For years, Halo’s Forge mode - which it's debut in 2007's Halo 3 - has empowered Halo fans to create new maps and game modes that have changed the way people play and experience Halo. Since last month developer 343 Industries has been talking about a release date of 8 September - but we can confirm it's out one day early, and available to download! The level editor is responsible for legendary community-created classics such as Grifball and new favorites like Flapjack Frenzy and Ground Pound Arena. With Halo 5: Forge, the entire Forge experience from Halo 5: Guardians comes to ... Read More »
Warzone Firefight is the next - and much anticipated - update for Halo 5: Guardians, bringing back the much-loved co-operative mode that debuted in Halo: ODST. Although still a few weeks away, April's Beta showed the mode was in good shape and will likely be a fantastic addition to one of Xbox One's best multiplayer titles. The update will bring the Firefight mode, some improvements and additions to Forge, a refresh of the main Warzone mode that we covered a couple of weeks ago, and a handful of new maps. In fact, this week's Community Update from 343 Industries explains that a ... Read More »
Saturday is Halo day, and we do hope you're getting stuck in to the Warzone Firefight Beta? After some initial teething troubles it's been extended by a day until Tuesday, 19 April so hop on board that Pelican, Spartans! Warzone Firefight - in case you've been living under a rock - is the Halo 5 take on the legendary Firefight mode that debuted with Halo: ODST and spawned many a horde mode in its wake. If you haven't tried it yet, jump in and give the 343i number crunchers some data to play with. "Data has shown us that almost ... Read More »
Saturday is Halo day, and after the excitement of last weekend's Halo World Championship Finals (I'm fairly certain our new eSports team will take the final next year, y'all) things settle down into a normal kind of weekend. First up, a few more bits of news about the next Halo 5: Guardians free update, Ghosts of Meridian. We get our first look at the Req board, promising two new maps (one already revealed as Skirmish at Darkstar, and a couple of new armour variants. Amongst the weapons is the VIP gravity hammer Tartarus' Gavel, which belonged to the last Jiralhanae chieftain to ... Read More »
As we reported at the weekend, 343 Industries were getting ready to release the latest free DLC update for Halo 5: Guardians, Hammer Storm. We can confirm that Hammer Storm is now live, and brings with it a new map, new game modes, new armour variants, new Req Cards and a whole host of matchmaking and Forge tweaks. Hammer Storm brings three of the most sought-after game types to Halo 5 - the crazy future sport Grifball, the classic team mode Assault, and the random rumble that is Fiesta. There's also a new Arena map - Torque - a symmetrical ... Read More »
Forge is the in-game map editor that made its debut in Halo 3 and subsequently graced Halo: Reach, Halo4 and Halo 2 Anniversary Edition as part of the Master Chief Collection. In the December update - The Cartographer's Gift - a more powerful Forge makes its triumphant return to Halo 5: Guardians. Here are five reasons we're excited to see Forge back. Breathtaking buildings Everyone knows that there are some incredible Minecraft creations out there: from Westeros to the Starship Enterprise, some of the most iconic pop culture references have been recreated in blocky form. Some Forge creations are just as amazing. ... Read More »
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