343 Industries and Microsoft have announced the details of the next free content update for the Xbox One shooter Halo 5 Guardians. The update, Memories of Reach, will add the fan-favorite Infection game mode, along with a new map and more.
Xbox Wire has the details on what's included in Memories of Reach:
- New multiplayer game mode – Infection. Band together with your fellow survivors or hunt your prey with cunning and skill; the highly anticipated Infection game mode is making its way to Halo 5: Guardians! In Infection, 12 players face off in a round-based game mode, where the initial Infected player aims to convert the survivors into Infected via elimination. Your first look at Infection gameplay will come via Game Informer early next week, who spoke with 343 Industries on what's new in the frenetic game mode.
- New Arena Map – Stasis. Greedy for knowledge and prestige, researchers and AIs from Lethbridge Industrial pushed the boundaries at a remote research station, but the price of failure always tempered the risks they would take. Stasis is a mid-sized map that combines elements of symmetric sides with moderate asymmetrical features, giving it a hybrid design that's unique to Halo 5: Guardians' Arena multiplayer.
- New REQ items. Memories of Reach brings several new REQs that are sure to give you a nostalgic kick, with Noble Team coming back together in the Indomitable, Intruder, Vigilant and Wrath armor sets (as seen on GameSpot). Also included are new weapon skins, the Brute Plasma Rifle, assassinations, and legendary Phaeton Helios variant.
There's no word on when Memories of Reach will be released, but it should be available sometime later in May.