"Deep beneath this deathly island, the creations of Spartan X17 raise many questions." - in-game description.
A tight 4v4 symmetrical arena map, based on the Silent Cartographer from Halo CE campaign.
2 rooms (bases) face each other from opposite ends of an arena. Each base with a main entrance, and a BR tower, accessible from a surprising number of angles.
The center arena is filled with cover and platforms, offering many skill based routes through the map.
As a main power weapon, rests a flamethrower in the center of the arena. Though, be aware: each base's BR tower contains a power drain, making it easy to wipe out the flamethrower's user from above with a clean shot.
This map is compatible with all core modes, as it's objective layout is almost mirrored from the original Sandbox map.
While this map's layout was inspired by Halo CE, and even it's jumpy use of cover was inspired by the likes of H2A and Halo 5? This map in fact has a much deeper, personal inspiration.
In 2011, I had created a mod for Halo CE, making a short campaign based around the Silent Cartographer's island. Tragically, the files to this mod were lost, weeks before it's planned debut on halomaps/.org. With the enhancements of forge on MCC, I have been making a small collection of maps inspired by that old project of mine. This, a ruined interior of Halo CE's cartographer, being one of them.
MCC has trouble with the map links from Waypoint. Please use the alternate method, as instructed here.
(I have provided a link to my MCC fileshare anyways, just in case it decides to work or they fix it someday.)
1. Pull up the roster in the main menu of MCC (“X” Button for Xbox)
2. Click on your name
3. Go to “Find Player”
4. Type in my Gamertag: TalonWolfy17
5. Go to “File Share”
6. Go to “Map Variants”
7. Download the map “Caturix"
Map named after the song "Catvrix" by Eluveitei, which was named after the celtic deity "Caturix" (and I figured nobody would be able to pronounce the song version of the name)
YouTube Videos coming soon! I have a troubled history with that platform, and dread the process of making "content" for them. Better late than never though.