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Halo 5: Guardians Ghosts Of Meridian DLC Coming Next With New Maps And REQs

by Mike Futter on Mar 31, 2016 at 03:02 PM

Another free content update is coming to Halo 5: Guardians next week. Titled Ghosts of Meridian, players will get access to new maps and an expanded selection of REQ cards.

Two maps are included: one for warzone and another for arena modes. Skirmish at Darkstar takes place at a polar outpost with ancient machinary whirring to life. This warzone battlefield includes a new boss.

The arena map, Tyrant, is an intact Forerunner structure. This is a smaller, symmetrical map that is best suited for capture the flag and assault.

The REQs include the legendary gravity hammer Tartarus' Gavel that explodes with each strike and amps your movement speed, strength, and jump height. Microsoft hasn't specifically said when during the week this update will roll out, but there is a live stream taking place at 3 p.m. Pacific / 6 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday, April 5.

For those playing this weekend, you can get a taste of an experimental Warzone Turbo playlist. This sets you at level nine as soon as your base is secure and rapidly regenerates your energy so you can pump out REQs quickly.

For more on Halo 5: Guardians, check out our review. For a glimpse at the new REQs coming in this update, keep scrolling down.