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Team Snipers Xbox Live Settings

Kill or be killed.
Ranked: In Halo 2 and in Halo 3.
Minimum Players: 6
Maximum Players: 8
Team Count: 2
Maximum Team Imbalance: -
Minimum Party Size: 1
Maximum Party Size: 4
Big Party Restrictions: Yes
Minimum Big Party Size: 3
Maximum Big Party Size: 4
Big Party Imbalance: 0

Team Snipers is a variant of Slayer. The object of the game is simply to kill as many opposing players as possible. Each player starts with a Sniper Rifle. Sometimes your secondary weapon will be a Magnum or a Shotgun. However in Halo 2 you always have a Magnum. This playlist is for those that want to put their sniper skills to the test, try to get no-scope kills, and even get to use the Magnum or Shotgun in close quarters combat. One of the more popular playlists on Halo 2.

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Halo: Combat Evolved

Team Snipers was a default game variant, but due to Halo: CE's primitive multiplayer, was lacking many options for customization.

Halo 2

Team Snipers became a very popular gametype when Bungie finally made it into a Ranked matchmaking variant for Halo 2. This was due to the incorporation of online multiplayer, which Halo: CE lacked. Some maps often featured in Team Snipers matchmaking are Sanctuary, Lockout, Beaver Creek, Relic and Turf.

Halo 3

As stated before, in Halo 3 Matchmaking, sniper-based variants are hard to come upon unless in the specific playlist. Luckily, Team Snipers was also a Double EXP Weekend gametype on Halo 3. The variants in Team Snipers included are Team Snipers and Shotty Snipers. The Heroic Map Pack and Legendary Map Pack are required. Vehicles are in the variants of Team Snipers and Shotty Snipers. However, the only variant of the vehicles provided is the Mongoose. Some experienced players will use these light armored vehicles to its full potential, especially in Shotty Snipers as the passenger in the back can use their shotgun to kill enemies at close combat. This hit and run method is not recommended however, due to the lack of armor cover the Mongoose provide and should be avoided in Team Snipers, unless used for rapid relocation.

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Gametypes

  • Team Snipers - Score points by killing players on the opposing team. First team to 50 points wins. Players start with Sniper Rifles. 12 minute match time limit.
  • Shotty Snipers- Score points by killing players on the opposing team. First team to 50 points wins. Players start with Sniper Rifles and Shotgun secondary weapons. 12 minute match time limit.

Maps

    • Snipe Trap - Sandtrap variant made for Team Snipers.
    • Snipebound - Snowbound variant made for Team Snipers. Based on Boundless.
    • Sniper Bridge - Narrows variant made for Team Snipers.
    • Sniper Canyon - Valhalla variant made for Team Snipers.
    • Sniper Guardian - Guardian variant made for Team Snipers.
    • Sniper Ground - High Ground variant made for Team Snipers.
    • Sniper Stop - The Pit variant made for Team Snipers. Based on Pit Stop.
    • Sniperlation - Isolation variant made for Team Snipers.
    • Snipestruct - Construct variant made for Team Snipers.
    • Snipeoff - Standoff variant made for Team Snipers.
    • Sniper's Nest - Rat's Nest variant made for Team Snipers.
    • Sniper Town - Ghost Town variant made for Team Snipers.
    • Sniperlanche - Avalanche variant made for Team Snipers.
    • Snipeout - Blackout variant made for Team Snipers.
    • Orbital Snipers - Orbital variant made for Team Snipers.

Updates

As of a November 2008 update, Team Snipers and Shotty Snipers variants were removed from every ranked and social playlist except Team Doubles. In return, a ranked playlist called Team Snipers was placed in Hardcore. The primary weapon is the Sniper Rifle with no secondary weapon, but Beam Rifles will spawn on the maps. Shotty Snipers is rare in this playlist. Vetoing a Team Snipers game, will give you a Shotty Snipers Game, and vice versa[citation needed]. It became live on November 5th, 2008.

The Team Snipers playlist along with the other Hardcore playlists were moved to the Ranked Playlists while the Hardcore Playlist was retired as of August 4, 2009.

Trivia

  • As of May 2009's weekly update, Bungie removed all grenades on Team Snipers and its variants. Some players didn't like the change as it made it hard to kill someone at close range when not playing the Shotty Snipers variant.

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This article uses material from the "Team Snipers" article on the Halo wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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