Hello Hubbers and welcome to 2015, a year that is shaping up to be big for Halo. Forgehub is breaking radio silence to announce our upcoming contest aimed at you, our faithful community! We have been busy, working behind the scenes to give you a chance to compete for the coveted title of Top Forger.
We are putting out bounties on the best 1v1 maps created in Halo 2 Anniversary. In order to be eligible, maps must be forged on one of the blank canvasses such as Awash, Skyward, or Nebula. In the spirit of community collaboration, co-forging with a buddy is allowed but every map must have a primary author, 18 years of age or older, who will be the recipient of any potential contest winnings. Maps must be original designs and works of your own making, plagiarism will be automatically omitted from winning.
Coming in Hot
Nothing heats up these cold winter days like the burning desire to take home some of these fantastic prizes!
1st Place - $500
2nd Place - Astro A50 Wireless Headset (Halo Edition)
3rd Place - Gunnar Glasses ($100 Gift Card)
4th Place - our appreciation
Rally Point Alpha
Entries must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM on March 5th, 2015 so that we have a chance to thoroughly review and test each map. All submissions should be tailored to 1v1 gameplay, both in size and in power weapon placement (generally speaking, smaller maps do not need as many power weapons as larger maps). Judging will commence after the submission deadline and winners will be announced on March 15th at 1pm.
Maps should be designed around these settings:
-Slayer gametype only (maps do not need to support objective gametypes)
-Battle Rifle primary weapon
-no secondary weapon
-2 Frag grenades given upon spawning
-110% player movement speed
Eligible map submissions will be judged based on:
- Does the map function for the game-type(s) as necessary? Are all required objects and systems in place to successfully play a game?
- Is the map fun to play on? Is the spaces fun to navigate through? Do the weapons, spawn and layout promote a positive game experience? Is the map balanced and fair for the given game-type?
Originality / Creativity
- Does the map suffer from any negative visual or performance issues?
Rally Point Bravo
The goal of this contest is two-fold. First, we want to find great maps...then we want to play on great maps! Yes, you heard right. The winning maps chosen from this contest will be played on during an upcoming tournament (so don't tell anyone about the hidden Rocket Launcher that only you know about).
There you have it folks. If you didn't have a reason to forge before, you sure do now. Get out there and make us proud Hubbers. To arrange community test sessions, or to find someone to critique your map, please see this thread (thread link).
To submit your map, simply create an account at www.ForgeHub.com, visit the "Maps" page and click on the "Submit Your Map" icon. Eligible submissions must contain at least 7 images per map. Youtube video gameplay or walkthroughs are heavily encouraged as well. For our convenience, please label "smackdown" in the 'search tag' section (this is not to be placed in the title of your map). This way we can find all of the contest entrants with one click of a button.