HCS Team REQ Packs Released
The first wave of Halo Championship Series team themed REQ packs have made their way into Halo 5 through today’s update. Fans will be able to purchase REQ packs that feature an icon and two weapon skins, (one for the Assault Rifle and one for the Magnum), for one of three teams. Included in the pack is also two other HCS themed skins, most likely the exclusive HCS Contender Skins. These skins are exclusive to the HCS packs and are not available in the normal pool of REQ packs.
The three teams in this series are Counter Logic Gaming, Evil Geniuses and OpTic Gaming, the three organizations that arguably have the largest fan bases of any teams in the HCS, whether in or outside of the Halo scene.
Packs are available only for real money, specifically $10 USD. While in the past, event REQ packs such as the HWC pack were also available to purchase using in-game currency, this set of packs offers a cut of the profit to the teams themselves. Although the breakdown has not been disclosed, it can be assumed that it is a significant portion, as the team’s brand is the only selling point of these items.
Despite only three of the HCS teams being featured here, it has been noted that this is only the first series and more teams will be released. Similar systems, such as the stickers in Counter-Strike, have become quite popular and earned a large amount of money for teams that was previously unimaginable. Hopefully, this will open more opportunities to HCS organizations and their players.
No time frame for when these packs will go offline has been specificed, but it is better to pick them up while you can because there is a good chance they will not be around forever.