Halo 5: Guardians – An Infection Has Returned, and It’s Actually a Good Thing

Halo 5: Guardians just received a bunch of new Ghost of Meridian content, and it includes a new Arena and Warzona map, and as an added bonus, the return of Infection mode. What’s good about 343 is that they still continue to deliver the promise of providing free post-release content updates. With the latest patch, it brings in more maps, vehicles, weapons, and more. All of these were teased in a recent livestream by 343 Industries.

Halo 5: Guardians - An Infection Has Returned, and It's Actually a Good Thing

Halo 5: Guardians Ghost of Meridian Update Brings a Lot of Goodies

Not only did the livestreamers from 343 Industries announced the new content coming with the Ghosts of Meridian patch, Halo 5: Guardians also released a teaser for the return of Infection mode. But before that, let’s start with the Warzone Firefight beta. This was first teased back in late February of this year, and the developers plan to release it on summer of the same year. At the moment, the new mode will only have the Warzone map Escape from A.R.C., but there will be others that will be included once the full update will be released. In this particular game mode, it will let 8 players to cooperatively work together to conquer 5 rounds of, well, firefighting.

As for the return of Infection Mode for Halo 5, a lot of the details are still being kept behind closed doors (at the time of writing). Fans of the game should consider this move to fuel the hype so that more excitement can be felt once the Mode is released. For those who are unfamiliar with the mode, it is a legacy mode that stems back to the 3rd installment of the Halo franchise. However, it technically started as a custom-game back in Halo 2.

In Infection Mode, players would spawn along the map and they are accompanied with an Alpha Zombie. They will strive to stay “uninfected” for as long as possible. When they are killed by a zombie, they in turn will turn into one themselves. Furthermore, when turned to an “infected,” you will now hunt for other players instead of zombies.

It is commendable for 343 Industries to deliver their promise of bringing free content for Halo 5: Guardians even after it has been launched, even though they are still making money off of the REQ system. Launching the new update while costing a whopping amount of $0 may have been a risk. However, fans of the title will find this a gratifying experience which would make them stick to the game longer.


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