Maption Sack Double EXP Weekend Live!

Oh, we're not done yet!

A 4v4 mix of Double EXP Slayer and Objective gametypes on a whole mess of your own community created maps.

Category: Double EXP Weekend
Max Party: 8
Max Team Size: 4
Heroic/Mythic Map Packs Required
Updated 12/03/2009

Gametypes

  • Team Slayer (33.3%) - First team to 50 kills wins. 12 minute match time limit.
  • Team BRs (21.6%) - First team to 50 kills wins. Players spawn with Battle Rifles and Assault Rifle secondary weapons. 12 minute match time limit.
  • One Flag CTF (11.8%) - Round based Capture the Flag, one team has a flag while the other attempt to capture it. Most captures after four rounds wins. Four minute round time limit.
  • Multi-Flag CTF (21.6%) - Both teams are attempting to capture the other team's flag. First to three captures wins. 20 minute match time limit.
  • Multi-Flag CTF BRs (11.8%) - Both teams are attempting to capture the other team's flag. Battle Rifle starts. First to three captures wins. 20 minute match time limit.

Maps

  • Actuality-Break (Foundry)
  • Apex (Sandbox)
  • Backdraft (Sandbox)
  • Battle Dome (Sandbox)
  • Ber Ber Creek (Sandbox)
  • Borderline (Sandbox)
  • Breakdown (Sandbox)
  • Bridgeo's (Sandbox)
  • Chimera (Sandbox)
  • Colonnade (Foundry)
  • Conduction (Sandbox)
  • Coup d'Etat (Sandbox)
  • Cryptic (Sandbox)
  • Cryptic Fate (Sandbox)
  • Deity (Sandbox)
  • Eighty Grit (Sandbox)
  • Elysium (Sandbox)
  • Emperor (Sandbox)
  • Exhibition (Sandbox)
  • Fortress (Sandbox)
  • Fracture (Sandbox)
  • Gauntlet (Sandbox)
  • Haven (Sandbox)
  • IZ9 Courtyard (Sandbox)
  • The Kingdom (Sandbox)
  • Lotus (Sandbox)
  • Neosho (Sandbox)
  • Nocticulent (Sandbox)
  • Onyx (Sandbox)
  • Pantheon (Sandbox)
  • Paranoia (Sandbox)
  • Pilaster (Sandbox)
  • Pivotal (Sandbox)
  • Rat Trap (Sandbox)
  • Ravinia (Sandbox)
  • Reflux (Sandbox)
  • Regicide (Foundry)
  • Reminiscent (Sandbox)
  • Renovation (Sandbox)
  • Requiem (Sandbox)
  • Salvation (Sandbox)
  • Sand Towers (Sandbox)
  • Sentiment (Sandbox)
  • Skystation (Sandbox)
  • Solarium (Sandbox)
  • Static (Sandbox)
  • Stonehenge (Sandbox)
  • Subversive (Sandbox)
  • Synapse (Sandbox)
  • Tartarus (Sandbox)
  • Topple (Sandbox)
  • Transgression (Foundry)
  • Tribal War (Sandbox)
  • Undulation (Sandbox)
  • Vengeance (Sandbox)
  • Workplace Bravo (Sandbox)

Halo 3 9/10/2010 9:09 AM PDT permalink

Where's Mah Dooble EXP?!

Fix your -blam!-, Bungle!

So, yeah, This week's Double EXP Weekend is running a little behind. I blame Ninja 0n Fire. (He tells me that some fairly large updates are being deployed and as a result, we'll likely not see the Double EXP Weekend go live until tomorrow, or, *gulp* "later").

When it is ready to go, we'll let you know.

Halo 3Emotional Support 9/2/2010 5:52 PM PDT permalink

'Under Fire' - ubald Render

Feet first into awesome.

Looks like ubald unleashed another render over at HBO. This one's a WIP and part of a much larger collection that will ultimately serve as a webcomic. But you should check it out now.

ubald: Halo Rendered Comic

Halo 3: ODST 9/2/2010 9:00 AM PDT permalink

Chronicles of ODS Steve #81

Faux Chief.

This week's Steve's getting all Batman on some Scarab carapace.

Chronicles of ODS Steve: Faux Chief (#81)

Halo 3: ODST 9/1/2010 9:30 AM PDT permalink

Top 10 Halo 3 Kills on The Pit: Episode 59

You know the deal.

Anoj didn't submit his latest entry to Comm Chatter, but they gang at HBO picked up the slack. Besides, even without Anoj's familiar wordplay, we all know what this video's about anyway. There's like ten kills. You can submit your own for next week if you're astute enough to figure out how to make it happen.

Top 10 Halo 3 Kills on The Pit: Episode 59

Halo 3 8/30/2010 9:00 AM PDT permalink

Mythic Brawl Double EXP Weekend Live!

Fight your way to the top.

An FFA playlist, featuring Heroic and Legendary DLC.

Category: Double EXP Weekend
12 Player Free For All
Max Party Size: 1
Halo 3: Mythic disk required
Updated 8/5/2010
Fight your way to the top in this Big FFA playlist, featuring Heroic and Legendary DLC

Gametypes

  • Brawl Slayer (54%) - 25 kills to win. Battle Rifle starts with Assault Rifle secondary. 12 minute match time limit.
  • Shotty Snipers (7%, Skipped after veto) - 20 kills to win. Sniper Rifle spawns with Shotgun secondary weapon. Infinite ammo enabled. Map traits: No weapons, Mongooses only. 12 minute match time limit.
  • Brawl Rockets (13%) - 20 kills to win. Rocket Launcher primaries. Infinite ammo enabled. Map traits: No weapons, Mongooses only. 12 minute match time limit.
  • Brawl Mosh Pit (9%) - King of the Hill, 150 points to win. Assault Rifle starts. Hill Traits: Random movement every minute, players in hill have 2x Overshields and 200% Shield Recharge Rate. 12 minute match time limit.
  • Brawl Laser Tag (11%) - 15 kills to win. Spartan Laser starts with Sniper Rifle secondary. 12 minute match time limit.
  • Brawl Snipers (6%) - 15 kills to win. Sniper Rifle starts with Magnum secondary. 12 minute match time limit.

Maps

  • Sandtrap (FFA) - Tweaked for FFA play.
  • Rat's Nest (Default) - REQUIRED. Part of the Heroic Map Pack.
  • Standoff (Default) -  REQUIRED. Part of the Heroic Map Pack.
  • Ghost Town (Default) - REQUIRED. Part of the Legendary Map Pack.
  • Avalanche (Default) - REQUIRED. Part of the Legendary Map Pack.
  • Assembly (Default) - REQUIRED. Part of the Mythic Map Pack.
  • Orbital (Default) - REQUIRED. Part of the Mythic Map Pack.
  • Sandbox (Default) - REQUIRED. Part of the Mythic Map Pack.
  • Longshore (Default) - REQUIRED. Available on Halo 3:  Mythic.

Halo 3 8/27/2010 9:24 AM PDT permalink

Chronicles of ODS Steve: #80

Charge.

Today's Chronicles takes the direct approach.

Chronicles of ODS Steve: Charge (#80)

Halo 3: ODST 8/25/2010 8:42 AM PDT permalink

Red vs. Blue Revelation Chapter 17

Tenth Percentile.

"Did I do it too quickly?"

Red vs. Blue Revelation Chapter 17

Halo 3 8/24/2010 9:04 AM PDT permalink

Halo: 3: ODST Mythic Guide: Data Hive

From here on out, you'll be playing in real-time.

The Tyrant is prepared to drop his latest Mythic Guide. If you've yet to make you way up to Data Hive, it looks like the next installment will be delayed, so you have plenty of time to catch up. More information at the link below.

Halo 3: ODST Mythic Guide: Data Hive

Halo 3: ODST 8/24/2010 9:01 AM PDT permalink

One Life 'n' the Chief

Two for the price of one!

HBO took the time to compile the most recent machinima offerings from JonCJG. Click the link to get all the latest.

One Life Remaining, Arby 'n' the Chief

Halo 3 8/23/2010 8:52 AM PDT permalink

Fiesta Double EXP Weekend, Live at 11

Embrace the crap-shoot.

Unranked eight player Fiesta gametypes. What weapon will you spawn with? It changes every time.

8 Player FFA
Max Party Size: 8
Halo 3: Mythic disk required

Gametypes

  • Fiesta Slayer (46%) - Slayer, first player to 25 kills wins. Players spawn with random primary and secondary weapons, and have infinite ammo. No weapons on the map. 12 minute match time limit.
  • Fiesta Oddball (19%) - Oddball, first player to 100 points wins. Player spawn with random primary and secondary weapons, and have infinite ammo. No weapons on the map. 12 minute match time limit.
  • Fiesta Crazy King (14.6%) - King of the Hill, 100 points to win. Hill moves to a new random location every 30 seconds. Players spawn with random primary and secondary weapons, and have infinite ammo. No weapons on the map. 12 minute match time limit.
  • Fiestanaut (20.4%) - Players score points by killing other players as the Juggernaut. To become the Juggernaut, a player must kill the existing Juggernaut. 10 points to win. Players spawn with random primary and secondary weapons, and have infinite ammo. No weapons on the map. 12 minute match time limit.

Maps

  • Construct (Default)
  • Epitaph (Default)
  • Guardian (Default)
  • Isolation (Default)
  • Snowbound (FFA) - Snowbound tuned for Free For All play
  • The Pit (Default)
  • Foundry (Default) - REQUIRED. Part of the Heroic Map Pack.
  • Blackout (Default) - REQUIRED. Part of the Legendary Map Pack.
  • Ghost Town (Default) - REQUIRED. Part of the Legendary Map Pack.
  • Cold Storage (Default) - REQUIRED. Available on Xbox Live Marketplace.
  • Assembly (Default) - REQUIRED. Part of the Mythic Map Pack.
  • Sandbox (Default) - REQUIRED. Part of the Mythic Map Pack.
  • Citadel (Default) - REQUIRED. Available on Halo 3: Mythic
  • Heretic (Default) - REQUIRED. Available on Halo 3: Mythic
  • Longshore (Default) - REQUIRED. Available on Halo 3:  Mythic

PlaylistsHalo 3 8/19/2010 8:46 AM PDT permalink

Chronicles of ODS Steve #79

Need Backup?

Looks like Steve is mixing and matching.

Chronicles of ODS Steve: Need Backup? (#79)

Halo 3: ODST 8/18/2010 9:03 AM PDT permalink

Red vs. Blue Revelation Chapter 16

Standardized Testing.

The latest revelation from RvB is up and running. Click the link to learn more. (This is a test.)

Red vs. Blue Revelation Chapter 16

Halo 3 8/17/2010 9:15 AM PDT permalink

Halo 3: ODST Mythic Guide: Kizingo Boulevard

Ki-zing-go!

The Tyrant continues to make mincemeat out of "Mythic" difficulty in Halo: 3 ODST. Follow along or try it out yourself. It's not easy, but the trail is being blazed at the link below.

Halo 3: ODST Mythic Guide: Kizingo Boulevard

Halo 3: ODST 8/16/2010 10:32 AM PDT permalink

3 Ball Double EXP Weekend Live at 11

Three oddballs. Infinite win.

A numbers game: Four teams of three.

Category: Double EXP Weekend
2-3 Players per Team (4 Teams)
Max Party Size: 12
Heroic, Legendary and Mythic Map Packs required

Gametypes

  • 3 Ball (40.9%) - Teams battle over three oddballs. Hold oddballs for points. 200 points to win. 12 minute match time.
  • 3 Ball Hardcore (30.1%) - Teams battle over three oddballs. Hold oddballs for points. 200 points to win. Players spawn with Battle Rifles. 12 minute match time.
  • 3 Ball Rockets (14%, Skipped After Veto) - Teams battle over three oddballs. Hold oddballs for points. 200 points to win. Players spawn with Rocket Launchers.12 minute match time.
  • 3 Ball Fiesta (15.1%) - Teams battle over three oddballs. Hold oddballs for points. 200 points to win. Players spawn with random primary and secondary weapons. 12 minute match time.

Maps

  • Construct (Default)
  • Guardian (Default)
  • Isolation (Default)
  • Snowbound (Default)
  • The Pit (Default)
  • Foundry (Default) - REQUIRED. Part of the Heroic Map Pack.
  • Standoff (Default) - REQUIRED. Part of the Heroic Map Pack.
  • Blackout (Default) - REQUIRED. Part of the Legendary Map Pack.
  • Ghost Town (Default) - REQUIRED. Part of the Legendary Map Pack.
  • Assembly (Default) - REQUIRED. Part of the Mythic Map Pack.
  • Orbital (Default) - REQUIRED. Part of the Mythic Map Pack.
  • Sandbox (Default) - REQUIRED. Part of the Mythic Map Pack.

PlaylistsHalo 3 8/12/2010 9:03 AM PDT permalink

Chronicles of ODS Steve #78

Déjà Vu.

Been there. Done that.

Chronicles of ODS Steve: Déjà Vu (#78)

Halo 3: ODST 8/11/2010 8:56 AM PDT permalink

ODST Mythic Difficult Guide: Uplift Reserve

Get uplifted.

Oops! We missed this bit of HBO news yesterday.

ODST Mythic Difficult Guide: Uplift Reserve

Halo 3: ODST 8/6/2010 9:49 AM PDT permalink

Grifball Double EXP Weekend Live!

Catch the disease!

Red vs Blue's contagious Assault-like sport. Catch the disease!

Category: Double EXP Weekend
4 Players Per Team
Max Party Size: 8
Heroic and Mythic 1 Map Packs Required
Updated 08/05/10

Gametypes

  • Grifball (50%) - 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.
  • Mayan Grifball (10%) - Players have 110% move speed. Ball carrier has 150% move speed. No Vehicles
  • Grifball Up There (30%) - Bomb reset time is 10 seconds.
  • Aerial Grifball (10%) - Players have 75% gravity and 100% move speed. Ball carrier has 50% gravity and 100% move speed. Bomb reset time is 10 seconds. Custom Powerup Traits: 3 seconds of Weapon Pickup.

Maps

  • Grifball Court (Foundry) - Variant of Foundry made specifically for Grifball tournament play.
  • The Grif Cave (Sandbox) - Grifball in Sandbox's crypt.
  • Chichen Itza (Sandbox) - Grifball court styled in the fashion of an ancient arena.
  • Nøxy's Court (Sandbox) - Will the real Mayan ballcourt please stand up.
  • Ultim8 Grifball (Sandbox) - Oh! Now I get it. They named it Ultim8 because the court has eight sides.
  • Grifball High (Sandbox) - Grifball in Sandbox's skybubble.
  • Grifball Naught (Sandbox) - "How did I get into the game before the map?"
  • Grifball Club (Sandbox) - 7-Wood starts. Aerial settings. 8 sides. All the weirdness packed into one game.
  • Blockdrop Court (Sandbox) - Red vs. Blue vs. Gravity.

PlaylistsHalo 3 8/6/2010 9:36 AM PDT permalink

Chronicles of ODS Steve: #77

The Story So Far.

Steve needs a summary.

Chronicles of ODS Steve: The Story So Far (#77)

Halo 3: ODST 8/5/2010 9:04 AM PDT permalink

Red vs. Blue: Revelation Chapter 15

Check Your Local Listings.

Wait, we still have local listings?

Red vs. Blue Revelation Chapter 15

Halo 3 8/3/2010 10:24 AM PDT permalink

Halo3: ODST Mythic Guide

The Tyrant returns.

The Tyrant is back, but don't worry. He doesn't want to rule with an iron fist, he just wants to help you get through the most challenging difficulties in Halo 3: ODST!

Halo 3: ODST Mythic Difficulty Guide

Halo 3: ODST 8/3/2010 10:22 AM PDT permalink

Top Ten Halo Screenshots: Star Wars

A long time ago...

...okay, so it was just this past Friday, but for some people that's a pretty long spell. Anyway, if you've been missing some sweet screenshot action, Halo 3 Screenshots has you covered. Hit the link to make the jump to hyperspace.

Top Ten Halo Screenshots: Star Wars

Halo 3 8/2/2010 8:56 AM PDT permalink

Chronicles of ODS Steve #76

Elite Unleashed.

This week's Chronicles is all action.

Chronicles of ODS Steve: Elite Unleashed (#76)

Halo 3: ODST 7/28/2010 8:55 AM PDT permalink

Red vs. Blue: Revelation Chapter 14

Reconfiguration.

What's the point of all this?

Red vs. Blue: Revelation Chapter 14

Halo 3 7/27/2010 9:37 AM PDT permalink

Chronicles of ODS Steve #75

Locked and Loaded.

Colorful references in this week's Chronicles. See if you can sink your teeth into 'em. Rooster.

Chronicles of ODS Steve: Locked and Loaded (#75)

Halo 3: ODST 7/21/2010 8:59 AM PDT permalink