343 Industries just announced the long-awaited details of Halo 5’s Forge mode, the map-building mode that has appeared in every main Halo 5 title since Halo 3.
First, the bad news: Forge will not be available at launch. In fact, it has been delayed until mid-December, so don’t expect to make your new custom maps on launch night.
On the plus side, 343 invited several of the community’s top mapmakers, including GrifballHub’s forge guru NOKYARD, to their Washington state headquarters to test out the new features and give feedback.
The new features sound like excerpts from NOKYARD’s dream journal. Practically everything a cartographer could want is included in Halo 5’s Forge mode, including:
At this point, Grifball is not yet offiically confirmed for Halo 5, so it is unknown how Forge’s delayed release might impact the planned November Grifball season. Stay tuned.