We just learned what is in the Halo 5 Collector’s Edition at the tail end of E3 2015. During the gaming convention 343 Studios and Microsoft outlined key Halo 5: Guardians details and information and now we know about the special Halo 5 Statue Collector’s Edition.
With the reveal coming at the end of a busy week we want to look at the five most important Halo 5 Collector’s Edition Statue details that gamers need to know for the Halo 5: Guardians release date.
After a lengthy wait between games, Halo 5: Guardians delivers a return to one of most well-known names in first person shooters with Halo 5.
The Halo 5: Guardians announcement is old news, but as the release nears we continue to learn more about the game play and finally what fans can expect inside the Halo 5 Collector’s Edition.
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Microsoft offers three versions of Halo 5: Guardians, all of which include the base game, but if you spring for the special editions you get bonus items in the game and in the real world. The Halo 5 Collector’s Edition is aimed at the biggest fans who don’t have any qualms about spending big money on a special version.
Here’s what gamers need to know about the Halo 5 Collector’s Edition release, and why you might need to take action right now.
Halo 5 Collector’s Edition Statue
The official name of this version is the Halo 5: Guardians Limited Collector’s Edition, but most buyers will simply refer to it as the Halo 5 Statue or Halo 5 Collector’s Edition. The fact that there is a Halo 5 Limited Edition as well may confuse some users. Amazon shares what’s in the most expensive version.
For the biggest fans who want the option with the most collectibles, the Halo 5 Collector’s Edition is where to look. This version includes the Halo 5 game and many bonus items including the Halo 5 Statue with Master Chief and Spartan Locke.
There is also a Guardian model by Metal Earth, a special SteelBook, 14 premium requisition packs; plus Spartan Locke’s Classified Orders and the Halo: The Fall of Reach – Animated Series
The major standout addition from the Halo 5 Limited Edition is the Halo 5 Statue.
Halo 5 Collector’s Edition Price
The Halo 5 Collector’s Edition price is $249.99 for the version that includes the Halo 5 statue of Master Chief and Spartan Locke. That is significantly more than the base version of Halo 5: Guardians that is $59.99.
Keep in mind that nothing in the Halo 5 Collector’s Edition is needed to play the game. The in-game items help advance faster and might give players an edge for a while, but the biggest draws are the bonus items in the real world.
For gamers who aren’t major fans of the Halo series, or without room for a Halo 5 statue the price is not likely worth it. There is no wearable item like the Fallout 4 Pip Boy Edition.
Halo 5 Collector’s Edition Release Date
Another important thing to know is that there is no difference between the Halo 5 release date and the Halo 5 Collector’s Edition release date. You still have time to decide which version you want, but these are not mass-produced to the level of the main game.
The Halo 5 release date is October 27th, 2015. That is the same date that retailers list for the special Halo 5 statue version.
Stock Shortages Likely
Right now we see the Halo 5 Collector’s Edition in stock at Amazon, Best Buy and other retailers, but this can change pretty quickly once gamers know what they can get. We may not see it sell out as fast as the Fallout 4 Pip Boy Edition, but it is something to consider.
If you know that you want the Halo 5 statue, or you think you want it, you can always pre-order now and then change your mind later.
We recently saw Warner Brothers cancel the Batmak Arkham Knight Batmobile edition due to a poor quality Batmobile, and the same company is making the Halo 5 statue, so it’s tough to say how the stock shortages might play out as the Halo 5 release date draws closer.
Halo 5 Collector’s Edition Deals
The Halo 5 Statue adds to the cost of the Collector’s Edition significantly, but you can score at least one Halo 5 Collector’s Edition deal.
Best Buy Gamers Club Unlocked members get 20% off the Halo 5 special edition. That drops the price from $249 to $199. This deal will last as long as the version is in stock.
Gamers Club Unlocked is a special program that is $30 for two years and includes many bonuses in addition to 20% off new games.
Halo 5 Release Date
The Halo 5 release date arrives on October 27th, just ahead of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and in the mix of a busy fall gaming schedule.
There are three confirmed Halo 5: Guardians editions available for gamers to buy, stating with a basic Halo 5 at $59.99. There is also a Limited Edition for $99.99 and a Collector's Edition for $249. The limited edition includes special digital items and the Collector's Edition includes a commemorative statue.
It is possible to pre-order all the Halo 5 release options now. If you want the Limited or Collector's Edition you definitely want to pre-order as these items typically sell out before the release date.
Although unconfirmed, we expect to see midnight Halo 5 release date events at Microsoft stores, GameStop and Best Buy. There are no digital versions of the Halo 5: Guardians listed yet, but that is something that will likely change.