Microsoft has recently announced at Comic-Con a brand new Multiplayer map for Halo 5: Guardians. The new map is called “Raid on Apex 7,” and is said to be the largest Warzone map to be revealed so far. And this truly is saying something considering that Warzone’s maps is already four times bigger than any other map in the Halo franchise.
Raid on Apex 7 was revealed through a Mega Bloks model. It is made up of 89,500 blocks and weighs in at half a ton. To build this model, it took two master builders 16 weeks to put it all together. The 6’ x 6’ model also includes working, interactive LED lights.
According to Gamespot, the map itself is a spiritual success to the classic Halo: Combat Evolved mission, “The Silent Cartographer.” Below is Microsoft’s official description as to how it will play out:
“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 taketo the beach to flank the base. Beware of the Covenant though, for they will not let you take this islandso 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 is set to release on October 27th on the Xbox One. Comic-Con attendees this week can visit the Xbox booth on the show floor to play Warzone; it’s the first time the mode will be made available to the public.
That’s it for this article. Feel free to check out the pictures of Raid on Apex 7 below and Gamespot’s video of how the map came to existence. And as always, be sure to stick with Halo HQ for the latest Halo news and much much more.