Second Halo 2 update expands matchmaking

Bungie lives up to its promises of regular updates, adding Team Slayer and Rumble Training to matchmaking.

Call it Halo 2.2. Bungie's second major Halo 2 update was announced by the company today. Unlike the first update, which opened the previously locked Foundation map and fixed various technical issues, this auto-update aids Halo 2 users where it helps most--on Xbox Live.

The new update focuses entirely on tweaking the online matchmaking options, adding two entirely new playlists and "freshening" existing playlists. These changes are a result of processing feedback from Halo 2 players and Bungie employees since the game's release November 9.

The first of the two new playlists, Team Slayer, pits two teams of four against each other in Deathmatch competition. Game types range from Team Slayer to Team Phantoms and play on all maps except for Headlong and Waterworks. Parties of up to four players may join together in this newest ranked playlist.

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