Bungie Details Halo: Reach Playlist Changes, Campaign Matchmaking Dated

In today's Bungie Weekly Update, we get a preview of what Bungie has planned for the October matchmaking update. Bungie notes that the following tweaks are "some, and not all of the proposed changes we'll be making to the online experience in the weeks and months ahead."

I'm decently excited about the Scorpion being removed from Hemorrhage in exchange for the much-less-lethal, but still fun Wraith. That tank was ruining the map. The removal of SWAT from Team Slayer and Big Team Battle should make many folks happy as well.

    Playlist Changes
  • SWAT Playlist added (SWAT removed from Big Team Battle and Team Slayer)
  • Campaign Matchmaking (live on 10/15 - You will be required to have earned the Grade "Corporal" to enter this Playlist)
  • Team Slayer rebalanced to highlight default Slayer game variants and include new offerings
  • Classic Slayer removed
  • Removed "Pro" game variants from the Arena Playlist
  • Removed Boardwalk from Arena Team Doubles Playlist
  • Added "Return to Battlefield" volume to Space on Zealot in the Arena Playlist
    Game Variants Additions
  • King of the Hill (multiple Playlists)
  • Rocket Race
  • Juggernaut (Rumble Pit Playlist)
    General Housekeeping
  • Sudden Death will be added to all Assault game variants, including Invasion
  • Team Objective will now feature the map Powerhouse
  • Replacing Drop Shield with Evade for King of the Hill, Territories, and Oddball
  • Replacing Hologram with Evade in Oddball, Capture the Flag, Assault, and Stockpile
  • Replacing the Scorpion on Hemorrhage with Wraiths (Hemorrhage Heavies variant, TBD)