Earlier this week we updated you with a variety of upcoming accessories that will be made available to you at the launch day. With the revelation of Halo 5 CSR and Arena this week 343 have also brought other Halo 5 multiplayer merits to you for the game.

You can roll your eyes all through it:

COMMENDATIONS:

Commendation Merit

Earlier this week, we revealed the multiplayer playlists and achievement list for Halo 5: Guardians, which gave an estimated idea to get prepared for a new set of tasks while you wait for the game’s release. Being aware of the fact, you’re looking for even more to do, more to walk around, and more to master and discover, we’re also updating you the intel Halo 5 Commendations.

To serve you on this let’s read what CHRIS BLOHM, INVESTMENT LEAD has to say to his players:

Commendations, our old friends introduced in Halo: Reach, are returning for Halo 5: Guardians. You’re likely familiar with them – a reward system where various tasks are presented that need to be incremented via gameplay. When building Halo 5’s commendations, we kept the basic structure intact, but we simplified to all commendations having five tiers. One of the reasons you’re probably reading this, besides getting a view at the full launch list, is to learn about what you’ll be rewarded with. We can’t really blame you. Every tier of a commendation rewards XP. Completing tier 3 of a commendation rewards a bonus REQ Pack with boosts and other single-use REQs. The 5th tier of every commendation unlocks a pack containing a specific emblem. This allows a player to flaunt their reward and let everyone know via that emblem and the corresponding back plate that they have put the time in and had the skill required to finish the commendation

Commendations overall are quite a valuable system for you and 343 as well. It allows you to get more rewards and more REQ packs into your hands. It also enables that player pride moment. More commendations will be added in the months ahead which will be more fun and balanced.

Halo 5 commendations list:

Below is the list of all the commendations of Halo 5: Guardians. We will update more commendations as soon as the game company reveals them.

Commendation

Description

Warzone Mastery Master All Warzone Commendations
Scorpion Gunner Kill enemy Spartans with a Scorpion
Assistant Earn any Assist medal in Warzone
Carbine Kill an enemy Spartan with the Carbine
UNSC Power Weapon Mastery Master all UNSC power weapons
Mantis Destroyer Destroy enemy occupied Mantises
Loadout Assault Rifle Kill an enemy Spartan with the Assault Rifle
Mantis Gunner Kill enemy Spartans with a Mantis
Wraith Gunner Kill enemy Spartans with a Wraith
Phaeton Gunship Gunner Kill enemy Spartans with a Phaeton Gunship
Ghost Gunner Kill enemy Spartans with a Ghost
Rockethog Gunner Kill enemy Spartans with a Rockethog
Gausshog Gunner Kill enemy Spartans with a Gausshog
Banshee Gunner Kill enemy Spartans with a Banshee
Warthog Gunner Kill enemy Spartans with a Warthog
Splinter Grenade Kill an enemy Spartan with the Splinter Grenade
Plasma Caster Kill an enemy Spartan with the Plasma Caster
Aggressive Expansion Take over 3 bases without dying in any Stronghold game type in matchmaking
Unstoppable Survive a full match of Breakout
Smash Kill an enemy Spartan with melee
Scorpion Destroyer Destroy enemy occupied Scorpions
Hunter Slayer Kill Hunters
Knight Slayer Kill Knights
Soldier Slayer Kill Soldiers
Marine Replicant Slayer Kill Enemy Marines
Elite Slayer Kill Elites
Elite Slayer Kill Elites
Watcher Slayer Kill Watchers
Jackal Slayer Kill Jackals
Crawler Slayer Kill Crawlers
Weapon Mastery Master all weapon commendations
Grunt Slayer Kill Grunts
Grenade Mastery Master all grenade commendations
Forerunner Power Weapon Mastery Master all Forerunner power weapons
Covenant Power Weapon Mastery Master all Covenant power weapons
Plasma Grenade Kill an enemy Spartan with the Plasma Grenade
Frag Grenade Kill an enemy Spartan with the Frag Grenade
Binary Rifle Kill an enemy Spartan with the Binary Rifle
Incineration Cannon Kill an enemy Spartan with the Incineration Cannon
Scattershot Kill an enemy Spartan with the Scattershot
Boltshot Kill an enemy Spartan with the Boltshot
Fuel Rod Cannon Kill an enemy Spartan with the Fuel Rod
Loadout Weapon Mastery Complete all loadout weapon commendations
Bringing Down the House Destroy the core of an Enemy Base
Big Game Hunter Kill an ultra boss or assist on the kill of an ultra boss in Warzone
Conqueror Capture a base
Hunter Kill a boss or assist on the kill of a boss in Warzone
Explorer Complete an exploration quest
Stronghold Mastery Master all Stronghold commendations
Head in the Game Defend a team base in any Stronghold gametype in matchmaking
Beam Rifle Kill an enemy Spartan with the Beam Rifle
Needler Kill an enemy Spartan with the Needler
Hydra Launcher Kill an enemy Spartan with the Hydra Launcher
Energy Sword Kill an enemy Spartan with an Energy Sword
Spartan Laser Kill an enemy Spartan with the Spartan Laser

Warzone

Commendation

Description

Rocket Launcher Kill an enemy Spartan with the Rocket Launcher
Shotgun Kill an enemy Spartan with the Shotgun
Railgun Kill an enemy Spartan with the Rail Gun
SAW Kill an enemy Spartan with the SAW
Magnum Kill an enemy Spartan with the Magnum
Stronghold Victory Win a match in any Stronghold gametype in matchmaking
Storm the Walls Take over any base in any Stronghold gametype in matchmaking
Slayer Mastery Master all Slayer commendations
Playing Favorites Kill the same opponent three times without them killing you in any Slayer gametype in matchmaking
Wonderful Toys Pick up three or more weapons or powers during a single match in any Slayer gametype in matchmaking
Bulldozer Finish with KDA over eight in any Slayer gametype in matchmaking
Slayer Victory Be on the winning team of a Slayer match
Flag Mastery Master all Capture the Flag commendations
Mine! Return your team’s flag in any Capture the Flag gametype in matchmaking
Defender of the Flag Protect your team’s flag in any Capture the Flag gametype in matchmaking
Sniper Rifle Kill an enemy Spartan with the Sniper Rifle
Light Rifle Kill an enemy Spartan with the Light Rifle
Suppressor Kill an enemy Spartan with the Suppressor
Storm Rifle Kill an enemy Spartan with the Storm Rifle
Loadout SMG Kill an enemy Spartan with the SMG
Loadout DMR Kill an enemy Spartan with the DMR
Loadout Battle Rifle Kill an enemy Spartan with the Battle Rifle
Spartan Spree Kill multiple enemy Spartans without dying
Geronimo Kill an enemy Spartan with ground pound
Multikill Quickly kill multiple enemy Spartans
Flag Victory Win a match in any Capture the Flag gametype in matchmaking
Carrier Takedown Kill an enemy flag carrier in any Capture the Flag gametype in matchmaking
Breakout Mastery Master all Breakout commendations
Against All Odds Win a round of any Breakout gametype while outnumbered in matchmaking
Breakout Victory Win a match in any Breakout gametype in matchmaking
Eye of the Tiger Survive three rounds in a Breakout gametype in matchmaking
Arena Mastery Master all Arena commendations
Vehicle Mastery Master all vehicle commendations
Wargoose Gunner Destroy enemy Spartans with a Wargoose
Phaeton Gunship Destroyer Destroy enemy occupied Phaeton Gunships
Juggernaut Kill an enemy Spartan with shoulder bash
Assassin Assassinate enemy Spartans
Spartan Slayer Take out enemy Spartans
And Stay Off Kill an enemy Spartan that is clambering
Protector Protect a teammate
Combat Opportunist Earn any combat skill medal
Payback Kill the enemy Spartan that just killed you
Avenger Kill an enemy Spartan that just killed a teammate
Close Quarters Earn any CQC medal
Whites of Their Eyes Kill a full health Enemy Spartan with a precision weapon without missing any shots
Banshee Destroyer Destroy enemy occupied Banshees
Wraith Destroyer Destroy enemy occupied Wraiths
Warthog Destroyer Destroy enemy occupied Warthogs
Ghost Destroyer Destroy enemy occupied Ghosts
Mongoose Destroyer Destroy enemy occupied Mongooses
Splatter Splatter an enemy Spartan with a vehicle
Wheelman Earn Vehicle Skill medals
Forerunner Destroyer Master all Forerunner kill commendations
Warden Slayer Kill Wardens
Covenant Destroyer Master all Covenant kill commendations

Halo 5 MEDALS:

Medals

Now, Halo 5 brings you the brand new multiplayer medals with some having brand-new art, while others are brand new to the franchise, and will commemorate epic moments and game plays in new ways.

Here’s what MAX GROSSMAN, MULTIPLAYER DESIGNER states about the medals:

Every Medal in Halo 5 exists for one of three reasons: to reward objective play, to earn REQ points, or to highlight incredible feats. Boss Takedown and Flag capture are great examples of objective based Medals that help reinforce important actions critical to victory. When playing Warzone, every Medal you earn increases your level, allowing you to redeem increasingly powerful REQs. Medals allow us to clearly show players when their actions have a positive effect on their level. Kill type medals are the most common manifestation of this Medal. The final (and most exciting) reason we create a medal is to highlight awesome moments: Bulltrue, Alley-Oop, and Killing Spree, to name a few.

You won’t have the Comeback Kill Medal now in Halo 5 because it reminded players that they had died 3 times in a row without getting a kill.

Each game mode has its own unique visual style to help players identify them. Here are some of the other families of Medals that show up in Halo 5:

Multi-Kills (Double Kill)

Killing Sprees (Killing Spree)

Melee Kills (Assassination, Gunpunch)

Perfect Kills (Killing an opponent with maximum efficiency)

Game Mode (different for each mode)

Vehicle (Hijack, Vehicle Destroyed)

Long Distance (Rocket Mary)

Assisted Kills (EMP Assist, Protector)

Advanced Kills (Quickdraw)

Enemy State Kills (Bulltrue)

To earn a Reversal Medal, you have to single-handedly eliminate an enemy that has reduced you to 75% health before you first damage them. Whenever you earn a Reversal, you must know that you completely wrecked your opponent.

Take a sneak-peak at all the multiplayer medals in Halo 5: Guardians tabularized below:

GENERAL MEDALS:

Medal

Description

Pound Town Assist Assist in a kill by dealing ground pound damage that is killed by another player’s ground pound.
EMP Assist Assist in a kill by erasing an enemy player’s shields with a Charged Plasma Pistol shot.
Wingman Get a spree of any five assist types
Close Call Kill with low health and then survive
Reversal Win a 1v1 encounter after starting behind
Team Takedown Assist Get a kill with the help of three teammates
Team Takedown Get a kill with the help of three teammates
Airsassination Kill an opponent via midair assassination
Assassination Kill an opponent via assassination
Retribution Assassinate the opponent who killed you last
Brawler Melee an opponent who is shooting you
Bulltrue Kill a player who is lunging with the sword
Starkiller Kill a player that is ground pounding
BXR Melee an opponent and kill them with one shot from a BR
Nadeshot Kill an enemy with a single headshot after damaging them with a grenade
Quickdraw Kill an enemy with a single headshot with the pistol after damaging them with your primary weapon.
Noob Combo Fully charged plasma pistol followed by a single headshot to kill
Cliffhanger Kill an enemy while they are clambering
Distraction Distract an enemy player that is then killed
Extermination Wipe out an enemy team (requires overkill)
Sayonara Earn credit for a kill where an enemy falls to their death
First Strike Earn the first kill of the match
From the Grave Kill an opponent after you die
Gunpunch Two BR shots and a melee
Snipunch One sniper shot and a melee
Hat Trick Get three sniper headshot kills without dying
Headshot Kill an opponent with a headshot
Deadshot Get a kill with the last bullet in your clip
Longshot Get a kill from long range with a precision weapon
Double Kill Kill two opponents within 4.5s of one another
Triple Kill Kill three opponents within 4.5s of one another
Overkill Kill four opponents within 4.5s of one another
Killtacular Kill five opponents within 4.5s of one another
Killtrocity Kill six opponents within 4.5s of one another
Killamanjaro Kill seven opponents within 4.5s of one another
Killtastrophe Kill eight opponents within 4.5s of one another
Killpocalypse Kill nine opponents within 4.5s of one another
Killionaire Kill 10 opponents within 4.5s of one another
Protector Save a teammate by killing his attacker
Guardian Angel Save a teammate’s life from long range
Bodyguard Get a spree of three Protector Medals
Showstopper Stop an assassination by killing opponent
Spray and Pray Kill an enemy from long range with an automatic weapon
Killing Spree Kill five players without dying
Killing Frenzy Kill 10 players without dying
Running Riot Kill 15 players without dying
Rampage Kill 20 players without dying
Untouchable Kill 25 players without dying
Invincible Kill 30 players without dying
Inconceivable Kill 35 players without dying
Unfriggenbelieveable Kill 40 players without dying
Big Game Hunter Kill three enemies that are holding power weapons
Hard Target Recharge your shields 10x without dying
Triple Double Get double digit Kills, Assist, and Headshots in a game
Alley-Oop Pickup a weapon that was blasted to you by another player
Combat Evolved Pickup a weapon that you blasted to yourself
Big Gun Runner Pick up three power weapons
Perfect Kill Kill an opponent with the Battle Rifle in four shots without missing
Perfect Kill Unique perfect medal for the Carbine
Perfect Kill Unique perfect medal for the DMR
Cluster Luck Get two kills with one grenade
Fastball Kill an enemy with the impact of a grenade
Hail Mary Kill an opponent with a long grenade throw
Perfect Kill Unique perfect medal for Light Rifle
Perfect Kill Unique perfect medal for Magnum
Beat Down Kill an opponent with a Beat Down
Ground Pound Kill an opponent with a Ground Pound
Melee Kill Kill an opponent with Melee
Shoulder Bash Kill an opponent with a Shoulder Bash
Stuck Stick an opponent with a Plasma Grenade
Rocket Mary Kill an enemy with a long range Rocket
Sniper Headshot Kill an enemy with a sniper headshot.
Airborne Snapshot Kill an enemy with a snapshot while airborne
Buckle Up Kill the driver of a moving enemy vehicle by using a Sniper Rifle
Snapshot Kill an enemy with an unscoped sniper shot
Snipeltaneous Kill two or more enemies with one sniper shot
Flyin’ High Achieve a massive Mongoose or Warthog jump with a passenger
Hijack Board a land-based vehicle by forcibly removing the enemy in it
Busted Kill an enemy trying to hijack or skyjack a vehicle
Skyjack Board an air-based vehicle by forcibly removing the enemy in it
Splatter Kill an enemy by running them over with a vehicle
Road Trip Splatter an enemy with a full Warthog
Wheelman Drive a vehicle where your passenger gets a kill

SLAYER MEDALS:

Medal

Description

Award the Clutch Kill Medal Player gains the lead with a kill in the final seconds or kills in Sudden Death
Top Gun Be the first player to 10 kills
Power Player Get 10 kills with power weapons
Game Saver Save a teammate from dying the 50th death (similar to Guardian or Protector)
Perfection Win a Slayer game without dying and with at least 15 kills.

STRONGHOLDS MEDALS

Medal

Description

Stronghold Captured Capture any Stronghold
Stronghold Capture Assist Help capture a stronghold before it is captured
Lockdown Erase an enemy team’s capture progress three times before dying
Capture Spree Capture three bases without dying.
Total Control Medal Control all strongholds on the map
Base Defense Kill an enemy in a controlled stronghold
Stronghold Secured Medal Erase an enemy team’s capture progress from a controlled Stronghold.

BREAKOUT MEDALS

Medal

Description

Blind Side Player assassinates last opponent alive
Superfecta Player earns final kill, was down 4v1 at one point during round
Trifecta Player earns final kill, was down 3v1 at one point during round
Perfecta Player earns final kill, was down 2v1 at one point during round
Duelist Player earns final kill, was down 1v1 at one point during round
Immortal Survive every round of Breakout
Extinction Eliminate every opponent on the enemy team in a round.
Fast Break Score a kill in the first 10 seconds of a round
Buzzer Beater Score a kill in the last 10 seconds of a round.
Triple Threat Score a kill with a Gun, a Melee, and a Grenade in a single round.

CAPTURE THE FLAG MEDALS

Medal

Description

Stealth Capture Capture the flag without being spotted
Flag Captured Capture the flag
Flag Capture Assist Carry the flag before a teammate captures it
Flag Runner Player has captured two flags
Flag Champion Player has captured three flags
Flag Kill Flag carrier kills an opponent
Flagsassination Kill an opponent via assassination while carrying the flag
Stopped Short Kill a flag carrier that is near their flag stand
Flag Joust As the Flag Carrier, kill the enemy Flag Carrier.
Carrier Kill Kill the enemy Flag Carrier.
Flag Defense Defend your flag from an enemy.
Carrier Protector Protect your flag carrier from death
Flag Returner Player or team returns flag

WARZONE MEDALS

Medal

Description

Grunt Kill Kill a Grunt
Jackal Kill Kill a Jackal
Crawler Kill Kill a Crawler
Watcher Kill Kill a Watcher
Soldier Kill Kill a Soldier
Elite Kill Kill an Elite
Hunter Kill Kill a Hunter
Knight Kill Kill a Knight
Warden Kill Kill a Warden
Marine Kill Kill a Marine
Soldier Assist Assist a player in killing a Soldier
Elite Assist Assist a player in killing an Elite
Hunter Assist Assist a player in killing a Hunter
Knight Assist Assist a player in killing a Knight
Warden Assist Assist a player in killing the Warden
Marine Assist Assist a player in killing an enemy Marine
Base Capture Capture a Base
Base Defense Kill an enemy in a controlled Base
Core Defense Kill an enemy near your Core
Boss Takedown Participate in a Boss Takedown
Legendary Takedown Participate in a Legendary Boss Takedown
Mongoose Destroyed Destroy an enemy Mongoose
Mongoose Assist Assist a player in destroying an enemy Mongoose
Warthog Destroyed Destroy an enemy Warthog
Warthog Assist Assist a player in destroying an enemy Warthog
Scorpion Destroyed Destroy an enemy Scorpion
Scorpion Assist Assist a player in destroying an enemy Scorpion
Ghost Destroyed Destroy an enemy Ghost
Ghost Assist Assist a player in destroying an enemy Ghost
Wraith Destroyed Destroy an enemy Wraith
Wraith Assist Assist a player in destroying an enemy Wraith
Mantis Destroyed Destroy an enemy Mantis
Mantis Assist Assist a player in destroying an enemy Mantis
Banshee Destroyed Destroy an enemy Banshee
Banshee Assist Assist a player in destroying an enemy Banshee
Phaeton Destroyed Destroy an enemy Phaeton
Phaeton Assist Assist a player in destroying an enemy Phaeton

WARZONE KILL MEDALS:

Medal

Description

Kill Generic Kill
Assist Assist a player in achieving a kill
Grenade Kill Kill an opponent by using a Grenade
Incineration Kill Kill an opponent by using an Incineration Cannon
Rocket Kill Rocket Kill
Scattershot Kill Kill an opponent by using a Scattershot
Shotgun Kill Kill an enemy by using a Shotgun
Sniper Kill Kill an opponent by using a Sniper Rifle
Beam Kill Kill an opponent by using a Beam Rifle
Binary Kill Kill an opponent by using a Binary Rifle
Sword Kill Kill an opponent by using an Energy Sword
Hydra Kill Kill an enemy by using a Hydra Launcher
Splaser Kill Kill an opponent by using a Spartan Laser
Supercombine Kill an opponent by using a Needler
SAW Kill Kill an opponent by using a SAW
Railgun Kill Kill an opponent by using a Railgun
Caster Kill Kill an opponent by using a Plasma Caster

Here’s a quick preview of some of the final medal art in Halo 5, courtesy of Lead UI Designer Chad Pfarr:

Medals

HALO: THE MASTER CHIEF COLLECTION:

Halo 5: MCC

Earlier this week, 343 released the latest CU for MCC, which included new penalties and temporary bans for quits, betrayals, and idling. The CU also included fixes for the “Who Needs Them?” achievement, betrayal booting in Halo: CE, selecting a random matchmaking voting slot upon voting ties and penalizing players who back out once voting begins.

In case you missed anything this week, here’s a quick view list of MCC:

Halo: CE 4v4:

  • Added new featured playlist

Team Slayer:

  • Adding Tombstone BRs

Big Team Battle:

  • Adding Hang ‘em High CTF (Halo: CE)
  • Increasing appearance of Halo: CE Blood Gulch CTF (Halo: CE)
  • Adding Containment 1-Bomb Assault BR (Halo 2)
  • Adding Containment 1-Flag CTF BR (Halo 2)
  • Adding District Crazy King BR (Halo 2)
  • Adding District 1-Flag CTF BR (Halo 2)
  • Slightly increasing appearance of District Team Slayer BR (Halo 2)     
  • Slightly increasing appearance of Uplift Team Slayer BR (Halo 2)
  • Adding Uplift 1-Flag CTF BR (Halo 2)
  • Add Uplift 1-Bomb Assault BR (Halo 2)
  • Slightly reducing appearance of Stonetown (H2A)
  • Slightly reducing appearance of Remnant (H2A)
  • Slightly reducing appearance of Bloodline (H2A)
  • Removing Ghost Town (Halo 3)
  • Adding Last Resort 1-Flag CTF BR (Halo 3)
  • Adding Longshore 1-Bomb Assault BR (Halo 3)
  • Adding Sandtrap Multi-Bomb Assault BR (Halo 3)
  • Adding Standoff Territories BR (Halo 3)
  • Add Valhalla Multi-Bomb Assault BR (Halo 3)
  • Slightly reducing appearance of Valhalla Crazy King (Halo 3)
  • Slightly reducing appearance of Dominion (Halo 4)
  • Adding Harvest CTF (Halo 4)
  • Add Exile CTF (Halo 4)

 “Now Master Yourself for the Warzone”