In addition to the 20 multiplayer maps expected to launch with <strong>Halo 5: Gaurdians in October, 343 will offer 15 additional DLC maps for free.
During an interview with Game Informer, 343 studio head Josh Holmes had this to say.
“When you have paid map packs and content, you divide the player base into two groups: the haves and the have-nots. The people that have the map pack can play together but the people who don’t cannot. That to us is a real problem. So we’re delivering all the maps to all players free so everybody will be able to play together. That, we feel, is really important to having a great multiplayer ecosystem. Halo 5 represents the biggest investment we’ve made in multiplayer in series history. We’re trying to provide as much variety and different ways to play for different play styles, just an immense amount of content.”
You can expect to play these 15 maps by June, 2016.