343 Industries detailed the next multiplayer playlist update for "Halo 4" on Thursday. The Action Sack playlist will arrive on Monday, March 11 with a variety of more creative and crazy gametypes for the Xbox 360 shooter.
There are four new gametypes planned for the Action Sack playlist for now but 343 Industries says that there will be additional ones released Monday and even more coming down the pipe later. In general, the playlist is meant to throw some explosive fun into the mix like "Rocket & Rails" which equips rocket launchers, railguns and jet packs. There's also "Binary Slayer" which drops the gravity and increases the speed, "Lightning CTF" which is a fast-paced twist on traditional Capture the Flag and Team Fiesta which puts random weapons in the hands of players.
Here's the official description of each from Bravo MLG at 343 Industries.
As IGN showed off in December, Binary Slayer features decreased gravity, increased speed, sniping and lots and lots of thrusting [bs angel note: You had me at thrusting.]. Check out the link above to learn how to build this game type through custom game options and play with your friends before the playlist goes live next week.
Your starting weapon is the LightRifle and one shot – anywhere – kills. With a 5-second respawn, touch Flag return and no motion sensor, Lightning CTF brings an entirely new Capture the Flag experience to Action Sack and Halo 4. Also, the Flag carrier keeps the LightRifle out when running the Flag!
Rockets & Rails
This new game mode features 3 things: Rocket Launchers, Railguns and Jet Packs. Oh, and it also has lots of explosions.
Everyone loves parties – especially big parties with lots of random weapons. Fiesta is back, so you can now kill and be killed by the entire Halo 4 sandbox in one single game.
The "Halo 4" multiplayer update should hit early Monday morning around 5 a.m. EST.