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Halo 4 Matchmaking Update: 4.8.13

By B is for Bravo -

Buckle Up: There’s a bunch of new experiences available in Halo 4 this week.

Episode 1 of Spartan Ops is available, as we begin an encore of Season 1 – the rest of the season will follow with the next episode each week. In War Games, the Castle Map Pack is now available for download. This map pack is included in the War Games Map Pass or can be purchased individually from the Xbox LIVE Marketplace. With the Castle Map Pack comes a brand new playlist: Castle Team DLC, which includes vehicular 6 vs. 6 carnage.

Multi-Team is also premiering this week in Halo 4.  Here are some of the game types that are available as of today:

  Map  Game Type
  Daybreak 
    Infinity Slayer
    Capture the Flag
    King of the Hill
    Extraction – 1 Plot
    SWAT
    Snipers
  Outcast 
    Infinity Slayer
    Capture the Flag
    King of the Hill
    Oddball
    SWAT
    Team Regicide
  Perdition 
    Infinity Slayer
    Capture the Flag
    King of the Hill
    Extraction – 1 Plot
    SWAT
    Snipers

Also, these maps have been integrated into many of our existing playlists. DLC maps will appear in a playlist if all players in the match have downloaded the content.


  Playlist  Map
  Capture the Flag 
    Daybreak
    Outcast
    Perdition
  Infinity Slayer 
    Daybreak
  Multi-Team 
    Daybreak
    Outcast
    Perdition
  Action Sack 
    Daybreak
    Outcast
    Perdition
  Dominion 
    Outcast
  Flood 
    Daybreak
    Perdition
  SWAT 
    Daybreak

Multi-Team is also premiering this week in Halo 4. Here are some of the game types that are available at launch:


 Game Type  Map
  Infinity Slayer 
    Haven
    Adrift
    Ragnarok
    Complex
    Abandon
    Solace
    Daybreak
    Perdition
    Outcast
  Oddball 
    Haven
    Complex
    Abandon
    Solace
    Perdition
 King of the Hill 
    Haven
    Adrift
    Complex
    Ragnarok
    Daybreak
    Outcast
  SWAT 
    Adrift
    Ragnarok
    Abandon
    Solace
    Daybreak
    Perdition
    Outcast

 

Also, as if the above wasn’t enough to keep you busy for the next two weeks, Rumble Pit has replaced the temporary Community Forge FFA playlist. It contains both Infinity Rumble and Rumble Pro in the voting options. Here are the maps that the playlist launched with: 

  • Skyline
  • Landfall
  • Monolith
  • Haven
  • Solace
  • Adrift
  • Abandon
  • Shutout
  • Simplex
  • Dispatch

Team Objective has transitioned into a 6 vs. 6 playlist, mainly in part to address the community’s desire for objective game types with larger team sizes and also to accommodate the Castle Maps, which are built for these team sizes. We’ll continue to monitor your feedback regarding Team Objective in the future as we look to optimize the experience it offers by possibly changing the team maps, team sizes and game types that are offered. The playlist features on-disc maps, as well as Crimson and Castle maps, and the Extraction game type.