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Halo 5: Guardians Memories of Reach DLC pack released

343 Industries and Microsoft have released Memories of Reach, the latest free DLC pack for the Xbox One shooter Halo 5: Guardians.

The Halo Waypoint site has all the details on Memories of Reach, which includes Halo 5's version of the fan favorite game mode Infection:

Surviving just got a whole lot harder. If you die by an Infected hand, you join their ranks. One of Halo's most beloved and frantic modes is back in a whole new way. 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! 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.

In addition, Memories of Reach adds the new Arena map Stasis, along with a lot of new REQ packs for armor, weapons, attachments and more. Microsoft plans to release at least one more free DLC pack for Halo 5 in June.

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  • Very excited about this, can't wait to get home. But one thing, why are they not adding achievements? BioResearch & Games.
  • I'm looking forward to this content as well. I like the game enough to not care about more achievements. This is coming from an achievement hunter by the way.
  • Buffed a couple weapons. Added a map. Updated the carnage report (added medals). Added the brute plasma pistol. More skins/armor/helmets/etc. Added Infection. A solid update so far, from what I can tell.
  • Another nice update but why, oh, why haven't they released any legitimately sunny outdoor Arena maps (maps like Battle Creek or StoneTown)?
  • Because those maps were made by bungie. And 343 would never try to live up to what bungie created or recreate it. That's just not how they role. Instead they keep adding ****** own stuff and try to mark it as halo. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • 343 Industries is doing alright. They kind of messed up with the Master Chief Collection at launch (which was a shame since it's such an awesome idea) but I've been liking what they've been doing. I thought Bungie's last Halo game in the franchise was just eh. Windows Central Universal Application for Windows 10
  • 343 Industries is doing alright. They kind of messed up with the Master Chief Collection at launch (which was a shame since it's such an awesome idea) but I've been liking what they've been doing. I thought Bungie's last Halo game in the franchise was just eh. Windows Central Universal Application for Windows 10
  • Well they had a decent pvp I halo 4. If you didn't try to find halo in it, it was actually good. But halo 5 guardians...
    See idk about pvp because halo 5 totally ducked it up with the fact that 343 passed on splitscreen. And a good campaign. And a good story.. And everything else good.. Halo 5 sits right next to dragon age 2 and cod ghosts, and it will never belong anywhere else Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Now no split screen really ticks me off. Other than that it seems to be pretty good. Windows Central for Windows 10-Microsoft Lumia 640
  • Warzone was a discount league of legends, campaign was ... Lets just dont talk about the campaign ever . Again... Like i said, same box with dragon age 2and ghosts. So horrible. But it felt more halo then halo 4.
    And yeah then arena. Didnt like it much. Song like th new modern day shooter feel. Thats not halo. And sure games have to evolve but not like this.
  • 343 have made some fantastic maps for Halo 5. Bungie hasn't done anything good since Halo: Reach back in 2010. As grateful as I am to Bungie for making one of the best sci-fi games of all time and laying the foundation, they're past their prime and 343i already exceeded them in both storytelling (Halo 4) and gameplay (Halo 5).
  • What... What??? Did you just say halo 4 surpassed bungies storytelling!? And this is the point where everything you say, just gets more and more ridiculous Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Oh Battle Creek. I love that little map. Doing that map with nothing but rocket launchers was awesome. Windows Central Universal Application for Windows 10
  • Funny you mention rockets on Battle Creek. My friends and I used to do Prisoner, Slayer, Rockets all the time, so that is the map that has the most nostalgia for me from Halo CE.
     
  • It's a beautiful little map. Windows Central for Windows 10-Microsoft Lumia 640
  • 12 player infection? Wtf. Infection never had more then 6... Gosh I miss halo 3 so much... Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • I thought Halo 3 was mediocre. Halo 2 is where it's at. Halo 3 looked alright but it lacked the polish of Halo 2, the control scheme was terrible and the multiplayer was never as robust as I would've liked. Windows Central Universal Application for Windows 10
  • Halo 3 was polished. Halo 3 was robust. Halo 3 had intuitive controls. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
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  • Hey you don't have to agree with me. I just wasn't a huge fan of Halo 3. I played it to completion twice so it's not like I hated it. But Halo 2 remains my favorite Halo ever, and 3 doesn't even come close for me. Windows Central Universal Application for Windows 10
  • Yeah i know. Sry :D i mean i could not play halo 3 again after all these years. Pvp yeah but the campaign... I put much hours into it tp get all achieveables :D so i kinda feel you know. But what i mehr was that halo 3 had the best moments of the series. The enden, the beginning luck naration, actually narration blend ins by cortana, when the halo ring rises up into the air from the water, when high charity chrashes and so on . Those were ******* epic moments.
    But halo 2 had the best story. Still the best story. And then comes reach. Not as good of a story as 2 but perfect in the way it was told. Actually everything about reach was perfecr.
  • Hey look we're actually kind of getting along now. Haha. Windows Central for Windows 10-Nokia Lumia 830
  • xD always. Halo ( by Bungie )never made people divide :D were all one family :)
  • Oh, I'm sure all the CoD fans get along. Right?
  • Hahaha that just made my day
  • Hey I've enjoyed my CoD game or two. Black Ops II was a lot of fun (except for the campaign...*shudder*). But it just can't compete with Halo.
  • True , I loved blobs 2 especially the campaign. Love dhow they finished off the blobs 1 story and the self ironic writing of blobs 2. Was great fun. Think blobs 2 was the last really good cod campaign. They new ones are nice as well but you just can't play through them more then once anymore. :(
    But we all can agree modern warfare 1 and 2 were the best call of duty games ever. Alongside cod 2
  • The BOII campaign was ridiculous, and that made it a lot of fun. After that the campaigns just got generic and boring. Before that at least CoD tried to go over the top and focus more on silly fun than anything serious. It's when they tried going serious again that it stopped being fun for me.
    That part where you magically turned into essentially a fighter jet even though it was only a wing suit? Awesome.
    That part where you got to fight tanks with a horse on roller skates? Awesome.
    I liked MW3 as well. Ghosts was boring but the multiplayer was okay. The maps weren't very good but at least I knew I was getting the traditional, unchanging CoD multiplayer. Windows Central Universal Application for Windows 10
  • Exactly. Black ops 2s campaign was just over the top xD I mean angry Menendez in panama hahaha best mission ever
  • It was ridiculous, and that made it pretty enjoyable. And the maps were pretty solid too, unlike Ghosts.
  • ***. Actually treyarcha cods always have been better and amazing then the others. I mean just take world at war. Damn the multiplayer maps were badass
  • There are some great maps in the CoD universe. I remember MW3 having a lot of good ones. But Ghosts, while it did have a couple of good maps, also had a lot of lackluster maps that I didn't care for. Windows Central Universal Application for Windows 10
  • Ghosts was a very very very shotty game. I put it into the same box with dragon age 2 and battlefront ea. Games we should forget that they ever happened.
    battlefront is selfexplaining and dragon age 2. well we all can agree to never talk of that again. That's why I actually won't get this years of. Despite of mw1 remaster. First. I won't buy infinity ward games no more. Ghosts was so horrible I lost faith. Second, the game must be ******* bad otherwise they would rerelease mw1 one year before its 10 years anniversary. I am sorry but if this is how it goes from now. Than I as a call of duty fan. Will truly say goodbye to that series like I did to halo after halo 4.
  • I never got into it.
  • Yeah. Need to play through halo 4 campaign on legendary at some point. Still need the master chief armour
  • I haven't played any of the Halos on legendary except for 2.
  • Whoa ?! But .. But that's where you find all the cool Easter eggs nd achieveables and special video seuqenzes
  • I never had the time. I never HAVE the time.
  • ******* eh...
  • Tis true.
  • Well then id say. Get your 360 out of the closet ,Add me on xbox and shout me a msg once youve time and well run ******* halo 3. And reach legendary campaigns
  • We'll have to do it some time. Windows Central for Windows 10-Nokia Lumia 830
  • My GT is CarlosChilliPim . Under the week ive not that kuch of time because of university and stuff but weekends i am all available ^^
  • I'll send you a request from my phone. Windows Central for Windows 10-Nokia Lumia 830
  • Yup
  • Or just get the Master Chief collection.
  • I'd love to. But I need an Xbox One first haha.
  • Had that. Sold it . Was having way to many issues
  • I heard it had a lot of issues at launch.
  • ***. But idk. Xbox one wasn't that amazing after all. It's a great damn multimedia console but ps4 just has the better games now. And what do I need backwards compatibility for when I already have the games on 360. Didn't need two consoles with same games haha. Xbox 360 is love, Xbox 360 is life. Also Zach did you sent the add yet? Posted via the Windows Central App for Android ***
  • Also just me or does the new infected green soldier looks totally stupid? Seriously. It looks way to out of place. The real good old black ones from halo 3. That was amazing Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • I hope I don't sound rude when I say this, but why not just play Halo 3 and be happy?
  • I would. But it's broken in mcc :b Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Jorge's Mark IV armor. Yes.   YES.
  • It's actually Mk V Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Wow. 4GB update and when done... To get all the new armor... Its $19.95 (AUD) x4 !!! Or you could play and get 1 200 000 points to buy one pack, or 4 800 000 points for all this reach armor if you can grind that much!!!
  • Actually here is the official Info:
    Also, for all you REQ collectors out there, an additional “Memories of Reach REQ Pack” promotional offer will be available for 120,000 REQ Points or $14.99 USD. Available for a limited time, the “Memories of Reach REQ Pack” unlocks three new permanent REQs, if available, selected from 12 new REQs launched with Memories of Reach. These include helmets and armor worn by Kat, Jun, Jorge and Emile, the most recognizable members of Noble Team, “Jorge’s Chaingun” weapon cert, Brute Plasma Rifle weapon cert, Helios Phaeton vehicle cert, and “Jorge’s Chaingun” stance. Each pack will also contain 12 ultra-rare or legendary single-use REQs.
    Read more at http://news.xbox.com/2016/05/12/memories-of-reach-available-today-in-hal...
  • How about expanding the campsign to what we expected instead of something that could be blown through in 2 hours!
  • And coop, and delete the chapters which are basically just standing around and talking. Seriously. Halo 5 was so horrible of a campaign. I don't know how devs or and publishers these days look at those campaigns and seriously can say " well. Call me jimmy, but this is a damn great piece of a campaign. Let's get it outa there" Posted via the Windows Central App for Android