King of the Hill

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King of the Hill is a multiplayer gametype. The point of the game is simple, hold a designated area known as the hill for the longest time or to the time requirement. Depending on if the game has a moving hill, you may need to search for the hill periodically. The hill is either a square or circular holographic which is projected by an indestructible holographic projector which shows neatly the boundaries of the hill. This game type may be played as a FFA or Team based game.

Built-in variants[edit]

Halo: Combat Evolved[edit]

Title Description
King Control the hill for a total of 2 minutes to win the match.
Crazy King Control the hill for a total of 2 minutes to win the match, but watch out: it moves from place to place!
Team King The first team to control the hill for a total of 2 minutes wins. 10 second respawn time
Classic King Control the hill for a total of 2 minutes to win the match.
Classic King Pro Control the hill for a total of 2 minutes to win the match. Start with Grenades, Pistol, and AR.
Classic Crazy King Control the hill for a total of 2 minutes to win the match, but watch out: it moves from place to place!

Halo 2[edit]

Title Description
King Stay on the hill for a total of 2 minutes to win the game. Hill does not move.
Team King Your team must take the hill and control it uncontested for 1 minute to win. Hill does not move.
Phantom King Control the hill uncontested to earn time. Everyone has active camo and the hill does not move. 1 minute wins.
Crazy King The hill moves once a minute. Be the first to earn 2 minutes on it to take the crown.
Team Crazy King Your team must earn just 1 minute uncontested on the moving hill to take the crown.

Halo 3[edit]

Title Description
Crazy King Free for all. Gain points by controlling the hill. 100 points to win.
Team King Hold the Hill as a team. The hill must be uncontested. 150 points to win.
Moshpit There is a single, unmoving hill. Everyone inside is tougher. 100 points to win.

Halo: Reach[edit]

Title Description
Crazy King Control the hill to earn points. Earn points to win. It's good to be the King.
King of the Hill Control the hill to earn points. Earn points to win. It's good to be the King.

Halo 4[edit]

Title Description
King of the Hill Control the hill to earn points.

Halo 2: Anniversary[edit]

Title Description
Team Crazy King Your team must earn points uncontested on the moving hill to take the crown.
Crazy King The hill moves once a minute. Be the first to earn points on it to take the crown.
Team King Your team must take the hill and control it uncontested for points to win. Hill does not move.
King Stay on the hill and earn points to win the game. Hill does not move.
Phantom King Control the hill uncontested to earn points. Everyone has active camo and the hill does not move.
Kill From the Hill Points are awarded for kills from inside a hill. Hills move and award fewer points.

Halo 5: Guardians[edit]

Title Description
KOTH (Crazy King) Classic King of the Hill mode features one hill with the ability to change location. Hold the hill to earn points, Spartans!
KOTH (Diminishing) Rounds begin with multiple hills to hold. As time ticks away, hills are removed and point values increase.

Trivia[edit]

  • In Halo: The Fall of Reach, Doctor Halsey comments that John-117 is playing 'King Of the Hill' with some other children.
  • King of the Hill was one of the original multiplayer gametypes in Marathon.
  • Some people use King Of The Hill for races.
  • In Halo: Reach the hill can be placed on a vehicle.

Tactics[edit]

  • A useful tactic during team games, is to have one person inside the hill scoring points, and the rest of the team fanning out and defending the hill and player in it.
  • Close Quarters weapons are usually the best weapons for holding the hill, as the close proximity to other players makes them desirable.
  • Due to the hills visual style it could be used as a form of camouflage to surprise opponents attacking or defending the hill.
  • Often players will throw a grenade into the hill in an attempt to clear out opposition before moving in. Hence, a player can accumulate a number of multiple kills if the opposition is standing too close to each other when the grenade explodes. Occasionally some servers may limit access to grenades to make this much more difficult.
  • When controlling the hill, a bubble shield tends to be very useful.

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