Forge Features header image showing Banished Narrows by AngelitoCO

Forge Features: December 2, 2022

The best thing is when a Halo player connects to the game and says these three magic words: “It’s Forgin Time!”

It’s barely been a month since the Winter Update released, bringing with it the long-awaited Forge Beta, and we’ve already seen the floodgates well and truly open to endless waves of excitement and creativity about what people do with this tool.

And so, that naturally brings us to our second Forge feature, where we showcase some of our favorite community-created content. Let’s get straight to the point!


Banished Narrows screenshot taken in Forge

shrinks from Halo 3like you’ve never experienced before…

We haven’t even given you an Outcast-themed Forge palette yet, but here it is, quite simply (or… night)—Narrows has been revamped with a whole new aesthetic and it looks quite spectacular.

You know this dance floor well. Man cannons on either side of a long multi-level bridge, perfect for those intense sniper duels. Light deck flares on bottom middle, Overshield and Active Camo on opposite sides. It’s a map that rewards strong teamwork and precise coordination, and it’s pretty both as a Forerunner airlift and as a banished outpost.

Credits: UneeQ TV, Soxxxie, Naughty situation, wild1551, Surasia
Bookmark: Uneeq | Redesign of the lock

Screenshot of Lockout made in Forge

While we’re on the subject of map remakes, this one is a 1:1 recreation of Lockout from Halo 2.

Return to perhaps one of the most iconic multiplayer maps in all of gaming, whether it’s 1v1 with a friend of yours and settling a score or if you’re looking for classic 4v4 team action.

This Lockout remake supports classic modes: Slayer, King of the Hill, Oddball. Grab your friends and treat yourself Halo 2 nostalgia.

Oh, and uh… let us know if you spot any supernatural occurrences. It is said that old places like these are known to have the strange ghost…

Banshee Battle: Space Cove screenshot taken in Forge

Look, sometimes you just want to hang out with your friends, jump in Banshees and shoot each other while navigating a bunch of asteroids. Sometimes that’s what Halo is all about.

Zreakz knows this well and has created such a card to satisfy this need.

Play Banshee Battle: Space Cove with up to 28 players and jump into FFA or Team Slayer modes for dogfighting carnage. Zreakz recommends setting the respawn timer to instant for more hectic gameplay, and I think that’s a recommendation worth heeding!

Credits: RyzenFox64
Bookmark: Banned

Screenshot of the Outcast map made in Forge

Are you a Derelict fan of Hello: WHAT? Outcast from RyzenFox64 is not exactly that, but it certainly feels like there’s a lot of that map in its DNA – the Forerunner aesthetic of the original Xbox map has been lovingly recreated with Infinite HaloThe modern fidelity of , and that same uncanny sense of isolation in a long-forgotten place is evidently present from the few glimpses you can get of the outside (ring) world.

Additionally, seeing the green teleporters in blocks of Hello: WHAT recreated in Infinite just really hits the spot!

Jump into the map to explore the artistry that went into its creation, or try it out for a 4v4 Slayer and King of the Hill.

Credits: I smash everything, unsorted dude, Black Picture, Foge, b0b is here, MythicFritz, NightAvenger01, CertifiedChamp, tdubfed1, Max Extra, Kabe, The Xzamplez
Bookmark: WIP-solution

Screenshot of the solution map made in Forge

Solution is one of those cards where every detail of all corner made me say “Wow!” out loud. The screenshot above just gives an impression of the space, which is dense in its immersive atmosphere.

Both at a glance and upon close inspection, this is a card you could quite convincingly tell someone that shipped with the deck. With a extensive list of credits from the dirty dozen contributors who contributed to this map, the overall cohesion and thoughtfulness of this map is truly admirable.

2-12 players are recommended. If you find yourself stuck wondering what to play next on a customs night, this is your solution. (Come for the map recommendations, stay for the terrible puns!)


In case you missed it, last week we sat down for a chat in the community corner with Red Nomster, who gave us some insight into his journey as a Halo fan and content creator for lore and Forge.

If you’re looking to get started with Forge and want some advice from a seasoned cartographer, be sure to read it for some helpful tips!

DEWtheMCCOY has posted daily videos that feature Forge content from the community. The dedication is quite admirable, as he released these videos (along with individual card walkthroughs and “Top Ten Forge of the Week” summaries) twenty-four days in a row. If you’re looking for a steady stream of Forge content to check out, you’ll definitely want to keep an eye on the DEW Channel.

Looking for more tutorials to better understand the myriad systems and tools at your disposal in Forge? UnknownEmerald has what you need!

Looking at some of the more practical parts of publishing your maps and updating your published maps in Infinite HaloDucain23 has put together a practical guide.

Finally, for this problem, if you’re wondering how to use navigational markers in your map, be sure to give this helpful guide from Soft Sharp a watch.

We continue to be impressed by the crafty creativity of the Forge community, the wealth of content that pops up daily to deliver unique experiences, and countless hours of fun. Just jumping into these maps to see how they were designed and feeling inspired is awesome!

Also, when sharing your Forge content online, like other community creations, be sure to tag it with #HaloSpotlight.

We’ll see you in the next Forge Features Blog!

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