No More Halo 5 Monthly Updates, But More Content Coming
"There is indeed more to come. Rest easy."
Microsoft has confirmed that Halo 5's monthly expansion releases has ended. In the latest weekly update blog post, developer 343 Industries mentioned this, but also teased that "there's still more on the way."
"While you won't be seeing updates every month moving forward, nor updates the size of the Warzone Firefight release, we're happy to let you know that there's still more on the way," the developer said. "Things we have yet to talk about or discuss. Things that I have seen, and I think you will like. These and more are in the works, so in short, there is indeed more to come. Rest easy."
There have been eight free Halo 5 expansions released to date, the last of which, Warzone Firefight, launched at the end of June. It was Halo 5's biggest and most substantial free update ever, featuring things like the Warzone Firefight mode, new maps, and a lot more.
It was expected that Warzone Firefight would be Halo 5's latest expansion, as 343 previously said the game's free DLC campaign would wrap up in June 2016.
Given that Halo 5's playerbase continues to grow, some nine months after release, it makes sense that 343 would continue to support the game with more content. We'll bring you more information about the teased add-ons as it becomes available.
Also in the blog post, 343 said the team is "hard at work" on more updates to the Warzone Firefight mode. An update that fixed the "back button" scoreboard and post game carnage report sorting went out this week.
"As we speak, teams are looking at all of the data and feedback you've generated so far, and evaluating as they work towards future updates for the mode," 343 said. "While we don't have a final ETA just yet, you can rest assured that work is well underway, and that you'll be hearing about more details soon. Oh, and fixes for Tidal lighting are being worked on, too."
343 also shared some standout statistics from Warzone Firefight so far:
- Total Kills: 413,373,178
- Total Deaths: 93,339,237
- Average Lifetime: 104 seconds
- Total Power Weapon Kills [excluding vehicles]: 21,470,685
Additionally, 343 confirmed in the blog post that Halo 5's free Forge tools for Windows 10 will not require Xbox Live Gold. The developer also shared a few more details on the Halo 5 content browser for Xbox One and PC, which has been in the making "for quite some time."
"Like Forge itself, it’s been built from scratch to ensure that it is the most powerful it has ever been," 343 said.
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