Our rotations have once again had a major update with the introduction of 47 new and returning maps to replace 39 older maps. With the festive season upon us, many of the maps have been updated with their Christmas themed counterparts for a limited time. The lobby has also been given a wintery makeover! A summary of these changes are as follows:
- Mega now activates at 46 players instead of 50
- Mammoth now activates at 60 players instead of 64
- Replaced various maps with their Christmas themed counterparts
- Added a bunch of new maps and community favorites
- Removed many maps to make room for the above changes
In addition to the above changes, 3 special maps have also been included in the rotation. Juggernaut: St. Carrotfields, ChristmasQuad: Primed, and Icescar have each been added to the rotation for the duration of the Christmas event. Unfamiliar with these maps? Keep reading to find out about them.
Juggernaut is a game where one powerful player faces off against the rest of the server in an epic 1 against all battle. The game ends when either the juggernaut survives the onslaught for a total of 4 minutes, or until the challengers defeat them. Use the different special items in order to give yourself the upper hand on the St. Carrotfields battleground. Do note that kill and deaths are not tracked on this map and will have no effect on your stats. Juggernaut: St. Carrotfields can be found in the Mini rotation.
ChristmasQuad, or CannonQuad, is a 4 team cannoning deathmatch where teams build bridges and cannons to eliminate the other teams from the match across 10 minutes. Each team can have up to 10 players (+2 premium players) and has 16 shared lives between them. The last team standing, or that with the most players after the time runs out, will win the game. ChristmasQuad: Primed can be found in the Medium rotation.
Icescar is a classic Gear map similar to that of Rift. Gather emeralds by getting kills to trade and get better gear. With your team, you must successfully destroy all 3 of the other team's orbs to win the game. Icescar can be found in the Mega rotation.
You can find a spreadsheet detailing all these changes here .
Feedback and suggestions on these changes are encouraged, so please leave any comments you have in this discussion thread. If you have any questions as to why a certain map was removed/wasn't removed/was added/wasn't added, please also leave a comment and we'll provide our justification.
The Map Development Team