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MLG is a ranked playlist for Halo 3. The playlist contains gametypes used in Major League Gaming tournaments.



There was no MLG playlist in the original release of Halo 3, however, Bungie announced that an MLG playlist would replace Team Hardcore in matchmaking for Halo 3 on March 12, 2008. It was released online as a ranked playlist on March 31, 2008.[1] The MLG playlist along with the other Hardcore playlists were moved the the Ranked Playlists while the Hardcore Playlist was retired as of August 4, 2009.

Maps used

In Halo 3, utilizing the Forge system, MLG recreated the maps needed for competitive gameplay. Main changes include weapon placement and availability. The maps in rotation reflect version 7 of the MLG playlist.[2]


Asymmetrical Maps

  • MLG Construct
  • MLG Guardian (Removed)
  • MLG Blackout (Due to reasons not yet disclosed, MLG Blackout was removed from this playlist.)

Symmetrical Maps

Foundry Variants

  • MLG Amplified (Symmetrical)
  • MLG Onslaught (Symmetrical)
  • MLG Lockdown (Symmetrical, removed)


  • MLG Team Slayer
    • Amplified
    • Construct
    • Narrows
    • The Pit
    • Guardian (Removed)
  • MLG Team Ball
    • Heretic
    • Guardian (Removed)
    • Lockdown (Removed)
  • MLG Team King
    • Construct
    • The Pit (Removed)
  • MLG Multi Flag
    • Onslaught
    • Narrows
    • The Pit
    • Heretic


In all MLG gametypes, players will start with a Battle Rifle and two Frag Grenades. Players move at 110% speed and inflict 110% damage instead of the usual 100% for both stats. The shield recharge rate is also reduced to 90% and the motion tracker is disabled. The stat changes serve to speed up gameplay.


The MLG gametypes narrowed down the weaponry to a small portion to balance out the game. In the same manner, all equipment items were removed.

Power weapon respawning is different from normal in that the respawn time is exact and weapons drop from above the spawn point rather than on the spawn point. Power weapons are also only available for a limited time after respawning before disappearing.


All Powerups spawn at 120 seconds.

  • Custom Powerup: The powerup takes the place of the standard overshield powerup, but the player will only get the benefits if the player has full shields or if they are charging, otherwise the powerup is wasted. This overshield brings the user's shields to 300% instead of the 200% of a normal overshield. The overshield charges up in three seconds and decays over time like the normal overshield. (This Powerup only spawns on The Pit and Construct.)
  • Active Camouflage: The powerup is unchanged from the normal camo. (This Powerup only spawns on Guardian.)

External links

  • MLG Settings and Playlist on
  • MLG Playlist version 7 on


Multiplayer Game Types
Slayer: Team Slayer | Rockets | Swords | Snipers | Phantoms | Elimination | Slayer Variants
King of the Hill: King | Team King | Phantom King | Crazy King | Team Crazy King | King of the Hill Variants
Oddball: Rocketball | Swordball | Team Ball | Low Ball | Fiesta | Ninjaball | Oddball Variants
Juggernaut: 2 on 1 | 3 on 1 | Ninjanaut | Phantom Fodder | Dreadnaut | Juggernaut Variants
Capture the Flag: Multi Flag CTF | CTF Classic | 1 Flag CTF | 1 Flag CTF Fast
Assault: Multi Bomb | Single Bomb | Single Bomb Fast | Neutral Bomb | Blast Resort | Assault Variants
Territories: 3 Plots | Land Grab | Gold Rush | Control Issues | Contention | Territories Variants
VIP: Escort | Influential VIP | One Sided VIP | Rocket Race | VIP Variants
Infection: Alpha Zombie | Hide and Seek | Save One Bullet | Infection Variants
Halo 2 ranked playlists: Double Team | Team Slayer | Team Skirmish | Team Snipers | Team Hardcore | H2 Challenge
Halo 2 unranked playlists: Rumble Pit | Team Training | Big Team Battle | Team SWAT
Halo 3 ranked playlists: Lone Wolves | Team Slayer | Team Objective | Team Doubles | Squad Battle | Team SWAT | Team Snipers | MLG
Halo 3 social playlists: Rumble Pit | Social Slayer | Social Skirmish | Big Team Social | Multi-Team | Social Team DLC | Team Mythic | Action Sack
Halo 3 other playlists: Basic Training

Halo 3 Double EXP weekends : Grifball | 3 Ball | Team Flag | Living Dead | Team Melee | Team Snipers | Team SWAT

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