After the release of the Hammer Storm update around 10 days ago (which featured in session one of our tremendously successful Gameblast16 marathon last weekend) you'd forgive 343 Industries for taking things easy - but not a bit of it. They're already dropping hints about what's still to come for Halo 5: Guardians - including the much-anticipated PvE mode, Warzone Firefight! We know that next out of the gate will be Ghosts of Meridian - and this week's community update lets Spartans everywhere know that this next update will land in early April, just a few days later than we expected. Following ... 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 »
Last week we trailed the incoming February update for Halo 5: Guardians - Hammer Storm. This week, we can share more information about what the free update will offer (hammers!) First up, the new Arena map - Torque. This map has an industrial setting and looks to have a good mix of indoor and outdoor spaces, mixing cramped shootouts with longer sightlines. It's always interesting to hear from the map designers themselves - this week Justin Oaksford and Christopher Hans talk us through the development of this new map and the technical, artistic and gameplay considerations that go in to ... Read More »
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