In the GGL, teams have great freedom to play Grifball however they want. This is especially important in these early days after Grifball’s launch, since community members are still tweaking gametypes and creating new maps in an effort to create the ultimate Grifball experience.
We provide a “default” GGL map and gametype that most teams use for most of their games. But teams can opt to use any Grifball map and gametype they’d like, as long as both captains in the match agree. If you see a new map or want to try different settings, go ahead; just be sure to get the opposing captain’s permission before you begin the game.
The default map is: SideGrinder
The default gametype is: GGL SL2016 Grifball
Both of these are available on the fileshare of Grifball Maps. To download them:
2) In your Halo 5 roster of friends, find and select Grifball Maps and select the bookmarked maps/gametypes.
3) Add SideGrinder and GGL SL2016 Grifball to your own bookmarks.
You can then load up these maps and gametypes for your own custom games, including your league games.
Note that occassionally your own custom gametypes do not load. If that happens, load 343 Industries’ Grifball gametype first, then load your own. You can do this without starting the game.
SideGrinder is the same map by NOKYARD that appears in matchmaking as “Grifball Court.” The only difference is that SideGrinder has been patched to prevent players from leaving the court.
GGL SL2016 Grifball is similar to the gametype that appears in matchmaking with some small changes. These include:
1) Disabling Ground Pound for the runner and Spartan Charge for the tanks.
2) Disabling shields for the tanks.
3) Changing from one continuous round to up to nine individual rounds. The round resets each time there is a score. The game ends when a team scores five points.
In summary…Use SideGrinder and GGL SL2016 Grifball for your GGL games, unless you and your opponent both want to try something else!
Let us know if you have any questions. Good luck!