The Cartographer’s Gift update for Halo 5: Guardians launches next week

Plus the return of Forge

After announcing it at this year’s Game Awards, 343 Industries has released a whole load of details about the upcoming Cartographer’s Gift update for Halo 5: Guardians.

The update features the return of the popular Forge mode from previous games, as well as four new multiplayer maps: Battle of Noctus, a Warzone map, and Overgrowth, Entombed, and Antifreeze for Arena.

There’s also new armour, the Mark IV and Raijin armour sets, and the return of some popular weapons such as the SPNKr Rocket Launcher with three variants. Add to that a ton of new REQs, and what you’ve got is a lot of new toys to go shooty bang-bang with! 

After announcing it at this year’s Game Awards, 343 Industries has released a whole load of details about the upcoming Cartographer’s Gift update for Halo 5: Guardians.

The update features the return of the popular Forge mode, as well as four new maps: Battle of Noctus, a Warzone map, and Overgrowth, Entombed, and Antifreeze for Arena.

There’s also new armour, the Mark IV and Raijin armour sets, and the return of some popular weapons such as the SPNKr Rocket Launcher with three variants. Add to that a ton of new REQs, and you’ve got a lot of new toys to go shootybangbang with.

Cartographer’s Gift launches next week, and will be free to all players. As far as free updates go, four new maps and the return of Forge is a really damn generous! Good work, 343. 


Cartographer’s Gift launches next week, and will be free to all players. As far as free updates go, four new maps and the return of Forge is a really damn generous! Good work, 343. 


Cartographer’s Gift launches next week, and will be free to all players. As far as free updates go, four new maps and the return of Forge is a really damn generous! Good work, 343. 

Joe Parlock