Hammer Storm

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Hammer Storm

Start date:

February 24, 2016

End date:

April 6, 2016

Number of REQs:


Total unlock cost:

REQ Points 190,000 REQ points
(14 silver packs, 12 gold packs)

Includes content for:

Halo 5: Guardians


Hammer Storm is a content update for Halo 5: Guardians, released on February 24, 2016.[1] The update included new multiplayer maps, new game modes, weapons, Requisitions, and Forge options.[2]

Update content[edit]

General overview[edit]

General customization[edit]


Hammer Storm teaser[edit]

Main article: Hammer Storm teaser

A small, 15 second teaser for the Hammer Storm update, showcasing the Gravity Hammer on Torque. This was shown during the Infinity's Armory livestream held by 343 Industries on January 22, 2016.

Hammer Storm Launch Trailer[edit]

Main article: Halo 5: Guardians - Hammer Storm Launch Trailer

A full trailer released on February 24, 2016, showcasing the update's content and features.

Patch notes[edit]

February 24 (update launch) patch notes
  • Color palette for armor and emblems expanded from 32 to 60 colors, although certain preexisting colors such as Teal are removed.
  • "Harmonies" (pre-set color combinations) for emblems are replaced, players can manually select the primary, secondary, and tertiary colors for their emblems as in prior Halo games.

Production notes[edit]

  • Despite being teased at the end of the Infinity's Armory live stream the Azure Dream weapon skins were not released on this update, however they eventually were released in the Memories of Reach update.
  • If a player was using a color that was removed before the update happened, then their Spartan defaulted to pink after the update. Additionally, emblem harmonies would become bugged for films recorded before the Hammer Storm update, and would report improper colors if the one in the old harmony happened to be replaced.
  • The armor mod Death From Above wasn't revealed in any of the update screenshots.


Production images[edit]