Halo 5: Guardians goes gold; day zero patch already planned

343 Industries has announced Halo 5: Guardians has gone gold, although it's also revealed a patch will be waiting in the wings.


Halo 5: Guardians has officially gone gold.

Today’s announcement was supplemented with an infographic detailing everything we can expect from Halo 5. The infographic reveals the game’s campaign will run 15 missions long and should take somewhere between 8 to 12 hours on Normal difficulty. The campaign has a total of 13 hidden skulls and 117 intel items to collect, which should keep completionists busy once they completed the main storyline.

The infographic also reveals 21 multiplayer maps at launch with over 18 maps expected to be released post launch. A total of 175 armor sets and helmets will be available to customize your Spartan, 53 different visors, 218 player emblems, and over 1000 REQs at launch. There are some other interesting tidbits to learn in the infographic, so feel free to check it out below.

In addition to today’s golden announcement, 343 Industries has also revealed a multiplayer content update will be available prior to Halo 5’s launch. The patch will supplement online multiplayer content for Arena and Warzone multiplayer.

Considering how many patches Halo: The Master Chief Collection needed after its launch, we aren't completely surprised to hear 343 has a patch planned for Halo 5. We just hope it doesn't have so many planned due to certain functions not working propperly.

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