Halo has some of the most popular multiplayer modes of all time, with many different and unique maps for players to duke it out on. Some of these stand out more than others, and we’ve gone over the best Halo maps.
After a series of delays, we’ll see the official release of the highly-anticipated Halo Infinite during fall 2021, and fans are tremendously excited. Halo players have differing opinions regarding which games are the best, but they’re still eager about its release.
While the franchise also gets love for its story, gameplay, and characters, Halo’s multiplayer maps are some of the most iconic and popular ones in video game history. Many of them offer unique scenarios for competition, and some are more beloved than others.
This is why we’ve gone through every title in the franchise to decide our picks for the 5 best Halo multiplayer maps of all time.
The best Halo maps of all-time
The entire Halo franchise is filled with a wide selection of multiplayer maps that are suited for different types of combat, with many standouts like Warlock and Midship that have received wide acclaim.
We’ve put together this list by judging them based on a variety of factors like their overall popularity among fans, the versatility of combat, how iconic they’ve become in the series over the years, and our personal preferences.
5. Hang ‘Em High (Halo: CE)
This iconic Halo map is well remembered by many fans and often finds its way onto lists like this for good reason. If you want to battle your buddy in a 1v1 fight, then this is the perfect map to settle the score.
The area has a giant open space in its center, with a series of tunnels and walkways for you to make your way through during close combat situations. This makes the map perfect for playing with both small and large groups of players.
Hang ‘Em High’s versatility has made it commonplace for objective game types, especially Capture The Flag. This is because the towers in the area are difficult to reach, which makes them an ideal hiding spot for the flag.
4. Guardian (Halo 3)
Halo fans often engage in game modes like Oddball and Team Doubles on Guardian. This is because the map has consisted of multiple levels with a variety of different narrow and tight spaces in which you can battle your opponents.
As you make your way through the different hallways and levels, you’ll encounter enemies around every corner and will have to respond quickly. That’s a recipe for an intense and fast-paced match of Halo, in which you must constantly check your corners.
There is even a circular arena in the center of this map, and a few Gravity Lifts that you can use to get across the area quickly. Plus, you can get yourself out of an ambush by using any of the various escape routes that available.
Not to mention, you can find the Gravity Hammer and active camouflage when exploring Guardian, which adds incentive to play more competitively. That solidifies it as one of the best Halo multiplayer maps of all time.
3. Zanzibar (Halo 2)
Zanzibar is another iconic location that players fondly remember from Halo 2. You’ll find wide-open spaces, vehicles, and a giant spinning wheel in the middle that is visible from almost anywhere on the map.
This is one of the most interactive locations in the game as you can ride the aforementioned wheel and gain access to the Energy Sword and Rocket Launcher, which are two of the best Halo weapons. You can also press several buttons to alter the map’s environment.
You’ll find opportunities for intense mid-range combat due to the wide-open spaces and vehicles. Some players will spawn at the beaches and others will chase objectives during defend and attack game modes.
Halo 2: Anniversary introduced an improved version of this area which is called Stonetown, but most players still consider Zanzibar to be the superior location.
2. Blood Gulch (Halo: CE)
This entry isn’t surprising in the slightest, as you’ll find Blood Gulch in many other lists. It’s one of the most easily recognizable maps in entire the Halo series and is one that many fans would frequently visit.
The reason this map is so memorable is because of its simplicity and open spaces. While many other areas are filled with complex machinery, terrains, and tight corners, it’s refreshing to play in a location that doesn’t bother with that.
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You can enjoy the simplistic but beautiful scenery while driving around the spacious grounds in your vehicle. The map’s overwhelming popularity even led to its recent inclusion in Fortnite Season 5 as a playable location.
Overall, this map makes up for its simplicity with its memorability, and it has definitely earned this spot on our list of the best Halo maps of all time. Hopefully, we’ll see it return in Halo Infinite.
1. Lockout (Halo 2)
The number 1 spot on this list goes to Lockout, which is one of the most revered maps among the Halo community at large, and for good reason. While this isn’t the largest area to compete in, it has the versatility and an added element of danger.
It’s easy to fall off the edge of the map if you’re not careful, and other players can also knock you off when you’re not looking. You can also take advantage of the location’s narrow corners to engage in close-quarters combat.
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You should get your hands on the Energy Sword as soon as you can since it will help you absolutely dominate your enemies during close-quarters encounters, and you will find Swords-only Slayer to be ridiculously fun.
Lockout was remade in Halo 3 as Blackout, but it doesn’t hold a candle to its predecessor. Lockout is not only the best Halo map of all time, but it’s also one of the best competitive FPS multiplayer maps of all time.
That covers our picks for the best Halo multiplayer maps of all time. This series is filled with some truly amazing locations to battle on, with a few other close contenders like The Pit and Midship almost making this list.
Hopefully, you agreed with some of the maps we picked. Keep in mind that this was simply our opinion. If we’ve missed any map that you would put on your own list then be sure to let us know!
Image Credits: Bungie / 343 industries
How to get the GTA Online Green Space Horror Suit
GTA Online players now have the chance to add the unique Green Space Horror Suit to their wardrobe thanks to the game’s latest celebration.
Rockstar is always adding items like outfits to the world of GTA Online, and the Green Space Horror Suit is a new addition that will certainly turn some heads when you walk around in it. Here’s how you can get it.
It’s common to see players wearing some extremely unique pieces of clothing while making money or causing mayhem around Los Santos. Many of these odd items come from the various celebration events that occur throughout the year.
4/20 is the latest celebration event taking place in the world of GTA Online, and has a host of different rewards that you can acquire by logging on. This includes a Green Space Horror Suit that will put an interesting spin on your wardrobe.
How to get free GTA Online 4/20 gifts & items
If you’re interested in acquiring this piece of clothing, then you will need to log on to GTA Online on April 20, 2021. When the celebrations start, you’ll have a chance to get your hands on the item by visiting an in-game clothing shop.
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Here’s how you can get the Green Space Horror Suit:
- Log into GTA Online on April 20
- Visit a clothing store for the Green Space Horror Suit
- Complete the purchase and enjoy your reward!
These clothing stores include Binco, Suburban, and Posenbys. It doesn’t matter which one you visit, as you will get the Green Space Horror Suit by purchasing it on this specific date.
Unfortunately, you’ll only be able to get this interesting piece of clothing on 4/20, so make sure to play sometime today if you don’t want to miss out and wait for this item to become available again in the future.
Additionally, you can also get a High Flyer Parachute Bag by visiting Ammu-Nation and free tire smoke by going to Los Santos Customs during the 4/20 celebration. So, be sure to visit those after acquiring this piece of clothing.
With your Green Space Horror Suit in hand, you can now visit all of the treasure hunt locations in the popular multiplayer game or claim all of the exciting Prime Gaming Rewards available for the title during April.
Image Credits: Rockstar Games
10 Best Drift Cars in GTA Online
Players who want to show off how talented they are at drifting will want to use the best drift cars that GTA Online has to offer.
GTA Online has a vast array of the best cars that players can use to traverse Los Santos at incredible speeds and get into all sorts of trouble when driving, especially when it comes to wanting to drift.
It doesn’t get much better than speeding down a road and executing some exciting drifting to get the blood pumping and show off for any other players who may be watching the skilled driving display you are putting on.
Thanks to some drifting tests and displays from YouTuber StevieWunderkid, here are the 10 best drift cars in GTA Online.
Best Drift Cars in GTA Online
10. Karin Futo
Players will find that the Karin Futo is the best bang for their buck when it comes to having strong drifting capabilities without breaking the bank on a new set of wheels.
It’s one of the easier GTA online drifting cars to learn how to use, which means it’s perfect for beginners looking to hone their skills and can be bought at Southern San Andreas Super Autos.
9. Vulcar Nebula Turbo
The Vulcar Nebula Turbo is another underrated drift car in the world of GTA Online and is a low-skill level vehicle for players to try out drifting at lower speeds, but will not hold up so well when drifting at higher speeds.
You can find the Vulcar Nebula Turbo with the Karin Futo at Southern San Andreas Super Autos.
8. Declasse Drift Yosemite
We now get to the first truck on the list with the Declasse Drift Yosemite. This muscle vehicle can also be purchased at Southern San Andreas Super Autos and is similar to the Karin Futo and Vulcar Nebula Turbo in that it excels at drifting at lower speeds.
However, it performs much better than the previous two GTA Online drift cars at higher speeds, so players looking for not too high-skill-level drifting vehicles that can perform when going fast will be happy with the Declasse Drift Yosemite.
7. Vapid Imperator
Our next vehicle is the Vapid Imperator, and it will burn a bigger hole in your GTA Online wallet than the previous cars on this list when you go to the Arena War website to purchase this set of wheels.
However, this higher price will provide you with much more power and very smooth handling that will allow any player to flying around corners like an expert drifter.
6. Schyster Fusilade
Power is the name of the game for the Schyster Fusilade, especially when it comes to the price of this vehicle compared to others that provide the same level of drifting capability. It is not the best for lower-skilled drifters and would be better suited for those who have had some time perfecting this craft.
If the Schyster Fusilade is calling your name, you can try and find it on the streets of Los Santos or visit Southern San Andreas Super Autos to add it to your collection.
5. Willard Faction
It is hard to find a better-looking vehicle than a traditional muscle car, and the Willard Faction provides this signature look with some impressive drifting capabilities. Its heavier frame allows players to excel in pulling off longer slides that will undoubtedly go well in any highlight video.
Benny’s Original Motor Works is the place to go if you are looking to secure the Willard Faction and see why it is one of the best GTA Online drifting cars.
4. Benefactor Schwartzer
Those looking to snag a high-quality drifting car for cheap should look no further than the Benefactor Schwartzer, as this sports car combines affordability with power and smoothness that vehicles in a similar price range do not possess.
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The streets of Los Santos or Southern San Andreas Super Autos are the places to look if you are looking to check out and purchase the Benefactor Schwartzer.
3. Bravado Redwood Gauntlet
Having a light frame allows the Bravado Redwood Gauntlet to shine when it comes to performing high-level drifting. This light amount of weight may cause some headaches when it comes to getting used to it, but some practice will have you flying around corners with precision.
Returning players can get the Bravado Redwood Gauntlet for free, and it is also available for purchase at Southern San Andreas Super Autos.
2. Bravado Banshee 900R
One of the most used and best drifting vehicles that players can get their hands in the popular Rockstar Games title is the Bravado Banshee 900R. Its insane power allows it to drift exceptionally well at top speeds, but its combination of performing drifting maneuvers at even low speeds makes the Bravado Banshee 900R one of the top choices for drifters.
Benny’s Original Motor Works is where you will need to make your way to if you want to get this vehicle at its highest drifting potential.
1. Dewbauchee Rapid GT
Balance makes the Dewbauchee Rapid GT what many consider to be the best of the best for drifting vehicles. Its more stable power compared to the Bravado Banshee 900r allows players to have much more control than the previous vehicle on this list, which can sometimes get out of control when you compare it to the Dewbauchee Rapid GT.
The Dewbauchee Rapid GT can be purchased at Legendary Motorsport for not too much money when you consider the top-of-the-line drifting capabilities that you are getting for the price tag.
Be sure to stay tuned to Charlie Intel for more news and guides for the adrenaline-fueled world of GTA.
Image Credits: Rockstar Games / GTA Wiki
Apex Legends devs tease Valkyrie videos on Instagram
Apex Legends developers have released some inconspicuous videos on Instagram teasing gameplay of the new Legend arriving in Legacy, Valkyrie.
Since the official reveal of Apex Legends’ latest character, Valkyrie, the developers have released some interesting videos over on their Instagram page.
In the most recent news for Apex Legends, fans finally got to see the latest Legend, Valkyrie arriving in Season 9: Legacy.
It seems the developers were feeling extra generous, as they also decided to tease some in-game footage of Valkyrie, showing off some aspects of her kit and a potential finisher.
Respawn Entertainment released another Stories from the Outlands short over on their YouTube channel yesterday, which was met by excitement from fans. Players also got details on the new season, including the name, theme, and even weapon coming to Apex Legends.
Respawn wasn’t done there. Over on their Instagram page, they also released three glitchy surveillance footage videos of Valkyrie gameplay.
The Apex Legends community has been breaking down these videos, trying to understand what they show. Dataminers GarretLeaks and Biast12 have potentially identified what some of these videos are presenting.
The first video is entitled “CAMERA 9: OPERATIONAL” and it is tough to make out exactly what is going on. With the help of Biast12, it seems this video could be hiding one of Valkyrie’s finishers, called “the After Burner.”
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The second video is hard to make out; however, the video becomes clearer with the community’s help. As we know, one of Valkyrie’s abilities is her VTOL Jets, which allow her to hover in the air much like the Northstar Titan from Titanfall.
This is exactly what Biast12 believes this video is showing, while GarretLeaks thinks it could potentially be her Cluster Missiles. Towards the end of the clip, we see dark streaks that look similar to what you would see behind a missile.
The final clip is also very interesting, as it could be one of Valkyrie’s finishers, but one that dataminers haven’t identified yet.
This gameplay clip could also be her ultimate ability, which sees her take to the skies and redeploy either on her own or with her team, which would make sense as you can clearly see the fire coming out of her jets towards the end.
It’s hard to know exactly what’s going on in these videos focused on Valkyrie, but it’s great to see Respawn putting so much effort into their Legend reveals, increasing the hyper for Season 9: Legacy, which is set to release on March 4th.
For more on Apex Legends, check out our article on why the latest War Games event could change the game forever.
Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment
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