Three Multiplayer Modes Get Revamped for Halo 4

Three Multiplayer Modes Get Revamped for Halo 4

Plus a Halo 4 Trailer: A Hero Awakens

Written by Graymouse 1 on 05 September 12 at 16:38

Previously on TA, we introduced you to the new multiplayer map, "Exile", and we showed you a 30 second video of the flag assassination animation. Today, we present you with the juicy details on three new http://www.trueachievements.com/Halo-4-xbox-360.htm multiplayer modes.

Capture The Flag:

Some of the biggest changes in CTF that you will notice right away is that the flag carrier will not slow down while holding the flag. Also, and probably more importantly, is that while carrying the flag in your left hand you are able to carry a weapon in your right. That's right, you read it correctly. You can now carry the flag in one hand and your trusty pistol in the other. In case you are wondering, you still will be able to perform the flag assassinations when you need to beat down anyone who gets in your way.

Grifball:

There are some significant changes coming to the game mechanics. Scoring the ball is now quicker because when you score, the ball returns to the center of the field instead of ending the round like the round-based gameplay of its predecessor. This in turn speeds up the overall gameplay. Speaking of the ball, it's no longer a bomb. Instead, it is an electrically-charged sphere that you can hold in one hand. Also, if you kill the ball holder with the energy sword, you will perform what is being called a sword snatch in which the ball will be stripped away from your opponent's hands and given to you. One of the most interesting new gameplay mechanics for this game mode is the ability to "pass" the ball to your teammates. You throw the ball just like you would through a grenade. You can also use the hammer pass to blast the ball across the field to your teammate, which would allow for some really tactical Grifball games.

Oddball:

Oddball plays pretty much like before, with your team gaining points for how long you hold the oddball. However, now there are a few new medals for oddball. These medals include, but are not limited to, throwing the oddball to your teammate and for catching the oddball. This time, when you beat down your opponent with the oddball he disintegrates into thousands of pieces right before you eyes.

The last thing that we have for you is a video that was released recently. This 10 minute video titled A Hero Awakens is a video documentary giving us a behind the scenes look at the making Halo 4. The video features a number of artists, designers, writers, and producers discussing Chief's return.



That is all, folks... for now. Stay tuned here on TA for more Halo 4 information as it becomes available. Halo 4 will be released on November 6th worldwide.

Thanks to all the community members who sent this in.
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vikingbloodlust - So, I use to think that the whole tracking streaks thing was dumb, but it's actually pretty awesome
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Posted on 05 September 12 at 16:44
Maybe I'm just a purest, but I kinda like h3 grifball. Even adding armor abilities was a bad thing. With Some games, the less actual Mechanics they have, the more a player is forced to be creative with strategy. Don't like these additions...ATM at least
MAGNUS 7000
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Posted on 05 September 12 at 16:47
Halo 4 is seeing lots of changes. Just hope they can hold onto that special thing that made Halo so great. We will see.
FatalFlaw810
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Posted on 05 September 12 at 17:01
Title is very misleading...was actually expecting NEW modes that were announced. Oh well, already read about these changes and excited for being able to throw the oddball now.
RuukuSukotto
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Looking forward to see what they do with Halo from this point on, I'm an optimist and no Halo has let me down yet.
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MotoX Champ88
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Posted on 05 September 12 at 17:06
It should have been a given that CTF and Oddball would return. I'm mostly excited about Grifball! I'm so beast at it.
Posted on 05 September 12 at 17:07
>Three new Halo 4 modes
>The same modes from every Halo since 3
>.... :/
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RuukuSukotto
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MotoX Champ88 said:I'm so beast at it.I think everyone is beast at grifball, so much going on all at once! laugh
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Posted on 05 September 12 at 17:08
The title is misleading. I'd rather see 'Three MP Modes Return" Than, "Three New Modes".
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Posted on 05 September 12 at 17:15
grifball blows
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Posted on 05 September 12 at 17:19
Having seen videos of these modes on Youtube, I'm now really looking forward to them! I reckon it might just be a good enough mix of old & new stuff!

Still not sure about the load-outs though.....
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Posted on 05 September 12 at 17:25
That's awesome that you can hold a pistol while carrying the flag now. That will be such a nice addition. I won't feel defenseless when I'm a long ways away from the base.
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RuukuSukotto
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Posted on 05 September 12 at 17:26, Edited on 05 September 12 at 17:27 by RuukuSukotto
Beachem said:That's awesome that you can hold a pistol while carrying the flag now. That will be such a nice addition. I won't feel defenseless when I'm a long ways away from the base.I always feel terrified when I'm carrying the flag, always feel like I'm being watched and everyone is out to get me (which they are).
Usually though I find idiots in every CTF game I play and me and my friend are the only ones with enough courage to take it and run laugh
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people are still playing Halo games? facepalm
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Posted on 05 September 12 at 17:48, Edited on 05 September 12 at 17:50 by Dethfuse
ClaytThaGreat said:people are still playing Halo games? facepalmpeople still play gears of war games? facepalm

OP: yea not "new" modes, just revised modes

all sound good to me, im just happy that the multiplayer looks like it will actually feel like halo multiplayer
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RuukuSukotto
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ClaytThaGreat said:people are still playing Halo games? facepalmYes.
I still play games for the Megadrive shock /sarcasm.
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Posted on 05 September 12 at 18:00
Looks awesome!
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ClaytThaGreat said:people are still playing Halo games? facepalmYeah people still play Halo games...because it is one of the best, and most engrossing, game series out there.

MUCH better than Gears.
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Posted on 05 September 12 at 18:23
My only hope is that the campaign is of considerable length. Im a little worried that there is only nine campaign chapters. We will see though.
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ClaytThaGreat said:people are still playing Halo games? facepalmDethfuse said:people still play gears of war games? facepalm
People are still making posts about what people are still playing a series of games?? facepalm


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