Halo 5 adds Hammer Storm — and teases the return of Firefight

Halo 5 developer 343 Industries has kept steadily releasing new content for the game since its October release, and today’s update brings fan-favorite Grifball and additional weapons including the Gravity Hammer and Halo: Combat Evolved pistol to the shooter. However, in a post about today’s “Hammer Storm” update, Halo community manager Andy “Bravo” Dudynsky teased additional content scheduled to hit Halo 5 over the course of the year — including the return of Halo: ODST‘s Firefight mode.

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“The new mode, called ‘Warzone Firefight’, will bring PvE to Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer and let players battle together against common foes (and truly show off their custom Spartans to boot!),” Dudynsky said. “That’s all we’ll say for now, but trust us, we can’t wait to tell you more about Warzone Firefight in the coming months.”

The roadmap for Halo 5 content updates also lists several other DLC releases, including “Ghosts of Meridian,” “Memories of Reach” and “Hog Wild.” If 343 continues its monthly release cadence — and there are no unannounced title updates squeezed in between what the developer unveiled today — then Warzone Firefight should arrive some time in June or July, which seems just in time for this year’s E3.