Should there be a DLC playlist in Halo 4 (and Halo going forward)?

This article is my response to that question posed on the Halo Waypoint forums:

I didn’t read all the replies in that thread, but one thing I kept noticing was people griping about potential low population for a DLC playlist…..

Folks, Proving Ground ALWAYS has a low population, yet it’s in. DLC most definitely should have it’s own playlist.

If it’s not going to be required to play in other playlists then gamers start questioning why they ever bought DLC in the first place. We see this mentioned all the time in the Waypoint forums.

343 needs to steer clear of that by providing a DLC playlist. Yes, it won’t be one of the higher populated playlist, but it WILL give all of us who DID buy those map packs a 100% chance to play on maps we bought.

To do this, I’d say ALL DLC would have to be required to play in that playlist. Otherwise you’d still run into the problem of people having some but not all DLC.

Honestly, I think the way playlist management has been handled in Halo 4 has really HURT the population. Not having a DLC mandatory playlist has killed desire by many to even buy them for the next game.

To sweeten the pot so to speak for DLC, 343 could include gametypes that are not currently available within it. For instance Regicide. Also, instead of having a rotating playlist, get rid of that and put DLC in it’s place. Include King of the Hill (Yes, I know it’s currently available but only for those two weeks during it’s rotation). Other gametypes like Dominion *light, Oddball, Extraction, etc., would be included.

So why do that? Well most of those have commendations attached to them. For those folks who want to work on their commendations, they’d have a playlist in which to do so. The caveat being they’d need to have all the DLC to play in it. This would garner funds for 343 (not much likely but some) and provide gamers with many more options not currently available or available on an ongoing basis.

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So what are your thoughts folks? Did you buy DLC for Halo 4? Would you want to have an ALL/ONLY DLC playlist? Please reply below and let me know.


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3 thoughts on “Should there be a DLC playlist in Halo 4 (and Halo going forward)?

  1. There should always be a DLC only playlist. I bought the DLC for Halo 4 and was confused and angry when 343 took them out. I didn’t understand why they did that and I felt like I wasted my money since I couldn’t play them anymore (in a matchmade game) especially when I still didn’t get some of the achievements (and some of the achievements were glitched which was annoying).

    • Well the good thing is, with the Master Chief Collection coming in November there will be NO need for a DLC playlist in that game as ALL of the maps are made available from day ONE with no extra charge.

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