Grifball Comes to Halo 4 Matchmaking on January 28!

The Grifball community has been hard at work (and play!) over the past two months refining the Grifball gametype and building and testing some really awesome maps. Thousands of Grifballers have taken to the court to enjoy the Sport of the Future in Halo 4, but now it’s time to expand access to the matchmaking universe!

In tonight’s Halo Bulletin, bs angel (herself a Grifballer for Green Army Jr!) announced that Grifball is (tentatively) scheduled to go live on Monday, January 28!

Week of 1/21
Spartan Ops Episode 6: Five new missions and an accompanying new CG cinematic.
“Forge Test” playlist (name not final): A rotational hopper featuring small Forge maps such as Relay. Help us test these maps by providing feedback and reporting bugs that will assist us in getting them ready for Matchmaking!
Specializations: Pioneer and Pathfinder Specializations unlocked for all players.

Week of 1/28
Spartan Ops Episode 7: Five new missions and an accompanying new CG cinematic.
Grifball playlist: A rotational hopper featuring everybody’s favorite virtual sport. Catch the disease!
Specializations: Engineer and Stalker Specializations unlocked for all players.

Week of 2/4
Spartan Ops Episode 8: Five new missions and an accompanying new CG cinematic.
Team Doubles playlist: A rotational hopper for those of you that like action of the 2 vs 2 variety.
Specializations: Rogue and Tracker Specializations unlocked for all players.

GrifballHub will, of course, be celebrating the playlist’s launch with events and mixers to ensure that everyone gets their fill of Grifball action during the playlist’s week of availability.

See you on the court!

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9 Responses to “Grifball Comes to Halo 4 Matchmaking on January 28!”
  1. JOEPRO v2 says:

    January 28th is my 23rd birthday!!! A happy birthday it shall be!

  2. Crusader0102 says:

    I played a lot more Halo when grifball was a permanent playlist, now the only reason I’m ever on Halo 4 is to get into a custom. Well, I suppose I’ll rank up a lot in that week at least.

  3. Black Beard 17 says:

    I bet they will do the same thing as swat and team regicide where they kept it on for a longer time bc a ton of people were playing it!

  4. Kyle1NSpace says:

    FINALLY., I feel similarily though. I can’t wait to play grifball but halo 4 multiplayer has taken a different turn that hasn’t been able to keep my attention as well. Good thing this playlist will bring a huge shot of community members online, can’t wait to see you all there.

  5. Jimjamyaha says:

    I have been looking forward to seeing Grifball in playlists. I don’t have enough people to make a private game for it. Ball chucking should make Grifball more like an actual ball sport.

    Very excited!

  6. PapaJewbacca says:

    So glad to have it in matchmaking but i wounder why it will only be a 1 week thing and when it will come back again.

  7. Mike says:

    Just like every new playlist they’ve added in Halo 4, it’ll have a one week “trial” of sorts. If its popular, it’ll be around longer than a week. Look at SWAT, for example. That was added as a one week playlist and has never been removed.

  8. PapaJewbacca says:

    Ok cool i’m gonna be a little sad if it is in for only a week.

  9. Sahil says:

    Great! out of ALL the days they just HAD to choose 28th of Jan, I am going back to boarding then, f***! I wanted to play some grifball again!