Wednesday, November 1st 2017

Your PC Will Soon be Able to Become Local Server for Halo 5: Guardians

Microsoft has announced that a Windows UWP app will soon enable your PC to become a local server for your Halo 5: Guardians local LAN parties. this announcement comes ahead of its November 2nd release of the "Overtime" content and fix drop for Halo 5: Guardians that brings with it a plethora of fixes and 4K support for its latest XBOX One X console.

Dubbed the "Halo 5: Guardians Local Server" app, the piece of software will be available for download through the Windows store, turning your computer into a local server so XBOX One consoles in the same network can experience "easy, low-latency Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer matches." The app will also bring support for custom games loading on your server, including those created on your PC through Halo 5: Forge, which arrived on Windows 10 PCs last year. The Local Server app "provides a method for tournament organizers to set up their own events in a scenario that mirrors the environment used for professional matches. With these new options, you can create a local server similar to those used for the Halo Championship Series events, providing an ideal proving ground for everything from professional and amateur competitive teams to friendly tournaments."

Sources: Halo Waypoint, via Tom's HArdware
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8 Comments on Your PC Will Soon be Able to Become Local Server for Halo 5: Guardians

#1
MadsMagnus
Kinda cool that consoles get LAN play while we PC players are loosing it with every new title :D ...
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FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
MadsMagnus said:
Kinda cool that consoles get LAN play while we PC players are loosing it with every new title :D ...
Its almost like we dont exist.
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#3
Steevo
Computers are only servers, cloud is just someone else computer somewhere else.
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#4
Easo
Game itself would be better...
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#5
natr0n
If Halo was a person I would say "I never knew you" because of this.
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#6
hyp36rmax
Yea what about Halo 5 game on PC?
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#7
shhnedo
Wow, I can't wait to tell my buddies they can play an XBOX game hosted on my PC...
/s
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#8
TheinsanegamerN
Can we play it on PC too? because otherwise, this is kinda useless.

The fanboys (like myself) that loved Halo LAN just play older halo LAN. The new games are not worth the time.
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