'Halo 5: Guardians' Latest News, Release Date & Update: Free Forge Mode for PC & Anvil's Legacy Arriving in September

By Olivia Cavallaro , Updated Aug 26, 2016 09:57 AM EDT

343 Industries' has a surprise for "Halo 5: Guardians," and it comes in the form of an upcoming Forge Mode that is set to debut on PC this September. What's even more exciting is that the level editor tool will arrive as a free application on the Windows Store.

For those who are not very familiar, the Forge Mode is a level editor tool for "Halo 5: Guardians" which contains several pre-made effects and assets such as natural structures, walls, ramps, and the like. With these, players can let their creativity run wild and build multiplayer maps. According to Polygon, the upcoming free Forge Mode for Windows 10 will be equipped with several exclusive features, including support for mouse and keyboard for better object placement and manipulation and 4K resolution for exemplary graphics.

According to a news release on Xbox, the new "Halo 5: Guardians" Forge Mode also includes a capability to host and play custom matches for players up to 16, as well as a new content browser that is capable across platforms. Gamers who are looking to create multiplayer maps will be able to access the Forge community to download levels created on both Windows 10 PC and Xbox One.

That's not the only thing gamers can expect from "Halo 5: Guardians," as 343 Industries is also releasing its ninth content release titled "Anvil's Legacy" completely free. "Anvil's Legacy" contains two additional maps, weapons, weapon attachments, and customization options among other amazing new features.

According to Eurogamer, "Anvil's Legacy" for "Halo 5: Guardians" features "Mercy," a new battleground for those who want to complete against other Arena players, while "Temple" is a desert map that for those who want to engage in Warzone Assault modes. The free content will also include REQ items with three new weapons, new Sound Dampener attachments, weapon and armor skins, among other features.

Both "Anvil's Legacy" and Forge Mode for "Halo 5: Guardians" arrive on September 8. Stay tuned to Game & Guide for more "Halo 5: Guardians" news!

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