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Halo 4 Flood Mode–New Details, Screens, and Medal List

Posted on October 5, 2012 AT 02:31am

Last month 343 Industries revealed that The Flood would be making a comeback in Halo 4 via a brand new multiplayer mode simply called “Flood.”

The mode is a variant on infected and sees two players start off as The Flood and the rest as Spartans, with the objective being to keep from being turned. Over on Halo Waypoint the developer has gone into a bit more detail about the mode. “Flood is the spiritual successor to Infection, a fan-favorite game type from Halo 3 and Reach. Our goal was to recreate it and push the mode to be new and different from previous versions.”

“As both War Games and Spartan Ops fit within the fiction of the UNSC Infinity, we wanted to use Halo fiction in this mode too, which led to us to create the Flood form in Multiplayer. Flood-converted humans are much faster and focus on melee attacks, so they were a natural fit for Infection’s successor.”

Halo 4’s Flood mode is a round-based, ten-player game. It is a true asymmetric experience with the added twist of dynamic teams; this really changes things up as each game is different, especially in the incredibly intense and high-action final seconds.”

“At the beginning of each round, two players spawn as Flood forms and eight players spawn as Survivors. Survivors are standard Spartans equipped with shotguns and magnums, while Flood move very quickly and can only use a melee attack.”

“When a Survivor gets killed by a Flood, the Survivor will convert and respawn as a Flood. The round ends if a Survivor makes it to 3:00 or if all players are converted to Flood.”

There’s also a bunch of medals to earn in the mode if you’re interested in that kind of thing:

Flood Conversion
Convert a Spartan to the Flood

Alpha Conversion
Convert a Spartan to the Flood as an Alpha

Kill 2 Spartans in a row as a Flood without dying

Kill 3 Spartans in a row as a Flood without dying

Kill 4 Spartans in a row as a Flood without dying

Kill ALL Spartans in a row as a Flood without dying

Flood Kill
Kill a Flood

Flood Kill Assist
Assist killing a Flood

Flood Hunter
Kill 4 Flood in a row as a Spartan without dying

Flood Survivor
Kill 6 Flood in a row as a Spartan without dying

Flood Exterminator
Kill 10 Flood in a row as a Spartan without dying

Last Man Standing
Be the last surviving Spartan

Final Conversion
Kill the last remaining Spartan

Flood Victory
Contribute to the Flood total conversion of all Spartans

Ancient One
Survive the entire round as a Flood and convert at least one Spartan

Survive the entire round as a Spartan

What do you think of the mode? Looking forward to trying it? Let us know in the comments below.

Matthew Bennett, Associate Editor
Matthew Bennett finally got his big break with EGM three years ago, following years of volunteer work for various sites. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Follow him on Twitter @mattyjb89. Meet the rest of the crew.

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