Halo 5 Launch Playlists Announced (Arena and Warzone Multiplayer) | Beyond Entertainment


UPDATE: After a clarification tweet from Quinn DelHoyo, we have updated our article to hopefully include the correct playlist information. The formatting on IGN’s website was extremely difficult to understand. We apologize for anyone who read this article within the past hour.

ORIGINAL: With two weeks to go until Halo 5: Guardians is in the hands of players, 343 Industries have announced via IGN the day one Halo 5 launch playlists lineup that will be available in matchmaking.


Halo 5 Guardians Warzone Screenshot 9

Warzone will feature the standard Warzone gametype, playable on the following maps:

  • Escape from A.R.C.
  • Raid on Apex 7
  • March on Stormbreak


Warzone Assault

Halo 5 Guardians Warzone Screenshot 16

Warzone Assault will feature a special Warzone gametype were players must attack or defend the core. This will be playable on the following maps:

  • Dispatch
  • Array
  • Summit


Team Arena

Halo 5 Guardians New Eden Screenshot 3

Team Arena will feature four game modes – Breakout, Slayer, CTF and Strongholds. The following map and gametype combinations will be available:

  • Breakout on Gambol
  • Breakout on Trident
  • Slayer on Coliseum
  • Slayer on Eden
  • Slayer on Plaza
  • Slayer on Empire
  • Slayer on The Rig
  • Capture the Flag on Coliseum
  • Capture the Flag on Truth
  • Capture the Flag on Fathom
  • Strongholds on The Rig
  • Strongholds on Eden
  • Strongholds on Empire


Team Slayer

Halo 5 Guardians Coliseum Screenshot 2

Team Slayer will feature the standard Slayer game mode on the following maps:

  • Coliseum
  • Plaza
  • The Rig
  • Truth
  • Regret
  • Fathom



Halo 5 Guardians Beta Breakout Screenshot 3

Breakout will feature the standard Breakout gametype on the following maps:

  • Gambol
  • Altitude
  • Trench
  • Trident
  • Crossfire



Halo 5 Guardians Coliseum Screenshot 1

Free-For-All is fan-favorite Rumble Pit, playable with the following map & gametype combinations:

  • Slayer on Eden
  • Slayer on Regret
  • Slayer on The Rig
  • Slayer on Plaza
  • Slayer on Orion
  • Slayer on Pegasus



Halo 5 Guardians Fathom Map Screenshot 8

Team SWAT returns with SWAT and SWAT Magnums and will be playable on the following maps:

  • Eden
  • Regret
  • The Rig
  • Plaza
  • Orion
  • Pegasus

343 Industries also talked to IGN about a Weekend Social playlist that will feature a game mode voted on by the community via Halo Waypoint and the Halo Channel and will feature bonus XP and REQ points. They plan to release this playlist post-launch once everyone has settled into the game. If these weekend playlists prove to be popular, there is a chance they will be made into their own playlist.

If you’re a fan of Team Doubles or Team Snipers, it is up to you to vote for these gametypes on the Halo Channel and/or Halo Waypoint when they show up so you can show 343 Industries that you want them to be permanent.

As for Big Team Battle, Quinn DelHoyo told IGN when it launches a few weeks after Halo 5: Guardians releases, it will have its own dedicated playlist under Arena and will have maps built for Big Team Battle rather than rehashed 4v4/Warzone maps.

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