High Noon

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High Noon
Highnoon 01.jpg
Map overview

Game:

Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary/Halo: Reach

Location:

Forerunner slipspace portal generator facility[1]

Terrain:

Multi-leveled building

Gameplay overview

Recommended number of players:

4-12

Recommended gametype(s):

 
Despite millennia of abandonment, transportation facilities like this one continue to function flawlessly.

High Noon is a multiplayer map included in Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary for Halo: Reach.[1] It is the remake of Hang 'Em High from Halo: Combat Evolved.[1]

Setting[edit]

The map is set in a massive Forerunner generator complex which powers an enormous slipspace portal, connected with an unknown number of locations across the galaxy. Passage through this system requires a Forerunner keyship.[2]

The playable area itself is an observation platform, barely sheltered from a storm raging just outside, creating a whirlwind of dust and debris around the center of the portal. Part of the structures in the playable space is also partially covered in sand.[1]

Locations[edit]

The following are locations on the map that are so named on the player's heads-up display during gameplay:

  • Red Base
  • Red Bunker
  • Red Tunnels
  • Blue Base
  • Blue Bunker
  • Blue Tunnels
  • Overlook
  • Overlook Room
  • Portal Overlook
  • Portal Footbridge
  • Central Area
  • Covered Ramp
  • Lower Catwalk
  • Upper Catwalk
  • Outer Catwalk
  • Trench
  • Construct of Mordia
  • Overlook Footbridge
  • Long Ramp

Trivia[edit]

  • The map's name references the 1952 western film High Noon. Hang 'em High itself also references to another western film called Hang 'em High which was released in 1968.
  • According to 343 Industries, the map's setting and aesthetic went through a number of iterations before the decision to use a Forerunner theme. For the map, Certain Affinity and 343 Industries' Franchise team did a significant amount of exploration on the architecture and mechanics of Forerunner technology.[1]
  • According to gameplay footage found on YouTube and 343's website, it appears that the red base and blue base have been switched.
  • It is to be noted that while on Forge, the cubic Forerunner objects seemingly planted in the ground are known as "tombstones", meaning that there is a possibility that this is a Forerunner burial ground. Alternatively, it might be a reference to the Halo 2 remake of Hang 'em High, Tombstone, or the description of the original Hang 'em High, which read "tombstones for everyone".

Gallery[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Halo Waypoint: The Halo Bulletin: 10/19/11
  2. ^ Halo Waypoint: The Halo Bulletin: 11/9/11