Halo 5’s biggest expansion, Warzone Firefight, is set to launch on June 29th, and 343 Industries have released a lot of new information about what is going to come with the upcoming free DLC.
On their website, 343i have shared an entire breakdown of what players can expect from Warzone Firefight, and how much it’s changed since the beta. The weekly update is jam-packed with loads of details, including the developers’ viewpoints and insight.
Firstly, 343i have included a ‘splash feed’, which gives players a clearer picture of their objectives.
“We added a brand new splash feed that shows up at the beginning of each round. It shouts, loud and clear, the round number and what you need to do to succeed. It’s front and center and literally comes in with a ‘splash’.”
Secondly, there are six new maps, whereas there was only one in the beta. These include:
- Escape from A.R.C.
- Skirmish at Darkstar
- Raid on Apex 7
- March on Stormbreak
- Attack on Sanctum
Thirdly, instead of displaying your own personal score, your team’s progress towards objectives will be shown in the mini-scoreboard at the bottom right corner of your screen.
“Depending on the goal, the scoreboard will look and act different in order to inform your squad as to how the round is shaping out. For instance, if the goal is to eliminate 100 Grunts, a red bar will fill from right to left as your team takes each one out. Or if, for example, your team needs to defend the Armory, a blue bar will slowly shrink from left to right as the enemy AI captures the base.”
343i have also included some UI changes, mainly for notifications, and other small things. The scoreboard will also make your own personal score stand out a bit more.
“We wanted to make personal score more obvious, and more fun. With that in mind, we’ve added a round-to-round scoreboard. During the intermission phase in between each round, we’ll post a report card of sorts that displays how you’ve done in the previous round. The scoreboard will show every point you’ve earned this round, as well as highlight any bonuses you’ve received for awesome play.”
Warzone Firefight is going to be Halo 5’s biggest expansion yet, and will be released on June 29th. What do you think about the latest update? Let us know in the comments below!