The latest free content release – Memories of Reach – is making its way to Halo 5: Guardians this month! Memories of Reach delivers a new multiplayer game mode in Infection, new Arena map with Stasis, new weapons, visual customizations and more. 343 Industries will be previewing the Memories of Reach update via livestream on Wednesday, May 11 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. PDT at twitch.tv/halo and the Halo Channel.
Highlights of the Memories of Reach content update include:
- New multiplayer game mode – Infection. Band together with your fellow survivors or hunt your prey with cunning and skill; the highly anticipated Infection game mode is making its way to Halo 5: Guardians! In Infection, 12 players face off in a round-based game mode, where the initial Infected player aims to convert the survivors into Infected via elimination. Your first look at Infection gameplay will come via Game Informer early next week, who spoke with 343 Industries on what’s new in the frenetic game mode.
- New Arena Map – Stasis. Greedy for knowledge and prestige, researchers and AIs from Lethbridge Industrial pushed the boundaries at a remote research station, but the price of failure always tempered the risks they would take. Stasis is a mid-sized map that combines elements of symmetric sides with moderate asymmetrical features, giving it a hybrid design that’s unique to Halo 5: Guardians’ Arena multiplayer.
- New REQ items. Memories of Reach brings several new REQs that are sure to give you a nostalgic kick, with Noble Team coming back together in the Indomitable, Intruder, Vigilant and Wrath armor sets (as seen on GameSpot). Also included are new weapon skins, the Brute Plasma Rifle, assassinations, and legendary Phaeton Helios variant.
Similar to past releases, the content update will automatically download and install once it’s available. Head over to Halo Waypoint for a full run down of Memories of Reach content and stay tuned to Xbox Wire for more updates on Halo 5: Guardians.
Also, don’t forget that the HCS Pro League Summer Qualifier is taking place in Burbank, CA on May 8! Eight of the top Halo pro teams will battle it out in a double elimination series, with the top four teams securing their spot in the HCS Pro League. Two spots are taken already by reigning world champions Counter Logic Gaming, as well as winners of the PAX East Qualifier – Evil Geniuses. For more information on HCS Pro League, visit Halo.gg.