Big Team Battle

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"8 on 8 Big Team Slayer and Objective action."
— In-game description for Halo: Reach's Big Team Battle playlist

Big Team Battle (also known as BTB) is a matchmaking playlist in Halo 3, Halo: Reach, Halo 4, and Halo 5: Guardians.[1] Matches involve two teams of eight, making it the largest players by total player count. Big Team Battle orients towards the large, vehicle-based maps and involves both straight Slayer and objective games.

Halo 2[edit]

Big Team Battle existed in Halo 2 as an unranked playlist, though previously ranked.

Gametypes[edit]

Playlist maps[edit]

Halo 3[edit]

Known as Social Big Team, this is a social playlist in Halo 3. There were both social and ranked BTB playlists, before they were both replaced by Squad Battle in the September Title Update. Social Big Team Battle was then replaced by DLC Big Team. When that playist retired, the current Social Big Team playlist came into play. All DLC is required to enter the playlist. Team size is set to 6-8 players, with a max party size of 16.[2]

Gametypes[edit]

  • Team Slayer (34.3%)
  • Multi-Flag CTF (23%)
    • 3 points to win, 20 minute time limit, players start with a Battle Rifle and an Assault Rifle.
  • 1 Flag CTF (3.8%)
    • Most captures after four rounds wins, 4 minute rounds, players start with a Battle Rifle and an Assault Rifle.
  • One Bomb (10.3%)
    • Most detonations after four rounds wins, 4 minute rounds, players start with a Battle Rifle and an Assault Rifle.
  • Neutral Bomb Assault (9.9%)
    • 3 points to win, 20 minute time limit, players start with a Battle Rifle and an Assault Rifle.
  • Territories (7.5%, Skipped after veto)
    • Most territories after two rounds wins, 5 minute rounds, players start with a Battle Rifle and an Assault Rifle.
  • Big Splockets (3.8%, Skipped after veto)
  • Land Grab (1.9%, Skipped after veto)
    • Most territories after three rounds wins, 3 minute rounds, players start with a Battle Rifle and an Assault Rifle.
  • 2 Flag Heavy (5.6%)
    • 3 points to win, 20 minute time limit, players start with a Battle Rifle and an Assault Rifle. Heavy weapons and vehicles on map.
  • Big Team Mythic

Playlist maps[edit]

Halo: Reach[edit]

Big Team Battle is part of the Competitive playlists in Halo: Reach. Teams are compsed of up to 6-8 players, with a max party size of 16 and two max local players. Prior to the update, Team Slayer games went to 75.[3] Big Team Slayer games go to 100 kills, but other Slayer formats go to 75. All players spawn with a DMR and a Magnum, with the exception of Elite Slayer and BTB Snipers.[4]

Gametypes[edit]

Playlist maps[edit]

Halo 5: Guardians[edit]

Big Team Battle returns in Halo 5: Guardians and was released on November 18, 2015. Two more maps, Antifreeze and Entombed, were added on December 16, 2015

Gametypes[edit]

Playlist maps[edit]

  • Basin
  • Deadlock
  • Guillotine
  • Recurve
  • Antifreeze
  • Entombed
  • Altar (update 1, March 2016)
  • Viking (update 1, March 2016)
  • Scavenger (update 1, March 2016)
  • Fracture (update 1, March 2016)
  • Eagle Square (update 1, March 2016)
  • Boulevard (update 1, March 2016)
  • Dispelled (update 2, Sept 2016)
  • Estuary (update 2, Sept 2016)
  • Trafic Jam (update 2, Sept 2016)
  • Unearthed (update 2, Sept 2016)
  • Ancestor (update 3, Apr 2017)
  • Echoes (update 3, Apr 2017)
  • Port Authority (update 3, Apr 2017)
  • Risen (update 3, Apr 2017)
  • Trafic Jam (update 3, Apr 2017)

Current Lineup[edit]

BIG TEAM SLAYER

  • Port Authority
  • Risen
  • Ancestor
  • Guillotine
  • Scavenger
  • Eagle Square
  • Altar
  • Dispelled

BIG TEAM CTF

  • Echoes
  • Ancestor
  • Traffic Jam
  • Recurve
  • Eagle Square
  • Deadlock
  • Viking
  • Fracture
  • Dispelled

BIG TEAM STRONGHOLDS

  • Risen
  • Scavenger
  • Recurve
  • Boulevard
  • Entombed

BIG TEAM ASSAULT

  • Echoes
  • Traffic Jam
  • Eagle Square
  • Viking
  • Deadlock
  • Fracture
  • Dispelled

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