343 Industries revealed Thursday the changes coming to "Halo 4" multiplayer. The next update hitting next week will put the Extraction gametype in its own playlist while new community created maps are headed to the Capture the Flag playlist.
"Extraction is a 5 vs. 5 objective-based game type where opposing Spartan teams are tasked with extracting assets from various sites around the map," 343 community manager Jessica Shea wrote in the latest Halo Bulletin. "Once a team has found a site and is in position, they must plant their beacon and protect it from the opposing team while the extraction process occurs.
If the defending team remains in control of the beacon, they receive one point, however if the opposing team overtakes the site before extraction is complete, the point is theirs. Once a site has been extracted, a new site becomes available. The first team to extract five points wins"
We've played Extraction and a well-balanced match usually results in the both teams tied at two points before a big throw down over the final extraction point. This can make for some tense end-match moments. Just be prepared for grenade spam in the indoor extraction points.
The Capture the Flag update will bring the community created maps Simplex and Settler to the playlist. Simplex should be familiar to those that have taken part in the Team Throwdown playlist. Meanwhile, Settler is a "semi-symmetrical on-disc Ravine variant that rests atop a verdant cliff side."
343 Industries also has a fix planned for the Rumble Pro gametype where the motion tracker was disabled. Spartan Ops players should expect to see a re-run of Episode 6 for the week.
The "Halo 4" multiplayer update should hit early Monday morning around 5 a.m. EST.