Download Map Classic Slayer gametype - in other words, no loadouts and map only powerups Warning - this map takes some jet pack skills Welcome to the Hornets Nest, home of The Halo, Hammer Bay, the Mario Super Jump Power Up, and Skywalker Platform. Feel free to view these locations and more in the photo's above. Hornets Nest's recklessness is reminiscent of the old school Quake maps, in that the map throws you around and could care less if you live or die. You are merely a victim waiting to happen. Grab a jetpack because the best weapons are all located on the small floating ledges. If you don't have one don't worry, there are many ways to get around the map, some of which may test your fortitude. Bide your time, kill at will and grab that quickly respawning jetpack. My favorite quote from players is, "Crap! Thought I had the jet pack." as they fall to their death. The upper platform and lower level hold the jet packs to allow for better map coverage. The two platforms at the ends hold additional weapons and a number of Banshee's. I had originally envisioned a massive teleporter banshee air battle but unfortunately it hadn't come together the way I had planned. That's ok as the Banshee's are still a nice addition to the gameplay. If you find that they are distracting or being abused, feel free to Forge them out of existence. You can reach the majority of this map via jump pad so you will not be entirely out of luck if you find yourself without the jetpack. Hornets Nest is a Slayer map that came about from me wanting to build a map inside and around a hornets nest with people flying around with jet packs on. It was the first time I had actually doodled a map design. Unfortunately for me I was finding it to be far to time consuming and the pieces just weren't coming together. That's when I got the idea to put a ring around a smaller hornets nest and well I didn't like the look of that either but it did start me in the right direction. The finished product you will find below. Still with a bit of the hive concept but a far simpler layout. As usual this map has my heavy weapon loadout and has undergone extensive weapons balancing. The Jet Pack, Jump Pad, Banshee aerial warfare that is the Hornets Nest. One of four small platforms carrying treasure that hover outside the Hornets Nest. Two jet packs up top The other two jet packs are located on the lowest level. The turret is more visual than it is a real threat. The Mario Super Jump Power Up Make the massive jetpack jump, armor up and squash your prey. Skywalker Platform Get the sword - If you can. If you like fast paced slayer action, you need to download this map.