Back when Halo 5 Guardians was first revealed to the world, Microsoft and 343 Industries boasted about their commitment to continually support the game post launch with additional content completely free of charge. This of course came at the price of Micro-transactions but that was quickly forgiven when fans of the game realized that Halo 5 was to be one of the few AAA titles of this generation to launch without the costly season pass we’ve become so custom too.
Here we are almost a year on and Halo 5 Guardians is still going strong thanks to the continued support from both Microsoft and 343 Industries. Their latest addition to the game, Anvil’s Legacy has just landed and while Halo fans do have some additional content to get to grips with in the form of new multiplayer maps, the main focus of this latest update has been the eagerly awaited Forge app for Windows 10.
For those of you unaware of what we’re talking about here, Forge mode is the ever-popular level creation tool famous throughout the series for allowing members of the Halo community to create their own multiplayer maps, game modes and even mini-games from within the game. It’s been a pretty important part of the series, and now it’s available to use on your PC.
To the majority of people, this information won’t really matter, but to the Halo fan, this is actually pretty big news. I’ve been a Halo fan for most if not all of my gaming life and one thing I’ve never been able to use let alone master is forge mode. The reason for that could be that I’ve just not spent enough time with it, but my excuse has always been that I can’t fully utilize it with a controller. I’ve always felt that the system would be so much easier with a keyboard and mouse and now, thanks to the update I have a chance to give it a try.
Anvil’s Legacy also includes additional content for the games multiplayer, including a new Warzone Assault map, Temple and a new Arena map titled Mercy, new weapons, attachments and REQs have also been added.
It may have been some time since you picked up your controller and jumped in to some Halo 5 multiplayer, but as a long-term player of the game I can honestly say that there has never been a better time to come back. 343 Industries have done an absolutely fantastic job of building on the solid foundations Halo 5 launched with and the beauty of it all is that you won’t have to spend a penny to experience any of the new content that has launched over the past year.