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Halo 5 is getting a revamped Firefight mode, watch more than 30 mins of gameplay

Firefight has been a fan-favorite staple of the Halo series since its introduction in Halo 3: ODST. While the wave-based co-op mode was replaced by Spartan Ops in Halo 4 (opens in new tab) and initially absent from Halo 5: Guardians (opens in new tab), studio 343 Industries is bringing it back (opens in new tab) with aplomb this summer. Even better, you can help shape the future of Firefight by participating in a beta from April 14 to April 18.

Things are a little different this time around, as Firefight has been rolled into the existing Warzone mode. That means you'll get to use your REQ packs (in-game cards that translate to temporary power-ups, vehicles, super weapons, and unlocks) to take out enemy AI across large-scale maps made for 12v12 battles. Not sure if you're down with the concept? You can watch more than half an hour of gameplay from a recent livestream with the developers below by skipping to 32 minutes in:

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