Halo 4 Matchmaking Update Debuts Legendary Slayer, Global Championship Kicks Off With Week 1

This week, 343 Industries is introducing a brand new game mode to Halo 4 that was first announced during PAX East last March.

Now available in Halo 4 matchmaking, Legendary Slayer offers a Slayer variant with a more competitive focus, and an emphasis on more classic Halo multiplayer settings. All players will start with default weapons, but the mode allow on-map weapon pickups and will include an enabled tracker.

Here are the key settings, as per the latest Halo Waypoint Blog update.

  • 4 vs. 4 Slayer
  • Default starting weapon (Assault Rifle)
  • No Armor Abilities
  • Motion Tracker enabled
  • All weapons and grenades located on map (no initial, random or personal ordnance)

The singular loadout is:

  • Starting weapon: Assault Rifle
  • Secondary weapon: None
  • Armor Ability: None
  • Grenades: Frag x2
  • Support upgrade: Explosives
  • Tactical package: Resupply

The playlist has launched on the following maps, custom-created specifically for Legendary Slayer:

  • Haven
  • Solace
  • Adrift
  • Abandon
  • Landfall
  • Monolith
  • Skyline
  • Shutout

The latest blog also offers more details on the Halo 4 Global Championship, which also debuted this Monday, July 15. You can check out the online qualifier scoring system, as well as the weekly featured game modes and settings right here.

Are you excited to dip your toes in Legendary Slayer this week?

Featured image by Zippyraaw.

  • Hux

    First…and apparently the only person who still occasionally will play Halo 4.

    • Aaron Williams

      First to take a Dick.

      Lol yes, maybe when Pit drops ill come back to this horrible game. With this new game type…. Classic Halo = New Gametype

      So sad the 343 can only make quality stuff when its a rip off Bungie actual creative idea’s. Reach Map Pack, half the MP maps to start, story line, title, hype, lol everything, Pit, fan base lol.

      • Joseph

        Dude you are saying way too much shit at once.

        • Aaron Williams

          Ur just to slow to understand

          • Joseph

            I sincerely hope you are joking. Learn to spell you fucking idiot.

            • Aaron Williams

              U learn to spell u idiot.

            • Joseph

              I am not ignorant. Everything you say is shit, I’m just calling you out on it.

            • Aaron Williams

              So u have nothing to say? I expected

  • Joseph

    This game is fucking AIDS at this point but I will probably buy the pit DLC. If they fuck up the sword room (I heard rumor that they were fucking around with it’s design) then I’ll be pissed.

    • Hux

      Sword Room = Death Trap

      • Joseph