Gameplay

Strongholds

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This article is about the gametype introduced in Halo 5: Guardians. For similarly-named mode in Halo Wars 2, see Strongholds (Halo Wars).

Strongholds is a multiplayer gametype in Halo 5: Guardians and Halo Infinite.

Overview[edit]

Strongholds is the successor to 3-Plot Territories, and focuses on two teams capturing three static areas on the map to earn points.

Capturing Zones[edit]

Three zones appear on the map, available for players to hold and capture. To capture a zone, at least one player from a team must be standing within its area for a set duration. If a player from an opposing team enters the zone, it becomes contested, and the capture is on halt until only one of the two opposing players remain in the zone. If an enemy's zone is uncontested, a player can capture the zone, but they must first remove the zone from the enemy team's possession and return the zone to a neutral state. If the zone is still in the process of returning to a neutral possession, and an enemy player returns to the zone and removes the player from the zone, the enemy player can "secure" the zone, which instantaneously returns the zone to the enemy's possession.

Scoring[edit]

A team scores a point for every second they hold two of the three zones. The team that is only holding one zone do not earn any points. The mode was designed so that it would be difficult to control all three points at the same time without stretching one's team too thin. If a team has capture all three zones, they earn two points per second.

Victory[edit]

The first team that reaches the score limit (100 by default in Halo 5: Guardians and 200 by default in Halo Infinite) wins the game.

Supported maps[edit]

Halo 5: Guardians[edit]

Strongholds is supported on the following maps:

Halo Infinite[edit]

Strongholds is supported on the following maps:

Unlocks and rewards[edit]

Halo 5: Guardians[edit]

Commendations[edit]

Main article: List of Halo 5: Guardians commendations
Stronghold Mastery

Stronghold Mastery.pngMaster all Strongholds commendations.
Reward: 2500 XP + 1 Requisition Pack

Storm the Walls

Storm the Walls commendation.pngTake over any base in any Stronghold gametype in matchmaking

Tier Required # Reward
1 10 100 XP
2 30 200 XP
3 60 300 XP + Commendation Reward Pack
4 110 500 XP
5 210 1000 XP + Storm the Walls Pack
Head in the Game

Head in the Game commendation.pngDefend a team base in any Stronghold gametype in matchmaking

Tier Required # Reward
1 10 100 XP
2 30 200 XP
3 60 300 XP + Commendation Reward Pack
4 110 500 XP
5 210 1000 XP + Head in the Game Pack
Aggressive Expansion

Aggressive Expansion commendation.pngTake over 3 bases without dying in any Stronghold gametype in matchmaking

Tier Required # Reward
1 3 100 XP
2 9 200 XP
3 18 300 XP + Commendation Reward Pack
4 33 500 XP
5 63 1000 XP + Aggressive Expansion Pack
Stronghold Victory

Stronghold Victory commendation.pngWin a match in any Stronghold gametype in matchmaking

Tier Required # Reward
1 5 100 XP
2 15 200 XP
3 30 300 XP + Commendation Reward Pack
4 55 500 XP
5 105 1000 XP + Stronghold Victory Pack
Personal Space

H5G-SpartanCompanyGameModeCommendation-Personal Space.pngWin a match in any Stronghold game type in matchmaking

Tier Required # Reward
1 250 100 XP
2 500 200 XP
3 750 300 XP and 1 Requisition Pack
4 1200 500 XP
5 2400 1000 XP and 1 Requisition Pack
My Castle

Icon for the "My Castle" Spartan Company Game Mode Commendation.Earn one of the following medals: Lockdown, Total Control, Capture Spree, Stronghold Defense, Stronghold Secured, Capture Assist

Tier Required # Reward
1 2000 100 XP
2 4000 200 XP
3 6000 300 XP and 1 Requisition Pack
4 9600 500 XP
5 19400 1000 XP and 1 Requisition Pack

Medals[edit]

Main article: List of Halo 5: Guardians medals

The following medals can be unlocked in the Strongholds gamemode.

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Achievements[edit]

Main article: Achievements (Halo 5: Guardians)

The following achievement can be unlocked in the Strongholds gamemode.

Halo 5: Guardians (Xbox) Title Unlock requirement Games
Castle Crasher Complete 5 matchmade games in Strongholds .
Halo 5: Guardians

Halo Infinite[edit]

Medals[edit]

Main article: List of Halo Infinite medals

The following medals can be unlocked in the Strongholds gamemode.

Icon Name Requirement
Halo Infinite Always Rotating Medal Always Rotating Capture all zones in a single life.
Halo Infinite Clock Stop Medal Clock Stop Stop the enemy from scoring their final points by capturing a zone in Strongholds.

Achievements[edit]

Main article: Achievements (Halo Infinite)

The following achievements can be unlocked in the Strongholds gamemode.

Xbox Steam Title Unlock requirement
Halo Infinite Achievement Zone Ranger achievement art Halo Infinite Steam Achievement icon for numerous multiplayer-related achievements Zone Ranger Secure 5 zones in a matchmade Strongholds game.

Production notes[edit]

Strongholds was featured in week 3 of the Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta. It was playable on Eden, Empire, and Regret.

Gallery[edit]

Halo 5: Guardians[edit]

Halo Infinite[edit]