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Grifball Playlist Details

By B is for Bravo -

Hello, Grifball fanatics! The Halo 4 Grifball playlist will be launching soon. We're super excited about it and wanted to share some of the details with you.

We created two different game types to tickle your fancy: Grifball and Grifball Pro. Here is a breakdown of each:

Single 12-minute round. First to 5 scores wins. Auto pick-up enabled.

Grifball Pro
Five 3-minute rounds. Auto pick-up disabled.

Before we dig deeper into the settings, let's look at the courts you'll be playing on. All of the below creations come from runNOKYARDrun, and each of these maps will be featured in both Grifball and Grifball Pro voting options.


Halo 4 Grifball Screenshot

A sign at the door reads: "When you are done playing Grifball please use the provided space mop to clean any spilled blood. The Eggheads do not want Human DNA in the Primordial Goo Mixing Tank".

Thin Ice

Halo 4 Grifball Screenshot

Although the court may seem dark at first glance it has quickly become a favorite among Grifball League players due to the startlingly bright visibility of enemy Spartans.

Sarge's Laboratory

Halo 4 Grifball Screenshot

This court, set in the Grifball Court area of Erosion, features Hockey style boards and something players will never see. In order to counter a glitch where the ball may become stuck in the ceiling the entire upper portion of the court is covered with invisible 4x4 Blocks and Coliseum Walls.

Grifball Fissure

Halo 4 Grifball Screenshot

Set in the picturesque Ravine, this court is one part UNSC, one part Forerunner, and features an invisible soft ceiling to keep the ball inside the court.


Halo 4 Grifball Screenshot

Set in a reclaimed Termite Mound Structure this court plays with Forge's lighting system to provide a low light zone where players stand out like radioactive termites.

Hangar 101

Halo 4 Grifball Screenshot

The Admiral's private hangar features holographic lettering and a fully functional force field. The court shares several features with Halo Reach's Grifball court Brightside. It is positioned to incorporate a natural rock wall, and the entire court is constructed at a 35 degree angle.

Now, a look at some extra juicy details for you Grifball veterans:

  Setting Grifball    Grifball Pro
Game Settings        
  Score to Win 5   1
  Time Limit 12 Minutes   3 Minutes
  Lives per Round Unlimited   Unlimited
  Rounds 1   5
Grifball Options        
  Automatic Pickup Enabled   Disabled
  Ball Arm Time Instant   Instant
  Ball Fuse Time 5 Seconds   Instant
  Ball Reset Time 15 Seconds   30 Seconds
General Settings        
  Friendly Fire Enabled   Enabled
  Betrayal Booting Disabled   Disabled
  Team Changing Not Allowed   Not Allowed
  Loadout Usage Game Loadouts   Game Loadouts
Respawn Settings        
  Respawn Time Instant   Instant
  Suicide Penaty None   None
  Betrayal Penalty None   None
  Death Cam Disabled   Disabled
Base Player Traits

Shields and Health        
  Damage Resist 90%   50%
  Shield Multiplier 100%   0%
  Shield Recharge R 200%   Default
  Shield Recharge W Default   Default
Weapons and Damage        
  Damage Modifier 200%   1.5
  Grenade Count No Grenades   No Grenades
  Infinite Ammo Enabled   Enabled
  Weapon Pickup Disabled   Disabled
  Armor Ability None   None
  Ability Usage Unchanged   Unchanged
  Tactical Package None   None
  Support Upgrade Dexterity   Dexterity
  Sensor Mode Player Movement   Player Movement
  Sensor Range 25 Meters   25 Meters
  Player Speed 100   100
  Jump Height 100   100
  Player Gravity 75   75
  Fall Damage 100%   100%
  Active Camo Off   Off
  Waypoint Visible to Allies   Visible to Allies
  Visual Effect Unchanged   Unchanged
Grif Traits

Shields and Health        
  Damage Resist 200%   200%
  Shield Multiplier 2x   2x
  Shield Recharge R Base   Base
  Shield Recharge W Base   Base
Weapons and Damage        
  Damage Mod 300   300
  Melee Modifier Unchanged   Unchanged
  Infinite Ammo Enabled   Enabled
  Ability Usage Disabled   Disabled
  Sensor Range 25 Meters   25 Meters
  Player Speed 170   170
  Jump Height 110   110
  Player Gravity 75   75
  Fall Damage Base   Base
  Visual Effect Overshield   Overshield

We've spent a lot of time working with the Grifball community to build this playlist, and we can't wait to show it to you. See you on the court!