Halo 5 Guardians Update: Biggest Halo 5 expansion coming, Warzone Firefight released date revealed

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Halo 5: Guardians
Halo 5: Guardians

Microsoft will be releasing its biggest expansion ever for Halo 5 gamers. Dubbed “Warzone Firefight,” the new installment includes new features, a campaign score attack mode and a new canvas for its Forge toolkit.

Warzone Firefight is by far the biggest post-release expansion for Halo 5, and Microsoft will be making it available starting June 29 on Xbox One.

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Developed by 343 Industries and published by Microsoft Studios, Halo 5: Guardians is a first-person shooter video game for the Microsoft Xbox One home video game console.

The game features a game engine that dynamically scales its resolution in order to maintain a frame rate of 60 frames per second. The game was released in October 2015 for Microsoft Xbox One

343 Industries revealed a lot about “Halo 5’s” multiplayer mode on their latest weekly teaser, including a map titled Prospect. Some reports also said that the new multiplayer map is set in a mining facility, with items and features like scaffolding and dugout locations.

The new features will also add different aspects to the gameplay. But unlike previous released maps and modes where the players are ordered to fight against each other, the players now focus their arms solely against the aliens while also defending their own.

GamenGuide wrote that 343 Industries tested the Warzone Firefight mode in April 2016 as part of an open beta. The update will also include three new multiplayer maps, Grunt Goblin, a new grunt-mech boss, new Reqs, which include the Cyclops armor set, Cinder armor set, the new Covenant vehicle, weapon variants, and more.

This massive update will also bring three new multiplayer maps, one for Arena (Molten), and two for Warzone (Prospect and Attack on Sanctum). Aside from the new content for multiplayer, the update will introduce a Score Attack mode to the campaign, and a new Forge canvas called Tidal that will be featured for the mapmaking tools.

Reports said that the new maps are expected to add excitement to the current setup and bring intensity to the various game modes.

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“We’re big fans of scoring in past Halo games, and we wanted to bring it back to Halo 5: Guardians, but with a few new twists. We call it: Score Attack,” Gabe Deyerle, campaign engineer at 343 Industries, said in an interview with Halo Waypoint, via the Tech Times. “With over 50 medals to earn in Score Attack, you’ll earn the most points for defeating your foes as stylishly as possible.”

In celebration of its launch and as part of the Free Play Days promotion, Microsoft will be offering the full game for free to all Xbox Live Gold members starting from June 29 to July 5, 2016. At the same time, Halo 5 will also be discounted by 50 percent for those who wish to purchase the full version.

Microsoft will announce more information about the upcoming expansion during the Warzone Firefight live stream on June 28, which will start at 2 p.m. PDT on the game’s Twitch channel.

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