Get Halo 5: Forge for Free

There’s a great deal on right now–with one caveat.

You can get Halo 5: Forge for free, but you need to download the Windows 10 Anniversary update.


From a news report about Halo 5: Forge:

On September 8, Halo’s most powerful and accessible world, level and game creation suite arrives as a free download via the Windows Store on Windows 10 PCs. Halo 5: Forge lets map makers, creative visionaries, and Spartans of all kinds build, share and play new levels, maps, and experiences across Windows 10 PC and Xbox One. On the same day, the ninth free content release for Halo 5: Guardians on Xbox One – Anvil’s Legacy – will deliver significant updates to Forge mode on console that complement the Windows release, as well as two new maps, new weapons, new weapon attachments, customization options and more.

Hat tip to Slick Deals for this, who offers the following tips:

  • If you do not have the Window 10 Anniversary Update, go here to update
  • If it shows as “unavailable” you may need to manually launch Microsoft Store and search for “Halo Forge Bundle”
  • Make sure your graphics card supports Direct X Feature Level 12 and have Directx12 installed
  • You may also need to set your Windows 10 Region and Language settings to USA
  • Minimum Specs Required:  CPU: Intel Core i5 @ 2.3Ghz or AMD FX 6350; Memory: 8 GB RAM (2 GB VRAM), GPU: AMD R7 260x or GeForce 650 Ti; HD Space: 40 GB; DirectX 12

I didn’t have the update so I can’t download yet.  I’m headed out for the evening, so I’m starting the update as I go.  Maybe this update will help the driver issue I’ve been having with my graphics card!  (…or, probably not).


About Jeanne Marie Hoffman

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