Halo 5: Guardians Battle Of Shadow And Light Update released

Halo 5: Guardians Battle Of Shadow and Light update, the first drop of free content goodness for Halo 5: Guardians, is now available. The next time you log in, you will be prompted to download this update.

The following are included:

  • Added 48 new REQs, including new armors, helmets, weapon skins, weapon and vehicle variants, a new visor and assassination, and new emblems. See below for a breakdown of what’s included.
  • Added Big Team Battle playlist to Arena matchmaking
  • Added BTB (Big Team Battle) Capture the Flag, Strongholds, and Slayer to matchmaking and custom games. The mode details are as follows:

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 For all BTB game types, the Motion Tracker is the same size as Warzone at 25m (larger than the Arena Motion Tracker), and match length is 16 minutes.

  • BTB CTF – Score to win: 3 Captures
  • BTB Strongholds – Score to win: 150 points
  • BTB Slayer – Score to win: 100 points
    Added 4 new BTB maps, also available in both matchmaking and custom games:
  • Basin by the 343 Multiplayer team
  • Deadlock by Nokyard & the 343 Multiplayer Team
  • Guillotine by The Psycho Duck & the 343 Multiplayer Team
  • Recurve by The Fated Fire & the 343 Multiplayer Team

  • Fixed an aiming issue that could occur due to variance in controller hardware.

    • Made a variety of tuning tweaks to Warzone Assault, including the below.
      • Faster REQ leveling
      • Decreased base capture time from 20 seconds to 16 seconds
      • Reduced starting grenade count to 1

  • Disabled Friendly Fire in SWAT
  • Increased respawn time from 1 second to 3 seconds in SWAT
  • Added the “deliver” nav point for vehicle drivers who have a friendly flag carrier as a passenger.
  • Fixed an issue where players were able to use the driver and gunner seats while holding the flag. Now, the flag carrier can only sit in the passenger seat.
  • Improved Post-Game-Carnage-Report consistency


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