Hey all - we just wanted to give you some good news before the weekend kicks off!
We've added Oddball to the Team Arena playlist! As you may remember, it received some extra love and attention in the content update that came out earlier this month. (Read up on it here!) Right now, we're featuring it on two maps in the playlist – Eden and Truth. These maps were chosen because they're competitive balance fits Team Arena well, but also because they can provide insight as to how the spawning changes will affect gameplay at the highest level of competition on such different maps (symmetrical & asymmetrical maps).
Additionally it's worth noting that we updated Oddball settings, and that these new settings are also reflected in Custom Games. The changes were made to ensure Oddball would be fit for ranked gameplay, and can be seen below:
- Oddball and Oddball FFA have been updated to share the Oddball HaloWC carrier traits. This means that the Ball Carrier can Thrust, must land two melees to get a kill, and now has 90% movement speed.
- The Oddball HaloWC respawn time has been decreased from 10s back to 8s. The respawn timer was increased to 10s a few months back due to spawning complaints, but we’re bringing it back to the default 8s since the new spawning influencers are active.