The Xbox One console exclusive shooter Halo 5 Guardians will get a massive December update and DLC as stated by the creators of the game, 343 Industries.
Even though it’s launch was a bit overshadowed by earlier and later launches of games like Fallout 4, Call of Duty Black Ops 3 and Star Wars Battlefront, among others, the Halo franchise is still holding up due to its massive fan base gathered throughout the years. But the launch of the game came along with some pretty nasty surprises for both fans of the genre and those of the series.
Split screen couch co-op multiplayer was completely gone, to the dismay of everyone, making users buy both a console and the actual game in order to enjoy shooting the Covenant armies or the Precursors with friends who already own the game. The complete lack of the editor mode known as Forge World was also heavily criticised by both critics and fans alike.
But coming this December, 343 has announced that Forge World will be back stronger and better, making players able to customize both Arena and Breakout maps to their liking by using a stronger and more accessible version of the original Forge World editor.
The DLC which will be released alongside the free Forge World mode will feature new additions to both weaponry and armor skins. The decision to add microtransactions to the game left players a bit wary but things may change in the near future. It’s safe to say that the new Requisition system that was added didn’t please basically anyone besides hardcore fans of the series. At least the multiplayer was way better than the massive fiasco which was the Master Chief Collection.
One issue that the company did not address was the singleplayer campaign of the game, which suffered from a pretty short campaign which ended without having the big show off between Master Chief and Spartan Locke and had a boss battle that repeated itself six times. Yes, the same boss battle, six times. But this was a bit expected due to the gradual increase in focus towards making Halo a game similar to Call Of Duty, making multiplayer the main part of the game in the detriment of the single-player mode.
True, the cutscenes in the game are amazing, Master Chief is still one bad-ass killing machine and the multiplayer is still one of the most fun multiplayer experiences out there. But the new information stating how Halo 5 Guardians will get a massive December update and DLC will probably not bring more people in, unfortunately, when other better shooters are currently on the market.