Halo 4 Team Throwdown Playlist Details!

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Halo 4’s Competitive Playlist, Team Throwdown, will launch tomorrow. Here’s the scoop on the details within the playlist. This information was brought to us by Bravo and posted in the Halo Waypoint Forums. Enjoy!

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Team Throwdown, Playlist Updates, TU Boltshot Nerf! The Halo Bulletin: 2.13.13

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Hello there, back again with another Halo Waypoint bulletin. This time we have more than just Halo 4 Matchmaking Updates we also have a little bit of Title Update Information. Let’s break down this weeks bulletin. And as always you can read the entire thing here!

February 18th, 2013

  • Spartan Ops Episode 10
    • 5 New Missions
    • Last Episode of Season 1 (No Details on Spartan Ops Season 2)
  • Team Throwdown (Competitive Playlist)
    • v2 settings
    • Team Slayer, Capture the Flag, Extraction and King of the Hill
  • Removal of Crimson DLC Playlist
    • Maps will merge into regular respective playlists
  • Team Snipers Playlist Score to Win Reduced
    • 600 Points (60 Kills) to 500 Points (50 Kills). Due to no instant respawn
  • Shutout Map added to SWAT Playlist
    • Other Forge Maps to be added to other playlist over time

February 25th, 2013 (Rumoured/Expected Date)

  • Title Update
    • Boltshot Range reduced.1-hit kill will be reduced from 20-25ft to 15ft
    • Remove friendly-fire issue with EMP/Damage to Vehicles owned by teammates in playlists with friendly-fire disabled.
    • Fixed an issue that did not allow players to create respawn timers or disable instant respawn in custom games
  • Majestic Map Pack (3 small-med sized DLC maps)
    • Monolith
    • Skyline
    • Landfall

Team Throwdown Playlist Details!
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Team Snipers Returns, Team Objective, And More! The Halo Bulletin: 2.6.13

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As always, here’s the weekly update to Halo 4’s Multiplayer. You can read the Halo Waypoint Bulletin in it’s entirety here, but here are the highlights.

February 11th, 2013

  • Team Snipers Returns!
    • Team Snipers
    • Shotty Snipers
  • Team Objective
    • Team Regicide
    • Oddball
    • King of the Hill
  • Team Doubles Update/Fix
  • Spartan Ops Episode 9 (5 New Missions)

February 18th, 2013

  • Team Throwdown (Competitive Playlist)

February 25th, 2013 (Rumoured/Expected)

  • Title Update
  • Majestic Map Pack (3 small-med sized DLC maps)
    • Monolith
    • Skyline
    • Landfall

Here’s the information in more detail as provided by 343i,

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Halo 4 Competitive Playlist (Team Throwdown) Details (So Far)

343 Industries Matchmaking Systems Team made a post in the Halo Waypoint forums in regards to a competitive playlist set to debut around the middle of February (before the launch of CSR in April).

The post indicates this playlist will feature heavily modified and altered versions of the following gametypes.

  • Slayer
  • CTF
  • Extraction
  • King of the Hill

The post stated that they envision it as both the go-to place for competitive play and the premier playlist to get your 50 [CSR] in”

They plan to share the first outline of the settings next week to collect community feedback so they can continually tune the settings. Here are the early details so far:

  • 4 vs 4
  • Pre-set game loadouts
  • Forced respawn timers
  • No instant respawn
  • Ordnance on re-supply timers
  • Join-in-progress off
  • No split-screen play 
  • Friendly fire on
  • Max party size 4 with big party matching enforced
  • No guests allowed

– Chief Landless

Geronimo!