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'Halo 5' gets cooperative Firefight game mode this summer

Warzone Firefight will pit players against the largest enemy hordes in the history of 'Halo'.

Jamie Rigg , @jmerigg
03.21.16 in AV
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Apart from the odd silly weekend playlist, Halo 5 doesn't really cater for your more casual gaming moods. You've got Arena matches for classic competition, and Warzone games when you're up for grand-scale carnage. A more chilled (or not) cooperative mode is coming, though, in the form of Warzone Firefight. It'll pit you and chums against increasingly overwhelming waves of alien enemies, similar to cooperative multiplayer modes you may have played in previous Halo titles. Over the weekend, Microsoft revealed a few more details about the new game type, as well as a trailer to get you nice and hype.

Up to eight players will work together to complete five rounds of "increasingly difficult, dynamic objectives set against a timer." These changing objectives should make every single game a bit different, too, so you won't just be going through the motions of slaughtering wave after wave of AI enemies. Firefight scenarios will also have the "most on-screen enemies in the history of the franchise," from swarms of those pesky Covenant grunts right up to new, "Mythic" bosses (gulp!). And because it's a Warzone game type, you can use your REQ Cards to summon vehicles, weapons and power-ups if/when things get a little hairy. One of the only details we're still lacking at this point is when we'll be let loose on the Covenant scum, though the new mode is down for release sometime "this summer."

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