Halo 5 Guardians players can look forward to downloading another free update in February. That's when the "Hammer Storm" content pack will be released for the Xbox One first-person shooter.

"Hammer Storm" will add some new multiplayer gameplay modes, including Assault and the fan-favorite Grifball. Also, it will also allow players to create custom game options so that they can make their own gameplay modes. A new map called Torque, which is set on a space station, will also be part of the Hammer Storm update. Finally, the game refresh will have some more REQs to claims, including the Decimator and Marauder armor sets and the Gravity Hammer weapon.

For folks who love to customize the look of their Spartan character, the "Hammer Storm" will also have some improvements in that area:

  • 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

There's no word yet on an exact date for the "Hammer Storm" update in Halo 5, but we'll keep you posted when we learn more.

Source: Halo Waypoint