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Watch Halo 5's Grifball gametype in action

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Since its launch last October, Halo 5: Guardians has received monthly content updates, bringing significant changes to the shooter. These have ranged from the addition of familiar features, like Forge and Big Team Battle, to brand-new content, like original Arena and Warzone maps. We're now on the cusp of the next major update, Hammer Storm, which marks — among other things — the return of a fan-favorite Halo multiplayer mode: Grifball.

Above, watch an exclusive first look at Halo 5's Grifball in motion (plus the returning gravity hammer weapon). We checked out a full match replay taking place within a snowy Grifball arena, which was built entirely in Forge.

343 Industries has yet to reveal a release date for the Hammer Storm update, but the developer told us it will have more to say this Wednesday, Feb. 24. In the meantime, tune into 343's weekly Halo livestream today at 3:00 p.m. PT for a sneak peek at what else is coming in the update.

For more on the gametype's origins, check out our interview with Grifball's creators on the history of the sport.