See Halo 5's New December DLC in Action

The Cartographer's Gift is coming soon.


After its initial reveal at The Game Awards, Microsoft has now shed more light on The Cartographer's Gift, the Halo 5: Guardians free update scheduled to arrive for the Xbox One shooter in December. You can now watch a trailer that provides a quick look at some of the update's content. Check out that video below.

More details about The Cartographer's Gift will be announced later this month, but here's what we know about it so far. The update introduces the following content:

  • Forge mode
  • Warzone map: Battle of Noctus
  • Arena map: Overgrowth
  • Big Team Battle maps: Antifreeze and Burial Mounds
  • More than 30 new Reqs for armor, weapons, and emblems

The Cartographer's Gift is Halo 5's second free update, following November's Battle of Shadow and Light. Even more content will launch throughout 2016, including more maps, weapons, armor, and modes.

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