The Halo community is abuzz after the release of Ricochet earlier this week. Many new variants have already been created, and versions of current fan favorites have been recreated in Ricochet. With the new gametype we will see the arrival of new leagues forming; help the American Ricochet League (ARL) test out some possible maps and variants to use!
When: Saturday, August 24th at 8 PM EDT / 1 AM GMT.
Where: Halo 4, Xbox LIVE. Maps are yet to be announced, but will not require DLC outside of Forge Island. Also of note, this even is not limited to players from the United States. Anyone can join in! GrifballHub community member, Perfect Demise is hosting this event.
What: Help the ARL try out maps and gametypes for their upcoming league and try out Ricochet for yourself!
If you’d like to sign up for this event, gather at least four other players and sign your team up in this thread. If we find out more information on this event, we will update this article.
Update: Here is a little more information on the gametype that will be used from event host, Perfect Demise.
Let me get a little detailed with the game for players who have not played in the betas, this is a hammers and swords variant of Ricochet that is played on a huge field the size of a soccer field. Each side has two goals and the goals are a box, or as some say goal post. This “goal post” looks like a soccer goal. The object of the game is to use a lot of team work and pass plays to score in the goal by either throwing or running. Each gets you one point and you need 5 to win a game similar to Grifball. Keep in mind that it is a little tough if you’re playing against a good goalie. This game is to ensure that everybody works as a team.
Today, 343 Industries, Xbox 360, and Virgin Gaming teamed up to bring Halo players across the world a brand new tournament during the summer. The tournament will span across multiple live events and feature five weeks worth of head-to-head matches on Xbox LIVE. Kicking off with the annual Rooster Teeth Expo (RTX) down in Austin, Texas on July 5th. Then on July 15th, the Xbox LIVE portion will begin where participants will compete in free-for-all matches for a qualifying spot. Continue Reading
Our gracious friends over at GrifballHub have been hosting a series of events of the recent weeks. Their last event for the month of February is what they call an “NBA Brawl”. Instead of loosing context about this gametype, I’ll let them explain how it works:
Our third Brawl of the month will test out a new twist on Grifball. Normally, games are played until a certain score is reached. In the gametype for this Brawl, though, teams will play instead for a certain amount of time — in each matchup the team with the most points after 12 minutes of play wins!
Sounds like fun huh? If you’d like to participate in this even hosted by GrifballHub here’s the info you shall need: Continue Reading
On Friday, February 1st Activision and Xtreme Gaming are inviting you to their community event that night. For how much you ponder? Here’s the thing, it’s completely FREE! Sounds awesome doesn’t it? It gets better, should you decide to attend this event you’ll be treated to a night full of competitions that offer cash prizes to awesome swag from Turtle Beach. And not to mention that all of this will be taking place on the new Revolution DLC. Continue Reading
Well hello Vault Hunter, how nice to see you! The third DLC for Borderlands 2 was released yesterday on the Xbox LIVE, PS3 and Steam marketplaces. You may pick up the new offerings for $9.99 / 800 Microsoft Points or as part of the Season Pass. Expect to discover new areas laden with new weapons, enemies and perhaps a new vehicle to help you travel the continent of Aegrus a little easier than on foot.
In perparation for the next batch of DLC coming to Borderlands 2 this Tuesday, it would seem that there has been a mysterious increase in powerful shotguns on Pandora. Starting from now until 10:55 AM CST / 4:55 PM GMT Saturday, January 12th you can hop on to Borderlands 2 and start looting like you normally would and you might come across one of these shotguns. Gearbox does state you must be connected to the internet in order to have a chance at finding one of these weapons.
Don’t have the chance to make it online today? Not to worry, it sounds like there will be a chance to snag some more loot tomorrow starting at 11:00 AM CST / 5:00 PM GMT. Here’s a handy time converter that’ll help you get the timezones straight!
Be sure to pick up Sir Hammerlock’s Big Game Hunt on this Tuesday, January 15th for $9.99/800 Microsoft Points or as part of the Borderlands 2 Season Pass.
Also, here is a set of SHiFT worth five golden keys. We are unsure as to how long these will last but as of January 11th at 9:17 PM CST they still worked.
PC / Mac Borderlands 2 SHiFT Code: K3K33-3W9JT-6XJJT-TB3JB-HWZZF
Xbox 360 Borderlands 2 SHiFT Code: WBWJ3-JHKSK-ZHXT6-CRTJT-BW59W
PlayStation 3 Borderlands 2 SHiFT Code: WBK3B-FKWCT-KWKWB-SJWTB-XCZK3