Halo 5 Guardians Hammer Storm update now live

halo 5 guardians grifballHalo 5 Guardians has received its latest free monthly update. Hammer Storm brings with it a bunch of new goodies, as well as a hint at what’s to come in the next big update for the Xbox shooter. Let’s have a look at what you’ve got in the February update.

First though, we want to share our excitement with you, with 343 Industries teasing us with details of the return of Firefight. Yep, Firefight is coming to Halo 5 Guardians in a future update! “The new mode, called “Warzone Firefight”, will bring PvE to Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer and let players battle together against common foes (and truly show off their custom Spartans to boot!)”

Awesome news. Now, let’s look at what Hammer Storm has brought to Halo 5.

  • New game modes: Grifball, Assault and Fiesta. From the hammer-meets-sword sports sensation of Grifball, and weapon-roulette hilarity of Fiesta, to the fan-favorite Assault game type that’s been fully evolved for Halo 5: Guardians, Hammer Storm brings a brand new game mode to fit every flavor of Halo fan.
  • New map Torque. An entirely new environment primed for battle, Torque is a large symmetrical map that caters to Capture the Flag and Assault game modes. The pistons in each courtyard can provide key gameplay for cover, traversal, and objective movement.
  • New weapons change the game. Literally. The Gravity Hammer provides the proper tool for smashing enemies, and the Halo: CE Pistol brings back a legacy of single handed death-dealing. Be sure to watch for the classic headshot death animation when you deliver the killing blow!
  • New REQ items. Hammer Storm contains a myriad of new REQs, including attachments for loadout weapons, weapon skins, armors, emblems, assassinations, visors, and stances.
  • New possibilities with Forge. The new “ball” mechanic that powers the Assault and Grifball modes unlocks the potential for entirely new game types in Forge mode, not to mention paving the way for returning favorites like Oddball and Ricochet.

[Source: Press Release, Halo Waypoint]

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