Halo: The Master Chief Collection brings back Grifball

Halo: The Master Chief Collection
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Halo: The Master Chief Collection has brought back the fan-favorite game type Grifball, as announced in a Tweet from the official Halo Twitter account.

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Grifball is a ball-based game type where players are armed only with Energy Sword and a Gravity Hammer, both of which have infinite energy/ammo. Two teams face off in an attempt to score goals in the opposition's zone by carrying a ball over the threshold. The ball can be tossed around between players, which almost always leads to hilarious moments where you're about to catch a ball and get absolutely yeeted by a gravity hammer. Whenever I would get too obsessed with my K/D in Slayer, I'd spend some time goofing off in Grifball - it's a great palette cleanser. 

As GamesRadar previously reported in December, Halo: The Master Chief Collection has plans to add more content throughout 2021. That includes more seasons on a regular two-month basis, as well as mod support and new Forge items. There's also a custom game browser in development and an in-game FPS cap in the works. Season 5 will add new cosmetic content, including new armor sets, which the Halo community always gets excited about. For more on what to expect in Halo: The Master Chief Collection in 2021, check out the Halo Waypoint post detailing the roadmap. 

Halo: The Master Chief Collection is a good distraction for those of us waiting for Halo Infinite, which doesn't have a set release date but is due sometime this fall. 

Arbiter actor is teasing the character's return in Halo Infinite.  

Alyssa Mercante

Alyssa Mercante is an editor and features writer at GamesRadar based out of Brooklyn, NY. Prior to entering the industry, she got her Masters's degree in Modern and Contemporary Literature at Newcastle University with a dissertation focusing on contemporary indie games. She spends most of her time playing competitive shooters and in-depth RPGs and was recently on a PAX Panel about the best bars in video games. In her spare time Alyssa rescues cats, practices her Italian, and plays soccer.