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Halo 4 Community Forge Test Playlist Goes Live Today, Details

Posted on January 21, 2013 AT 02:36am

343 Industries has announced details of the first Community Forge playlist for Halo 4, which is set to go live later today.

The playlist includes six maps created by members of the Halo 4 community, and each will be tested as part of this playlist for possible inclusion in a future multiplayer update. Each map will have its own feedback thread on the Halo Waypoint forums. The map details are below:

Map: Shutout
Description: Some believe this remote facility was once used to study the Flood. But few clues remain amidst the snow and ice.
Author: Big Papa SaLoT and NlTROOO

Map: Despair
Description: A derelict facility…
Author: SecretSchnitzel

Map: Garrotte
Description: Better play it straight.
Author: MythicFritz

Map: Relay
Description: As is, in-game.
Author: FyreWulff

Map: Scythe
Description: A community made forge map by PA1NTS.
Author: PA1NTS

Map: Simplex
Description: A community made, arena style map by Big Papa SaLoT.
Author: Big Papa SaLoT

And how they’re being used in the new hopper:

Garrotte – Infinity Slayer
Shutout – Infinity Slayer
Despair – Infinity Slayer
Scythe – Infinity Slayer
Simplex – Infinity Slayer
Relay – Infinity Slayer
Garrotte – CTF
Shutout – SWAT
Despair – KOTH
Scythe – SWAT
Simplex – CTF

Will you be testing out these new maps? Let us know in the comments below.

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