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Ghosts Of Meridian Free Update For 'Halo 5: Guardians' Arrives Next Week (Updated)

The next batch of free content for Halo 5: Guardians is coming next week. The "Ghosts of Meridian" update will add maps and items for the game's popular multiplayer section.

For fans of the Warzone mode, the update will introduce a new map called "Skirmish at Darkstar," which is a survival outpost in a war-torn region. In addition to all the fighting above ground, players can also discover a new boss to fight deep beneath Darkstar's surface.

If you're a fan of the smaller maps and faster modes such as Capture The Flag and Assault, 343 Industries added a new map called "Tyrant." The entire area is an intact set of Forerunner structures excavated by archeologists, but for you, it's a shooting playground. Just don't break anything valuable.

The developers also added more REQ items for you to use in combat. One of the more notable additions is Tartarus' Gavel. This two-handed, Legendary-class hammer deals kinetic damage with each strike, and it provides boosts to your character's movement speed, jump height and shield strength.

After this update, you can still look forward to three additional waves of free content: "Memories of Reach," "Hog Wild" and "Warzone Firefight." We don't know too much about the first two updates, but Warzone Firefight, which comes out this summer, will have you work with seven other players on Warzone maps in order to survive multiple waves of enemies.

Update, 4/1/2016, 12:51 p.m. PDT: Updated the headline to reflect that the update comes out at an unspecified date next week. April 5 is the date of 343 Industries' livestream event, which will feature Ghosts of Meridian content.

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  • jimmysmitty
    I wonder if Ghost Church will show up in this update....
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  • chalabam
    What I would like to do is to add sockets, to plug my old processor after an upgrade.

    A decade old processor is on the same league as a new one, so that makes upgrading not good enough. But if I could just keep adding processors, upgrading would be more appealing.
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  • braneman
    What I would like to do is to add sockets, to plug my old processor after an upgrade.

    A decade old processor is on the same league as a new one, so that makes upgrading not good enough. But if I could just keep adding processors, upgrading would be more appealing.
    I think Tom's commenting system messed up your comment.
    Reply