Halo 5 Multiplayer Beta’s Final Week Unlocks Rocket Launcher, New Maps and More
Sniper Rifles, Energy Swords, Rocket Launchers and the new Forge map are all helping 343 Industries close out Halo 5: Guardians' Multiplayer Beta with a bang... of gunfire.
The Xbox Wire has revealed that 343 Industries is letting the floodgates open for the final week of Halo 5: Guardians' Multiplayer Beta. The beta ends on Jan. 18, which means we don't have a lot of time left to get in one last Killtacular. Luckily, 343 Industries is adding the all-new Strongholds mode, Pegasus map and a bunch of weapons for the beta's final run. Pegasus features long distances that are perfect for your DMR and Sniper Rifle. Strongholds mode will be playable on the Regret and Empire maps.
In terms of weapons, the Sniper Rifle, Energy Sword and Prophet's Bane are all making a return. On top of this, the Rocket Launcher is making its long-awaited Halo 5 beta debut. Strongholds mode consists of three control zones around the map that your team must hold to win points -- the first team to score 100 points wins. In order to gain points, your team must be controlling at least two Stronghold zones at the same time, so try not to crowd around one zone.
While no launch date has been announced, we can expect Halo 5: Guardians to launch this fall exclusively for Xbox One. Halo 5's Multiplayer Beta will end on Jan. 18.
Looks like Chief will be going back to the bar in about a week.