Halo 5 map recreates the best scene from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace

If there was one thing the Star Wars prequels got right, it was podracing. The high-speed chases featuring small cockpits strapped to ludicrously large engines blazing across the surface of Tatooine were great to watch on the big screen, and even more fun to play when the inevitable video game tie-ins came out. While it's doubtful we'll ever see another podracing game, you can experience a facsimile of what was thanks to a clever Halo 5 player-created map.

Xbox user "CaptainDireWolf" (solid name, by the way) has recreated the Boonta Eve Classic race from Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace. By exploiting a glitch in the way Forge mode lets players place objects, DireWolf was able to attach objects that would typically be static to the front and sides of Halo's Ghost vehicles. And while the engines attached to the Ghosts don't bounce or react the way they do in the film, the attention to detail is no less impressive.

The map may be set up as a racetrack, but crashing won't respawn your racer. Instead, if your vehicle blows up, you'll spawn where Tusken Raiders appeared in The Phantom Menace and you can try to take out the competition. Each "pod" has a one-hit kill weak point, so a lucky shot could take you or your frenemies out of the race.

To find the map on Halo 5: Guardians, simply search for "CaptainDireWolf."

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