Microsoft is releasing a free update for Halo 5: Guardians begins next week called Battle of Shadow and Light. It includes the new “Shinobi” Ninja-themed armor, some legendary Light Rifle firepower and Big Team Battle maps, modes and mayhem.
There are tons of new REQs added to this month’s drop, including ones that might give you access to the Ultra Rare Shinobi armor and Legendary Dying Star Light Rifle (to name but two). We have Tundra and Woodland-themed vehicle skins, a brutal (and occasionally hilarious) Shove It assassination and dozens more items to unlock, discover and utilize.
But Big Team Battle is the cherry on top, and you’ll recognize elements and aspects of the first four maps in the mix, but all four have been, in varying ways, significantly adjusted for the new mobility, weapons and features of Halo 5 – and all are available in both Custom Games and Matchmaking, and present just a hint of the content featured in next month’s update.
When it is released next week, Battle of Shadow and Light will automatically download and install for all Halo 5: Guardian players.