Halo 5: Guardians Memories of Reach content update is coming today with the highly anticipated Infection game mode, the new Arena map Stasis, armor sets inspired by the legendary Noble Team from Halo: Reach, new weapons such as the Brute Plasma Rifle and Jorge’s Chaingun, additional character customizations such as emblems, assassinations, weapon skins and more. If you launch Halo 5: Guardians after the content release launch, you will automatically receive a “Memories of Reach Update Pack.” This free one-time pack delivers select consumable REQs from the new release for immediate use. Spartans can find the pack waiting for them in the REQ system in-game.
Some of the main parts of the update are detailed below.
- New multiplayer game mode – Infection: Band together with your fellow survivors or hunt your prey with cunning and skill; the highly anticipated Infection game mode is making its way to Halo 5: Guardians! In Infection, 12 players face off in a round-based game mode, where the initial Infected player aims to convert the survivors into Infected via elimination.
- New Arena Map – Stasis: Greedy for knowledge and prestige, researchers and AIs from Lethbridge Industrial pushed the boundaries at a remote research station, but the price of failure always tempered the risks they would take. Stasis is a mid-sized map that combines elements of symmetric sides with moderate asymmetrical features, giving it a hybrid design that’s unique to Halo 5: Guardians’ Arena multiplayer.
- New REQ items: Memories of Reach brings several new REQs that are sure to give you a nostalgic kick, with Noble Team coming back together in the Indomitable, Intruder, Vigilant and Wrath armor sets (as seen on GameSpot). Also included are new weapon skins, the Brute Plasma Rifle, assassinations, and legendary Phaeton Helios variant.
This update also include several fixes and improvements to Halo 5: Guardians based on fan feedback. You can read the full list of changes over on Halo Waypoint.