Halo 5 Guardians: The REQ System explained
Halo 5: Guardians adds an all-new multiplayer mode in the form of Warzone, and it offers an entirely new way to equip weapons and select vehicles called the REQ system. The quicker you get your head around this, the better, as it’s an essential part of the game, so we’ve broken down how the system works in a round of Warzone. Read on to find out how to use the new REQ points…
1: REQ Points
You will be able to earn REQ Points during every game of Warzone, which you can then start using in order to obtain REQ Packs. These packs contain a variety of REQ Cards, which in turn give you unlockable weapons, armour and vehicles for use in another game. It’s worth getting hold of some packs nice and early.
2. REQ Cards
REQ Cards come in both single-use and permanent item varieties. Single-use cards are powerful but can only be deployed once, such as a Wraith or Sniper Rifle. While permanent cards can be deployed multiple times, these are usually general loadout changes, armour mods, emblems and assassination animations.
3. REQ Packs
Each pack contains an array of items, and they can be purchased with REQ Points earned in-game or with real-world money. There are different tiers of packs as well – bronze, silver, gold and premium – and each of these offer different rewards and increase your chance of getting even more rare cards.
4. REQ Store
The REQ Store can be accessed from the Spartan Hub. Aside from a few exclusive items, everything in the REQ System can be acquired and purchased through regular pay by earning REQ points. Those of you who are feeling a little impatient will be able to purchase packs with real cash.
5. REQ Collection
It’s worth keeping an eye on your REQ Collection, because it lets you examine both the cards that you’ve already obtained and also those that you’ve yet to unlock. From here, you will also be able to sell single-use REQ Cards for REQ Points and then unlock addition cards.
6. Energy Levels
Each REQ Card has a required Energy Level before it can be used in-game. As you play through a standard round of Warzone, you’ll see your Energy Level rising as you level-up; pressing the View button on your pad while you’re respawning will let you view your Energy and available cards.
You can read more tips and tricks for kicking ass online in Halo 5: Guardians, in issue 131 of X-ONE, on sale 25 November 2015. You can pick up a physical copy in all good shops or from our online store, or read the magazine digitally on your PC, tablet or phone.