While we're still waiting for a firm release date, 343 Industries today shared some new screens and information for Halo 5's next free expansion, Warzone Firefight.
As part of the developer's latest weekly update, 343 revealed some of the new content and Reqs. As announced previously, included in the update are new modes such as Warzone Firefight for multiplayer and Score Attack for single-player.
The update also adds three new maps, including two for Warzone and one for Arena. There is also a new "Tidal" canvas for Forge, while there are of course a number of new Reqs to pick up, including the awesome-looking Temple Banshee.
You can see all of the Warzone Firefight content announced so far in the image below.
In the blog post, 343 shared more information about the new Prospect map. It's set on the glassed human colony of Meridian, specifically a mining facility.
343 also shared an overview and some tips for how to succeed on the map.
"A key opening strategy is to take advantage of various flank paths hidden in the terrain to gain the upper hand," 343 explained. "The level itself is layered with strategically placed scaffoldings, plenty of cover, and well-worn trenches, all designed to give players on both sides of the battle more options to take the fight to their opponents, whether they are pushing the objective or holding the line at the Core. Speaking of which, defending that Core now has more options than before.
"On Prospect, players can focus on power weapons and rush, or opt to try open the gates open to get vehicles in to support ground troops. All in all, it’s an exciting new opportunity to evolve the nature of the Warzone Assault game type, and we're eager to see what new strategies and tactics begin to emerge when your boots hit the glassy ground in the near future."
As for the new Forge canvas, it's called Tidal presumably because it's set near the water. It looks both beautiful and ridiculous. You can see some images of it in the gallery below.
Finally, 343 shared some concept art for an unannounced Halo 5 Warzone map. Take a look:
Warzone Firefight will be Halo 5's seventh free expansion. The other ones were The Battle of Shadow and Light (November), Cartographer's Gift (December), Infinity's Armor (January), Hammer Storm (February), Ghosts of Meridian (April), Memories of Reach (May), and Hog Wild (May). Warzone Firefight isHalo 5's largest and most significant update ever.