Big Team Battle is Coming to Halo 5: Guardians

Halo 5 Guardians Big Team Battle Map Basin

Halo fans, rejoice! One of the most exciting (and most requested!) Halo game types is coming to Halo 5: Guardians in an upcoming update. The always-popular Big Team Battle will be coming to Halo 5: Guardians, providing vehicular-based, 8v8 carnage on expansive maps. To create these maps, the team at 343 Industries brought some of the community’s top Forgers into the studio and let them loose with the tool. Inspired by classic BTB battlegrounds like Sidewinder, Standoff, Burial Mounds, Longbow, and Headlong, these intrepid Forgers began work on what would become the first batch of new Big Team battle maps.

“The Forgers continued to provide feedback and direction for the map, and the team here at the studio continued to iterate on flow, polish, spawn and objective placement, look and feel, and more,” wrote 343 Industries Community Manager Andy “Bravo” Dudynsky in a blog post on Halo Waypoint last week. “For the past few months, these maps have been playtested and polished in preparation for the release of Big Team Battle, and in just over a week, the first four maps will be available in Arena matchmaking.”

To give players a taste of what they can expect from each of these four new maps, the post also included the maps’ names and a quick shot of each.

Deadlock

Inspired by: Standoff

Halo 5 Guardians Big Team Battle Deadlock

 

Basin

Inspired by: Valhalla

Halo 5 Guardians Big Team Battle Map Basin

 

Guillotine

Inspired by: Headlong

Halo 5 Big Team Battle Map Guillotine

 

Recurve

Inspired by: Longbow

Halo 5 Guardians Big Team Battle Map Recurve

In addition to teasing closer looks at each of these maps in next week’s update, the Halo Waypoint post also shared some great new information on new REQ content and the latest map / game type additions, as well as highlighted some truly amazing Spartan Laser play. It’s worth a read!