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Warzone Firefight Beta Now Live

The Warzone Firefight Beta is currently live, and will run until April 18th. Get out there and kill some aliens!

Edit: Good news for all Firefight fans! 343 has extended the beta by one day which means the end date is now April 19th!

Ghosts of Meridian, Firefight and patch notes -04/06/2016

Today, a brand new update went live. Contained within this update is the new DLC, Ghosts of Meridian, new requisitions and a few fixes to improve Halo 5's multiplayer experience.



Tyrant - Arena


LIVE APRIL 14-18th

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 eight players will work together to complete five rounds of increasingly difficult, dynamic objectives set against a timer to emerge victorious. Since its reveal, players all across the world have been chomping at the bit to get a taste of this evolved PvE experience, and now we’re happy to announce that from April 14-18, we’ll be offering all Halo 5: Guardians players a chance to do just that with our special Warzone Firefight Beta.

The five-day beta experience will see Spartan fireteams of up to 8 players battle against an onslaught of enemy AI on the Escape from A.R.C. Warzone map. You and your friends will tackle a new objective for each of the five rounds, with each task growing progressively more demanding along the way. And since the mode is a fully realized member of the Warzone family, players will have full access to their arsenal in the Halo 5: Guardians REQ system, letting you leverage your REQs in new ways against computer-controlled enemies. In addition, we will offer a brand new promotional pack – the Mythic Warzone REQ Pack – which will make it even easier for eager Spartans to unlock the most powerful REQs in the system.

Welcome to Warzone Firefight. You picked a helluva week to join up…


New weather effects include: Rain, Snow, Papers, Embers, Dust, and Motes

Add rain to your atmospheric Big Team Battle map, let it snow on your remake of Lockout, or immerse players in your post-apocalyptic city with embers that fill the night sky. We’re excited to see how these weather effects take your creations to the next level, and continue to surprise us. Forge on!



New features and updates:
  • New Warzone map added: Skirmish at Darkstar

  • New Arena map added: Tyrant

  • Weather effects added to Forge

  • New sound effects added to Forge

  • Spartan Company members will now appear in the Active Roster

  • April 14 – 18: Warzone Firefight Beta playlist goes live.

  • Multiplayer:
  • Fixed exploit that allowed players to hide inside Armory base geometry in Warzone

  • Significantly improved the speed and responsiveness of the REQ Menu, especially for players with a large number of REQs

  • Favorited friends now appear at the top of Active Roster

  • Fixed issue where players that a join a match in progress did not have full REQ Energy to start

  • Reduced instances where the assaulting team could be spawn blocked on Warzone Assault maps

  • Fixed issues with invisible environment boundaries allowing vehicles to push players out of normal map boundaries

  • Fixed issue where some players who had recently dealt damage to a Boss did not receive Takedown credit when the Boss was killed by a teammate

  • SWAT DMRs added to the SWAT playlist

  • Fixed an issue that caused the Event Feed to not display at the end of a round or match

  • SWAT game type options have been balanced to allow for even weighting between Magnums, BRs, and DMRs

  • Gravity Hammer is now the starting weapon in Grifball

  • Reduced Boss Takedown damage requirement from 10% to 1%

  • Random Weapon and Random Vehicle REQs can now unlock the most up-to-date REQs, including those from Ghosts of Meridian

  • Daily Win Bonus Packs can now unlock the most up-to-date single-use REQs, including those from Ghost of Meridian

  • Players can now “ping” their location in a game when alive to alert teammates by pressing UP on the d-pad in Warzone or Arena

  • Fixed an issue that caused explosive barrels to not be explosive when the Deathless option is turned on in Custom Games

  • Sandbox:
  • Fixed a bug that caused the Spartan Laser to deal incorrect damage against shields

  • Fixed a bug where damage dealt to Gungoose Cannons did not properly transfer damage to the rest of the vehicle. (The Spartan Laser is excited about this change, too)

  • Mantis armor has been increased

  • Reduced the explosion radius of the Whiplash

  • Needler projectiles now do damage to Wraith and Scorpion weak points

  • Fixed an issue where Rail Gun aiming light can be seen through geometry

  • Fixed server crashes surrounding picking up powerups

  • Fixed a bug that made picking up powerups impossible

  • With Speed Boost activated, Spartan Charging now kills upon impact

  • Hydra Launcher now only locks onto the torso of enemy Spartans

  • Fixed a bug that allowed players to perform a Spartan Charge after performing a Thrust in mid-air

  • Fixed a bug with Phaeton damage regions that resulted in incorrect weak spot hit markers

  • Slightly reduced bloom for the Halo: CE Pistol

  • Improved readability of shields popping immediately after they begin to recharge

  • Lowered the damage of an uncharged Plasma Pistol shot when fired upon a Ghost’s weak point

  • Fixed a bug that did not allow Ball holders to pick up grenades

  • Fixed a bug with Advanced Sensors’ speed threshold that caused players to show up on radar in some cases where they were not moving at Sprint/Thrust speed or faster

  • Full deatils on this update can be found here.

    343 Community Update

    March 31st, 2016

    EDIT: This FREE update is now available and is 8.5GB in size.

    Additional REQs Revealed

    - 343 has revealed the full list of REQs that will be released with Ghosts of Meridian

    Skirmish at Darkstar

    The Most Condensed Warzone Map Yet
    - Darkstar has more of an infantry focus than other Warzone maps, with plenty of structures in the center of the map providing cover for on-foot players.

    New Start
    - The match starts on a map overrun by enemies. Players are Pelican dropped facing the center of the map.

    New Legendary Bosses
    - Endurance-of-Will is a higher-ranked and significantly tougher Knight adversary.
    - A Promethean Soldier has hijacked a UNSC Mantis.


    343 has released concept art for a new Arena map, Tyrant

    Warzone Turbo

    The first Warzone featured playlist, Warzone Turbo is available until April 4th.
    "Warzone Turbo is fiesta-esque mayhem on a gigantic scale, where you are instantly placed at Level 9 as soon as your Home Base is secure"

    Check out the full Community Update here.
    Check out the Ghosts of Meridian live stream April 5 at 3PM PDT on twitch.tv/halo

    343 Community Update

    March 25th, 2016

    Additional REQs Revealed

    - New weapons, armour, vehicles and emblems

    New Big Team Battle and Grifball Maps

    There are several new Big Team Battle and Grifball Maps in the community update, including Remakes of Sandtrap and Valhalla from Halo 3.



    Check out the full Community Update here.

    First Look at Warzone Firefight

    The first official gameplay for Warzone Firefight was revealed at the Halo World Championship finals.

    In Warzone Firefight, up to eight players will work together to complete five rounds of increasingly difficult, dynamic objectives. Warzone Firefight will feature more enemies than ever, including a new tier of “Mythic” enemies.

    Check out the whole post here..

    The Calm Before The Storm

    The Halo World Championship takes place March 18 - 20
    Watch it on twitch.tv/halo

    In Other News:
    The next Halo 5 content update is on the way, scheduled for an early April release. Not much has been revealed yet, but it has been confirmed that there will be new weapons and weapon skins along with a new vehicle and Warzone map.

    The Warzone map, Skirmish at Darkstar will allow you to battle it out amidst scattered elements of colonial reclamation as humanity attempts to take back the world’s charred surface.

    The new vehicle is called the Hannibal Mantis. For now we don't have many details, but 343 has released this conept art:

    To see the announcement post, click here.

    Hammer Storm Update is Now Live!

    The Hammer Storm Update is now live!

    Quick Rundown of the Patch
    - New Arena Map: Torque
    - New Gametypes: Grifball, Assault, Fiesta Slayer
    - Gravity Hammer added to Warzone, Arena and Forge
    - Halo: Combat Evolved M6D Pistol added to Warzone and Forge
    - Players can now “re-roll” random weapon REQs in Warzone
    - Expanded and restructured color palette from 32 to 60 colors for Armors, Helmets, and Emblems

    To see the announcement post for the patch, click the image above.
    To see the full patch notes, click here

    343 Community Update

    February 19th, 2016

    Permanent Playlists Update

    - Social CTF is now live
    - More playlists, game type, and community playlists to come

    Hammer Storm Live Stream

    Tuesday, Feb 23rd @ 3:00 PM
    Catch it at: twitch.tv/halo & The Halo Channel

    New Arena Map: Torque First Official Image

    Additional REQs Revealed

    - New weapons, armor, emblems, and skins

    First Official Image of Grifball

    Check out the full 343i Community Update and stay tuned to twitch.tv/halo & The Halo Channel for your first look at the new Hammer Storm update going live February 26th!

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