343 Industries have revealed more details to Polygon regarding Halo 5: Guardians’ upcoming Warzone Firefight mode. Specifically, there were details given regarding two new additions, one new boss to take down and one new UNSC flying vehicle to pilot yourself. The boss character is a bipedal Goblin mech piloted by a Grunt and wielding a Heavy Needler that is bigger than a Spartan. This impressive weapon can spray blamite crystals at up to eight targets at once, as well as focus fire on vehicles that are disabled by its EMP pulse capabilities.
The Grunt jockey piloting the mech will do what most Grunst do best, and lay on the “witty” taunts during battle. The Grunt Goblin is the first unit to ever be created exclusively for Warzone, and it will sadly not be a pilotable vehicle or able to be hijacked.
Halo 5‘s Warzone Firefight update is set to launch in just a few short weeks. For more details regarding the update in general and a preview of some of the new maps and REQs coming to the game, check out Halo Waypoint‘s latest community update.
My Xbox Live Gamertag is NeedlerFanPudge, so I don’t have to tell you how thrilled I am to see that 343 is adding a giant clumsy Needler-wielding Grunt robot to Warzone. I have been constantly impressed with the continued support that Halo 5 has gotten after release, and I can’t wait to see what else is in the Firefight update when it launches.
Are you excited to take on giant robotic Grunts armed with Needlers? Have you been dreaming about this moment for years without knowing it like I have been? Answer these questions and MORE in the comments below!