New Update for Halo 5: Guardians Brings Big Team Battle Mode, New Weapons, and Armor

Halo 5: Guardians Battle of Light and Shadow Hero

The release of free, post-launch content for Halo 5: Guardians begins next week with the first drop: Battle of Shadow and Light, which includes the stealthy new “Shinobi” Ninja-themed armor, some legendary Light Rifle firepower and perhaps most importantly, the arrival of Big Team Battle maps, modes and mayhem.

There are tons of new items added to and unlocked in this month’s drop, including all-new Ultra Rare and Legendary items, such as Shinobi armor and the Dying Star Light Rifle (to name but two).  We have Tundra and Woodland-themed skins, a brutal (and occasionally hilarious) Shove-It assassination and dozens more items to unlock, discover and utilize.

Halo 5 Guardians Big Team Battle

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: Guardians – and all are available in both Customs and matchmaking, and present just a hint of the content featured in next month’s Forge mega-drop.

Once it’s available next week, Battle of Shadow and Light will automatically download and install for all Halo 5: Guardian players. For more details about Battle of Shadow and Light, please visit Halo Waypoint.

Battle of Shadow and Light Infographic