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Halo 4 Team Throwdown Playlist and Title Update Details

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Posted on February 15, 2013 AT 02:38am

343 Industries has detailed this Monday’s playlist update for Halo 4 and also offered a sneak peek at an upcoming title update.

This week sees the debut of the Team Throwdown “v2″ competitive playlist. This playlist includes Team Slayer, Capture the Flag, Extraction, and King of the Hill. Some details of the “v2″ settings can be found below:

Mode v2 Settings
Teams 4 vs. 4
Score to Win Dependent upon game type
Loadouts Game Loadout
Instant Respawn Disabled
Death Cam Disabled
Motion Tracker Ally Movement
Personal Ordnance Enabled
Join In Progress Disabled
Guests Disabled

 

v2 Game Loadout
Starting Weapon Battle Rifle
Secondary Weapon None
Grenades 2x Frags
Armor Abilities None
Tactical Mod Resupply
Support Mod Explosives

 

Game Types Maps
CTF Adrift
Simplex
Solace
Extraction Dispatch
Haven
King of the Hill Shutout
Team Slayer Abandon
Haven
Shutout
Simplex
Solace

The developer also shared a few notes from the game’s upcoming title update which is set to release “within the next two weeks.” According to 343, the update “addresses some of the concerns we’ve been hearing from the community.” The notes can be found below:

  • Reduced the range of the Boltshot’s damage scaling over distance. The previous effective range for 1-hit kills was 20′-25′. The range has been reduced to 15′.
  • Fixed an issue that did not allow players to create respawn timers or disable instant respawn in custom games.
  • Fixed issues with friendly fire against vehicles. If FF is disabled, damage / EMPs from friendly sources will no longer damage vehicles that are fully controlled by your team.

What are your thoughts on this new playlist? 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 EGMNOW.com. 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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