One Halo player uses the powerful new Forge tools in Halo 5: Guardians to recreate Star Wars‘ snowy ice planet Hoth, complete with a massive AT-AT walker.
Halo 5: Guardians received its much-anticipated Forge mode this month, allowing Halo players to unleash their creativity with beefed up tools and features in the map creation tool. As is usual with past Halo games, its community has gone to work creating maps and more, and one player has recreated within Forge a sight from another sci-fi franchise: the Battle of Hoth from Star Wars.
An imgur user by the name of Bearskopff posted a gallery of the Hoth map in Halo 5. It features a massive AT-AT walker, which took up almost half of the object limit allowed in Forge. The budget in Forge is around 1000 objects, so the AT-AT alone is nearly 500 Forge pieces. There’s also a smaller, AT-AT walker in pieces and engulfed in flames and smoke. The creator also threw in some heavy lens flare lighting effects in honor of J.J. Abrams, the director of the latest Star Wars film, The Force Awakens.
The map area, seen below the main AT-AT walker is playable as a Slayer map. Beside the fact that the Battle of Hoth is one of the most common locales created for a bevy of Star Wars games of the past, many gamers are probably familiar with the map’s setting from its latest iteration. After all, Hoth is one of the maps in the new Star Wars: Battlefront, and was the featured map for that game’s beta.
However, this Halo version of the Battle of Hoth is not a recreation of the Battlefront map. Its snowy environment and AT-AT walkers are really the only similarities. It appears that the creator started with the goal to crate the main AT-AT on the map, and then put together a playable space around it.
This is just another example of Halo Forgers using the new tools in Halo 5‘s Forge Mode to create things other than just Halo maps. Just recently, another player created Spiral Mountain from the Banjo-Kazooie franchise. Back with Halo: Reach in 2010, there were tons of community creations like this, but there has generally been much less buzz about Halo 5 than past Halo games in the franchise. Without the File Browser feature of Halos in the past, it makes it harder to discover such creations, so it will be interesting to see how many creative uses of the Forge system are utilized and shared by the Halo community.
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Source: Bearskopff on imgur