Halo: Reach Playlist Changes Announced

By The Splintercat, 8 years ago
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It was released less then two weeks ago, but Bungie has said what changes it intends to make in its October update. Announced in its weekly update, Bungie say they are "not content to rest on our laurels" and "have already identified a few elements of our online experience that need a wee bit of tweaking".

The proposed changes are as follows:

Playlist Changes
SWAT Playlist added (SWAT removed from Big Team Battle and Team Slayer)
Campaign Matchmaking (live on 10/15 – You will be required to have earned the Grade “Corporal” to enter this Playlist)
Team Slayer rebalanced to highlight default Slayer game variants and include new offerings
Classic Slayer removed
Removed “Pro” game variants from the Arena Playlist
Removed Boardwalk from Arena Team Doubles Playlist
Added “Return to Battlefield” volume to Space on Zealot in the Arena Playlist

Game Variants Additions
King of the Hill (multiple Playlists, including Arena*)
Rocket Race
Juggernaut (Rumble Pit Playlist)
*King of the Hill not included in Arena

General Housekeeping
Sudden Death will be added to all Assault game variants, including Invasion
Team Objective will now feature the map Powerhouse
Replacing Drop Shield with Evade for King of the Hill, Territories, and Oddball
Replacing Hologram with Evade in Oddball, Capture the Flag, Assault, and Stockpile
Replacing the Scorpion on Hemorrhage with Wraiths (Hemorrhage Heavies variant, TBD)
Bungie say "that these are some, and not all of the proposed changes we'll be making to the online experience in the weeks and months ahead." So I guess it's a case of watch this space!