Halo 5 Playlists: Maps and Game Types

Based on tracking 61,137 Halo 5 matches, we can tell you the maps and game types in the following playlists.

The currently available ranked and social playlists are shown below. In social, some lists are always available, and two others are available on a rotating basis. Each week one of the rotatioanl lists will leave and another will take its place. Rotational lists usually stay up about two weeks. You can read about the justfication and selection process on HaloWaypoint

Ranked Playlists

Current Playlists

2v2 Competitive

Grab a partner and eliminate the opposing duo. Work together or die alone…or die together.

Doubles

Grab a partner and eliminate the opposing duo. Work together or die alone…or die together.

Elimination

Survival is key! Work together to defeat your enemies in Breakout, Breakout 2.0, and Extermination!

Hardcore Super Fiesta

Competitive? With random weapons!? Experience ranked Super Fiesta Slayer, Capture the Flag, Strongholds, and Oddball!

Mythic Arena

Old meets new in this hybrid Arena experience!

Slayer

Work as a team of 4 to vanquish your opponents.

Snipers

Battle against a team of Spartans in a true test of marksmanship. Sniper Rifles only!

SWAT

No shields, no motion tracker. Aim for the head!

Team Arena

Face off against ranked teams of 4 in Slayer, Capture the Flag, Strongholds, and Oddball. Ground Pound and Spartan Charge are disabled. The Motion Sensor range is increased and only detects gunshots and Spartan Abilities.

Archived Playlists

Big Team Battle

Assorted games for teams of 8 on 8, featuring large-scale maps and vehicular carnage.

Big Team Battle

Assorted games for teams of 8 on 8, featuring large-scale maps and vehicular carnage.

Breakout

Now with full shields, new starting weapons, improved maps, and more. Breakout has evolved!

Free-for-All

It's you against everyone else. Slay your way to victory!

Halo 3 Classic Throwback

Enjoy classic Halo gameplay inspired by the tenth anniversary of Halo 3. Features classic movement, Forge maps, game types, and starting weapons designed for teams of 4 on 4 who crave some old-school Halo combat!

HaloWC FFA

Compete on the official Free-For-All maps and settings used at Halo World Championship 2018 events.

HCS 2018

Play the official map and mode settings featured in the 2018 season of the Halo Championship Series. Spartan Charge and Ground Pound are disabled. All-new Forge maps, as well as Oddball, have been added. Good luck, have fun!

Head to Head

Give it your all in this competitive, round based, one-on-one experience!

Mythic Rumble

Old meets new in this hybrid Free-for-All experience! Here, you must stand on your own.

Social Playlists

Current Playlists

Big Team Battle

Assorted games for teams of 8 on 8, featuring large-scale maps and vehicular carnage.

Halo 3 Classic Throwback

Enjoy classic Halo gameplay inspired by the tenth anniversary of Halo 3. Features classic movement, Forge maps, game types, and starting weapons designed for teams of 4 on 4 who crave some old-school Halo combat!

Quick Play

Start off strong, Spartan! See if you can lead a team of 4 to the most kills in Slayer. Work together to vanquish your enemies and emerge victorious.

Roaming King

Keep within the hill as it moves through the map to earn points! Experience objective gameplay like never before in this unique community-made mode!

Super Fiesta Party

Party on! Enjoy 4 on 4 chaos as players start off and respawn with random weapons from the full Halo 5 arsenal. Now including the fan-favorite Husky Raid mode!

Inactive Rotational Playlists

Action Sack

Enjoy a variety of creative and fun mini-games from the Halo community!

Anniversary Throwback

Celebrate Halo’s anniversary with some throwback Halo: CE community maps!

Assault

Work to deliver the ball to the opposing team’s base in a 5 on 5 engagement. Have a blast!

Big Team Super Fiesta

We've cranked the dial to eleven! Experience Super Fiesta on Big Team Battle maps that have been outfitted with powerful vehicle variants. Party on!

Castle Wars CTF

Storm the other team's castle to capture the flag in this large-scale CTF variant for teams of 8 on 8.

Community Doubles

Grab a partner and play on hand-selected, community-made Forge maps!

Community Slayer

We’ve partnered up with Forgers to bring additional community-created maps to matchmaking. Team up and take down your opponents in Slayer matches on fan-made arenas.

Core Play

Prove your mettle in Halo 5's core offering by slaying your enemies and capturing objectives! Modes include Slayer, Capture the Flag, Strongholds, and Oddball.

Covenant Slayer

Teams of 4 face off with Carbines, Storm Rifles, and other Covenant weapons. Wort! Wort! Wort!

Extermination

Be quick and efficient! Your team wins a round only when all 4 members of the opposition are dead at the same time.

Forerunner Slayer

The Forerunners have returned! Eliminate the enemy team using Suppressors, Bolt Shots, and the rest of the advanced Forerunner arsenal.

Grifball

The sport of the future for teams of 4 on 4. Hammer and slash the opposition as you work to score the ball in the enemy goal.

Halo 2 BR Slayer

A classic never goes out of style! The Halo 2 Battle Rifle is everyone’s starting weapon as teams of 4 work together to vanquish the opposition.

Holiday Fiesta

Celebrate the holidays with a Fiesta of Fiestas! Enjoy all-new Super Fiesta modes on snow-themed variants of Halo 5's arena maps.

Husky Raid

Tear through the enemy team and capture their flag in this variant of Super Fiesta CTF. Embrace the chaos!

Infection

This is not your grave, but you are welcome in it. Fight with others against the Infected, or fall to their swords and join them.

Mythic Shotty Snipers

Shotty Snipers goes Mythic! Players spawn with the Oathsworn (Kelly's Shotgun) and Nornfang (Linda's Sniper Rifle).

Oddball

Hold the ball to score in this classic Halo mode for teams of 4 on 4.

ODST Slayer

Prepare to drop! Inspired by the tenth anniversary of Halo 3: ODST, this mode features Silenced SMG and Tactical Magnum starts. Sprint and Clamber are active with no shields or radar.

Rock 'n' Rail

Teams of 4 wield Mythic Rockets and Railguns. Eliminate your enemies in low gravity!

Shotty Snipers

Spray and slay with a Sniper and Shotgun.

Team Skirmish

Kick back with a wide variety of maps and game types where teams of 4 fight to control objectives, capture flags, score goals, and eliminate enemies.

Triple Team

Three teams of three players duke it out! It’s madness!