These are the new Forge canvases arriving in Halo 5's next update
Following yesterday's reveal of the latest Halo 5: Guardians update, Microsoft has provided further information on the changes coming to the Forge and Warzone game modes. Among these new changes are two new backdrops for map creation and a new variant of the Grunt Goblin enemy type.
As detailed in a post on the official Halo site, two canvases will be making their debut in Forge as a part of the Monitor's Bounty update. The first, Barrens, is a clean desert area draped with red skies as the sun softly sets below. The second canvas, Depths, takes players under the sea into a dark and mysterious underwater location. Both forge canvases will available on Xbox One and Windows 10's stripped down version of the game, Halo 5 Forge.
The next deviation of Halo 5's Grunt Goblin has also been revealed, sporting a variation of the game's iconic Beam Rifle. Alongside its new paint job and firearm, the new Beam Goblin comes with different behavior to its predecessor, requiring new tactics to take down.
Halo 5's Monitor's Bounty update debuts on Thursday, December 8 on Xbox One and Windows 10.
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