Halo 5's next free update will add three new maps, the Warzone Firefight mode and more

Microsoft and 343 Industries revealed more information on what will be included in the next free update for the Xbox One shooter Halo 5 Guardians. The update will include the previously announced Warzone Firefight mode, along with three new maps and much more.

Microsoft revealed some, but not all, of the new content coming to the Warzone Firefight update in a post on the Halo Waypoint site. Here a quick reminder of what the new mode will bring to Halo 5:

Quite simply, Warzone Firefight is an ambitious new multiplayer mode coming to Halo 5: Guardians that stands primed to offer the biggest Halo cooperative experience ever in franchise history. In Warzone Firefight, up to 8 players will work together to complete five rounds of increasingly difficult, dynamic objectives set against a timer to emerge victorious.

The update will also add Score Attack to Halo 5's campaign, allowing players to earn points and claim up to 50 medals for taking out the game's enemies with style.

The Warzone Firefight update brings three new multiplayer maps, of which just one, Prospect, has been revealed so far:

On Prospect, players get dropped immediately into a mining facility and are tasked with attacking the defenders that lie within. A key opening strategy is to take advantage of various flank paths hidden in the terrain to gain the upper hand. The level itself is layered with strategically-placed scaffoldings, plenty of cover, and well-worn trenches, all designed to give players on both sides of the battle more options to take the fight to their opponents, whether they are pushing the objective or holding the line at the Core. Speaking of which, defending that Core now has more options than before. On Prospect, players can focus on power weapons and rush, or opt to try open the gates open to get vehicles in to support ground troops. All in all, it's an exciting new opportunity to evolve the nature of the Warzone Assault game type, and we're eager to see what new strategies and tactics begin to emerge when your boots hit the glassy ground in the near future.

The update will add a new Forge map editing canvas, called Tidal, to the mix, along with the rare Temple Banshee vehicle, and more new armor, weapons and other REQ packs. More info on the update will be revealed before it is released sometime in late June.

If you have not bought Halo 5, you are in luck as the Limited Edition disc version of the game is on sale now for just $39.99 at the Microsoft Store site.

See at Microsoft Store

John Callaham