Ninja Assassins is an 8-player Free-for-All game type that features Spartans decked out in custom armor, equipped with Energy Swords and Sniper Rifles, and outfitted with the Thruster Pack. Motion tracker is disabled, and ten points are awarded for each kill. Watch your back, though, because if you manage to sneak in an assassination, it will net you 30 points – the equivalent of three kills. During each life, you’ll level up – this is accomplished by getting kills in succession. One kill will bring you to level 1, two kills for level 2, and if you manage to get three kills in a row, you’ll be at level 3 – here are the details and attributes of each level:
Ninja Level 1 Shields recharge at a faster rate (2x) Assassinations performed at a faster rate (2x)
Ninja Level 2 Shields recharge at a faster rate (2x) Shields recharge sooner than normal (after 3 seconds) Assassinations performed at a faster rate (3x)
Ninja Level 3 Shields recharge at a faster rate (2x) Shields recharge sooner than normal (after 2 seconds) Assassinations performed at a faster rate (4x) Unlimited Thruster Pack energy
Ninja Assassins will be available as our featured playlist through April 28. To see the full Matchmaking playlist calendar, head here. We’ll see you in Matchmaking!
Big Team Battle Refresh
We know many of you are suckers for 8 vs. 8 vehicular combat, and this is probably part of the reason why Halo 4’s Big Team Battle typically holds the number one spot across all playlists. We’re actively adding to the playlist (including recently added Big Team Snipers) and this week, we’re back with more maps and game types in order to keep the experience fresh and new. Here’s what’s coming on Monday:
Nothing says "Tug O’ War” more than Neutral Flag. The game type will be played on the following maps: