Halo 5: Guardians first content update for 2016 is upon us and looking at its content it’s only fitting that its take the name of the largest and most powerful vessel designed by the UNSC. The Infinity’s Armory update brings a whole host of new content to the game in the form of new maps, new armour, weapons skins and even a blast from the past in the form of the Battle Rifle from Halo 2.
Players can now fight it out in two new battlegrounds, Riptide and Urban. For the lovers of the Arena gameplay Riptide challenges players who will need to quickly learn the winding routes of steel and sand to excel in its weathered structures. Urban brings an open map to Warzone Assault that has many sightlines, a perfect map for sharpshooters as you battle to control ‘The Armory’ situated on the top of a grassy hill.
The Halo 2 Battle Rifle makes a welcome return to the game as a Mythic loadout weapon REQ to deploy in Warzone. The Halo 2 Battle Rifle is also unlocked in Forge for those who want to recreate Halo 2 maps and take their nostalgia to the next level. Along with this comes two new Carbine REQS in the form of Rain of Oblivion, an uncommon upgraded carbine with fully automatic action and an extended magazine and Blood of Suban, a rare advanced carbine that that fires armor-piercing Needler shards.
Last but not least we have the new ACHILLES armour set, but stop right there it’s not going to be as easy as walking in and picking it off the shelf. To receive this armor your Spartan Company must achieve Level 3 in all Kill Commendations and to get the helmet Spartan Companies must achieve Level 5 in all Kill Commendations.
Infinity’s Armory will automatically download and install for all Halo 5: Guardian players from today but for more information visit Halo Waypoint.