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Weekend Playlist Updates and Additions

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For the past week, we’ve been poring over your Halo 5 feedback across the entire game, tirelessly reviewing multiplayer data, and working on tuning tweaks as well as brand-new content. We talked a bit about just a few of the things that team is diving into and working on last week, and we’ll talk about even more about what’s to come in tomorrow’s weekly update, but we’re stopping by for a moment to talk about some playlist changes that will be made tomorrow morning pacific time. Let’s dig into the details!

Weekend Shotty Snipers

You voted in this week’s weekend playlist poll, and Shotty Snipers was the clear, undisputed winner. This weekend playlist will be available starting tomorrow morning pacific time, and will run through early Monday morning pacific time. The playlist will offer increased XP rewards, and the game type will be available on all Arena maps (aside from the Breakout variants).

Additionally, based on your feedback on map variety and rotations, we’re making a few changes to existing playlists to improve variety. To start, we’re removing Orion, in its current form, from all playlists so that we can take some time to remove and patch map exploits as well as make additional improvements to the map before re-adding it where appropriate. In parallel, we’re also working on multiplayer spawns (and any exploits that arise) on existing maps as well, based on information from feedback and videos you’ve submitted as well as internal playtests. Next, we’re making some major additions to existing playlists by adding 15 additional map / game type combinations to the lineup. Here is a breakdown of the additions:

New additions to each playlist are listed in bold.

Team Arena

In Team Arena, we’re adding Strongholds on Plaza, Capture the Flag on Empire, Slayer on Regret, and Breakout on Altitude. Here’s a look at the new playlist layout:

Breakout

  • Altitude
  • Trident

Slayer

  • Coliseum
  • The Rig
  • Plaza
  • Eden
  • Empire
  • Regret

Capture the Flag

  • Coliseum
  • Truth
  • Fathom
  • Empire

Strongholds

  • The Rig
  • Eden
  • Empire
  • Plaza

Slayer

In the Slayer playlist, we’re adding Truth, Empire, , and Pegasus. Here is the updated map layout dropping tomorrow morning:

  • Coliseum
  • The Rig
  • Plaza
  • Regret
  • Fathom
  • Truth
  • Empire
  • Pegasus

SWAT

In the SWAT playlist, you’ll see Empire, Fathom, Coliseum, and Truth added to the current lineup:

  • Eden
  • Pegasus
  • The Rig
  • Plaza
  • Regret
  • Empire
  • Fathom
  • Coliseum
  • Truth

Free For All

In FFA, you’ll see Empire, Fathom, Coliseum, and Truth added:

  • Eden
  • Pegasus
  • The Rig
  • Plaza
  • Regret
  • Empire
  • Fathom
  • Coliseum
  • Truth

All of these changes are set to go live tomorrow morning, so we’ll see you in matchmaking then. Be sure to swing by around the end of the day for the next weekly update, too. Talk to you then.

Bravo

 

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