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Halo 5: Guardians Ghosts of Meridian DLC Coming Next Week

Posted on April 1, 2016 at 12:29 pm by David "Snackbar" Edmundson

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After launching in October last year, Halo 5: Guardians has been constantly evolving through free monthly updates. Fans have seen a variety of content added to the game over the past few months including the map editing Forge tool, community playlists like Grifball, and more substantial updates like the Battle of Light and Shadow which offered players free maps and new REQs to use in the popular Warzone map. With April finally here, developer 343 Industries is filling players in on the next major content drop called Ghosts of Meridian.

Arriving next week, Ghosts of Meridian is giving players access to two new multiplayer maps and a large quantity of weapons, gear, and other items through REQ packs. Skirmish at Darkstar is a Warzone specific map which places a great focus on infantry as the map is also the most condensed one in the game. The map also features interactive gates, new legendary bosses to fight, and a unique start to the match where each team is dropped in the center and races to take down the Promethean Scout to gain an advantage. Tyrant makes up the other map in the pack and is designed for Arena multiplayer, sporting a symmetrical, Forerunner focused design.

This post-launch content is being positioned as more than just extra content with maps, weapons, and gear, however. 343 Industries is also using this DLC pack to update the game with a variety of improvements and fixes affecting every mode currently available. Some of the major changes include enhanced Halo-5-Guardians-Darkstar-HammerUI performance at REQ stations, weapon and vehicle adjustments, content additions to Forge, and a rebalanced SWAT playlist.

While a specific date hasn’t been given for when this content will arrive next week, fans who want an early look at some of the new REQ items and both maps in action will get the opportunity on April 5 at 3pm PST as 343 Industries is planning to show off never before seen game play on Twitch. Alternatively, fans will also be able to tune in right from the Halo channel as well.

Beyond this update, Halo fans are no doubt keeping a close eye on the recently announced Warzone Firefight mode which is scheduled to arrive sometime in the summer. The mode promises to combine the chaos of the popular Warzone mode and the wave-based defense of the traditional Firefight mode last seen in Halo Reach. 343 Industries has already promised that players will encounter new mythic level bosses and face off against the largest amount of enemies ever seen on screen at once in franchise history.

Halo 5: Guardians is available now exclusively on Xbox One.

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