Announcing Anvil's Legacy

By 343 Industries -

September is going to be a pretty busy – and very exciting – month for Halo fans, with some awesome new experiences heading your way on multiple fronts! From bringing the crazy creativity of Forge to Windows 10 PCs, to releasing more exciting new free content for Halo 5: Guardians on the Xbox One, to a brand new Windows 10 PC Halo app, Halo fans are going to have some shiny new toys to get their virtual hands on come September 8.


Back in May, we announced that Halo 5: Forge was coming to Windows 10 PCs. 343 Industries, alongside our friends at SkyBox Labs, are proud to help usher in a brand new era for our talented and creative community, bringing Halo 5: Guardians’ entire Forge level-creation experience to Windows 10 PCs, along with a host of awesome new features, including mouse and keyboard support, 4k resolution display capability, a brand new content browser that makes showcasing and sharing your creations easier than ever before, and the ability play your creations with friends online. 

Host and play custom matches for up to 16 players on Windows 10, or share your games with the community for play in Halo 5: Guardians on Xbox One. Whether you’re customize existing creations or inventing brand new ones, Halo 5: Forge on Windows 10 opens the floodgates to incredible new possibilities in Halo 5: Guardians and beyond.


Launching alongside Halo 5: Forge on Sep 8 will be the ninth, free content release for Halo 5: Guardians – Anvil’s Legacy, which includes some exciting new additions on several fronts, from new toys to play with – and new places to use them – to new ways to share and experience community creations. 

Forge Content Browser

The Anvil’s Legacy free content release brings easily one of the most eagerly-anticipated features to Halo 5: Guardians – a robust new Forge Content Browser. This incredible new tool allows players to search for, highlight, discover, share, and play their favorite Forge creations more easily than ever before.

The Halo 5: Guardians Forge Content Browser not only supports custom maps and game modes, but also the ability to share and discover brand new Forge Object Groups – a new feature designed to streamline the creative process by letting players save pre-fabricated object groups such as buildings, bases, and much more. With the new Forge Content Browser for Halo 5: Forge and Halo 5: Guardians, build and share your creations across both Windows 10 and Xbox One platforms for an all-access pass to a nearly infinite array of awesome new experiences.

New Arena and Warzone Maps

Anvil’s Legacy also adds two new multiplayer maps to Halo 5: Guardians – both set on the Elite homeworld of Sanghelios: Mercy and Temple. Mercy is a beautiful new Arena multiplayer playspace that combines contested corridors with a mix of open sightlines. Temple is a brand new large-scale battleground built from the ground up with Warzone Assault in mind. 

New REQs

Anvil’s Legacy includes several new REQ for players to collect, including new weapons, attachments, weapon and armor skins, and more. Some fan favorite armors get a new coat of paint, and a new Magnum loadout lets Spartans pack a new powerful punch in a nice convenient package.


Also launching on Sep 8 alongside Halo 5: Forge on Windows 10 PC will be the brand new Halo app, which lets you quickly and easily find, download, and launch Halo games available on Windows PCs, all while providing players with the latest news, videos, tutorials, featured community content, update notes, and more from across the entire Halo universe. We’ll have much more on the Halo app coming up very soon, so stay tuned!

No matter what flavor of Halo experience you enjoy, September will be a month to remember. From the launch of Halo 5: Forge on Windows 10 PC and the Anvil’s Legacy content release for Halo 5: Guardians on Xbox One, to the next chapter in Halo esports with the Halo Championship Series’ new season and upcoming additions to the Halo universe with Halo Mythos and Halo: Fractures, there’s something for every Halo fan to look forward to. We'll have even more details to share later this week on in the Halo Community Update – we can't wait to see you there!


Halo 5: Guardians

Community Doubles

By 343 Industries -

Our next Community Forge playlist is now live and it features maps custom built for Team Doubles! After ForgeHub received 145 community maps for a competition they were hosting, they sent us their top contenders. We took them internally and worked with the Forgers to get them ready for matchmaking. Without further ado, here are the maps you’ll be playing this week in Community Doubles!

Halo 5: Guardians

Monitor's Bounty Arena Update

By Unyshek -

Monitor’s Bounty is bringing in a lot of new content, more content than your probably anticipated, but it’s also bringing quite a few Arena and Warzone playlist updates along with it. The focus of this write-up will be to discuss changes to Ranked and Social playlists, how they will be arranged in-game, the addition of new Forge maps, and touch lightly on playlist management.

Halo 5: Guardians

Valentine's Day Doubles Refresh

By Unyshek -

Hey everyone! Valentine's Day is here and there is plenty going on, so let's give you a run down of today's festivities. First we'll be talking about the Valentine's Day Team Doubles Refresh, then we talk a free Valentine's Day gift, and lastly, we give you an excellent idea for a date!