Halo fans will be in heaven with the latest immersive experience.
Recently, I received an invitation to attend HALO: OUTPOST DISCOVERY. It is a unique traveling fan experience that immerses you in Halo like never before. This weekend-long event offers a variety of activities. The special event includes the first-ever competitive Halo VR, Laser Tag in the Combat Deck Arena, a chance to explore the Hall of History, and an opportunity to explore the Halo Ring. It’s an unforgettable experience that Halo fans won’t want to miss.
I will truthfully say that I am not a Halo player, but I respect the game and the culture.
I accompanied a friend to an event to provide company and share in the excitement. Prior to the official opening, a group of ardent fans sang the iconic Halo theme song, heightening the anticipation to enter the Outpost Discovery. It was evident in their eyes how much Halo meant to them, and I empathized with their passion for their interests. Upon entering, we were welcomed by a realistic display of weapons, vehicles, and props from the Halo Universe in the Hall of History, where Master Chief stood sentinel. The staff and volunteers were also appropriately dressed for their roles, adding to the immersive experience.
The first thing suggested to do because of its popularity and the long wait time was the Halo VR.
In this immersive, Halo-themed combat training environment, three groups can experience what being a Spartan is like. The game occurs in a large field where digital walls change during gameplay. Although it may feel awkward at first, players become more comfortable moving around freely in the VR game after a few minutes, making it a fun and competitive experience.
The Covenant Escape Room was next on our list.
You’re about to embark on an adventure in a section of a Covenant ship that has been reclaimed. You aim to learn about the various high-risk boarding maneuvers and strategies the UNSC commonly undertakes. As the challenges become more difficult, you’ll need to work together to shut down the Covenant technology and escape as quickly as possible. This escape room-style experience takes place in an impressive metal storage container, but it may get cramped with your entire team joining you.
The Pelican Training simulation is the most challenging and confusing to complete successfully.
Engage in an interactive experience where you can operate UNSC’s battle-hardened hardware through teamwork and decision-making. Each of the eight-team members has a command station to handle buttons and switches based on directives from speakers or teammates. However, if your team isn’t helpful, your chances of success may be limited. Unfortunately, my team failed this mission, which left me feeling disappointed and frustrated.
Two of the exhibits we could not make time for.
Our goal was to meet the individuals who voiced Master Chief and Cortana. However, the wait times were lengthy due to the popularity of the Combat Deck Laser Tag and Ring Experience. During this exhilarating activity, attendees and their team members must utilize their strategic abilities and teamwork to emerge victorious. It is a fast-paced and intense team-based competition. Two teams of up to twenty participants compete for the ultimate “Big Team Battle” triumph.
Discover the story behind the Halo Array with The Ring Experience. This interactive exhibit showcases artifacts from popular Halo titles that come to life before your eyes. The main attraction is a dome-based theater, which uses multiple projectors to transport you to an unexplored Halo ring. Prepare to be awed by the grandeur and size of these ancient installations like never before.
Meeting the voices behind Master Chief (Steve Downes) and Cortana (Jen Taylor) was our top priority. They were friendly, engaging, and asked fans questions during the intimate meet-and-greet session. Despite the two-hour wait, it was worth it to meet these iconic voice actors.
If the Halo Outpost Discovery is headed to a city near you and you’re a Halo enthusiast, it’s a must-see event! I strongly suggest getting the VIP ticket, which grants you entry an hour ahead of time and comes with some awesome swag, including a rare golden Master Chief Funko Pop. Read more News on Nerdtropolisand Subscribe to our Channel.