Halo 5 Content, Ghosts of Meridian, Available Today

It’s time for Halo Nation to suit up, as the latest free content release for Halo 5: Guardians launches today. Ghosts of Meridian brings two new maps for Warzone and Arena – Skirmish at Darkstar and Tyrant respectively – new weapons and vehicles, new visual customizations, and more. Highlights include Tartarus’ Gavel, a Legendary gravity hammer that unleashes kinetic explosions with each swing, as well as Hannibal customizations for the Mantis and Scorpion.

In addition to the added content, Ghosts of Meridian will include a variety of game improvements based on fan feedback, including multiplayer updates and fixes, sandbox, weapon, and vehicle adjustments, improvements to REQ Station UI performance, a lengthy list of Forge additions and more.

As always, 343 Industries is committed to continuing to deliver free content for Halo 5: Guardians in the months ahead. We’ve seen special excitement around Warzone Firefight after a sneak peek during the Halo World Championship finals last month. But there is nothing like experiencing the action first-hand…

Warzone Firefight Beta Coming April 14-18

The biggest Halo cooperative experience in franchise history, Warzone Firefight, is coming later this summer, but today we’re excited to announce plans for a Warzone Firefight Beta – running from 10 a.m. PDT on Thursday, Apr. 14 until 10 a.m. PDT on Monday, Apr. 18. The beta will feature the Warzone map, Escape from A.R.C., with several additional maps coming with the full release later this summer. Up to eight players will fight together and utilize the Halo 5: Guardians REQ System to complete five rounds of increasingly difficult, dynamic objectives set against a timer to emerge victorious.

In celebration of the new features and content, a new promotional REQ pack will unleash the most powerful REQs in the system. Available for one week only (Thursday, Apr. 14 to Thursday, Apr. 21), the Mythic Warzone REQ Pack will contain ten Mythic single-use power weapon REQs and one Ultra Rare or Legendary weapon or vehicle certification, if available. For use in all Warzone modes, including Warzone Firefight, this pack will ensure players enter battle with the most powerful gear available.

Stay tuned to Halo Waypoint, Xbox Wire and IGN for more details on Warzone Firefight next week. Ghosts of Meridian will automatically download and install for all Halo 5: Guardians players, and full content details are available on Halo Waypoint.