In last week’s Let’s Talk Xbox I covered the start of the February 2016 Season for Halo 5: Guardians Arena, the matchmaking improvements it brought and the new Arena REQ Bundle. Over the weekend, 343 Industries published the preview for their February update, Hammer Storm, on Halo Waypoint. The update will include a new Arena map, two armour sets, the return of Grifball, and updates to armour and emblem personalisation.

I am happy to see the return of fan favourite game type Grifball, and the addition of Assault, Fiesta and custom game types such as Oddball and Ricochet will add some much-needed depth to the multiplayer experience. That said, I want some Infection in my life, so let’s hope 343 continue to deliver. In a similar fashion, I am excited to see what 343 have in store for us with Torque, the new Arena map. Most of the updates to date have been remixes or small variations on the maps at launch, so something entirely new is a welcome change.

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