Warlock, the fan favorite Halo arena, has just been announced for Halo: The Master Chief Collection. The map is now called Warlord and serves as the last of the six classic Halo 2: Anniversary multiplayer maps being re-imagined for the Master Chief Collection. The other maps include Ascension, Coagulation, Zanzibar, Sanctuary and Lockout.
Set amid the ruins of an ancient Forerunner dungeon on Delta Halo, Warlock hosts close-quarters firefights across stony ramps and platforms, as well as teleporters that allow players to instantly warp across the map.
“Warlock was my pet project due to fond memories of internal Bungie playtests where we had intense, epic shotgun CTF matches,” said Max Hoberman, president of Certain Affinity and the multiplayer lead designer on the original “Halo 2.” “There’s really nothing else quite like this map in the ‘Halo’ sandbox – a small arena 4-way symmetric base map – and we felt that it would be a great complement to the other re-imagined maps.”
The new version of Warlord also includes a few new updates as well. “Warlord will be familiar to fans, but there are also some fun tweaks that I think players will appreciate, including additional cover, new skill jumps, and a new weapon in the center,” said Hoberman.