The Community Cartographers are collecting Infection maps to be added to Halo 5's matchmaking playlist. While we don't have any dates to share, we know that 343 is intent on creating a playlist for this gametype shortly. We recommend that you submit your map to as many website platforms as possible to ensure that your map receives the recognition and attention it deserves.
SUBMIT YOUR INFECTION MAP
Please submit your infection maps on Halo Waypoint by visiting the following link: MAP SUBMISSION THREAD.
Maps are due April 23rd
When your infection map is complete and you are submitting it on Halo Waypoint, please follow the proper format when submitting your maps. Simply copy and paste the provided structure verbatim into your post. Failure to include portions of your submission may result in your map not being reviewed, please make sure to include everything that is not listed under the Optional section. For screenshots, you are free to embed them in your post, but please include a link to the screenshot on XboxDVR.com as well, so that I can download the original file at full resolution. For videos, please try to keep your video under two minutes, if possible.
- Map Name:
- Gametype: (“Infection”, “Hivemind”, or create one of your own)
- Map Description: (at most 1-2 sentences)
- Screenshot: (XboxDVR link)
- (Optional) Video: (XboxDVR or YouTube link)
- Map Name: Freeman Bay
- Author: REMkings
- Gametype: Hivemind
- Map Description: An asymmetric seaport village that supports 12 players
Please use this thread for questions relating to submission guidlines or gametype information only.
As you may have seen in the recent Reddit thread, The Truth Behind the Cartographers, we will be implementing a new map submission system on waypoint in the near future.
"We've been keeping an eye on feedback on maps process for quite some time, including stuff dating back many years. The Forge, Multiplayer, and Community teams are working together to determine the best ways to heavily adjust processes and restructure moving forward, beginning with the next upcoming community map submission period, which will focus on grabbing some new Infection maps for consideration. Look forward to a Waypoint submission thread next week. Thanks for all of the feedback and thoughts thusfar." - BRAVO
- 12 Players
- All classic or previously existing infection game modes such as 'Infection', 'Hivemind', 'Braaains', etc.
- Create your own custom gametype variant via custom menu options and test with your friends using honor rules.
BE AVAILABLE FOR FEEDBACK
After your infection map is submitted, it will be reviewed by the Community Cartographers. They will be meticulous in looking for any map issues that will impact gameplay: player containment, incorrect spawn points, misplaced kill barriers, unruly geometry, etc.
If any revisions are required, the Cartographers will contact the map’s creator with feedback. Maps that are not properly contained with kill boundaries or suffer from performance issues won’t be considered for matchmaking.
As always, 343 Industries has the final say in everything that goes into matchmaking and when the playlist is updated. The Community Cartographers will make recommendations, but 343 Industries will make the final call.
Finally, if your map does not make this first matchmaking implementation round, please still complete it and submit it in this thread so that we can update the playlist in the near future.