Halo: MCC Adds Escalation Slayer Mode, Which Is Gun Game The Halo Way

A brand-new mode for Halo is out now for Halo: Reach, Halo 2: Anniversary, and Halo 4 inside MCC.

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Halo: The Master Chief Collection has been updated once again, with the newest playlist update for April 14 bringing a brand-new multiplayer mode for everyone.

Escalation Slayer, which was previously only available in Custom Games when it arrived in the Season 6 update, is now available in public matchmaking. Similar to Gun Game, Escalation Slayer gives you a new gun each time you get a kill, seemingly at random, until someone gets a kill with all of them. Given Halo's huge variety of famous and fun weapons, this mode sounds like a treat, in addition to being very chaotic.

It's available now for Halo: Reach, Halo 2: Anniversary, and Halo 4 in 4v4 and FFA modes. There is a dedicated playlist for it accessible through the match composer so you can play it 24/7 if you want.

With the addition of Escalation Slayer to the featured playlist slot, the fan-favorite Grifball mode has rotated out.

Now that Escalation Slayer has arrived, that paves the way for 343 to deliver the next big matchmaking change for Halo: MCC. The studio is planning to add the new Halo 3 map Waterfall--the first new map for the game in over a decade--to public matchmaking at some point in the future. It's currently in the game, but only for Custom Games.

For more on MCC's Season 6: Raven update, check out GameSpot's interview with 343 about the new Halo 3 map, the new Custom Games Browser, and more.

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