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Matchmaking update
November 10, 2007, 4:35 am
Filed under: Gaming, Halo 3, Multiplayer, News

Bungie’s latest Weekly Update gives new information about the forthcoming matchmaking update expected early next week.

It would seem Bungie intend to regularly update the matchmaking hoppers for Halo 3, keeping a keen ear on community cries in order to give us just what we want. This week the forged ‘Rocket Race’ makes its official debut and many repeating gametypes are heavily reduced.

Below is a list of just some of the changes we can expect:

Social Doubles removed from matchmaking

Rocket Race Hopper added to the Social hopper – 8 players, join in parties of up to 8 players.

Hammerzeit game variant added
The frequency of VIP gametypes reduced
Swords gametypes will now be to 25 kills, rather than 50

Lone Wolves:
Player count increased to 6 players
Swords gametype added
Oddball games on Snowbound and Epitaph reduced considerably

Team Slayer:
Guardian added to the playlist
Valhalla added to Team Slayer

Social Skirmish
Flag gametypes will appear more regularly

Rumble Pit
Construct and Isolation added to several gametypes


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Yay, I can’t wait to give Rocket Race a try on matchmaking, I’ve never normally got enough people together to play it in customs.

Great update.

Comment by Agent Cold

Ummm…. good?
liek dosnt matter atmo…
should be getting xbox bk this coming friday.
they said 2 weeks… so ill try all the the gametypes than.
kinda gutted bout team doubles.
thats always been my favourite!!… no wait 3rd fav but ok.

is it me or does any1 else realllly badly want to see shotty snipes a single gametype?
i love it! :)

Comment by Wiplash ll7

next week they will reveal the new maps on bnet and on thanks giving break they are going to be able to be downloaded. they are coming out with 5 maps…maybe a BLUE remake, lol i know, btw u guys will enjoy next weeks update fosho
– Walshy

Comment by walshy

hes talking about lockout i think…

Comment by noname

Im pretty sure turf and gemini, and the other three maps that you can read about on other websites… are the FIVE new maps… iv read that MLG players convinced bungie to bring those two back from H2… along wit the ones the designers are almost finished wit… what sux is the $$$ issue… you know they will charge alot… cuz thats good ol’ Bungie for ya…

Comment by Will

Look me up on Halo…
snipers 4 life…

Comment by Will

Will, ur right about one of the h2 maps but they are also bringing back lockout, ive played with bungie and we along with like every single player playing h3 really have convinced them to bring it back, so watch out for that

Comment by walshy

Walshy… are you the one that is in EGM mag???

Comment by Will


Comment by walshy

in EGM? like, a writer or something?

hmm, cool.
You should join up with the forum.

Comment by D-thunda

c i told u that a really good update is coming this weekend, go check bungie.net, i know this stuff believe me i dont make this stuff up


Comment by walshy

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