Halo: Reach – Forge World and Versus Firefight revealed

At the San Diego Comic-Con, Microsoft and Bungie have revealed two new multiplayer modes for Halo: Reach. The first is a map editor called Forge World while the other is a versus mode of the Firefight introduced in Halo 3: ODST.

Forge World is a large map creation tool that up to eight players can create together over Xbox LIVE or system link (or four-players locally on split-screen). The creation area is so large that it was originally five separate maps. Classic Halo map “Blood Gulch” (known as “Hemorrage” in Halo: Reach) is only a small portion of the area found in Forge World. There’s a lot to edit, too, as Bungie promises there will be 150 items available to use in total. You can see Forge World in detail by watching the new video documentary at the end of this post.

Versus Firefight is a versus mode of the Firefight introduced in Halo 3: ODST. It’ll pit a team of player-controlled Elites with Covenant AI support against a team of player-controlled Spartans.

Check out nearly forty new Halo: Reach screenshots showing off these new modes at the gallery.

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