Halo 4 Playlist Update Introduces Paintball, Energy Sword King of the Hill, Team DLC, and More

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343 Industries are injecting a bit of fun into Halo 4 with a recent playlist update that introduces some exciting new game modes.

Plasma Pistol Paintball and some crazy variations on game modes like Capture the Flag and King of the Hill are all a part of this Monday’s playlist update.

On a more straight forward note, Team DLC introduces two weeks of team-based modes, including Slayer, King of the Hill, Extraction, SWAT, Snipers, Ricochet, Regicide, and Oddball variants on some of the game’s more popular DLC maps. Check out the full list below:

  • Skyline
  • Monolith
  • Landfall
  • Daybreak
  • Harvest
  • Vertigo
  • Pitfall

Team Doubles is also getting updated to reflect the community’s vote on a King of the Hill playlist on the following maps:

  • Haven
  • Abandon
  • Simplex
  • The Ark
  • Fallout
  • Pitfall
  • Skyline

Over on the Action Sack playlist is where you’ll find some of this week’s more lively updates, however.

Paintball is a Plasma-Pistol-One-Hit-Kill game mode played on a colorful speedball-inspired map created with the help of Forger “petetheduck”. Here, jump height is reduced and players only have one life per round.

Husky Raid condenses all the Capture-the-Flag action you could want into a single tight space. Teams spawn in with random weapons at their flag that is directly opposite to the enemy’s flag on a single platform. From there, it’s a 4 vs. 4 clash of head-on battles on a single lane in this tug-of-war-style game mode. With the help of “The Fated Fire”, 343 was able to bring this popular, albeit hectic, mode to Halo 4′ matchmaking.

Clang of the Hill, originally designed by “SNIPE 316”, equips players with only an Energy Sword and a Thruster Pack as two teams of 4 battle it out in this King-of-the-Hill game mode.

If you’re looking for a good time this week with some of your pals, now might be a good time to hop on Halo 4 and try out some of these wonky new modes. Which one will you be trying out first?

Via the HaloWaypoint.