Fever Pitch

4v4 Slayer
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Map Description

  1. Sikamikanico
    Fever Pitch

    Official Blurb: "Fever Pitch is a purpose built 4v4 Arena map for Halo 5. Showing just how powerful Forge can be, this underground mine is hotter than hell and twice as deadly. Time to get sweaty."

    I really enjoyed putting this map together. What started as an undergound mine concept for infection that @TickleMeBuddha and I began, I fell in love with the theme, and as he way away for that weekend, began construction on this map in earnest.

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    I've always stuck to a very oldschool perspective when it comes to Halo map design, and frequently found my maps overscaled and the layouts sub par - on this occasion I really wanted to push the whole "Main Atrium" concept and make the theme as believable as possible and not repeat those mistakes. I've been very receptive to feedback from all players who've helped me test, fixing things that I probably would have never considered (I'm really glad I listened!)

    There's a lot of little touches, like heat distortion from jet engine effects hidden under the lava, the lava actually pushing bodies along in the direction of flow (Thanks @Max Extra for the idea). The heat and atmosphere I've designed here I feel is pretty effective, and I'm really pleased with how far I've pushed it.

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    Verticality is another big theme here, with players encouraged to think about their positioning in different ways than the average Halo 5 map might make them, so it can be a little punishing for new players.

    The last big change was a complete lighting overhaul, which was really effective - big thanks to @WyvernZu for that one!

    While I'm pushing the map forward to general release as version 1.0, I'm still actively listening to feedback on weapon placement and spawns, although I feel the geometry is pretty much there, but you never know!

    The map plays best with Strongholds. Slayer and FFA. Oddball is good fun too - really hope you enjoy it, and thanks for reading!

    Download Link: Fever Pitch

    UPDATE 1.1
    Further feedback has led to new changes - specifically making the map less segmented and a litte more open.

    Blue spawn has been opened up to allow eyes on enemy movement and a greater sense of place an delayed orientation.

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    A bridge has been added to improve player movement. Plasma pistol spawn moved from bottom mid to bridge wing.

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    A ledge has also been added to top nest wood platform allowing players to cross both ways through top mid via a jump.

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    Red spawn has also been opened up, allowing more visibility across the map.

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    I hope you guys enjoy these additions, and as always, hit me up with any feedback.

    Now featured on ForgeLabs:


    Update 1.2
    So Fever Pitch has seen even more changes thanks to the amazing feedback from fellow forgers.

    Scale - the map has been brought in closer, with a removal of the highest level, and the whole map has been brought in closer. As a result, gameplay is more focused and faster.

    Additions:

    Weapon layout adjusted
    OS Bridge added.
    Both Base lifts removed, hard routes added.
    Lighting changes.
    Drop added from Red Spawn to Pit.

    Screenshots below.

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    I urge anyone that's played the original to give it a go and see the changes.

    And as always, keep that feedback coming!

    Update 1.3

    Huge changes once again to bring the map up to standard:

    Scale of the map reduced by around 30% - In short it's tighter, faster and more compact.
    • OS swapped for invis, new bridge for invis spawn at bottom mid.
    • Pathing improved map wide - including red/blue lifts are gone, hard routes in place.
    • Shotgun tunnel/Blue sneaky added
    • Red cliffside/sneaky added
    • Precision weapons have been oriented towards the bottom of the map, making the top harder to hold
    • Sniper swapped for Beam Rifle.
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Recent Reviews

  1. D4rkDeath D4rkDeath
    9/5,
    Fever Pitch has been a map that I have loved from its early design phase (I was creeping) to what it is now. This map creates the environment for unique engagements, sweaty gameplay, and such an immersive environment. One thing I love about the map, is that it was made for medium skilled players to veteran players. In saying that, I mean you can be punished by not using common sense or being unaware of your surroundings. Some of the back areas pull you out of the map a bit, however they do provide a safe spawning experience. This map will keep you on your toes and flying through the air!

    Layout 4/5
    Gameplay 5/5
    Aesthetics 5/5
    Creativity 5/5
    Immersion 5/5
  2. JPRS JPRS
    10/5,
    The more I play this map the more I love it. Aesthetically it is brilliant and I really like the concept of the main atrium meaning a unique style of play. Personally I would like to see one sneaky route for flanking that isn't part of the main atrium (from red oven to blue side would be perfect for this), but even without this the map plays excellent. Strongholds is definitely my preferred game type.
  3. You take your map concept to a new level. Playing well with the diverse levels and adding an immersive experience. The balance of this map is successful among FFA and Team games. Rocky environments are kinda difficult to achieve bt you made it, the level of detail and the lighting are supreme. Good job!
  4. Fun map to have played on. Got a little lost a couple times, but then again, I'm an idiot.

Discussion

  1. ReinaStorm

    ReinaStorm Nostalgia never dies

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    Aside from the review, an Infection redux would be pretty wicked.
     
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  2. OutlawSkot33

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    Really good map to have played on. Want to see it in MM.
     
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  3. Black Racher

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    I get my download. It looks really really cool !
     
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  4. Sikamikanico

    Sikamikanico Video Team #corruptstaff
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    You mean hot, right? ;)
     
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    Holy **** that looks hot
     
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  6. Bankworthy

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    Great map, looks awesome! Layout can be a little confusing but easily learned. I dont really understand the pipes running into the lava or hanging barrels but like the aesthetics nonetheless! Good work, will continue to download!
     
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    Sikamikanico Video Team #corruptstaff
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    The pipes pump the molten ore into processing vats, which in turn produce energy... Or something.
     
  8. Verses Fatum

    Verses Fatum Mythic
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    *fans self off* Oh **** this looks hot, can't wait to look around this map in Forge
    --- Double Post Merged, Jul 25, 2016 ---
    Actually, that's a thing like with the map Molten, its a processing plant harnessing the power of molten rock, Rapture does this in Bioshock, not sure about real life stuff like that, but you're right on the dot with a energy producing place like this being a thing :)
     
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  9. Sikamikanico

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    Hehe, who am I kidding? It just looks cool!
     
  10. Generai PUG

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    an amazing map you have here
     
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  11. Verses Fatum

    Verses Fatum Mythic
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    Your map gives me the chills =D
     
  12. Sikamikanico

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    Sikamikanico updated Fever Pitch with a new update entry:

    Update to version 1.1

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  13. D4rkDeath

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    I've followed the progress of this map, it's been fun watching it evolve into something so epic. It's so different that it is fresh and exciting.
     
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  14. Faulk Smash

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    Damn that looks sexy...




    ... Not really one for feedback. It looks sexy. It even looks like it would smell sexy.
     
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  15. I_ZeonZz_I

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    It says it has Oddball support and I know that with assult you can basically make Oddball but I have yet to see a gametype of it for download.
     
  16. Sikamikanico

    Sikamikanico Video Team #corruptstaff
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    Sadly, Oddball is yet to be officially made by 343, so you have to make your own variant.
     
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    Sikamikanico updated Fever Pitch with a new update entry:

    Updated Version 1.2

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    Sikamikanico updated Fever Pitch with a new update entry:

    Update 1.3

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  19. Bankworthy

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    excellent update, size is better, makes it easier to play and learn this map..
     
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