I often spend time in the Bulletin talking about how the weather in Seattle really isn’t that bad. It truly is quite pleasant outside most days, and despite Seattleites telling visitors and tourists that it’s “never like this,” it’s pretty important to expose the meteorological truth whenever possible. The past few days however, have been filled with a bit too much cold, fog, and overall wetness that is generally associated with our corner of the country, and when I walk over to the other building to visit (bother) the multiplayer team, I often arrive drenched. Unfortunately for them, this doesn’t stop me from swinging by and peeking at their in-progress work. The lackluster weather does have me quite excited for warmer weather, and all that the next few months should (hopefully) bring. Some of these include various forms of madness (including both the March and Medal varieties), a new playlist (more on that later), and…did I mention warmer weather?
Seeing as it is still cold out, we’re planning on staying inside and playing lots of games. This lines up perfectly with Monday’s community playdate, when we’ll be playing Halo 4’s newest game type. Let’s talk about it!
Just a few days ago, Medal Madness made its way into Halo 4 Matchmaking. We’ve gotten some great feedback on the game type (thank you!) but if you haven’t tried the playlist, we suggest you do so immediately. To help you start slaying with style (and prep you for the upcoming community playdate – details below), here’s a crash course:
At the start of the game (and each mini-round), one of Halo 4’s medals will be displayed on screen with a 1:00 timer. Your goal is to get more of the specified medal in the time period than the other team.