Just recently I took a look at Bungie's weekly update for July 16 2010 and there was so much to see that I almost exploded!
Return to Blood Gulch:
On 7/7/10, Rooserteeth released their video for Bungie day. This video would feature the whole gang returning back to Blood Gulch. Only this time, Blood Gulch would be called The Canyon. During the video, we got a little sneak peek of The Canyon as well as a new armor ablity known as the hologram. Explained by Bungie, the hologram can be the most easiest to use as well as to fall for. Using the hologram will make a duplicate of you with everything that you have to the perfect detail. From your armor to your current weapon, the hologram can be used to trick your enemy into thinking that you went left when you went right. The hologram last for 10 seconds or until you die. Other then that, where you put your cross hairs will be where your hologram will run to in a straight line.
Bungie now has a new armory with more options to choose from. In the beta, people were only able to unlock the chest piece, the shoulders, and the helmet. Now, Bungie has a complete list of the armory instead of showing a few at a time.
What I'm really interested in is the utility and armor effect. By my predictions, I think you can actually pick what could happen to you or your armor. On another note, they also listed a few armor permutations.
As you can see, these are some of the armor unlocks you can get in Halo Reach. What really troubles me is the last 5 pics of this list. The last four has Buck from ODST and Johnson, Cortana, and Master Chief from Halo 3. Does this mean that you can play as them in Halo Reach firefight or does that connect to the Firefight Voice? And who's the 5th guy? He looks like a new character. If you can also note that the jolly roger with the confetti and hearts as well as the helmet with a green haze and electrical background. The Jolly Rogers might be effects that could happen to you when you die and the helmet is for when your alive. You may also note that Noble Team has their helmets off (other then Emile and Noble 6). This could be the fact that you can play as them in firefight like you could in ODST. What I've said are nothing but predictions. Nothing is true until bungie confirms.
And the Award goes to...:
Finally, Bungie released the awards that would be obtainable in Halo Reach. This would be all the helmets from Noble Team. The Noble 6 helmet will only be given out for those who go to Comic Con in San Diego. (So good for you if you can meet RooserTeeth as well as get a Noble 6 Helmet from Comic Con. Count yourself on my hit list.)
Now this wasn't listed in the update but Game Spot is allowing people who pre-oder Halo Reach from them will get UA Multi-Threat Mjolnir Mark V Armor.
With the fact that you can unlock Recon with any pre-order and special Elite armor with the limited edition and the flaming helmet (along with the elite armor) with the legendary edition. Now they include this new armor piece if you pre-order from Game Stop. As much of a halo freak I am, I don't see myself pre-ordering from game stop just for armor that does absolutely nothing other then making yourself look pretty when you're getting tea bagged. (Okay, maybe I might be tempted to buy from game stop especially the limited edition, but you get what I'm saying.)