This week’s matchmaking update rotates the (ironically enough) rotational playlist, replacing Community Forge Ricochet with the newly revamped Multi-Team, now featuring 3v3v3v3 gameplay. As well as this, we get the usual Spartan Ops changes.
It’s back, it’s bigger and it’s better (oh, and it’s also replacing Community Forge Ricochet!)
Multi-Team was originally released on April 8th, 2013 alongside the Castle Map Pack, but was recently removed in Halo 4’s playlist consolidation. But today, Multi-Team returns for two weeks (that’s until November 25th, 2013) as a rotational playlist featuring a new setup.
Instead of the prior 2v2v2v2v2v2 setup that was used in Halo 3 and early on in Halo 4, it will now be rocking the Reach setup which is 3v3v3v3.
Apart from this, the gametypes and map lists are pretty similar, except for ONE gametype, and that is known as Multi-Regicide. In the recent Community Choice Poll, players chose that this new gametype should be added to the playlist.
You can probably guess how Multi-Regicide plays out, each team has one King, the King being the one with the most points on said team. That means four Kings will be on the map at once. The aim of the game is to kill the King and gain the most points.
With this playlist being added, the previous rotational playlist – Community Forge Ricochet is being removed. This means that the original Ricochet playlist is back, meaning you can finally play Ricochet on some developer made maps.
This week, the hoppers will be refreshed with Episode 9 – Key with the following skulls enabled:
- Grunt Birthday Party
- I Would Have Been Your Daddy
Episode 9 – Key
Doctor Halsey makes contact with the Forerunner known as the Librarian.
You’ll be able to play the following chapters this week:
- The Search for Halsey on Cyclone
- Clean Up on Control
- Science Mountain on Apex
- Revenge on Lockup
- The Hammer on Lockup
That’s all for this week, be sure to check back next week for the next Matchmaking update.