halo 5 free dlc

If you've been paying attention to anything that has come out of the 343 Industries camp then you may have heard that they will be releasing map packs as free DLC for Halo 5. Most of the additional funds for Halo 5 will come straight from the gold REQ packs, which cost $2.99 and provide players with cosmetics and Warzone boosts and items.

Thankfully, it looks like there won't be a lack of DLC content, despite all of it being free. In fact, the first DLC content patch for Halo 5 will be hitting servers in November. 343 Industries has already revealed what content will be included in the first patch.

In just under a week, the new content patch for Halo 5 will be launched. In this first content patch, 343 Industries will be adding a few different features, including the much loved Big Team Battle game mode. Unfortunately there aren't any dedicated in-house maps for BTB yet - instead, you'll have to make do with maps created in Forge by the 343 developers for the 8v8 game mode.

New REQs are also being added to the REQ packs - you'll be able to have a chance at unlocking these as soon as the new content patch goes live. All of the Forge-made maps are based on previous maps in the Halo franchise.

One of the inspired maps for Big Team Battle is called Recurve and it is based on Headlong from Halo 2. Basin, on the other hand, is inspired by Valhalla from Halo 3.