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Halo 5: Guardians Free Update Adds Big Team Battle Mode, New Gear

by Parker Lemke on Nov 12, 2015 at 06:45 AM

Halo 5: Guardians will receive its first free post-launch content this month in the form of Battle of Shadow and Light. The release adds armor, weapons, and 16-player Big Team Battle maps and modes.

Big Team Battle is the update’s centerpiece, adding 8v8 playlists and maps to the game, available in both Custom Games and Matchmaking.

New content also includes the Dying Star Light Rifle and stealth-oriented Shinobi armor, along with 48 additional REQs, vehicle skins, and a “Shove It” assassination move.


Our Take:

Halo 5: Guardians impressed last month.. Free post-release content gives players an added bonus to supporting 343 Studios stewardship of the franchise.