Halo 5: Guardians won’t be receiving any sort of campaign downloadable content, as developer 343 Industries wants to focus on other aspects of the game for expansions. Studio head Josh Holmes has explained in an interview with Red Bull that although the team is interested in finding new ways to get players involved in the world of Halo, they don’t have any plans to do that with further story content for the newly released shooter.
“While we’re always looking for new ways to expand the Halo universe, we do not currently have any plans to release future campaign content for Halo 5: Guardians,” said Holmes.
This makes sense as Halo has traditionally stayed away from expansion packs and story DLC, instead having more content added to the online multiplayer portion of the game via map packs. It would seem that 343 Industries intend to carry this on, with the release of 15 brand new maps released by June 16. As revealed in June of this year, these maps will also be made available to all players for free, taking the total number of arenas in Halo 5 to 35.
There’s been no word on whether Microsoft will want to release further paid map packs after the free ones, though it would seem likely if the multiplayer servers remain popular.