In Halo 5: Guardians, All DLC Maps Will Be Free

As reported in the latest Game Informer 343 Industries is bucking all sorts of trends by providing all of its Halo 5: Guardians DLC multiplayer map content for free.

In addition, Halo 5's co-op functionality won't require the use of Xbox LIVE.

I don't know about you, but it really feels refreshing to be receiving additional content instead of having it removed.

And, according the Game Informer cover story, 343 Industries really plans to over deliver with Halo 5's multiplayer content. The game will launch with 20 multiplayer maps and a further 15 are expected by June 2016. That's a lot of maps. Halo games typically launch with around 10 maps.

343 Industries had a bit of a nightmare launch with the Halo: Master Chief Collection, but it looks as though the team is pulling out all the stops with Halo 5: Guardians, promising a reveal of a completely new multiplayer experience at E3. I've heard a few rumblings of this myself and apparently it's pretty special.

Unashamedly, I'm fairly hyped for the release of Halo 5. The multiplayer beta was really special, encapsulating everything I enjoy about Halo in a thoroughly modern experience. I'm hoping that 343 Industries can make good on the promise of that, and also deliver something spectacular with the game's single player.

July Cover Revealed – Halo 5: Guardians [Game Informer]

Via NeoGAF


    if they deliver a quality game AND follow through on the maps and such I will be very happy with them. To be fair though i didn't care much for the Call of Halo feel to the game, but i will most likely pick it up for the story.

    Between this, Evolve and Titanfall it feels like devs are starting to get it!

      Wait, when did Evolve get fixed?

        Aren't the naps free with Evolve - they just charge extra for monsters - seems a lot more sensible

    This is a fantastic decision.

    Map packs really serve to divide the multiplayer population; and with the way that online populations have been dying off so rapidly this generation, anything to keep them together is a smart move that'll promote longevity.

    Reading that Game Informer article:

    God damn!
    Blue team as squadmates in single player... hell effing yeah!

      What about Buck (Nathan Fillion) back as a Spartan IV on Locke's squad? I don't remember the last time I was so excited for a game since I was a teenager based solely on Blue Team + Buck!

        Man... I love Halo.
        It just makes me feel like a little child all over again.

    I don't know. I can feel the microtransactions announcement.

    I bet this wasn't always the plan. They just want to make up some ground after the debacle of the MCC launch.
    Whatever, though. They've gotta do something.

      I want to know if there's going to be some integration into the MCC... like a UI wrapper in MCC that's lets you play Halo5.
      It'll probably be limited to digital versions, but that's ok with me.

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