The Ark is an original asymmetrical small-scale competitive map designed for Team Slayer and 1-Site Extraction at the tournament level. Ark features hand built rock terrain and several landmarks for quick map orientation and enemy movement callouts. Mastering movement on Ark takes several games in order to learn how to avoid death pits and steer clear (or dominate) the dangerous cross map lines of sight. Gameplay is very fast paced and spawning is predictable. The optimal experience on Ark is 2v2 and 4v4 competitive play.<br /><br />The professional European competitive Halo community is using The Ark as an Oddball gametype for the upcoming Halo 4 European Winter Championships at i50. Ark was also recently implemented into Halo 4 matchmaking for Team Snipers.<br /><br />It is extremely difficult to give shoutouts to specific people for this map as so many forgers and competitive players have had input that led to the map's final build. I'd like to thank all the forgers in my circle of trust (you know who you are), Ghostayame, Pistola, Reign Revolution, THFE, my fellow Community Cartographers, and all of the American and European professional players who streamed testing on the Ark and got the map to where it is today.