Preorder & download Halo 5 on Xbox. Play at 12:01?

I read a couple posts from a really long time ago about this but couldn’t findustry anything recent. Can anyone point me to any official announcements that if I Pre-order and download halo 5 on my Xbox that I can play xbox live multiplayer at midnight EST? I was lucky enough to buy the disc for destiny so I got to play at midnight but my buddy that downloaded it had to wait for his multi-player to unlock at 3am EST.

I’ll be playing at 12.01am New Zealand time :D, so yes.

For any game that allows “Pre-Install” before the game comes out, you are capable of playing it at midnight EST. For the collectors edition and the Halo 5 Xbox One, you get the console and the game 1 week in advance specifically for this reason. You will not be able to play it until midnight, but as soon as the clock ticks over, you are good to go.

All that assumes there’s no patch at launch like there was for MCC. :stuck_out_tongue:

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> All that assumes there’s no patch at launch like there was for MCC. :stuck_out_tongue:

Very true. Sometimes patches like this are required for the game to actually start so that people cant break into the game ahead of time. However, I feel that we won’t find out whether there will be a patch or not until the game goes Gold. Which will hopefully be soon! :slight_smile:

My pre-order says I can play it from 12am GMT…

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> My pre-order says I can play it from 12am GMT…

Yeah… It’s 12am your local time.

12EST here.

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I am not sure about that. I live in Florida (EST) and normally I cant play until midnight. However for the Halo 5 launch I am flying up to Seattle to celebrate up there, and the microsoft store told me that we would be able to play at 9pm (PST) there because it is technically midnight on the east coast.

I think the game will be available to play at 12am EST, globally.

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Well I’ve just asked Josh Holmes via Twitter about it so if I get an answer I’ll let you know :slight_smile:

Really depends on the game. Some honor local time zobes. Others dont. I wasn’t able to play until 3am EST on TMCC.

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This is my belief.

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> Really depends on the game. Some honor local time zobes. Others dont. I wasn’t able to play until 3am EST on TMCC.

Actually, now that you mention it, it’s been stated that the game will run on servers. I’m sure solo campaign will be available at 12:00 local time zone, and Arena, Warzone, & Co-OP will all be turned at globally at the same time.

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I wouldn’t mind if that was the case, except for Co-Op. I always go through my first playthrough with 3 other people. Kind of a tradition I have with Halo launches. :slight_smile: So I hope that I will still be able to do this.