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Halo 5 DLC Art Reveals New Map and Weapons

Since Halo 5: Guardians was released at the tail end of last year, developer 343 Industries has remained true to its word and released a steady stream of downloadable content for the title. The developer is not done yet, however, and has been working long and hard on another update for the first-person shooter. Now, 343 Industries has revealed a little more of what gamers might expect from the next release.

The details come courtesy of the Preview of Autumn post that has gone live over at Halo Waypoint. In the post, Halo 5: Guardians players are given a first glimpse at a brand new piece of concept art for the game. The art apparently points towards a brand new ‘place to play’ for the title, in the form of a new Arena battleground.

The concept art for the Arena is not the only exciting piece of art that was released via the post, either. Alongside that concept art, a number of other items were featured in the post, with not only a sneak peek at the aesthetic that will play a part in the map, but also plenty of room given to new REQs that are on the way. In particular, 343 Industries seems pleased to show off a pair of new magnums, which can be seen in the gallery below.

Although these new weapons and skins were showcased in this post, apparently 343 Industries is keeping some of the other content very close to its chest. There is another weapon skin set other than the Landgrave skin coming in the update, and the Halo Waypoint post cryptically suggests that “at least one other person” will be stoked about the set. Meanwhile, an as-yet-unannounced REQ has gained the favor of Jon Hathaway from the Investment team, who has suggested “the Ultra Rare variant is crazy good at taking down Wasps.”

Just what this new REQ proves to be remains to be seen, but it’s unlikely that fans will have too long to wait before some of the content in this next update makes its way to into public knowledge. At the very least, the locations in the update are going to be good to go soon, as apparently the maps are nearly ready to be revealed – as soon as the multiplayer and test teams are able to give them a thorough testing. Fans should expect to see more details from the drop in the coming week.

So far, Halo 5 players have had a fairly decent run of solid content courtesy of 343 Industries, and the title has been made a major part of Microsoft’s marketing strategy for the Xbox One courtesy of various console bundles. Should additional content for the title keep rolling in, then Halo 5 could prove to be an alluring prospect for a while to come.

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