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Submit Your Infection Maps for Matchmaking!

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The Community Cartographers are collecting Infection maps to be added to Halo 5's matchmaking playlist. While we don't have any dates to share, we know that 343 is intent on creating a playlist for this gametype shortly. We recommend that you submit your map to as many website platforms as possible to ensure that your map receives the recognition and attention it deserves.

SUBMIT YOUR INFECTION MAP

When your infection map is complete, please submit your map in this thread here on Halo Waypoint. To submit your maps using the proper format, simply copy and paste the provided structure verbatim into your post. Failure to include portions of your submission may result in your map not being reviewed, please make sure to include everything that is not listed under the Optional section. For screenshots, you are free to embed them in your post, but please include a link to the screenshot on XboxDVR.com as well, so that I can download the original file at full resolution. For videos, please try to keep your video under two minutes, if possible.

Maps are due April 23rd
  • Map Name:
  • Author(s):
  • Gametype: (“Infection”, “Hivemind”, or create one of your own)
  • Map Description: (at most 1-2 sentences)
  • Screenshot: (XboxDVR link)
  • (Optional) Video: (XboxDVR or YouTube link)

    As you may have seen in the recent Reddit thread, The Truth Behind the Cartographers, we will be implementing a new map submission system on waypoint in the near future.
Quote:
"We've been keeping an eye on feedback on maps process for quite some time, including stuff dating back many years. The Forge, Multiplayer, and Community teams are working together to determine the best ways to heavily adjust processes and restructure moving forward, beginning with the next upcoming community map submission period, which will focus on grabbing some new Infection maps for consideration. Look forward to a Waypoint submission thread next week. Thanks for all of the feedback and thoughts thusfar." - BRAVO
GAMETYPE DETAILS
- 12 Players
- All classic or previously existing infection game modes such as 'Infection', 'Hivemind', 'Braaains', etc.
- Create your own custom gametype variant via custom menu options and test with your friends using honor rules.

BE AVAILABLE FOR FEEDBACK

After your infection map is submitted, it will be reviewed by the Community Cartographers. They will be meticulous in looking for any map issues that will impact gameplay: player containment, incorrect spawn points, misplaced kill barriers, unruly geometry, etc.

If any revisions are required, the Cartographers will contact the map’s creator with feedback. Maps that are not properly contained with kill boundaries or suffer from performance issues won’t be considered for matchmaking.

As always, 343 Industries has the final say in everything that goes into matchmaking and when the playlist is updated. The Community Cartographers will make recommendations, but 343 Industries will make the final call.

Finally, if your map does not make this first matchmaking implementation round, please still complete it and submit it in this thread so that we can update the playlist in the near future.
I'll be hosting a lobby tonight for anyone looking to get some tests in for their maps at 9pm eastern. Contact me via xbox live, or shoot me a post in my Weekly Testnight Thread.
These dates are straight from the multiplayer team. There will be two submission dates:

April 17th (actually by Monday beginning of the work day)
April 25th (also by Monday beginning of the work day)

The first is for maps for the initial release of the playlist, the second date is for those that could be added shortly after the playlist is added. The dates come as is and we are just the messengers. Good luck everyone and please help each other out in testing with the honor rules gametypes that can be found in the files of PA1NTS or REMkings. Expect 12 man lobbies for Infection games to get a grasp on scaling.

Ideally you get these maps visible prior to those dates as ideally the Cartographers need the chance to test them and proof them for any minor details that need changing. Keep in mind, submitting a map does not guarantee its inclusion just that it will be seen.
I'm guessing that an infectionbased hide-n-seek map isn't for matchmaking...
  • Map Name: BEL0W
  • Author(s): Alzarahn
  • Gametype: Hivemind
  • Map Description: A UNSC expedition into collapsed Forerunner caverns contaminated by an experimental Flood virus.
  • Screenshot: http://i.imgur.com/ZmuiquJ.png
  • (Optional) Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bh0NL_YQel8
What spawn points do I need to place for infected players?
And are the community Cartographers keeping an eye on this thread?
Yes.

A Community Cartographer made this thread.
Yes.

A Community Cartographer made this thread.
Sorry, i'm still relatively new to Waypoint, and don't know all of the big players, mods, and groups.
And I assume 343 would handle which spawns were which for Infection, and I just have to create spawns for honor rules gameplay for now?
What spawn points do I need to place for infected players?
Yes I'm curious as well on how to place proper spawning.
MULLERTJE wrote:
What spawn points do I need to place for infected players?
Yes I'm curious as well on how to place proper spawning.
I set up spawning just like you would for Team Slayer, but with 11 initial spawns for red team and six for blue. 343 has not yet revealed gametype details to us. We're not sure how many starting infected there will be, and I wanted my zombies' starting positions to be slightly random.
Alzarahn wrote:
MULLERTJE wrote:
What spawn points do I need to place for infected players?
Yes I'm curious as well on how to place proper spawning.
I set up spawning just like you would for Team Slayer, but with 11 initial spawns for red team and six for blue. 343 has not yet revealed gametype details to us. We're not sure how many starting infected there will be, and I wanted my zombies' starting positions to be slightly random.
Ok thanks. Will start with my spawns later today.
  • Map Name: Operation Zeta
  • Author: Crying legends
  • Gametype: ( Default Infection gamemode)
  • Map Description: Defend the house style map with a destructible bridge.
  • Screenshot: http://xboxdvr.com/gamer/CrYinG%20LeGeNDs/screenshot/4082540
  • Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVh0GW26lyI
It is a bigger map, but I think it will work. Feel free to test it out! The gametype and gamemode are in my bookmarks: TickldByKitt3nz
  • Map Name: Mountain Range
  • Author(s): TickldByKitt3nz
  • Gametype: Plague
  • Map Description: This utopian mining town was the perfect place to live, until a dark secret was released from its rocky tomb...
  • Screenshot: ------------------------------------------------------------------------
  • http://xboxdvr.com/gamer/TickldByKitt3nz/screenshot/4083094
  • http://xboxdvr.com/gamer/TickldByKitt3nz/screenshot/4083099
  • http://xboxdvr.com/gamer/TickldByKitt3nz/screenshot/4083101
  • http://xboxdvr.com/gamer/TickldByKitt3nz/screenshot/4083103
  • (Optional) Video: ------------------------------------------------------------------
  • http://xboxdvr.com/gamer/TickldByKitt3nz/video/16654643
  • http://xboxdvr.com/gamer/TickldByKitt3nz/video/16654709
So the survivors are on Cyan team and the infected are on Green Team, kinda like the infection teaser.
There are 10 scattered spawn points for Cyan, and 2 specific spawn points for the green alpha zombies.
There are 27 scattered green zombie respawn points.
There should be no map exits. It is all contained to my knowledge.
The starting weapons are shotgun and energy swords, since Plague is an honor rules gametype. Survivors use shotguns, and infected use energy swords.
There are no shields, and friendly fire is OFF. Players start with no grenades and do not have the ability to pick them up.

Thanks for all the info, as well as the chance to have my map put into matchmaking!! :-D
Ok guys, here we go...

Map name: MURKY MAUSOLEUM

Author: MULLERTJE

Gametype: Infection

Map description: A dark, bone chilling mausoleum on a creepy cemetery.

Screenshot 1: http://xboxdvr.com/gamer/MULLERTJE/screenshot/4083287

Screenshot 2: http://xboxdvr.com/gamer/MULLERTJE/screenshot/4083289

Screenshot 3: http://xboxdvr.com/gamer/MULLERTJE/screenshot/4083335

Screenshot 4: http://xboxdvr.com/gamer/MULLERTJE/screenshot/4083337

Video: http://xboxdvr.com/gamer/MULLERTJE/video/16655907

Forgehub: http://www.forgehub.com/maps/murky-mausoleum.2247/

It turned out quite large but with H5's abilities I predict the "infected" will be superfast. But maybe I'm wrong and this will not play very well:(

Anyway, I had tons of fun building this map. Cheers.

EDIT: I already had some feeback on the map and you guys can expect some improvements and updates in the next couple of days.
Mods, small request, can we get this thread stickied through the duration? :D
MULLERTJE wrote:
Ok guys, here we go...

Map name: MURKY MAUSOLEUM

Author: MULLERTJE

Gametype: Infection

Map description: A dark, bone chilling mausoleum on a creepy cemetery.

Wow thats incredible 10/10, you absolutely wrecked my map
Map Name: Atrocity
  • Author(s): Darth Quackers
  • Gametype: Infection
  • Map Description: Feel the fear of heights as you have to fight zombies to survive the outbreak on Velocity!
  • Screenshot:
1. http://xboxdvr.com/gamer/Darth%20Quackers/screenshot/4084123
2. http://xboxdvr.com/screenshots/4084122?gamertag=Darth+Quackers
3. http://xboxdvr.com/gamer/Darth%20Quackers/screenshot/4084118
4. http://xboxdvr.com/gamer/Darth%20Quackers/screenshot/4084116
5. http://xboxdvr.com/screenshots/4084117?gamertag=Darth+Quackers
  • (Optional) Video:
1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlONCHffhxk
2. http://xboxdvr.com/gamer/Darth%20Quackers/video/16666826
  • Map Name: Alpine Ash
  • Author: TimeDipper
  • Gametype: Infection
  • Map Description: Located inside of a volcano, this map offers a dark atmosphere with many open areas for limited camping spots. Navigation is very simple, but make a wrong step and you fall into the Lava pit.
  • Screenshot: Forge Hub
  • Video: XboxDVR
Map resubmitted by coforger Bmandude10.
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