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The award winning Halo 5: Guardians is getting the eighth content update since its release last October. Warzone Firefight will be the most substantial update for Halo 5 so far, featuring two new game modes, three maps, a new Forge template and over a dozen new skins and customization options. To celebrate, Microsoft Studios and 343 Industries are letting players across the world try it completely free between June 29th and July 5th. Anyone with an Xbox Live Gold membership can download the full Halo 5: Guardians game as well as the new Warzone Firefight update completely free of charge.
Warzone Firefight is an epic PvE cooperative experience of unmatched scale. Up to eight players can team up to complete objectives throughout five increasingly challenging rounds and a ticking clock. With new bosses (even from what was already in the beta) and more enemies than ever, you and your co op friends will need to be on point in order to be successful in this exciting new Halo 5 game mode.
Aside from the namesake of the new update, we’re also getting a mode for fans of the Halo 5: Guardians campaign in the form of Campaign Score Attack. The Campaign Score Attack game mode will allow players to blast through the campaign of Halo 5 while challenging themselves to perform better by raking up skill based multipliers throughout every part of the campaign. This is a big win for hardcore fans of the main campaign who are looking for new ways to sharpen their skills or compete with friends on leaderboards.
If you’ve been waiting for the right time to jump into your very own spartan armor and head online with your friends, this is it. Or, if you’ve been playing this whole time, the week of June 29th will see a huge flood of new players in the Halo community. Whether you’ll use this opportunity to meet new friends, polish up your win record or finally talk that stubborn friend into giving it a try, the week ending July 5th is going to be very exciting for fans of the Halo franchise!
In addition to letting XBL Gold members try the game out for free, Microsoft Studios is marking the retail price of the game down by 50%. If you’re enamored by the fantastic new game modes or Halo 5: Guardians after trying it, there’s never been a better time to purchase. If you’re hungry to see the new action even sooner, Twitch.tv will be doing a pre-release livestream at 2 p.m. Pacific time June 28th at Twitch.tv/Halo so be sure to check that out.