Since the release of Halo 5: Guardians last year, the team at 343 Industries has continued to provide free content updates, expanding the experiences available to players within our community and supporting the game post-launch.
Today, we are releasing Anvil’s Legacy, which is our ninth major, free update for Halo 5: Guardians on Xbox One. In it, we are releasing two new maps and a bunch of new REQ content, but perhaps the biggest news relates to Forge.
Along with Anvil’s Legacy, we are finally bringing the Forge toolset to Windows 10 PCs with the release of Halo 5: Forge. The precision, speed and control available on PC using keyboard and mouse will make it easier than ever for creators to bring their Halo vision to life. All content created with Halo 5: Forge on Win10 PC will be shared with the Xbox One community and vice versa. Creators will be able to build, shape and play their content on either platform through their file share.
We’ll also be allowing players to play custom Arena multiplayer games on Windows 10 and making available all of the existing Halo 5 Arena maps, so you’ll be able to set up custom matches with friends over Xbox Live to play and test your creations on the PC before sharing them with the world.
Best of all, Halo 5: Forge is a free offering. Anyone with a Windows 10 PC that meets the minimum requirements (which includes having Windows 10 Anniversary Update, get it here) for the game can download the client and join the community, building and playing within the Halo 5 ecosystem.
Head over to Xbox Wire to read more about today’s news, and start building and playing in Halo 5: Forge now. You can download Halo 5: Forge and the Halo app bundle, for free, via the Windows Store here: Download Halo 5: Forge Bundle.