The Halo Bulletin: 2.19.14
Late last week, a mysterious unmarked package arrived at the doors of the studio.
Actually, it was a friendly cupcake delivery man who rang the doorbell and was let inside, but only because it appeared that he really
did have a boxful of bite-sized treats. Shortly thereafter, I discovered these were no regular cupcakes but rather the decadent, delightful,
Deathcake Royale from a local (and amazing) cupcake bakery. A single box of mini heart topped, espresso cookie crusted chocolate perfection
had made its way into the studio and before I knew it, was presented to me (in front of a crowd of interested bystanders, none the less)
around 10:30 a.m. on Friday, which also happened to be Valentine's Day.
"The community loves you,
This coming Monday, the 343 team will be hopping into Matchmaking. Normally, we enter as a team, and this
results in a mix of wins, losses, and good times. This month's community playdate, however, will be slightly different. We'll be heading into the Big Rumble
playlist, which means we'll be split up and playing against each other as well as many of you on Monday night from 6-8pm PST. This will likely result in
interoffice arguments, bragging, and emailing one another screenshots of Post Game Carnage Reports on Tuesday, which means it'll really just be like any
other Tuesday. Unsurprisingly, bs angel is already telling me how badly she'll be beating everyone come Monday.
Matchmaking Playlist Update
On Monday, Big Rumble premiered in Matchmaking, with the Community Choice Poll-winning Quick Draw available in the voting options. The playlist features 12-player Free-for-All for the first time in Halo 4 Matchmaking, and will be around until March 3rd. Next week, we'll have some details about Medal Madness (coming 3/3) but today, we've got another opportunity for you to vote on which game type you'd like to see added to Halo 4 Matchmaking in our next update.
Community Choice: Rumble Pit Game Types
Spartan Assault Xbox One Content Update
The next time you log into Halo: Spartan Assault on Xbox One, you will be prompted to download a content update. This update improves general stability and also fixes several reported bugs. We'd like to thank you for your feedback, which led to many of the fixes in this update. The full breakdown of what is included is below:
Next up, bs angel is back with another Screenshot Spotlight!
Last week, we turned the spotlight on love. This week, we decided to go with everybody's favorite sidearm. Take a gander at the following Magnum screenshots, and maybe even find inspiration to make your own.
Generally, I end the Bulletin right about now but if you haven't yet caught aCreeWarrior's Halo 4 montage from earlier this month, you need to watch it...now! The video has incredible gameplay as well as editing and will likely make you want to head into Halo 4 to grab some multikills and headshots.
And with that, this week's Bulletin comes to a close.