Next Free Halo 5: Guardians Update Brings Forge, New Maps, and More

New details about the next free update coming to Halo 5: Guardians later this month – The Cartographer’s Gift – were revealed at The Game Awards. The Cartographer’s Gift will add the biggest and most improved Forge mode ever to Halo 5: Guardians, in addition to brand-new Warzone (Battle of Noctus), Arena (Overgrowth) and Big Team Battle (Antifreeze and Entombed) maps, and more than 30 new REQs for armors, weapons, emblems and more.

Additionally, the Halo World Championship 2016 begins Sunday, Dec. 6 with the launch of online tournament ladders around the world. The biggest Halo eSports competition in franchise history is centered on the ultra-competitive Arena multiplayer mode of Halo 5: Guardians, with a prize pool that has now reached $2 million dollars and growing through crowd funding. Starting today, in celebration of the Halo World Championship, a special Halo Championship Series (HCS) Premium REQ Pack – including HCS themed weapon skins, armor, and emblem – will be available for purchase. Fans will need to act fast though as this will only be available through Sunday at 12pm PST. As with all REQ Packs a portion of each purchase will go directly to the Halo World Championship prize pool. For more details about the Halo World Championship, please visit

343 Industries is hard at work creating more Halo 5 multiplayer content to keep players immersed in the action. Cartographer’s Gift is the second free update since the game launched in October, with more free content coming throughout 2016, including additional maps, weapons, armor and modes.

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