Halo 5 Memories of Reach free update coming this month

Laurent Giret

Halo fans rejoice: developer 343 Industries is readying the release of Memories of Reach, the latest free content update for the Xbox One Exclusive, available later this month. Following the release of the Hammer Storm and Ghosts of Meridian content updates over the past 2 months, this latest free content release will deliver a new multiplayer game mode in Infection, new Arena map with Stasis, new weapons, visual customizations and more to Halo 5: Guardians. Please find more details about the goodies below (you can have the full details about the content update on the dedicated blog post on Halo Waypoint):

  • New multiplayer game mode – Infection. Band together with your fellow survivors or hunt your prey with cunning and skill; the highly anticipated Infection game mode is making its way to Halo 5: Guardians! In Infection, 12 players face off in a round-based game mode, where the initial Infected player aims to convert the survivors into Infected via elimination. Your first look at Infection gameplay will come via Game Informer early next week, who spoke with 343 Industries on what’s new in the frenetic game mode.
  • New Arena Map – Stasis. Greedy for knowledge and prestige, researchers and AIs from Lethbridge Industrial pushed the boundaries at a remote research station, but the price of failure always tempered the risks they would take. Stasis is a mid-sized map that combines elements of symmetric sides with moderate asymmetrical features, giving it a hybrid design that’s unique to Halo 5: Guardians’ Arena multiplayer.
  • New REQ items. Memories of Reach brings several new REQs that are sure to give you a nostalgic kick, with Noble Team coming back together in the Indomitable, Intruder, Vigilant and Wrath armor sets (as seen on GameSpot). Also included are new weapon skins, the Brute Plasma Rifle, assassinations, and legendary Phaeton Helios variant.

Just like past free content releases, the Memories of Reach update will automatically download and install once it’s available later this month. Last, 343 Industries will be previewing the update via a Twitch livestream on Wednesday, May 11 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. PDT at twitch.tv/halo and the Halo Channel. Please tell us in the comments if you’re excited by this latest free content update for the shooter game.