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.
The day has finally arrived. Today marks the release of the Champions Bundle for Halo 4. Last month we had reported what the bundle contains, you can purchase each pack individually or all three packs together.
This past weekend at Rooster Teeth’s annual convention (RTX) 343 Industries unveiled and showcased the next pieces of DLC for last years Halo 4. It will feature two new maps, a new gametype, several new skins for weapons, new armor pieces, and stances for your Spartan ID.
Being shown first were two new maps in the Bullseye Pack, Vertigo and Pitfall. With Pitfall being introduced it also marked the return of Halo 3’s The Pit.
As the Good Games League puts to rest their 2013 Spring League with the crowning of A Righteous Kill as the current champions; they are ready to open up a new chapter in the history books of Grifball. This past Friday GrifballHub.com opened the signups for teams and players interested in participating in the 2013 Summer season of the Good Games League. Continue Reading
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
For the next month GrifballHub.com will be hosting their annual Spring Fling event. So what is this “flinging of Spring” that happens every year? Every week once the event has started, a new set of four challenges are posted for teams to complete. These can range from simply playing a certain gametype in matchmade Grifball to drawing a picture of the members on your team. Continue Reading
After what seems like a long wait, the Halo Waypoint app on Windows Phone has been updated allowing you to now view your Halo 4 stats.
If you don’t already have the app, you can download it here for Windows Phone.
*UPDATE: The actual viewing of the stats has been offloaded to the web, they seem to have only added the button to view your stats jumping you to the web site pre-loaded to your gamertag. Kind of lame but works.
The regular season is over. Time for some teams to hang up their hammers and swords for the season; whereas others get to continue. It’s officially playoff time for the Good Games League in the world of Grifball. Today, we’re here to give you a brief rundown of who is in and where they are seeded.
Fourty-four teams are playoff bound this year. Those that got in were outright winners of their division, the teams that had the highest GrifScore at the end of the season and the teams that received a wild card bid. All 44 teams were broken down into four conferences of 11 teams:
- The Launchies
- The Pro Runs
- The Stiff-Arms
- The Long Bombs
This week is Halo Week on Xbox LIVE! A full week of daily sales and content relating to one of the largest titles on Xbox. Today’s sale features the Crimson and Majestic map packs and the War Games Map Pass at a discounted price. Hurry though! This sale only lasts for today!
You can pick up the Crimson and Majestic map packs for 600 Microsoft Points if you do not have them. You can download the Crimson map pack here and the Majestic pack, here. Reminder: If you already have War Games map pass, you are able to download these packs as well as the new Castle map pack for free through the in-game marketplace.
If you want all three map packs for a discounted price, why not consider the War Games Map Pass? It gives you access to the Crimson, Majestic, and Castle map packs for the price of two! You can pick up the pass for 1,600 Microsoft Points, and that can be found here.
Reminder: If you have the map pass, you get access to all three map packs for free. You’ll need to download the packs through the in-game marketplace, otherwise you will be charged for the pack again.
So get out there Spartans and enjoy the new battlefields!
Our good friends over at GrifballHub are back at it again with community events! In celebration of them publishing their 2,000th article, they are hosting numerous events for the community to participate in. To make this even better, they are offering prizes for participating in as many events as you can! Continue Reading