Microsoft won the hearts of many prospective Halo fans a few days ago in June when they allowed players to play Halo 5: Guardians for free, from June 29 to July 5. This was done to celebrate the release of Warzone Firefight. However, with the resounding success of the event, Microsoft is now allowing people to play Halo 5 for an extra day, stretching the event to July 6.
Halo 5: Guardians was released last year to critical acclaim, and sparked off what would appear to be the true main plot of the series at the end. It also gave the series’s multiplayer a new angle in the form of the Warzone mode, which Warzone Firefight is designed to augment.
With players now able to play Halo 5: Guardians for free, they can all try Warzone Firefight for themselves. Warzone Firefight was released after a large amount of pleading from Halo fans, who wished for the return of the Firefight mode that had been in Halo 3: ODST and Halo: Reach but had not been continued by 343 Industries.
Now that Warzone Firefight has been released, the Warzone mode has gotten even more hectic; now, not only are you fighting another team with high-level bosses coming in from time to time, you’re also fighting hordes of Covenant and Forerunner enemies, making the mode a madhouse of carnage.
If you’re one of those people taking advantage of the event to play Halo 5: Guardians for free and are worried about the REQ system in the multiplayer, you don’t have to worry anymore.
Players that are stepping in during this period will allow you to get a number of REQ packs as soon as you log in, including a DMR, a Magnum with an extended magazine, certifications, and three extra REQ cards for the Scorpion tank, the rocket launcher, and the sniper rifle.
If you haven’t bought Halo 5: Guardians yet either, or are waiting for a sale, now’s a good time too, because it’s half off on the Xbox Store. So what are you waiting for, get moving!