Some BIG news dropped last night.
343 is bringing Halo to YOU! This via a traveling exhibit called “Halo Outpost Discovery”.
There is a lots to discover (see what I did there) here, so let’s take a look!
Here’s the trailer for the event:
The event travels to 5 U.S. cities including:
• Orlando, FL – July 5, 6, 7
• Philadelphia, PA – July 19, 20, 21
• Chicago, IL – August 2, 3, 4
• Houston, TX – August 16, 17, 18
• Anaheim, CA – August 30, 31, September 1
Ticket prices range from $55-320 depending on the amount of days and package you choose.
— Xbox (@Xbox) February 5, 2019
The beating heart of Halo: Outpost Discovery is the Hall of History, where you immerse yourself in the achievements and tribulations of humanity through a combination of informative graphics, artifacts, and tangible visuals pulled directly from the Halo franchise. Featuring everything from United Nations Space Command (UNSC) weapons and accessories, uniforms, an iconic to-scale Warthog vehicle, life-sized sculptures, and more. This exuberant, visceral tour of the Halo universe is the perfect introduction to your journey. In the Hall of History, new and experienced Halo fans alike find something to discover.
The Ring Experience lets attendees explore the story of the mysterious Halo Array through artifacts that leap off the levels and pages of some of your favorite Halo titles. At the center of the Ring Experience is a visually immersive, multi-projector, dome-based theatrical experience, featuring a never-before-seen exploration of a Halo ring, giving fans a brand-new appreciation for the sheer scale and magnitude of these ancient installations.
Explore a reclaimed section of a Covenant ship in this escape-room-style experience. Here, attendees aim to familiarize themselves on various high-risk boarding maneuvers and strategies commonly undertaken by the UNSC. As the challenges intensify, guests must work together to disable the Covenant technology as quickly as possible in order to set themselves free!
Experience the rush of playing Halo in “real life” with this Halo-themed laser tag Combat Deck. Danger is present around every corner, as attendees and their squadmates must use their cunning and coordination to win this fast-paced, team-based, pulse-pounding activity. Two teams of up to twenty go head-to-head for a chance to claim victory in the ultimate “Big Team Battle” experience!
Through the lens of virtual reality, teams of three will simulate what it takes to be a Spartan, in an immersive, Halo themed combat training environment.
Step into the Pelican Training simulation, an interactive experience that gives you an opportunity to get hands-on with some of the UNSC’s most battle-hardened hardware through teamwork and deft decision-making.
Have questions? Visit our onsite information booth. Here, attendees can inquire about the show, special events, and receive other information related to Halo: Outpost Discovery.
A challenging, interactive target range lets attendees see if they have what it takes to defend humanity. This fast and fun test of skill features UNSC and Covenant-themed blasters, target alleys, and integrated touch panels that allows attendees to choose from a variety of game difficulties and target profiles. After each match, attendees can view and compare their speed and accuracy with each other to see which recruit reigns supreme!
Build your own battle missions with Halo® Mega Construx™! This interactive exhibit is open to fans of all ages and is the perfect shared experience for the entire family. Come enjoy our huge collection of Halo® Mega Construx™ micro action figures and experience a buildable full-scale Drop Pod that brings the sci-fi universe to life!
If you’re looking for a unique retail space that has one-of-a-kind Outpost Discovery products, memorabilia, and collectibles, look no further! The PX (Post Exchange) offers a wide variety of exclusive items that are available only at Halo: Outpost Discovery in Orlando, Philadelphia, Chicago, Houston and Anaheim.
The Marketplace will feature vendors that specialize in a variety of items including merchandise, collectibles, cosplay materials, games, and a few surprises!
Below is the general info about the entire event:
Explore Halo. Become a Hero.
The Halo Universe Comes to Life this Summer.
Welcome to Halo: Outpost Discovery, a touring fan experience that brings the Halo video game universe to life. This weekend-long event lets you step into Halo’s beloved science fiction setting like never before, with immersive themed attractions, interactive in-universe encounters, the latest playable game releases, and so much more.
Halo in the Real World
From your console to your city – experience what it’s like to step into the world of Halo. Immersive themed attractions will let you to explore the world of Halo like never before. Visit a Halo Ring, get up close and personal with a real-life Warthog, battle fellow recruits in an epic laser tag arena, experience thrilling in-universe encounters with the latest simulation technologies, and much more.
Larger than Life
Halo: Outpost Discovery is as epic as the beloved science fiction franchise itself, featuring more than 300,000 sq. feet of themed attractions, immersive experiences, community engagement opportunities, interactive panels, gameplay, a bustling marketplace, and more.
Play. Learn. Connect.
Take advantage of hundreds of game stations to play, compete, and explore the Halo game library. Attend one of our many themed panels and learn how the Halo universe is made. Or take part in one of the many available community events to learn how to stream, build a cosplay costume, or even design your own video game.
Something for Everyone
Whether you’re a Halo veteran or brand new to the franchise, Halo: Outpost Discovery offers experiences designed with everyone in mind. From deep dives into the Halo backstory and interactive museum attractions, to hands-on gameplay and unique, exclusive shopping opportunities. This first of its kind, authentic experience is guaranteed to delight the whole family.
There will be different panels to attend at each venue. Those have not yet been finalized as yet. I’ll report on the schedule when it becomes official.
In all likelihood, I’ll be attending the show the whole weekend in Philly. It’s the closest to me. As I’m a known Halo blogger, I hope to be granted a Press Pass for the event. I’d love to have a booth there, but prices are $1000 for the smallest one at 10x10ft. No word on if that’s per day or for the whole 3 days. Either way, I can’t afford it… However, I’ll be taking TONS of pics and will be podcasting from there as well. I also hope to host a panel on collecting Halo. So HFFL will definitely have a presence there!
Go to the official site for more info, tickets, dates/times as show floor layout for each location! https://halooutpostdiscovery.com