Halo 5 Getting a Free Update, Includes New Map, New Modes and More Weapons

The free DLC initiative for Halo 5: Guardians continues. This month an expansion is arriving called “Hammer Storm”.

Hammer Storm includes a new arena map, new game modes, more weapons, additional Reqs, and further character customization options.

Full details can be viewed here.

The new modes are Halo fan-favorite Grifball and Assault. Slayer is also making a comeback.

Hammer Storm’s new map is Torque. Only one piece of concept art has been released for it, and you can see it above.

Additionally, the update comes with new armor sets (Decimator and Marauder), as well as the Gravity Hammer melee weapon, among other new items.

343 will showcase the first Torque gameplay and talk more about Hammer Storm overall during a video broadcast that is scheduled to take place on February 26.

Hammer Storm also includes bug fixes and general gameplay improvements for UI.

Additionally, 343 is expanding the color palette options for Spartan customization. When the update arrives, players will be able to choose not only primary and secondary armor colors, but also primary, secondary, and tertiary choices for Emblem colors. Here’s a rundown of the changes, as written by 343:

  • Expanded the color palette for armor and emblems from 32 to 60 colors
  • Replaced the emblem harmonies with simple, primary, secondary and tertiary color options (see below)
  • These new options have no restrictions – you can make any 2 of them the same color and get a completely different looking emblem shape
  • These new colors carry over to Waypoint as well

Source: Gamespot