Even though grifball has been present as a double XP playlist in Halo 3 each month now for nearly two years, most experienced and seasoned players will likely agree that they still hear a lot of the same comments from players most refer to as randoms or noobs. Comments like, “how did they do that?”, or the always popular, “they’re cheating”.
These comments usually come when we do things in matchmaking that are actually quite normal for us. The opening launch, hammer jumps, launching a ball carrier, the flowers and so on. To inexperienced players that have no idea how to do these crazy tricks, it’s understandable that they consider it to be cheating. Not only are they unfamiliar with the game, but they are also unfamiliar with how most seasoned grifballers play, not only in matchmaking but in league games as well.
Because of this we’ve decided to do something that’s long overdue. Put together a series of instructional videos showing the inexperienced players how to do the things we all do. The hope is that by showing them the tricks of the trade, double XP will be more entertaining and enjoyable for the random inexperienced players and perhaps a little more competitive for the experienced players.
For this first video we chose to show how to do one of the most common things inexperienced players complain about in double XP matchmaking, the opening launches.