You might have thought that Halo 4 was a fairly generous package, what with its blockbuster solo or co-op campaign, varied competitive modes, Forge map editor and ongoing Spartan Ops side missions. Well, developer 343 Studios clearly feels it hasn't been generous enough, as it's adding some new modes to the multiplayer suite.
Nestled under the umbrella of a Free-For-All Throwback playlist, the new modes offer solo versions of Oddball and King of the Hill matches. Designed for team play, these modes have been tweaked to test the skills of players who think they can win by themselves.
The maps used for Throwback are Haven, Abandon, Adrift, Complex and Solace. Each match will last for 12 minutes, with room for eight players. You'll need to score 100 points to win Oddball and 50 to claim victory in King of the Hill.
Jessica Shea, overseer of the Halo Waypoint service, threw down the gauntlet on the official blog. "If you've been dominating these modes with teammates," she said, "see how the game changes when it's every Spartan for themselves."
Halo 4 is out now for Xbox 360.