Popular Playlists

For what it’s worth, here’s an 8:30 AM (EST) snapshot of the War Games population:

65,369 Currently playing Halo 4 War Games

Team Infinity Slayer — 31,204
Big Team Infinity Slayer — 15,656
Regicide — 3,995
Flood — 3,838
Team Slayer Pro — 3,122
Dominion — 2,797
Capture the Flag — 2,731
Oddball — 1,028
King of the Hill — 998

It’s interesting to see what’s popular right out of the gate and speculate if it will change drastically over time.

The distribution looks roughly where I thought it would be, although I’m surprised Flood isn’t higher. Perhaps too early to tell. Any thoughts or predictions?

Give it a week or 2 until Big team has the most.

right around midnight there was around 140k+. I think most people had work, sleep, or school so the numbers dropped.

But it’ll explode in 6-7 hours from now again. Also once more players finish campaign and spartan ops missions.

> right around midnight there was around 140k+. I think most people had work, sleep, or school so the numbers dropped.
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> But it’ll explode in 6-7 hours from now again. Also once more players finish campaign and spartan ops missions.

Very good points. Perhaps it will be different with a larger and more seasoned population.

Also makes me wonder if the distribution changes depending upon the day of the week, time of the day, geographic region, etc.

For example, will players in North America prefer Team Infinity Slayer over Dominion? Perhaps the same for people playing in the middle of the night? Is Flood the go-to game on the weekend?, etc.

Nothing of deep metaphysical importance, but interesting none the less.

Snapshot at 11:30 AM (EST):

84,563 Currently Playing Halo 4 War Games

Team Infinity Slayer — 43,019
Big Team Infinity Slayer — 18,997
Flood — 5,271
Regicide — 4,840
Team Slayer Pro — 3,862
Dominion — 3,459
Capture the Flag – 2,676
Oddball — 1,240
King of the Hill – 1,199

Snapshot at 5:00 PM (EST):

155,374 Currently Playing Halo 4 War Games

Team Infinity Slayer — 80,632
Big Team Infinity Slayer — 31,780
Flood — 12,562
Regicide — 7,679
Dominion — 6,672
Team Slayer Pro — 6,602
Capture the Flag — 4,868
Oddball — 2,709
King of the Hill — 1,870

Looks like Flood has picked up quite a bit from this morning.

I would be playing BTB right now but the server issues is really annoying at the moment. Will probably jump into MP tomorrow, hopefully 343 will have fixed it by then.

Snapshot at 10:00 PM (EST):

369,166 Currently Playing Halo 4 War Games

Team Infinity Slayer — 164,770
Big Team Infinity Slayer — 95,215
Flood — 24,781
Regicide — 18,867
Team Slayer Pro — 17,586
Dominion — 17,319
Capture the Flag — 17,154
Oddball — 7,622
King of the Hill — 5,852

We need more playlists that don’t use those dumb unbalanced classes! I wanted to play KotH, but when i joined I saw you could use your own classes and after a while it gets annoying when people are using all these annoying armor abilities. I just want to play vanilla, stock, whatever you call it original halo, kinda like Pro Slayer but for other gametypes.

I’ll give it a week or two and BTB would probably be on the top or almost beating Team Slayer.

> We need more playlists that don’t use those dumb unbalanced classes! I wanted to play KotH, but when i joined I saw you could use your own classes and after a while it gets annoying when people are using all these annoying armor abilities. I just want to play vanilla, stock, whatever you call it original halo, kinda like Pro Slayer but for other gametypes.

I think patience is the word of the day.

I can’t say that I’m crazy about all of the current choices either but it sounds like they will roll out more as time goes on and, with the new map packs, it should keep things fresh. Hopefully, there will be some conventional playlists to satisfy traditional tastes.

> I’ll give it a week or two and BTB would probably be on the top or almost beating Team Slayer.

Another bold BTB prediction. Seems to be the early favorite!

Some differences on day 2. Snapshot at 8:30 AM (EST):

65,697 Currently Playing Halo 4 War Games

Team Infinity Slayer — 28,206
Big Team Infinity Slayer — 17,226
Capture the Flag — 5,627
Flood — 4,268
Dominion — 2,971
Regicide — 2,830
Team Slayer Pro — 2,257
Oddball — 1,166
King of the Hill — 1,146

> I’ll give it a week or two and BTB would probably be on the top or almost beating Team Slayer.

BTB has got more and more popular over the years. Bungie didn’t support it properly on Halo 3 by removing it, while Reach it was an unbridled success, it just needed better maps. It was always in the top 3 playlists on Reach.

BTB will defintly surpass Team Slayer soon because people like the maps better and it’s fun playing with more people + vehicles. There’s also more stratergy involved as well.

Day 2. Snapshot at 11:30 AM (EST):

133,280 Currently Playing Halo 4 War Games

Team Infinity Slayer — 57,747
Big Team Infinity Slayer — 34,748
Capture the Flag – 11,284
Flood — 8,169
Dominion — 5,944
Regicide — 5,464
Team Slayer Pro — 5,160
Oddball — 2,393
King of the Hill – 2,371

The big mover today is CTF, probably driven by the daily challenge.

The Big Team playlist would have more people playing if there were objective gametypes in there like CTF, Assault, etc.

I will find myself switching through gamemodes alot . I like them all so far

Day 2. Snapshot at 10:00 PM (EST):

405,772 Currently Playing Halo 4 War Games

Team Infinity Slayer — 164,390
Big Team Infinity Slayer — 114,594
Capture the Flag – 31,868
Flood — 24,829
Dominion — 19,446
Regicide — 17,045
Team Slayer Pro — 16,643
Oddball — 9,520
King of the Hill — 7,437

Day 3. Snapshot at 8:30 AM (EST):

69,898 Currently Playing Halo 4 War Games

Team Infinity Slayer — 28,460
Big Team Infinity Slayer — 19,316
Dominion — 6,815
Flood — 4,308
Regicide — 3,046
Capture the Flag — 2,771
Team Slayer Pro — 2,412
Oddball — 1,449
King of the Hill — 1,321

It’s a little early for any grand predictions but I think Team Infinity Slayer will continue to be the most popular, followed by BTB and the other playlists shifting around depending upon the XP challenges.

I’ll give it a rest until next week to see what happens.