Halo 5: Forge To Be Available for Windows 10 PC on September 8


In May, Microsoft announced that Halo 5: Forge would soon be available for free on Windows 10 PC. (via Windows Store) A few hours ago, the final release date was officially revealed to be September 8.

To be clear, that's not the full Halo 5: Guardians game but just the Forge creation tools. However, you will be able to play the custom maps you've created.

[...] we’ve partnered with our friends at SkyBox Labs to bring the entire Forge level-creation experience from Halo 5: Guardians to Windows 10, with support for mouse and keyboard for highly refined object placement and manipulation, higher-resolution displays (including 4k) for stunning graphic fidelity, the ability to host and play custom matches for up to 16 players, and a new content browser that spans platforms. Creators will be able to download levels from the Forge community created on both Windows 10 PC and Xbox One, which they can then customize, or create their own from scratch. Halo 5: Forge opens the door to new possibilities in Halo 5: Guardians and beyond.

On the same day, the ninth free content update titled Anvil's Legacy will hit Halo 5: Guardians on Xbox One. Here's what's included with it:

  • Content Browser that Spans Platforms. The Anvil’s Legacy content release brings the highly anticipated content browser to Forge mode in Halo 5: Guardians on Xbox One – a new, streamlined way to discover community-created Forge content, with support for custom maps, game modes and Forge Object Groups. Combined with Halo 5: Forge on Windows 10 PC, the new content browser will let users browse, access and enjoy content from both PC and console Forgers, regardless of which system it was originally created on.
  • New Arena and Warzone Maps – Mercy and Temple. With the addition of “Mercy”, a new battleground is open for competitive Arena players, while “Temple” brings the desert environment of Sanghelios to Warzone Assault modes.
  • New Weapons, REQs, Customization Options and More. Anvil’s Legacy brings several new desirable REQ items including three new weapons, new Sound Dampener attachments, weapon and armor skins, and more.

Do you plan to use Halo 5: Forge a lot once it's released? Tell us in the comments.