The new weekly bulletin is out by bsangel! This week she covers the Halo 4 playlist and what will be happening to them in the coming months, along with the removal and additions happening to Halo 4. You can catch the full bulletin here.
The 9/30 update will include similar changes. On that date, the Multi-Team, Dominion, and Champions Bundle DLC playlists will be removed. The reason for both the consolidation and removal of playlists is to enhance the overall health of matchmaking. As the numbers from those playlists shift into other ones, game quality will improve as skill matching and the other parameters used during the search phase (matching with other players that own DLC, for instance) become more effective.
The playlists that will be available after the bulk of consolidation has been completed on 9/30 are as follows:
8v8 – Big Team Battle
5v5 – Capture the Flag
4v4 – Infinity Slayer (may be renamed to Team Slayer)
4v4 – SWAT
4v4 – Action Sack
4v4 – Team Snipers (next update on 9/30)
4v4 – Ricochet (next update on 9/16)
2v2 – Team Doubles (next update on 9/16)
8-player FFA – Rumble Pit
10-player FFA – Flood
Community Playlist: 4v4 – Team Throwdown (next update in October)
Community Playlist: 4v4 – Grifball