Here are Halo: The Master Chief Collection’s multiplayer playlists

By Brenna Hillier, Friday, 10 October 2014 00:29 GMT

Halo: The Master Chief Collection has so many multiplayer modes and maps that the only way to manage matchmaking is throughplaylists. This is how 343 Industries will kick things off.

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Those who pick up Halo: The Master Chief Collection when it launches in November will be offered the following playlists, according to IGN:

  • Team Halo 2: Anniversary
    Play a mix of Team Slayer and objective game types on re-mastered maps. 4v4.
  • Halo 2: Anniversary Rumble
    Challenge seven other opponents on re-mastered maps. This is your fight and yours alone. 8-player Free-For-All.
  • Team Halo 2: Anniversary Social
    Play with a team in unranked Team Slayer and objective game types on re-mastered maps. 5v5.
  • Team Slayer
    Eliminate the enemy team across four Halo games: Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, and Halo 2: Anniversary. Nothing but Team Slayer, 24/7. 4v4.
  • Big Team Battle
    Battle it out in 16-player warfare with vehicles across Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo 4, and Halo 2: Anniversary. 8v8.
  • Halo: Combat Evolved
    The game that started it all. Play a mix of Slayer and objective game types in Halo: Combat Evolved for the first time on Xbox Live. 4v4.
  • Halo 2 Classic
    It’s back. A mix of the most popular Team Slayer and objective game types from the original Halo 2. 4v4.
  • Halo 3
    A selection of fan-favorite Team Slayer and objective game types from Halo 3. 4v4.
  • Halo 4
    A mix of Team Slayer and objective game types from Halo 4, on a selection of small to medium-sized maps. 5v5.
  • Team Hardcore
    A collection of tournament-approved game types from Halo 2 and Halo 3. The Battle Rifle is your primary weapon. 4v4.
  • Halo eSports
    The official Halo eSports playlist. 4v4.
  • SWAT (Rotational)
    Aim for the head! A collection of SWAT game types on our favorite maps from Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo 4, and Halo 2: Anniversary. Players have no shields and are equipped with rifles. 4v4.

If none of these take your fancy, you can always make private games and wail on whatever nostalgia inspires.

When I spoke to 343 Industries at Tokyo Game Show, I was told that the team plans to be highly reactive, adjusting and rotating playlists to help ensure the most desirable content is most easily accessible.

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