Play as one of the Flood.
With Halo 4 being just around one month away from release, and 343 Industries announcing that the game has gone gold, we’re also getting details on a new game mode that is coming to the Halo 4 War Games multiplayer. Get a load of Flood Mode.
Modeled after the classic Infection game types, Flood Mode will turn infected players into Flood converted humans. Once infected you will look like one of the Flood, and have bonuses to speed and melee attacks.
Here is how 343 Industries explain the mode in their release:
Halo 4’s Flood mode is a round-based, ten-player game. It is a true asymmetric experience with the added twist of dynamic teams; this really changes things up as each game is different, especially in the incredibly intense and high-action final seconds.
At the beginning of each round, two players spawn as Flood forms and eight players spawn as Survivors. Survivors are standard Spartans equipped with shotguns and magnums, while Flood move very quickly and can only use a melee attack. When a Survivor gets killed by a Flood, the Survivor will convert and respawn as a Flood. The round ends if a Survivor makes it to 3:00 or if all players are converted to Flood.
One of the things we concentrated on for War Games was establishing player roles in Multiplayer, so we put a great deal of attention into being the King, Flag carrier, Grif, etc. Being the final Survivor is another role we focused on, and it’s a very intense experience having nine other Flood rush at you. Some (and by some, I of course mean David Ellis) would even say it’s poo-inducing.
Becoming a Flood converted human isn’t simply donning a new character skin, the Flood have been designed to have their own look, animations, weapons and assassinations. Infection was always fun for a few rounds, so I can’t wait to check out this new mode when Halo 4 FINALLY drops on November 6th.