Anvil's Legacy update for Halo 5: Guardians adds two new maps and more

343 Industries and Microsoft have released Anvil's Legacy, the ninth free content update for the Xbox One sci-fi shooter Halo 5: Guardians. It adds two new multiplayer maps to the game along with more content.

One of the new maps is the Arena-based Mercy, a remake of a previous Halo 4 map:

This medium-sized symmetrical map excels in Slayer and Strongholds game modes, and features a fresh and beautiful new Sangheilli art style. The Halo 2 Beam Rifle also makes its Arena debut and is placed near the 'Open Ramp' side of the map. With Mercy's long sight lines and funneled pathways, controlling this weapon is key to victory.

The other new map is the Warzone Assault-based Temple:

Temple's high ground gives defenders the advantage at the beginning of this map, providing some powerful ground-pound launch locations. That advantage is quickly reversed as the ruins of a once great structure in the middle of the map provide many paths for attackers to infiltrate and take the objective. The outbuildings in front of the home base level the playing field, offering large amounts of cover for both attackers and defenders.

There are also a couple of new weapons variants in the update along with new character and weapons skins, It also includes the same Content Browser that's available in the just released Halo 5: Forge map editor and game for Windows 10.

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John Callaham