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If you're looking for a good reason to drop back into Halo 5, the team at 343 Industries has decided to put out the welcome mat in the form of a couple of new updates. Starting this weekend, you can jump into a fan-favorite mode on a new map, as well as download some new skins for your gear in the form of a fresh Req Pack.

The folks over at Gamespot were keeping an eye on the Halo 5 developer's twitter feed, making note of a couple of tweets leading into the weekend touting a couple of fun additions to the FPS' online offerings. First up is the ability to play the Mythic Warzone Firefight mode on March of Stormbreak, a wintery map that's just perfect for shooting baddies in the virtual snow rather than being out right now in the actual snow.

If you're looking for a change of pace from the norm in Halo 5, playing Mythic Warzone Firefight on March on Stormbreak should do the trick, offering up evolving objectives on a fun battlezone.

It was also noted that Halo 5 players can now "pledge allegiance" to one of the teams competing in the Halo Championship Series with the purchase of a new Req Pack. The pack is dedicated to Team Allegiance, sporting their trademark colors.

Or, if you couldn't care less about Team Allegiance and just really like the colors white, black and orange, then this pack is for you.

Like most Req Packs, however, this addition to the Halo 5 universe won't be free. In fact, you'll need to shell out $10 for the pack if you want to add that particular color scheme to your customization options.

And that will just about do it for Halo news right now. There's a Halo Wars 2 beta going on right now, giving players a chance to try out the upcoming strategy game's various modes before launch later this year but, as for the main games in the series, news is currently pretty quiet. We figure that once Halo Wars 2 has had some time to shine, we'll probably hear something more substantial about the core game series pertaining to either more DLC packs or, hey, maybe even the next game in the series.

Or, maybe Microsoft and 343 Industries have something completely new cooking. Not knowing what is coming next is sometimes more fun than eagerly anticipating something that's a year and a half out. We'll keep you posted as soon as we hear what's coming next for the Halo universe.

In the meantime, how is said universe treating you, the player? Have you tried out the Halo Wars 2 beta yet? If so, what are your thoughts? Still kicking around online in Halo 5? How are things in that particular community these days? Let us know in the comments below.

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