Halo 5 Guardians

The legions of Halo fans can rest easy as the latest game in the first-person shooter series, Halo 5: Guardians, is on its way. Microsoft and developer 343 Industries have announced that the game has gone gold, meaning the Xbox One shooter is now being replicated on discs for its release to stores on October 27.

However, the development team is still working on Halo 5, with plans for an downloadable update for the game already in the works:

"We will have a multiplayer content update, prior to launch, that will supplement the online multiplayer goodness with map content for Arena Multiplayer and our all new massive-scale 12v12 Warzone Multiplayer. Make sure you have the Power Setting for your Xbox One set to "Instant On" so that you'll automatically download the online multiplayer update prior to October 27th and be ready on launch day. Those that buy a physical copy will download the online multiplayer update automatically after you install the game on your Xbox One."

There's no word yet on how large this update will be for Halo 5. 343 Industries plans to keep updating the game for a while, with plans for up to 18 free multiplayer maps after is release, along with its Forge map editor.

Pre-order Halo 5: Guardians on Amazon UK for £41.99

Pre-order Halo 5: Guardians on Amazon US for $59.99

Source: Xbox Wire