Bungie Weekly Update: 03/27/09

The Mythic Map Pack dated, more custom content explored, and the aftermath from GDC.

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Teabag Prevention: Mythic Map Pack

Spice up your lonely nights.

HBO noticed that Geekscape! recently updated their Teabag Prevention Guide to examine the Mythic Map Pack in its entirety.  If you're looking for more early tactical analysis, check out this brief review.

Geekscape! Teabag Prevention Halo Vol. 2 - The Mythic Map Pack

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Mythic Map Pack Coming to Marketplace

April 9th, 2009. 800 Microsoft Points.

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Floodgate Mythic in 4:06

A new champion crowned.

Daniel "Tyrant" Morris dropped in this morning to let us know that the Floodgate Mythic contest he was running came to a close.  Looks like there was heavy participation this time around and a new best time was recorded.  Here's the details from the man himself:

"It looks like we finally found something people aren't afraid to try :-)

There were over 100 entries and many of them came close, but in the end, Bud won the contest with a Floodgate Mythic time of 4:06. He even beat out all of our current Mythic Conquerors! A number of people managed to get times around 4:10, but in the end, the winner pulled ahead by a few seconds to claim the prize :-)"

If all goes to plan, it looks like the next leg of the Mythic Competition will kick off this Saturday.

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Bungie Weekly Update: 03/20/09

A guessing game, a good look at Wastelands, and Bungie at GDC.

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Teabag Prevention Presents: Sandbox

Nowhere to hide.

HBO noticed that Teabag Prevention Presents: Halo Vol. 2 is back over at Geekscape!, giving you the goods on how to keep your face off the ground on Sandbox.  If you're looking for some early tips and tricks, presented in a humorous vein (and with adult language), you should give this a look.

Teabag Prevention Presents - Sandbox

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'Scarab' Screenshot Contest Closed

Hope you tagged 'em properly.

It's Monday morning, and as promised, we're going to sort through the screenshots you snapped over the weekend, looking for the few that catch our eye.  Winners will be notified by the end of the day.  Thanks for playing.

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Bungie Weekly Update: 03/13/09

A look at Spooky House, Scarab screenshots, and more "news" submissions.

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Teabag Prevention Presents: Assembly

"L3nd m3h y0ur h3lpin' h4nd."

Another Teabag Prevention article from Geekscape! was brought to our attention by HBO.  This time out they're taking a look at Assembly.  If you want to learn the layout and a few tactical tips and tricks before you set foot in the Mythic Map Pack, this should make for an interesting read.  Check it out.

Geekscape! Teabag Prevention Presents: Halo Volume 2 - Assembly

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Bungie Weekly Update: 03/06/09

A look at Plurality, loading issues, and loads of beef jerky.

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Teabag Prevention Presents: Orbital

Don't get treated.

Swiped from HBO's frontpage, the link below will transport you to Geekscape! for the Teabag Prevention Team's take on how you can keep your corspe from getting humped in Halo 3's Mythic Map, Orbital.  There's a small amount of scathing commentary in the article, so if you're easily offended (i.e. you turn you headset off in Matchmaking), steer clear.

Teabag Prevention Presents: Halo Volume 2 - Orbital

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Game with Flame

The new Humpday hotness.

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Reclaimer 160 - Cogs in the Machine

Broken promises.

The ninth and final Mythic reclaimer is online and ready to go.  There's history yet to be uncovered.  Hit the jump to check it out.

Reclaimer 160 - Cogs in the Machine

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Reclaimer 159 - Storage

Wiped away.  Deleted.  Destroyed.

The eighth episode of the Mythic Reclaimer series continues with a look into Viper's dark past.  Still cryptic, some light is being shed on how all these pieces fit together.  Check it out below.

Reclaimer 159 - Storage

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Reclaimer 158 - Wasted Lands

What lies beneath.

Far from barren and desolate, Reclaimer 158 continues to explore the secrets of the past.  Whether or not you're in your right mind, you should still make the jump below.

Reclaimer 158 - Wasted Lands

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Bungie Weekly Update: 02/27/09

Team Mythic in Matchmaking, a mosaic, and more codes to come.

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Reclaimer 157 - Symbology

Not as it appears.

Reclaimer continues to roll out on a Mythic pace with the sixth installment of this week's series.  Ferial's mysterious origin is slowly being unraveled. If you want to see where the thread ends and begins, keep reading.

Reclaimer 157 - Symbology

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Forge Hub - Mythic Map Pack Preview

If you build it...

The staff over at Forge Hub was given a few early codes to see what would make out of our new Mythic Map Pack offerings, in both the figurative and literal sense.  If you're interested in reading what they think about the trio or curious to see what they've already constructed, hit the link below to check it out.

Forge Hub - Mythic Map Pack Preview

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MLG 4v4 on Orbital and FFA on Assembly

Fulfilling fan requests.

Looks like Lies keeps on sharing the love and captured some MLG footage of Mythic Map Pack play to share with everyone.  If you're interested in what MLG might ultimately look like on Orbital and Assembly, check out the link and description below.

Orbital 4v4 and Assembly FFA MLG

"The Mythic Map Pack, the latest set of maps for Halo 3, isn’t available to the public until the release of Halo Wars in the US on March 3rd. Thanks to our friends at Bungie Studios however, MLG is lucky enough to have several copies of the Mythic Map Pack. After showing off Assembly on Tuesday, today we decided to play a couple of games on Orbital, as well as fulfill some fan requests and run a Free For All on Assembly.

Orbital is a pretty large indoor map with lots and lots of hallways. After a few minor tweaks from the MLG Game Testers, we played a game of Team Slayer and Team Sniper on Orbital. We also ran a FFA on Assembly to see how the map held up to the action. Check out the footage..."

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Reclaimer 156 - Recruitment

The usual disclaimers.

Part Five of the Mythic Reclaimer series is online and ready for your eyes.  More details from the past reveal that lies sometimes beget the truth.  Check it out below.

Reclaimer 156 - Forced Recruitment

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Team Mythic Playlist

For those with early access, details inside.

If you've managed to get your greasy little hands on a copy of the Mythic Map Pack, you'll be happy to know that a proper matchmaking playlist is now ready for you to drop into.  Here's what you can expect to find:


  • Team Slayer (23.7%) - First team to 50 kills wins. 12 minute match time limit.
  • Team Slayer BRs (26.9%) - First team to 50 kills wins. Players spawn with Battle Rifles and Assault Rifle secondary weapons. 12 minute match time limit.
  • Team SWAT (19%) - Score points by killing players on the opposing team. First team to 50 points wins. Players start with Battle Rifles and Magnums. Player traits: 150% damage resistance, 0x shield multiplier, infinite ammo, motion tracker disabled, no spawning grenades. 12 minute match time limit.
  • Multi Flag BRs (12.8%) - Both teams battle to capture each others flags. First team to three flags wins. Battle Rifle starts with Assault Rifle secondary weapons. 20 minute match time.
  • Neutral Assault (12.8%) - Teams vie over a single bomb, scoring points by detonating the bomb in the opposing team's base. 15 minute match time limit.
  • Grifball (4.8%) - Teams vie over a bomb, attempting to plant and detonate the bomb on the other team's arm point. Players spawn with Gravity Hammers and Energy Swords. Player traits: No grenades, infinite ammo, 200% damage and no shields. Ball carrier traits: Orange forced color, 2x shields and 150% movement speed. Assault bomb arms instantly, and one successful detonation ends the round. Team with the highest score after five rounds wins. Three minutes per round.


  • Assembly (Default)  - REQUIRED. Part of the Mythic Map Pack
  • Assembly SWAT (Assembly) - Assembly tuned for SWAT gametypes
  • Orbital (Default) - REQUIRED. Part of the Mythic Map Pack
  • SWArbital (Orbital) - Orbital tuned for SWAT gametypes
  • Sandbox (Default) - REQUIRED. Part of the Mythic Map Pack Grifbox
  • (Sandbox) - Sandbox crypt variant set up for Grifball
  • Tundra SWAT (Sandbox)- Sandbox crypt variant re-purposed for SWAT gametypes. Made by TTL L askan

For a permanent link to this information, or for information about our other playlist offerings, check out the Matchmaking Playlists page.

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PX360's Mythic Map Pack Impressions

Is the Mythic Map Pack worth your time and money?

PlanetXbox360 sends word that they've put up their final impression of the Halo 3 Mythic Map Pack.  Do they think it's worth your ducats?  Click the link to find out.

Halo 3: "Mythic Map Pack" Impressions

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Tied the Leader's Virtual Warfront

Mythic in Widescreen and The Art of Warthog.

Looks like the gunslingers over at Tied the Leader have bolstered their arms with two pieces of ordnance this week.  Thanks to HBO for warning us of the inbound assault.  The first salvo contains some amazing Mythic Map Pack panoramas.  The second, the beauty of balance caught on film, via some stellar Warthog maneuvering.

Of course, this is only the tip of the spear.  If you're looking from some great Halo content, or looking to join a polished platoon of veteran soldiers, check out the rest of the site after hitting the links below, keep your boots shined, and toe the line.


The Art of Warthog

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Reclaimer 155 - Confessions


Wednesday's edition of the one-time weekly Reclaimer is up and ready for you to explore.  The station may not be bustling with activity, but for those looking for insight, this Reclaimer is far from empty.  Queue up and wait for the transport to arrive, then hit the jump below for transport.

Reclaimer 155 - Confessions

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Ascendant Justice - Advent Unlimited

The Mythic Six: Part One.

Ascendant Justice scribe, Vociferous, has taken a few moments of time away from his early Mythic Map Pack preview to offer up some of the insight and information that he's gleaned during his brief experience with our trio of maps.  He's also prognosticated about where the Mythic Map Pack will fit into the Halo 3 multiplayer experience.  If you're in serach of in-depth information covering the Mythic Map Pack, hit the jump below and let Voc lead the way.

Ascendant Justice - Advent Unlimited

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