A brand new trailer for Halo 5: Guardians that details the game’s latest content drop also teases the return of the franchise’s extremely popular Firefight mode.
With Halo 5: Guardians‘ free Hammer Storm update available now, 343 Industries decided to give fans of its popular first-person shooter a glimpse at the fresh developments with a launch trailer for the all that the content drop is set to provide. Plus, on top of the look at each of the new game modes, weapons, armor, and locations in the February update, the studio also offered up a sneak peek at what’s to come, by teasing the inclusion of the co-op mode Warzone Firefight.
For the uninitiated, Firefight’s forthcoming addition to Halo 5 will be the first time that the mode’s made an appearance in the series since Halo: Reach, and it ought to provide would-be Spartans with single player or cooperative campaign action where players fight against waves of enemies. However, 343 Industries didn’t provide fans with an official release date as to when the PvE mode will be available.
As seen below, the tease for Firefight in Halo 5 comes at the tail-end of the video, right after 343 Industries shows off the return of Grifball in the update, as well as the inclusion of Assault and Fiesta Slayer. Not to mention, long-time fans of the series should be pleased at the fact that the Gravity Hammer and the Halo: CE Pistol are shown as weapons for Halo 5.
Also showcased in the above footage is the addition of Torque — that is, a new symmetrical map catering to Capture the Flag and Assault. Furthermore, the trailer detailed new attachments for loadout weapons, gun skins, armors, emblems, assassinations, visors, and stances, which will be obtainable in various Halo 5 REQ Packs. And for those fans who enjoy the game’s Forge mode, they’ll be able to check out new Grifball courts, or build their own.
Considering all of the solid fan service 343 Industries has included in Halo 5 thus far — the last update incorporated the popular battle rifle from Halo 2, for instance — everything that the studio has added into the latest entry in the sci-fi shooter franchise will likely provide veterans of the series with just enough of the nostalgia they crave without being oversaturated by it. With any luck, developers will continue to provide the title with enough quality support that will incentivize players to remain with the game for the long-haul.
What do you think about the return of Firefight to Halo 5? Are you excited to take on enemy waves with your fellow Spartans? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Halo 5: Guardians is out now and is available exclusively for the Xbox One.
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