Halo Weekly Update 5/8/14

There are a couple of nice things to come in next week’s update, read on for info on Dominion Light and some visual changes!

Matchmaking Updates

This coming Monday’s matchmaking update brings the new featured playlist “Dominion Light”, a faster paced, small team variation of classic Dominion. This new playlist offers 4v4 gameplay with modified scoring and smaller resupply drops, offered on the following community-Forged maps:

  • The Ark
  • Black Site
  • Graphite
  • Hekau
  • Honeycomb
  • Inheritor
  • Onyx
  • Serenity
  • Shutout
  • Station 9
  • Plaza
  • Procedure


Community Choice


Last week’s Community Choice poll asked which game type you’d like to see in Action Sack. The winner was the highly popular mode that debuted just a few short weeks ago – Ninja Assassins. This new variation is a team-based mode, where you will work together to slash, snipe and assassinate your way to victory!

Playlist Flags


A new visual change to the War Games design is coming in Monday’s update too! Going forwards, you will see “playlist flags” as you browse the different playlist options. These banners will indicate what playlists have been updated, what’s changed, what the featured playlist is and so on. It’s a small change, but it’s a welcome one – and just goes to show that 343i are constantly trying to find ways to improve the Halo experience, even in the most minute of ways.

Handy Links


Minecraft: Halo Add-On


In case you missed the news, it appears Minecraft: Xbox will be getting a Halo Add-On in the near future! The Halo Waypoint Twitter account posted an image yesterday showing what appears to be a Halo mash-up pack for Minecraft. Watch this space, you’ll know more info when we do!

That’s it for this week, as always be sure to check out the latest Bulletin for a feature on goatrope’s Halo: CE speed-run, a multi-team themed Screenshot Spotlight and more!

Until next time!

P.S. Make sure to wish Bravo (@Brav) a happy birthday today!