‘Halo 5’ Warzone Firefight Launches With Bonuses And Free Week-Long Trial

Scott Grill - Author

Jun. 29 2016, Updated 10:44 a.m. ET

Developer 343 Industries flipped the switch Wednesday to make the Warzone Firefight update live for Halo 5 on the Xbox One. The update comes with the namesake new co-op multiplayer mode along with new multiplayer maps, a score attack mode for the campaign, plus new Forge items and a map to play with. Additionally, Microsoft is celebrating the content update release by making Halo 5 free to play to all Xbox LIVE Gold subscribers for a week.

The price of Halo 5 in the Xbox Store has been reduced to $30 for all Xbox LIVE Gold subscribers as part of the Warzone Firefight update promotion. Additionally, Xbox One owners can download a trial as part of the “Free Play Days” program. This will allow Xbox LIVE Gold subscribers to download and play the full release of Halo 5 for free through July 5.

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The Warzone Firefight update comes with the eponymous co-op multiplayer mode that expands on the Firefight concept introduced with Halo 3: ODST and Halo: Reach. It also introduces the Grunt Goblin and the UNSC Wasp, a new boss and a new vehicle for all Warzone multiplayer modes.

Halo 5 is offering a big incentive to try out Warzone Firefight this week with Gold REQ Pack bonuses towards victories. Additionally, 343 Industries has added a Daily Login Reward REQ Pack and a Warzone Firefight Daily Win REQ Pack.

Here is the rundown on how to earn the Gold REQ Packs from Warzone Firefight victories.

  • 1st Warzone Firefight Victory: 1 Gold REQ Pack
  • 3rd Warzone Firefight Victory: 3 Gold REQ Packs
  • 10th Warzone Firefight Victory: 5 Gold REQ Packs

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