Halo 5: Guardians’ free Big Team Battle update is now live

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 18 November 2015 19:59 GMT

The Halo 5: Guardians Battle of Shadow and Light update has landed.

This is the first free content drop for the shooter, and the next time you fire up your game, you will be prompted to download it.

The update includes the following:

  • 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:

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. Head here (Halo 5 Aiming & Controllers) for more details.

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.

The update is available now and it clocks in at 6.2GB.

Below is an image noted the REQs included with the Battle of Shadow and Light update. 343 notes it “may take some time for these REQs to populate through the REQ System,” as each will be rolling out over time.

Head over to Halo Waypoint for the full rundown.

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