So you’ve played the game of grifball during the double XP weekends in Halo 3 matchmaking or perhaps have heard a friend rave about how much fun it is. Where do you go to play grifball when that playlist isn’t available? The answer is custom games, which is where members of the Rooster Teeth grifball leagues play every day.
If you’ve never played grifball as custom game type, knowing what you’ll need and where to go to find more players may be a tad confusing. Our hope is that after you’ve read this article you’ll have a better understanding of the game of grifball and how to play it in Halo 3.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Setting up the map variant and game type
Now that you have the Heroic map pack, map variant and game type downloaded and enough players, it’s time to set up your first game!
One thing I should mention is that sometimes it takes a couple minutes when you start up Halo for files you’ve set to download to your XBOX to begin downloading. You’ll know when they have finished because you’ll receive a message on your screen alerting you that the download is complete. You don’t need to do anything to start the download. It happens automatically.
Okay, so once the map and game type files have finished downloading, the first thing you need to do is create a custom match by choosing Custom Games in the main menu. Now choose the Map option and look in your list of maps for Foundry. In the next list that pops up you should find the variant called GBSML09. Go ahead and load that. Now choose the Game option and look in the Assault list for a game variant called Grifball and load that up. Now your game is all set up and ready to be played. There’s one last thing you need to do. Invite 7 other people to play, of course!
The very simple rules of Grifball
A few tips to help improve your Grifball play
So, how do I join a league?
Unfortunately the Winter league of Grifball has already begun, so that means you’ll have to wait til the Spring league. Head over to Grifball.com, create an account and pay a visit to their forums. In this thread you can express your interest in joining a team looking for players.
That’s about it, folks! Grifball is a very simple, yet extremely fun game to play. If you find yourself getting bored with Halo 3, Grifball may just be the refresher you need. If you have any questions regarding the game, the staff here at GrifballHub would be happy to do our best in answering them.