New Halo 5 map is the biggest ever, inspired by the first Halo

On the first day of Comic-Con, Microsoft announced a new Warzone map for the upcoming Halo 5. And it is looking to be the biggest map in the series.

The new Halo 5 map is called Raid on Apex 7. This map is the biggest Warzone map revealed so far, which is fitting as Warzone is the biggest mode in Halo history. This mode’s maps are four times larger than what has been in the franchise before.

Microsoft revealed Raid on Apex 7 in an interesting way: through a Mega Bloks model (which can be seen above). The model is made up of more than 89,500 blocks, and weighs a half-ton. It took two master builders 16 weeks to put it together. The 6′ x 6′ model also features working interactive LED lights.

Raid on Apex 7 is a spiritual successor to the Halo: Combat Evolved mission “The Silent Cartographer.” This is how it will play according to Microsoft: “Clearing out the initial Covenant threats and controlling the Forerunner Spire in the center of the island is paramount to a team’s success and provides a central base of operations. If your team loses the Spire, don’t despair; players can use a system of caves or take to the beach to flank the base.”

“Beware of the Covenant though, for they will not let you take this island so easily. They will counterattack and fight to retake their territory. Continue the push for control of the island and take out the opposition’s core… before you awaken something much worse.”

Halo 5: Guardians will release on the Xbox One on October 27th.

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