A new, online Halo 5 league for the North American region, called the North American Halo League, has been announced. The league will follow a 4v4 format with matches being played every Friday or Saturday night from June 19th through August 8th.

Captains will be responsible for drafting their team from the player pool. The league will hand-pick captains from the list of players registered that have opted in to be considered. Captains will play in a free-for-all to determine the order in which they will pick team names. Captains will be ranked by the league in order of skill and then pick players in that order. The lowest ranked Captain will pick first. The minimum amount of players per team will be eight including the Captain or until there are no more players left in the pool. Trades will be able to be made after Weeks 2, 4, and 6.

The league will have two divisions. Division 1 players are ineligible to play in Division 2 matches but Division 2 players can play in Division 1 matches.

The league will follow the HCS Handbook and use HCS settings except for the following:

  1. Magnum [standard] has been upgraded to the Magnum [extended].
    1. This means we’ve gone from 12 bullets to 18 bullets in the magazine.
    2. Starting Magnum [extended] ammo upgraded to 54 bullets.
    3. Extra Magnum [extended] ammo has been placed on all maps.
  2. Weapon Pads have been removed on all maps.
  3. Timers on weapons are the same as timers for Active-Camo / Overshield.
    1. Timer for the next one starts when the weapon is picked up.
      1. Rocket Launchers: 2 minutes
      2. Rail Guns: 2 minutes
      3. Grenade Launchers: 2 minutes
      4. Sniper Rifles: 3 minutes
  4. Regret HCS
    1. Plasma Caster has been replaced with the Reach: Grenade Launcher

To register for Season 1 of the NAHL:

  • Join the Discord with this link: https://discord.gg/W4j8UgQ
  • Read the Schedule and Attendance sections in the #rules channel to make sure the times of the matches are going to work for you.
    • Note: Tardiness will not be tolerated so make sure you read this.
  • Fill out the NAHL Sign-up Form with this link: https://forms.gle/ubX7pEmRZgcngXiHA or by visiting the #sign-up channel of the NAHL Discord

For more information and for frequent updates, join the NAHL Discord.


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