Since Halo 5: Guardians launched last October, fans have had their fill of game modes, maps, armors and weapon skins. And with the Wars 2 beta ended, there’s a new update in town. It’s called Warzone Firefight and it goes online on June 29th with a lot of new goodies to boot.
Warzone Firefight named after the new mode is going to be accompanied by a free download of Halo 5: Guardians along with the update from the launch on Wednesday, June 29th to the 5th of July. This offer is only valid for Xbox Live Gold Members but if you’re not one of them you can also purchase the game for half off for the same time period. This is sure to run up sales and downloads at a time that is already rife with video game reveals and follows a time of big competition with the PlayStation platform that recently showcased its VR platform across North America. Halo is the perfect game to do it since it is many a time referred to as the definitive Xbox game along with either Gears of War or Call of Duty.
The update comes after there was a beta conference held in April that recorded feedback on the new game modes.
According to Xbox news, this is the biggest update since the Halo 5: Guardians release. Even though it’s a throwback to the mode already seen in Halo 3: ODST and Halo: Reach. They’ve taken user feedback to add tougher and tougher enemies to the gameplay as you progress as well as new bosses and vehicles including the Grunt Goblin boss and the “UNSC VTOL, AV-49 Wasp, deployable as a REQ vehicle”.
The update also includes the return of the Score Attack campaign. This allows players to compete with other players online in a co-op or solo mode for points and medals. There are also 3 new maps to play with. They are, the Attack on Sanctum map for Warzone that revisits the Covenant home world of Sanghelios, the Prospect for Warzone Assault map which is a rocky terrain and the Molten map for Warzone which is a ‘hot’ Arena map for players.
There’s also a new Forge map called Tidal. This feature has been gaining more and more popularity since it was first introduced in Halo 5: Guardians and after user feedback wanting more water to Forge, 343 industries has given its users a LOT of water to Forge on.
As for REQ items, there are the Cyclops and Cinder armor sets, the Covenant vehicles and weapons and HCS pro league weapon skins as well as a lot of other bells and whistles.
Sales for Halo 5: Guardians have been pretty decent. They’ve sold a total of 3.93 million copies worldwide and around 2.44 million in North America. Considering that Halo 4 has sold around 9.74 million copies since its release in 2012, that’s not a bad haul for Halo 5.
The pre-release live conference will begin at 2PM Pacific Time on the 28th of June.