Halo 4 Gets New Game Modes – Rumble Swords and Medal Madness, 343 Teases “Ninja Assassins”

This Monday, 343 Industries is spicing up Halo 4 with some brand new game modes via the latest matchmaking update.

Voted by the community last week, Rumble Swords will be added to the Rumble Pit playlist, giving players the option to brawl it out with nothing deadly Energy Swords.

Also tagging along is a brand new game mode the studio likes to call Medal Madness. Halo 4 multiplayer designer “TTL Laskan” describes it as “a 4 vs. 4 team game type where each side works to collect the most of a requisite medal in a one-minute time period, which we refer to as mini-rounds”.

“The team that collects the most of said medal will win the mini-round and earn a point. The first team to earn seven points (by winning mini-rounds) wins the match,” Laskan says, adding that each mini-round will shift player traits to better facilitate the earning of medals. For example, mini-rounds tasking you with getting Double Kills medals will adopt settings similar to that of SWAT.

Expect a “bunch of cool, and maybe I should say, unexpected mini-rounds in Medal Madness,” says Laskan. Check out the full list of medals that will be randomly generated in each mini-round of Medal Madness:

  • Double Kill
  • Snapshot
  • Assassination
  • Hail Mary
  • Spartan Laser
  • Melee
  • Supercombine
  • Rail Gun
  • Binary Rifle Kill
  • Sword / Hammer Kill
  • Rocket / Fuel Rod Kills

Interestingly, the studio notes a few mysterious new updates that are in the works for Halo 4’s competitive Team Throwdown playlist, including “a little something called Ninja Assassins,” hints Laskan. “Details on this one are still shrouded, in black, but we might be able to release more information in updates to come. Or the game type might appear from the shadows, decimate an entire village, throw down a smoke bomb and vanish.”

Heading over to Halo 4 this Monday to see what all the fuss is about?

Via HaloWaypoint.

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