One creative Halo 5: Guardians player decides to try their hand at a new game mode for the title, creating a fantastic dogfighting mode in the process.
There’s something about the Halo series that has managed to stir the creative senses within the video game community, with plenty of fascinating projects popping up over the years. As it turns out, Halo 5 is no exception, with some players making such fantastic fan-made modes as a multiplayer Quidditch game mode and map. However, this is not the only time that users will be able to take to the skies in the name of competition.
Once again, it comes down to one intrepid Halo 5: Guardians user. The gamer in question, who goes by the online moniker of JoeAct20, has used the game’s Forge mode to create something rather special – a dogfighting game mode. Those Halo 5 users who have perhaps given a jealous glance towards the airborne battles of the Battlefield series could now have something to fill the void.
The game map, which is called WWF Fire in the Sky, supports 2v2, 4v4, 6v6, and 8v8 play. Based on the Tidal base map, players go two to a plane in an attempt to take on their flying opponents. The plane itself, however, is a piece of ingenuity of its own, with JoeAct20 fusing a Warthog onto a Banshee, creating a warplane-esque hybrid that uses the Warthog turret as its primary weapon.
It’s certainly an interesting concept to bring to Halo 5, and JoeAct 20 seems to have implemented it with style. The map itself seems expansive enough to give players enough freedom to truly commit to hard-fighting air combat, while the Warthog/Banshee combination is a stroke a genius. Those interested in seeing more of the map can do so here.
Aside from this dogfighting mode, plenty of other great fan-made maps and modes have been a great source of entertainment for Halo 5 players. In one such example, another content creator built a Star Wars podracing mode for the game, which was perfect for those after a bit of light-hearted gameplay. Meanwhile, it’s hard not to be wowed by the work of the fan who rebuilt Destiny‘s Widow’s Court in Halo 5.
Alongside this fan-made content, there is also more to come from 343 Industries. The developer has teased that there are more some major content updates in the pipeline, which is impressive given the game has already been on store shelves for a large chunk of time. Hopefully, more quality content is still incoming – both from official developers and from fans.