Halo 5 players can check out an in-development version of the sci-fi game’s new Warzone Firefight mode starting today as part of a beta test. As announced previously, the beta will run April 14-18.
Thanks for watching. Remember, the Warzone Firefight Beta will be available from April 14-18! pic.twitter.com/jyO10evphE
— Halo (@Halo) April 12, 2016
For those who are unfamiliar, Warzone Firefight is a cooperative mode wherein players have to defeat waves of enemies with increasing difficulty per round. This game mode is seen in “Halo 3: ODST.” The difference here is that instead of four players like in “Halo 3: ODST,” “Halo 5: Guardians” pushes the boundaries a little bit by increasing the players to eight. Also, it will be adding the “Mythic” enemy bosses to the mix. The developer mentions that it is an ambitious move and may be the biggest coop experience of the franchise, as reported by a post on its website.
If you already own Halo 5, no further download is required. You’ll find the Warzone Firefight mode in the “Warzone” playlist when it goes live later today, designer David Ellis said on Twitter.
As for an exact time when the mode will launch today, Ellis said, “Don’t want to promise a specific time in case of unforeseen technical issues.”
— David Ellis (@DavidEllis) April 13, 2016
You can watch the very first gameplay video for Warzone Firefight below: