Halo 5 Guardians
Riptide is one of the maps that will come with the Infinity's Armor update for "Halo 5: Guardians." Halo Waypoint

Earlier, “Halo 5: Guardians” developer 343 Industries has teased a new update coming in January. The Infinity’s Armor update has already revealed a few armour sets and weapons coming to add to the armory of players.

This time, in a new update from 343 Industries, the developer revealed a few background on two of the three armour sets, namely Atlas and Achilles. The former’s armour is a tank in battle, as it has been specifically built for assaults and high-threat action. The helmet complements this, as it has been molded to withstand the harshest environments, with technology built to last in terms of ruggedness.

Achilles, on the other hand, is more of a challenge to wield. It seems that only the best of Spartans may be able to wield the armour, and even he helmet has the capabilities that can easily overwhelm, if left unchecked.

With less than a week to go before the X Games Aspen 2016 for “Halo 5: Guardians,” ESPN X Games and Xbox have already revealed the eight eSports teams who will face off against each other from Jan. 28 to 31.

Halo World Championship Tour: X Games Aspen Invitation 2016 will see six teams from North America, one from the UK and one from Germany battle it out. The teams are Epsilon eSports for UK, PENTA Sports for Germany and North American teams Team Allegiance, CLG, Evil Geniuses, Leftovers, Dream Team and Team Liquid.

The prize money for the competition is worth US$30,000 (approx. AU$42,850). To get to the top, the teams will face off in a group play, which will end in a bracket-style face-off to the top. This is a separate event from the Halo World Championship, as Xbox Wire reiterated that any points or placements obtained during the X Games Aspen Invitational will not be included in the Halo World Championship. Fans who are interested to catch the event can do so at WatchESPN, the Halo Twitch stream and mlg.tv/halo.