This article is about the Halo Wars Skirmish level. For the Halo 5: Guardians Forge canvas, see Barrens (Halo 5: Guardians level).
It is a standard 1v1 sized map with a rough "S" shape with the starting bases at each tip and two bases on each curve. The bases sites are all initially occupied by Flood colonies but are not defended by Flood roots as on Release, but have Flood combat forms and occasionally infection forms. Another feature unique to this level is that there are Flood eggs and Flood stalks that release Infection forms when shot. In the center is a Forerunner Spire of Healing and in the center of each curve is a Forerunner secondary reactor.