Halo 5 Forge comes to Windows 10; it’s got 4k and it’s free!

September 9, 2016 — by Manish "Trigger-Happy" Rajesh8

Are you ready for a whole new world of Halo 5?

Microsoft has finally launched Halo 5 Forge, its map editor for Halo: 5 Guardians for Windows 10. What’s more, the editor allows gamers to play in multiplayer matches in those very same levels. The best part? It’s free. That’s right, all you need is a PC that has the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. Microsoft has also launched an official Halo news app for Windows.

Halo 5 Forge

Thanks to the precision of the keyboard and mouse, using the Halo 5 Forge toolset will be easier than ever. Creators now have the liberty to go crazy and bring their own version of Halo to life. Furthermore, everything created on Halo 5 Forge will be shared with the Xbox One community and vice versa. They can then build, shape and play with their content on either platform! Halo 5 Forge also has 4k support, so you can hook up your rig to a 4k monitor or a large screen TV and enjoy Halo in all its glory.

The release will also allow players to play custom Arena games on Windows, with all existing Halo 5 Arena maps being made available to play on. Feel free to set up custom matches with friends via Xbox Live and playtest your creations before sharing with the Xbox Live community.

Halo 5 Forge

Halo 5 Forge has no matchmaking system. That’s right, there’s no “find game” option like you would normally have like on the Xbox One. Basically you need a bunch of friends with the game and their gamer ids or tags so that you can create your own lobby and invite them. Or you’re on your own. Well it’s a free game so it shouldn’t be too hard to convince a friend or two to join you and get the game themselves. However, if you still can’t find anyone to play with, we’re sure you’ll be able to find a like-minded community of PC gamers who are willing to share their Xbox Live gamertags with you on some forum or website. The Halo 5 Discord channel is one such place which is quite active as of now.



Manish "Trigger-Happy" Rajesh

If he's not gaming, he's... no wait he's always gaming.


  • Archimedes T. Warplight

    September 11, 2016 at 3:40 am

    For windows 10 only?

    Not even if you paid me, Microsoft.

    • Xanivert

      September 11, 2016 at 4:25 am

      Quit complaining, it’s free, and Windows 10 isn’t as bad as it was last year

      • disqus_FgVW6iVGEU

        September 11, 2016 at 5:23 am

        thats your opinion, nothing more.

    • qwerty asdf

      September 11, 2016 at 5:23 am

      Windows 7 > Windows 10 >>>>>>>>>>>> Windows 8. There are very few complaints I have, upgrading from 7 to 10, but there are some (WHAT THE FUCK IS UP WITH THIS SHITTY ASS CALCULATOR?!)

      • Joshua

        September 11, 2016 at 5:47 pm

        Right? In the end the calculator is the one REAL issue I have.

        What the FUCK is that thing?

  • Trevor Cardonbleu

    September 11, 2016 at 10:50 am

    windows 10 shat a rock with the anniversary update.. thanks for using super-glue on cortana this time.. i definitely need microsoft’s Siri buzzing around for no reason. lemme tell ya. nice change for halo returning to pc though.

  • Silva Blad3

    September 12, 2016 at 12:34 am

    sad for people who didn’t upgrade from win 7 & 8!!! I made the update a week before they closed it xD am proud I did! my pc is fast as ever

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