Update: As expected, Sanctuary is the forth Halo 2: Anniversary map to be officially announced. Like all fully re-imagined maps, it includes an interactive elements, in this case waterfalls that block sightliness into and out of bases.
It’s also noteworthy that all weapons on the ground will have a small waypoint, and it seems these will not be visible from across the map unlike Halo 4’s ordnance system.
Find Sanctuary gameplay from Gamescom in the dedicated video section.
For a complete summary of all today’s Halo news, check the Gamescom wrap-up.
ESL, the organisation running the Halo 2: Anniversary tournament throughout Gamescom this week, has seemingly leaked one of the fully re-imagined Halo 2 maps yet to be announced for the Master Chief Collection, Sanctuary.
On their website, they list it as playable within the tournament, in th
e spot reserved for a map 343 Industries were to announce themselves in their upcoming panel. Even so, the developer will likely still show off some gameplay.
From 343 Industries’ latest Halo bulletin:
To qualify for the finals, swing by the ESL Arena in Hall 9, where ESL will have a dedicated area for Halo: The Master Chief Collection competition. On these stations, we’ll be featuring “winner stays” 4v4 gameplay, so grab three teammates (or form a team on the spot) and come compete on Ascension and one other unannounced map.
Therefore it seems Sanctuary will be joining Ascension as the two maps used for this tournament. Though Zanzibar and Coagulation will not be playable at Gamescom, both are slated for the full reimagining.
With Sanctuary being unveiled this week, it leaves just two out of six classic maps yet to be announced for the full anniversary treatment. Another fan favourite, Lockout, was teased by Frank O’Conner around E3, along with the now confirmed Ascension and Zanzibar…
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