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“Halo 5: Guardians” just received its ninth major upgrade since its release last year. This time, players were given two new maps via the “Anvil’s Legacy” expansion, and “Force” debuted on the PC.

According to Game Spot, “Anvil’s Legacy” brings to life Temple, which is a War Zone Assault, and Mercy, which is an Arena. Mercy may seem familiar to some players as it is a reimagining of Haven from “Halo 4.” In addition to these new maps are new weapons for players to experience. These include the Tactical Magnum, the Wicked Grasp and Berserker’s Claw.

“Anvil’s Legacy” follows “The Battle of Shadow and Light” (November), “Cartographer's Gift” (December), “Infinity's Armor” (January), “Hammer Storm” (February), Ghosts of Meridian (April), “Memories of Reach” (May), “Hog Wild” (May) and “Warzone Firefight” (June).

Evidently, 343 Industries is doing its best to give players as much as possible.

Arguably the more exciting news is that “Halo 5: Forge” is game developer 343 Industries' first FPS game for the PC. As long as players meet the minimum system requirements and have Windows 10 installed, they can download the game for free from the Windows Store. The bare minimum requirements are:

Operating system: Windows 10 Anniversary Edition, version 1607 or later

  • DirectX 12
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 at 2.3 Ghz or AMD equivalent
  • GPU: GeForce 650 Ti
  • VRAM: 2GB
  • RAM: 8GB
  • HDD: 40GB

To make it easier for new players, Xbox noted that one of the new features from “Halo 5: Forge” is the “Halo” app on a Windows 10 PC. The app quickly shows players the latest “Forge” content, as well as links to tutorials.

Future expansions of the game will reportedly have an expanded Content Browser. This new feature will allow players to search for and join custom games that are still in progress.