The multiplayer playlists available on launch day for Halo: The Master Chief Collection have been revealed.
Most of the playlists in the game are a pretty standard stuff for a Halo title such as Slayer, Big Team Battle, Hardcore, and SWAT. One playlist that competitive gamers will take note of is the official eSports 4v4 playlist.
Halo hasn’t officially been part of the Major-League Gaming Pro Circuit since 2012, but this eSports playlist could foreshadow a return to competitive play.
Each of the major Halo titles included in the collection also has its own specific playlist so you can feel like you’re playing Halo 2 or Halo: CE again.
The game will include the following playlists as per 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.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection is an upcoming Xbox One exclusive that includes remastered versions of Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, and Halo 4. It also comes with access to the Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta.
Halo 2 perhaps got the biggest upgrade in the collection as it will be in high-definition for the first time.
The game is set to release this November and is one of the most highly anticipated holiday titles.