So, by now, you probably know that SWAT has made its return to The Master Chief Collection. Whether you found that out somewhere online, or by just going into multiplayer and seeing it there, SWAT is back. So, for all you headshot enthusiasts, go play some SWAT! I personally don’t really like SWAT, but it is still fun to play once in a while! It can be a nice change of pace to traditional Halo gameplay. Plus, if you need to work on your aim, SWAT is a good place to do it. Oh, and SWAT is currently only including Halo 2 Classic, Halo 2 Anniversary, and Halo 4, as 343i is currently working on Halo 3 SWAT.
Also, you may or may not have noticed that most playlists had their player limit adjusted. Yep, that’s right, all playlists except Team Halo 2: Anniversary are back to the player limit that they were intended to be at. This means that Team Slayer, Halo 2 Classic, Halo 3, Halo Championship Series, and SWAT are all 4v4, Big Team Battle is 8v8, and Halo 2: Anniversary Rumble is 8 players. BTB was actually changed to 8v8 in last Sunday’s update, but I figured I’d give it a shoutout anyway, since who doesn’t like some BTB?
As for why Team Halo 2: Anniversary is still 5v5, 343i said that it is because the playlist includes a variety of mid-sized maps, and the playlist is currently optimized for both 4v4 and 5v5 gameplay. Meaning, less 5v5s on Warlord, and instead any 5v5s will be more likely to be on a more suitably sized map, such as Stonetown. This is only temporary, and the playlist will be adjusted to 4v4 glory soon.
I’m also looking forward to seeing upcoming playlists make a return, or their first appearance in The MCC. Playlists like Halo CE, Halo 4, Team Hardcore, Team Doubles, and Team Snipers, are all expected to make their way into the rotation soon, so woohoo!
Well, that’s about all for now. Now get outta here! Go online and teabag some Spartans!