Matchmaking for Halo Reach is going to be a completely different experience than Halo 3’s matchmaking. There will be no “skill level” or “exp count” in Reach, so no stress of Generals, yet there still will be a true skill value that is hidden from you, but still does a much better job at matching you up with the correct people with similar skill level.

The Playlists“The plan we’re going with for now includes six hoppers under a “competitive” category. This is the final name of the “standard” category you saw in the beta. These playlists include 8-man FFA, 4v4 Slayer, 4v4 Objective, 2v2v2v2v2 Multi-Team, 8v8 Big Team, and 6v6 Invasion. Then there’s Arena, which has 7-man FFA, 2v2, and 4v4. Arena is all Slayer, all the time, as we’ve explained previously. Incidentally, this isn’t the entire offering you’ll find in Matchmaking, but it should give you something to look forward to.” -Bungie

ARENA- The arena is for the best of the best, or at least people with the interest of playing their ass off. The whole layout is that there are seasons, which last about a month, and in each season, you get placed in a division matching your skill level. The better you are, the higher your rating. The thing is, at the end of every season, everything resets. EVERYTHING! your skill level will reset so you’ll have to earn your division back each season. The records for the seasons will be saved on, but not in-game. This is to please the MLG type kids who either get bored and re-make another account, or for people who all-around stop playing, knowing that they are done for rank. Bungie has clearly said that this is not for everyone, but people like myself will find this interesting aswell.



Voting System- Remember Halo 3’s bland “veto” system where it would take a random map and game, the give you option to veto it, well now, instead of taking the risk of the chance of getting a worse game, Bungie went all awesome and gave us the option to just vote for what we want to play. Rather than force something on to us, the let us pick from a list of choices, and majority rules. If nobody votes, the first choice is selected, and if you don’t vote it doesn’t count so if only one person voted, that game is played.



Social Preferences- There is now a system where you can choose what kind of people you want to get partied up with, even if it slows matching time, it’s still a handy feature. The options are simple, yet satisfying. Remember though, this only changes your team, not the others.

social prefrence

social preference

Active Roster- The active roster is a system where you can easily check what your friends are doing and do it a lot quicker too. This also gives a cool feature to “invite pend” where you will automatically join a friend when they become join-able, rather than spamming invites, which got old.

party details

party details


4 responses

19 03 2015

i just got a new xbox with xbx live. SOOOO EXCITED! 😀

3 06 2012

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21 10 2011

Where are the vehicles? I dont know how to complete this commendation.

20 09 2010

How many matchmaking levels are there?

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