Military personnel get special collectible Halo 5 Coin when purchasing game from U.S. bases

A limited edition coin for Halo 5: Guardians comes with the game when purchased from a U.S. military base.
A limited edition coin for Halo 5: Guardians comes with the game when purchased from a U.S. military base.

With Halo 5: Guardians officially launching last week, gamers are finding all the goodies that came along with the highly anticipated game. One of the most remarkable discoveries is the limited edition coin that came along with copies of the game purchased from a U.S. military base.

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To acquire this game coin, Halo 5: Guardians had to be purchased from a military base as either a veteran, active service member, or a dependent of military personnel.

Details on the Fabled Coin

The Halo 5: Guardians coin is twice the size of the U.S. quarter, and has the image of Spartan Locke and Master Chief on one side. The opposite side of the coin features the emblems of the five armed services of the United States. 

Microsoft has confirmed that this coin is legit and that they worked together with the Army and Air Force Exchange Service to bring this to their gamers.

“Our U.S. retail team worked with the Army and Air Force Exchange Service on this,”

“We’ve done this in the past for big title launches as a gift with purchase (while supplies last).”

-Microsoft Spokesperson

This isn’t the first time these game coins, commonly known as “challenge coins”, have shown up from military bases. Other games have included similar special coins, like:

  • Dead Rising 3
  • Sunset Overdrive
  • Destiny
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

Halo 5: Guardians and these military coins launched on October 27th, 2015 exclusively for the Xbox One. For more Halo, check out our review of the game and our beginner’s guide

What do you think of these challenge coins? Did you get one? Share your thoughts with me below!

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