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Descendant

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  1. TimeDipper
    Descendant
    By TimeDipper


    "Tank beats Ghost... Tank beats Hunter... Tank beats everything!"

    Hi Halo Community,

    Today I bring you Descendant, an Asymmetrical BTB map! Descendant is inspired by the "Ark" Campaign mission from Halo 3 and features some familiar architecture mixed with some of my own ideas. I have many fond memories on the Ark campaign mission and I thought it would be a great opportunity to take some of those concepts and ideas and apply them to a BTB map. Also, I love building tunnels so there had to be one of those on my map.

    Descendant is my idea of a Halo 5 BTB Heavies map. It features a variety of heavy vehicles and weapons. I had many playtests to find the right balance to ensure vehicle and infantry gameplay was still fair and balanced. At one point I had 4 additional vehicles on the map but found it to be very chaotic. What we have known as Heavies in the past games (lots of power weapons and heavy vehicles) just doesn't quite work in Halo 5.

    Recommended Gametypes:
    • Slayer 8v8
    • Strongholds 8v8
    The map also supports CTF and Assault but are not the strongest game types as it doesn't really utilize most of the map.

    Weapon Pads:

    There are a total of 4 weapon pads:
    1x Halo 2 Beam Rifle
    1x Rail Gun
    2x SPNKr Rocket Launcher

    Both SPNKr Rocket Launchers are conveniently accompanied by a Mongoose at both team spawns. I wanted to integrate this as having a passenger with a rocket launcher was for me one of the most memorable gameplay aspects of the Ark campaign mission. This also serves as a substitute for a Rocket Hog if the team chooses to use it so.

    There are also a variety of other weapons, see list, and of course I needed a Hunter arm or else tank cant beat everything.

    Special Thanks:


    A huge special thanks to D4rkDeath for volunteering a significant amount of time helping me with testing, feedback, optimization and rescaling.

    Also a special thanks to the following:

    - Squally DaBeanz (Geometry and Gameplay Feedback)
    - Foge (Optimization Feedback)
    - WyvernZu (Aesthetic and Optimization Feedback)
    - CommanderColson (Aesthetic and Optimization Feedback)
    - weeeeemann (Providing me with a classic teleporter prefab)
    - Ascend Hyperion (Testing Lobby)
    - Max Extra (Testing Lobby)

    *Please note that the map is still occasionally changing and so the screenshots might not be 100% accurate.

    As always I appreciate any feedback good or bad, and I hope you get a chance to try out Descendant!



Discussion

  1. Ryouji Gunblade

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    Now that's the stuff! Halo!

    Consider some Covenant light staves in shadowy places.
     
  2. Daeklaw

    Daeklaw Recruit

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    You already know how much I like this map :D The map is fun and the aesthetics are also on point. I like the place around the gravity lift & the wall the most :D
     
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  3. Mags

    Mags Mythic
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    Loved playing this on Forge Fridays!
     
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  4. D4rkDeath

    D4rkDeath ODST
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    Yeah, this is a great map, one 343 should look at for sure. It’s tested pretty well too.
     
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  5. D4rkDeath

    D4rkDeath ODST
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    It’s got my nomination for community favorite, that’s for sure!
     
  6. JurassicWeeMan

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    This looks great - even the name is one of greatness. In fact, I know of another map that has a similar sort of name :beer:. This map upholds the same standard that the Dipper is known for, complete with aesthetics and, of course...the magical ingredient, the fun factor..the Tank. The Halo Community needs a desert map or two in the BTB playlist, and I'd be more than giddy AF to play on TimeDipper's maps any day!
     
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  7. MULLERTJE

    MULLERTJE ROGUE

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    Nice work man, very impressive.
     
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  8. BlunterCarcass5

    BlunterCarcass5 New Member

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    Amazing map! Very fun, looks like its been ripped out of the campaign!
     
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