day. Those that buy a physical copy will download the online multiplayer update automatically after you install the game on your Xbox One. Next week, the game will be available to pre-download for digital customers, so follow @Halo and we’ll keep you posted when that is ready to go. 

Here is a infographic that 343 Industries released showing off what is still to follow in the monthly updates following the game’s release:

Halo 5: Guardians

We have tons of Halo 5: Guardians content planned for you leading up to the game’s release, so stay tuned. While you are at it, be sure to check out some gameplay videos that we put together while attending a Halo 5: Guardians preview event in London.