If you remember this! You may be wondering, where are all our maps 343?
21 Multiplayer maps at launch, plus 18 to come. We really haven’t seen any of those maps we were promised.
(And before anyone goes into saying “…they’re all the Forge Maps we’ve gotten” I HIGHLY DOUBT that that’s true. 343i has made more than ENOUGH money of Req packs to make these maps) The only maps we’ve gotten so far are, Battle of Noctus, Urban, Over Growth, Riptide, Skirmish at Darkstar, Stasis, Torque, and Tyrant. That’s a total of 8 DLC maps. We still have 10 maps left for them to give us. (And don’t hold me to this but I’m 75% sure that somewhere 343 stated that Halo 5 would not have reused maps, campaign, reskins etc. Perhaps it was for Halo 4 I’m remembering that because the large amount of the community that was upset that we had recycled maps for Halo Reach from the campaign)
With that, we were given a glimpse of Blood Gulch in a Halo 5 Sprint episode. That we still haven’t seen, so I’m assuming that will be one of the DLC maps. (This is purely speculation but, from the recent teaser and what’s been going around on the forums is that we will be seeing a Forge World Return, which probably includes Blood Gulch in it.)
The reason I’m really pushing about people saying Forge Maps are part of the free maps we’ve been promised is because, why would 343 promise us DLC maps, that we can create ourselves in Forge, and play in custom games? – It just doesn’t make any sense to me, it sounds more like a scam just to get more money to me, and I doubt that, that’s their intentions at 343i.
We deserve what we were promised, and these promises most definitely need to hit BTB maps. We need actual maps, not Forge Maps, actual maps to play on. If they insist on having Forge Maps be in playlists, they should do what they did for Halo 4. Make a Forge Map multiplayer playlist available. I would LOVE absolutely LOVE, just having old maps return to Halo 5’s multiplayer. I’m sure everyone would. Having some newer ones would be great, but having old classics return would be fantastic.
“The 15 complimentary DLC maps are expected by June, 2016, according to Holmes.” -IGN -Josh Holmes.
Please note that what IGN said and Josh Holmes said 15 free DLC maps. But then when Halo 5 Gaurdians went Gold, those maps were raised to 18 free DLC maps.
“When you have paid map packs and content, you divide the player base into two groups: the haves and the have-nots,” Holmes said. “The people that have the map pack can play together but the people who don’t cannot. That to us is a real problem. So we’re delivering all the maps to all players free so everybody will be able to play together. That, we feel, is really important to having a great multiplayer ecosystem.”-Josh Holmes
DLC maps are NOT, Forge Maps.
I’m still willing to bet we will see the Brute Shot some where at some point return to Halo 5. 343i still has a lot to offer and give us that they’ve promised for Halo 5. As said on Neogaf not exact words, but Franky confirmed Hog Wild (Req Drop) will certainly not be the last update for Halo 5.
I’d love to hear something from 343 confirming that we will be given our promised maps, or explain why we won’t be getting them and not leaving them in the dark. Too many gaming companies are not giving enough information to their fans, and that is why so many gaming communities are struggling. bungiecoughcampaignCough*
One more thing, please, please no more visors. We really have enough.