UPDATE: After a clarification tweet from Quinn DelHoyo, we have updated our article to hopefully include the correct playlist information. The formatting on IGN’s website was extremely difficult to understand. We apologize for anyone who read this article within the past hour.
ORIGINAL: With two weeks to go until Halo 5: Guardians is in the hands of players, 343 Industries have announced via IGN the day one Halo 5 launch playlists lineup that will be available in matchmaking.
Warzone will feature the standard Warzone gametype, playable on the following maps:
Warzone Assault will feature a special Warzone gametype were players must attack or defend the core. This will be playable on the following maps:
Team Arena will feature four game modes – Breakout, Slayer, CTF and Strongholds. The following map and gametype combinations will be available:
Team Slayer will feature the standard Slayer game mode on the following maps:
Breakout will feature the standard Breakout gametype on the following maps:
Free-For-All is fan-favorite Rumble Pit, playable with the following map & gametype combinations:
Team SWAT returns with SWAT and SWAT Magnums and will be playable on the following maps:
343 Industries also talked to IGN about a Weekend Social playlist that will feature a game mode voted on by the community via Halo Waypoint and the Halo Channel and will feature bonus XP and REQ points. They plan to release this playlist post-launch once everyone has settled into the game. If these weekend playlists prove to be popular, there is a chance they will be made into their own playlist.
If you’re a fan of Team Doubles or Team Snipers, it is up to you to vote for these gametypes on the Halo Channel and/or Halo Waypoint when they show up so you can show 343 Industries that you want them to be permanent.
As for Big Team Battle, Quinn DelHoyo told IGN when it launches a few weeks after Halo 5: Guardians releases, it will have its own dedicated playlist under Arena and will have maps built for Big Team Battle rather than rehashed 4v4/Warzone maps.
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