The latest free content release for Halo 5: Guardians launches today on Xbox One. Ghosts of Meridian brings two new maps for Warzone and Arena – Skirmish at Darkstar and Tyrant – new weapons and vehicles, new visual customisations, and more. Highlights include Tartarus’ Gavel, a Legendary gravity hammer that unleashes kinetic explosions with each swing, as well as Hannibal customisations for the Mantis and Scorpion.
Ghosts of Meridian also includes a variety of game improvements based on fan feedback, including multiplayer updates and fixes, sandbox, weapon, and vehicle adjustments, improvements to REQ Station UI performance and a lengthy list of Forge additions.
Watch the Ghosts of Meridian launch trailer below:
Also, ahead of its planned summer release, a Warzone Firefight Beta has been announced – running from 6pm on Thursday 14th April until 6pm on Monday 18th April. Warzone Firefight is billed as the biggest Halo cooperative experience in franchise history.
The Warzone Firefight beta will feature the Warzone map, Escape from A.R.C., with several additional maps coming with the full release later this summer. Up to eight players will fight together and utilise the Halo 5: Guardians REQ System to complete five rounds of increasingly difficult, dynamic objectives set against a timer to emerge victorious.
In celebration of the new features and content, a new promotional REQ pack will unleash the most powerful REQs in the system. Available for one week only (Thursday, 14th April to Thursday 21st April), the Mythic Warzone REQ Pack will contain ten Mythic single-use power weapon REQs and one Ultra Rare or Legendary weapon or vehicle certification, if available. For use in all Warzone modes this pack will ensure players enter battle with the most powerful gear available.
Ghosts of Meridian will automatically download and install for all Halo 5: Guardian players, and full content details are available on Halo Waypoint.