Halo 5: Gaurdians DLC Maps Will Be Free

By on June 10, 2015


Not only will “Halo 5: Guardians” launch with 20 multiplayer maps (or atleast that is what they are promising), developer 343 has revealed that they are also offering 15 additional DLC maps for free.

The upcoming issue of Game Informer features “Halo 5: Guardians” as the cover story and has an interview with 343 studio head Josh Holmes. Regarding the decision to release the DLC maps for no charge to players, Holmes said,

“When you have paid map packs and content, you divide the player base into two groups: the haves and the have-nots,” Holmes said. “The people that have the map pack can play together but the people who don’t cannot. That to us is a real problem. So we’re delivering all the maps to all players free so everybody will be able to play together. That, we feel, is really important to having a great multiplayer ecosystem.”

He continued to explain that Halo 5 represents “the biggest investment we’ve made in multiplayer in series history. We’re trying to provide as much variety and different ways to play for different play styles, just an immense amount of content.”

“Halo 5: Guardians” will launch on October 27 for the Xbox One. The 15 complimentary DLC maps are expected by June, 2016.

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