Echoes

8v8 Capture the Flag
8.8

Map Description

  1. The Grim Dealer
    Echoes is a modern take on the classic Blood Gulch/Valhalla BTB map formula. When I originally conceived this map, I wanted to make something that had a Halo: CE feel in terms of aesthetics and gameplay, tied in with the verticality that you would expect of a Halo 5 map.

    This map has evolved a lot over the last three years and has since moved on from the Halo: CE look to something more akin to Halo 3, as well as receiving a plethora of gameplay improvements ranging from a refreshed vehicle/weapon set, some slight tweaks to the layout, and revised spawning.

    Bookmark the old version here: Link

Recent Reviews

  1. D4rkDeath D4rkDeath
    9/5,
    I decided to update my review. Getting rid of the Banshee and adding Wraiths was a good move. I love the new aesthetic on everything. Echoes continues to be one of the strongest BTB experiences out there. I’d say the design is the successor to blood gulch and Basin. Very good!
  2. AIROY AIROY
    8/5,
    Beautiful map compliments the facilities are good and it has a nice glance
  3. I really like this map, but some of the architecture, namely roof areas of the bases, are a bit awkward. Navigating between some areas isn't as clear as I usually like, but interactions are almost always interesting and the overall balance between positions to take is really good.
  4. Solid aesthetics. Would play/10

Discussion

  1. Ocular Stratus

    Ocular Stratus Spartan III

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    I've heard whispers about this map for a while, glad it finally surfaced for the public.
     
  2. The Grim Dealer

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    Spirit in Black updated Echoes with a new update entry:

    Small tweaks

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  3. PharmaGangsta1

    PharmaGangsta1 Dr. Deathpit
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    I enjoyed playing this map the other night. Really like the terrain and bases, which fantastically compliment the gameplay. Solid thumbs up :yes::yes:
     
  4. The Grim Dealer

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    Spirit in Black updated Echoes with a new update entry:

    More small tweaks

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  6. glorch

    glorch Spartan III

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    This is a perfect example of a big team map. 343 Should strongly consider it for matchmaking.
     
  7. TheUNSCVeteran

    TheUNSCVeteran Spartan III

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    Your map made my “Cool maps of the week” video, feel free the check it out
     
  8. The Grim Dealer

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    Spirit in Black updated Echoes with a new update entry:

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  11. eLantern

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    Does this map play well with Team Snipers? I would think it might.
     
  12. The Grim Dealer

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    I don't know, I've never tried it. I think it would play about as well as any other canyon style Halo map.
     
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    Spirit in Black updated Echoes with a new update entry:

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  14. D4rkDeath

    D4rkDeath Spartan III
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    Just looking around on the map, it looks great, I will try to test it out in one of my lobbies. The only suggestion I have would be to play around with textures a bit, not on everything, but on stuff that may make sense to have it. It is surprising how much a little bit of that can add to a map.
     
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    Spirit in Black updated Echoes with a new update entry:

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  16. The Grim Dealer

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    Spirit in Black updated Echoes with a new update entry:

    Aesthetic Update

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  17. SaturnAscension

    SaturnAscension Spartan III

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    Why isn't this in matchmaking yet?? We have an extraordinary forge mode, unlimited content from skilled forgers, and we're still playing the same cycle BTB maps from the first month of launch. Am I missing something? Great map.
     
  18. The Grim Dealer

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    I dunno man, ask 343. Thanks for the compliments.

    Edit: On the bright side, the map made the top 3 in the MYM contest. Maybe that's the first step.
     
  19. SaturnAscension

    SaturnAscension Spartan III

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    It doesn't just apply to your map, but several. I'm hoping that more community maps get implemented into matchmaking. I'm hoping we don't see the same cycle of 6 maps months from now when there are numerous quality maps to make Halo 5 more refreshing to play. Recurve, Antifreeze, Basin, all good maps but they can be cycled out somehow.
     

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