As revealed through Halo Waypoint yesterday, the “Halo 4” matchmaking playlist update for the week of Jan. 28 has been detailed. Through this new matchmaking update, the Grifball playlist will be added into “Halo 4” for the first time ever.
In preparation for the addition of this new playlist, Halo Waypoint has provided use with the following description of what this playlist will entail.
Grifball is, without a doubt, the greatest online sport. The game type was first created by Burnie Burns of Rooster Teeth back in the days of Halo 3, where it gained an online following and quickly became one of the most played custom games in the history of Halo Multiplayer. It features two teams of four, who are equipped with Gravity Hammers and Energy Swords. These teams spawn facing one another in a large arena known as “the court.” In the center of the Grifball court lays the ball, or bomb. At the start of the match, both teams rush towards the bomb in an overall effort to plant it at their enemy’s spawn. If you haven’t yet played and the above sounds complicated, don’t worry – you’ll get the hang of it right away, and likely play for many hours and forget that you have any responsibilities at all.
Additionally, two new specializations will be introduced next week. The Engineer, which is a "Spartan optimization for the subversion, repair and reconstitution of a wide range of technology, including Covenant and Forerunner complex networks." Users can predict Ordnance Drop with a suborbital monitoring system through the Drop Recon Armor Mod.
The other specialization is Stalker, a "Spartan optimization for target shadowing missions which require tactical invisibility despite operating at an extremely close range to the target itself." With the use of the Nemesis Armor Mod, players will gain the ability to highlight attacking enemies through the suit's sensors.
For those interested, you can view a few screenshots from “Halo 4” in the slide-show above this article.