With the first season of Spartan Ops over, the focus of next week's Halo 4 update will be on competitive multiplayer.
The 'Extraction' game is currently available in both Team Throwdown and Majestic Team DLC, but as of Monday, March 4, the mode will get it's own standalone playlist.For those unfamiliar with the mode:"Extraction is a 5 vs. 5 objective-based game type where opposing Spartan teams are tasked with extracting assets from various sites around the map. Once a team has found a site and is in position, they must plant their beacon and protect it from the opposing team while the extraction process occurs. If the defending team remains in control of the beacon, they receive one point, however if the opposing team overtakes the site before extraction is complete, the point is theirs. Once a site has been extracted, a new site becomes available. The first team to extract five points wins."The Capture the Flag playlist will also be updated with two new maps; Simplex and Settler.As developer 343 Industries explains, "Simplex, an arena-style map from community forger SaLoT, has seen the spotlight in both the Community Forge Test and Team Throwdown playlists."Settler is a fast paced, semi-symmetrical on-disc Ravine variant that rests atop a verdant cliff side - it will be appearing in Matchmaking for the first time, slightly tweaked for 5 vs. 5 CTF."