During a livestream hosted by 343 Industries, the developer announced that for a limited time players would be able to earn two free REQ packs simply by playing an Arena and Warzone match and winning at least one of them. REQ packs are a form of microtransactions within the game that allow players to receive randomized cards containing either visual customizations for Arena or weapons, abilities, boosts, and vehicles for Warzone.
The December update, known as the Cartographers Gift, will be available next week for free. It brings a new Warzone map called Battle of Noctus, a new Arena map called Overgrowth, and two new Big Team Battle maps: Antifreeze and Burial Mounds. Forge returns and promises to be the biggest and best version yet, and about 50 new REQ cards, some of which you can view in the image below alongside other content like armor sets. You can also view the entire three hour long livestream in the video embedded below.