Echoes

8v8 Capture the Flag
8.8

Map Description

  1. Spirit in Black
    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.

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 ONI Agent

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    I've heard whispers about this map for a while, glad it finally surfaced for the public.
     
  2. Spirit in Black

    Spirit in Black Spartan I

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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. Spirit in Black

    Spirit in Black Spartan I

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    Spirit in Black updated Echoes with a new update entry:

    More small tweaks

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  6. glorch

    glorch ONI Agent

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

    TheUNSCVeteran ONI Agent

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    Your map made my “Cool maps of the week” video, feel free the check it out
     
  8. Spirit in Black

    Spirit in Black Spartan I

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    Spirit in Black updated Echoes with a new update entry:

    Huge map overhaul

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  11. eLantern

    eLantern Promethean
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    Does this map play well with Team Snipers? I would think it might.
     
  12. Spirit in Black

    Spirit in Black Spartan I

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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:

    Weapon/Player spawn tweaks

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  14. D4rkDeath

    D4rkDeath ONI Agent
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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:

    More weapon/vehicle tweaks

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  16. Spirit in Black

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    Spirit in Black updated Echoes with a new update entry:

    Aesthetic Update

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  17. SaturnAscension

    SaturnAscension ONI Agent

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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. Spirit in Black

    Spirit in Black Spartan I

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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 ONI Agent

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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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