Halo Weekly Update 4/3/14

I hope you guys like Ricochet, because something awesome is coming this weekend!

Matchmaking Updates

This Monday saw a refresh to the Flood playlist, and the addition of Squad DLC – see last week’s update for more info on them!

Spartan Ops has also been updated for RoosterTeeth’s 11th anniversary! To mark the occasion, the following mission are now in Spartan Ops matchmaking, all featuring the Red vs. Blue radio easter eggs:

  • Episode 1: Chapter 5: Core
  • Episode 2: Chapter 5: Gagarin
  • Episode 3: Chapter 4: Shootout in Valhalla
  • Episode 4: Chapter 2: Rally Point
  • Episode 5: Chapter 5: Spartan Thorne

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A fun new game type to hit Halo 4 this weekend (April 4th-7th), is Ricochet Rebound, made by HOBO ITCHY, a community Forger. This is a basketball-inspired mode featuring the following setup/rules:

  • Primary Weapon: Scattershot / Shotgun
  • Secondary Weapon: Sticky Detonator
  • Score to Win: 15 points
  • Time Limit: 10 minutes
  • A “throw” = 1 point
  • A “dunk” (slamming into the hoop) = 2 points
  • Ball Reset Time: 15 second ball reset
  • Automatic Pickup: Enabled
  • Respawn Time: 3 Seconds

 

Be sure to try it out and let us know what you think!

Community Choice

The next Community Choice poll will decide which mode is to be added into Proving Ground next – here are your options:

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Head here to vote!

Handy Links

 

Mega Bloks UNSC Quad Walker

The next set in the ONI REAP-X line is now available!

“This vehicle is a highly advanced prototype walker based loosely on a number of Covenant models, including the Locust. Deployed from space much like a drop pod, the vehicle’s boosters unfold upon entry, becoming its four fully-articulable legs. The walker’s primary weapons are two plasma cannons, similar to the Covenant’s Shade turret.”

In addition to the Quad Walker, and a copper Shade Turret, the set also includes a blue Recon Spartan with a red visor, an Amber Storm Elite, an Incineration Cannon and a Storm Rifle.

Spartan Assault

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Spartan Assault is getting a price drop! From April 3rd-9th, Spartan Assault will be $1.99 on Windows 8 & Windows 8 Phone. From April 10th, Spartan Assault will be $4.99 on those platforms, and dropped to $9.99 on Xbox 360 & Xbox One. The game will also be launching on Steam, this Friday April 4th!

That’s all for this week, be sure to check out the latest Halo Bulletin for an interview with HOBO ITCHY and a grenade-focused Screenshot Spotlight!

Until next time!