343 Industries has revealed some more information about the upcoming Halo 5 update which includes the previously announced “Warzone Firefight ” game mode.
Warzone Firefight is an new multiplayer mode coming to Halo 5: Guardians that lets up to 8 players work together to complete five rounds of increasingly difficult, dynamic objectives set against a timer to emerge victorious. It brings a Score Attack to Halo 5’s campaign, allowing players to earn points and claim up to 50 medals for taking out the game’s enemies with style.
The update also brings three new multiplayer maps. Only the Prospect map has been revealed in detail so far.
On Prospect, players get dropped immediately into a mining facility and are tasked with attacking the defenders that lie within. A key opening strategy is to take advantage of various flank paths hidden in the terrain to gain the upper hand. The level itself is layered with strategically-placed scaffoldings, plenty of cover, and well-worn trenches, all designed to give players on both sides of the battle more options to take the fight to their opponents, whether they are pushing the objective or holding the line at the Core. Speaking of which, defending that Core now has more options than before. On Prospect, players can focus on power weapons and rush, or opt to try open the gates open to get vehicles in to support ground troops. All in all, it’s an exciting new opportunity to evolve the nature of the Warzone Assault game type, and we’re eager to see what new strategies and tactics begin to emerge when your boots hit the glassy ground in the near future.
It will also bring a new Forge map editing canvas, called Tidal, along with the rare Temple Banshee vehicle, more new armor, weapons and other REQ packs.