Halo 4
New User Created Maps Coming to Halo 4 Multiplayer From Monday
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343 Industries is updating Halo 4’s multiplayer with a number of user-created Forge maps next week. According to the latest Halo Bulletin, the new maps will be added to several playlists from  Monday, May 6th. 

You can find a list of the new maps, who created them and what playlists they slot into below. 343 has also shared a bunch more info on its proposed weapon balancing. You can read all about that and plenty more, here.

Added to SWAT

  • Black Site by The Fated Fire
  • Plaza by Smexi Bilzo
  • Shutout by SaLoT and NLTROOO

Added to Rumble Pit

  • Black Site by The Fated Fire
  • Simplex by SaLoT
  • Scythe by PA1NTS
  • Serenity by DG Intensity
  • Opus by SHIFTY time

Removed from Rumble Pit

  • Shutout by SaLoT and NLTROOO

Added to Team Objective

  • Edifice by Redemption1271 (KoTH)
  • Plaza by Smexi Bilzo (KoTH)
  • Serenity by DG Intensity (KoTH)
  • Station 9 by SaLoT (KoTH)
  • Station 9 by SaLoT (Extraction)

Added to Infinity Slayer

  • Assault by NLTROOO
  • Opus by SHIFTY time
  • Simplex by SaLoT
  • Scythe by PA1NTS
  • Shutout by SaLoT

Added to Flood

  • Black Site by The Fated Fire
  • Malice by AgentPaperCraft
  • Serenity by DG Intensity

Team Snipers

  • Shutout has been updated with improved respawn points for Team Snipers


User Comments

Forum Posts: 6
Comment #1 by daardu
Thursday, May 02, 2013 @ 07:11:52 AM
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Maybe this will incentivize me to play again.

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Comment #2 by DeadMan634
Thursday, May 02, 2013 @ 07:14:37 AM
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As long as I don't have to pay 800 points apiece then I'll be okay...

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Comment #3 by MyNameIsWill
Thursday, May 02, 2013 @ 07:17:15 AM
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I need to start playing this again, theres just been too many other games :'[

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Comment #4 by Swaffor
Thursday, May 02, 2013 @ 07:28:57 AM
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I haven't fully appreciated Halo since the first game. Thanks for making such a fantastic game, 343. Keep up the great job!

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Comment #5 by blinksmilewink
Thursday, May 02, 2013 @ 07:47:28 AM
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This is what killed Reach for me.

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Comment #6 by Jalen94
Thursday, May 02, 2013 @ 08:15:52 AM
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My god i havent played halo in a while and its my favorite game..... Need to get back to this

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Comment #7 by SilentAaron94
Thursday, May 02, 2013 @ 08:19:55 AM
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If they didn't remove the dlc maps they wouldn't need to add forge maps...

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Comment #8 by BiggD
Thursday, May 02, 2013 @ 08:34:55 AM
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Damn, I haven't played Halo in months. Good to see 343 supporting their game. Although the MP isn't amazing like Halo 2/3, they're doing their best at it!

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Comment #9 by hulkhoganfan
Thursday, May 02, 2013 @ 08:43:08 AM
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@7, they didn't remove the DLC maps. If everyone in the match has the maps, they'll start showing up. The issue isn't 343i removing, it's players not bothering to getting them for whatever reason.

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Comment #10 by ronnie42
Thursday, May 02, 2013 @ 08:48:33 AM
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God no!, I have been dredding this day! I paid for dlc, I expect to say more dlc maps than more crappy forge maps!

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Comment #11 by SilentAaron94
Thursday, May 02, 2013 @ 09:29:36 AM
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I know, I meant to say the dlc playlist's. And besides, how often do you actually find a game on the dlc maps outside of a dlc playlist? I never have.

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Comment #12 by Kinky Mong
Thursday, May 02, 2013 @ 09:39:46 AM
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I much prefer this approach rather than paid for maps that only have their own playlist for a month or two, and then are rarely seen again. Total waste of money.

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Comment #13 by linktriforce007
Thursday, May 02, 2013 @ 10:21:22 AM
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@11 That's what I thought you meant. And those are my thoughts exactly.

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Comment #14 by mentaljason
Thursday, May 02, 2013 @ 11:04:08 AM
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@11 Try team doubles...Majestic maps were all I was seeing

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Comment #15 by Slayinfool
Thursday, May 02, 2013 @ 12:03:58 PM
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Aslong as their free.

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Comment #16 by GrandTheftAuto
Thursday, May 02, 2013 @ 12:40:22 PM
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i hate them all - i played today 5 games in big team slayer and we played 4 times on settler ? whats wrong with you 343 ? i hate those stupid forge maps

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Comment #17 by Assasin13
Thursday, May 02, 2013 @ 01:34:57 PM
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What exactly is wrong with user made maps? Often times they are even better than the original maps made by the developers. On the PC many games such as Starcraft have their entire map pool built by fans and tournament map makers because they are usually better than the developers themselves and are generally more balanced due to being able to test the game out for a few months before making them.

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Comment #18 by asilent boom
Thursday, May 02, 2013 @ 04:18:03 PM
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I don't see how anyone can complain about this. It's an update. They are free. 343 didn't build these, they were made by community members. It's not DLC. It adds more maps to the game.

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Comment #19 by Off The WaLL
Thursday, May 02, 2013 @ 04:46:46 PM
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I really hate that If you play some forge maps with SPLITSCREEN you get a little lag. (frame rate)

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Comment #20 by Hurricane Of 87
Friday, May 03, 2013 @ 04:54:53 AM
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@17: True. Far Cry 3 has a load of truly great user maps but thanks to Ubisoft Montreal's apathy they're consistently buried under the far more numerous shitty maps. You just need a method of highlighting the gems and then regular players won't avoid that playlist like The Toilet (AKA FC3's Bronze Player Maps)

You've essentially got people creating whole new maps for your game for free. You don't have to pay them. Every player can play them. Your player base doesn't get splintered like it does with map packs that die off a few weeks/months later (See posts above).
Why wouldn't you exploit this?
Trials Evolution was very good at this, highlighting some absolutely genius creations, until you HAD to have the newest DLC to play any track that had new elements in it.

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Comment #21 by xxdiamondxxinfernoxx
Friday, May 03, 2013 @ 01:40:13 PM
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i only want 2 things from 343 and thats new maps and a max rank increase. looks like theres more maps now so all i want is a rank increse and i will be back on this game ASAP!

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Comment #22 by maverickc12
Thursday, May 09, 2013 @ 02:17:54 AM
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If there was an option to not utilize these round-about maps, I'd take it.
Firstly, there is nothing organic about them; people just route out the same circular path and/or hold down a particular spot as soon as they get a power weapon and then those weapons are inevitably and unavoidably hoarded as there is no way to take a spot because you are incessantly overwhelmed by cross fire at each turn of the corner. There is little vulnerability to a team that gets even a single power weapon. In layman's terms, if someone gets a rail gun, then there is no possibility of killing said person without killing the rest of his team putting them across the map, which, by the way, they only need 5 seconds max to return to the aid of mr. rail gun and hold position.
I sympathize with my friends' rage-quitting after even only one of these slayer matches on these ridiculous maps. The Halo multiplayer, of which I am a devoted fan and have come to love for more than 11.5 years, has had its lifespan cut short. If these user-created maps are continued to be a forced part of the massive/major online multiplayer games then I fear that none of my real-life friends and I will continue to share in the multiplayer.
I might suggest that the only acceptable compromise is to rid the major games (slayer & swat and the like) of these user-created maps, and give them their own section, separate entirely.

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