Microsoft has announced that starting September 8th PC gamers who have Windows 10 compatible PCs will be able to forge ahead with a new way to interact with Halo 5. The Halo 5: Forge will launch on that date, giving Windows 10 users the opportunity to craft and make their own levels for the Xbox One exclusive.
They detail over on the Xbox news site that the Forge for PC will be available in early September as a utility that PC gamers can use to modify, build and craft different levels, stages and maps for Halo 5: Guardians on the Xbox One.
The Forge will allow gamers to use the keyboard and mouse to construct levels, as well as manipulate objects, change their placement and sizes. The Forge supports resolutions for up to 4K and it ties into the brand new content browser that they've created for Halo 5: Forge on PC and Halo 5: Guardians on the Xbox One.
The content browser is a cross-platform menu that allows users to browse and scour through created maps for Halo 5 made by either PC gamers or Xbox One gamers. The content browser is also designed to allow gamers to filter through game modes, Forge groups and custom maps to find exactly what they're looking for.
The update for PC isn't the only update Microsoft is rolling out, though. 343 Industries have also been working on a brand new set of maps, including two new ones called Mercy and Temple. The Mercy battleground arena is designed to breathe some life into the competitive multiplayer modes, while the Temple map takes place in the desert of Sanghelios and is designed for the Warzone Assault modes that have become extremely popular in Halo 5.
But Microsoft and 343 aren't done with the good news. The update will also contain brand new weapons as well, including three new guns that will be available in Halo 5. They don't say if the weapons will be exclusive to specific modes or if they're carry-over weapons from the single-player mode, but there will be three new weapons on the way. Additional weapon attachments will also be available in the form of the new Sound Dampener, which I presume will work as a silencer. Each of the weapons will also be accompanied by new weapon skins and armor skins.
If you still play the multiplayer of Halo 5 then you have a ton of content to look forward to. 343 Industries has been putting in a lot of time and a lot of effort into trying to bring the game up and beyond the standards of previous Halo titles when it comes to multiplayer. Some gamers weren't entirely thrilled with the newest entry as far as single-player content was concerned and it has created some controversy within the community regarding that aspect of the game, but if you can tough through the single-player and you prefer the thrill of multiplayer combat, then you'll likely be excited when the update arrives on September 8th along with the release of Halo 5: Forge on Windows 10 PCs.