343 Industries has released another big content drop for Halo 5: Guardians in the form of the Ghosts of Meridian update. The full details on Halo Waypoint are pretty hefty (see here for the full list) but the key items are:
New features and updates:
- New Warzone map added: Skirmish at Darkstar
- New Arena map added: Tyrant
- Weather effects added to Forge
- New sound effects added to Forge
- Spartan Company members will now appear in the Active Roster
- April 14 – 18: Warzone Firefight Beta playlist goes live.
New REQ items this drop include a lot of callbacks to past games including armour and helmets from the early entries that have been given a tweak to their designs. For weapons we have Tartarus’ Gavel; a legendary Gravity Hammer whose attributes are going to be popular in games requiring an upfront approach to beating on your opponents.
Adding weather effects to Forge is a bonus for those creators who like to work on building atmosphere within their designs; lighting goes a long way but having weather too can solidify it. Be interesting to see what comes of it and if there are also ways to use it as a distraction for players.
Getting a taste of what the Warzone Firefight mode will bring is bound to get a lot of players into the game at once and give the servers a decent thrashing in the process. I know I’m looking forward to trying it out. 🙂