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As Halo Infinite matures into the game we know it is, Forge is updated to greater heights than we anticipated. While the game is at risk of a future beyond its release we are optimistic and expect this game to be the true spirit and ethos of what 343 Industries wants for this franchise. As a commercial success already and taking form in its seasonality we want to position ourselves to offer all members of the site an opportunity to learn and become a collaborator of an awesome forge and media project.

Halo Forge mode is a powerful tool that allows players to create their own custom maps and game modes within the Halo universe. One of the key features of Forge mode is the ability to create maps, and in this article, we'll walk you through the process of creating a map from scratch.

Step 1: Choose your canvas

When you start a new Forge session, the first thing you'll need to do is choose your canvas. The canvas is the base level of your map and determines its overall size and shape. There are several different canvas options to choose from, including a flat plane, a canyon, and a bowl-shaped arena.

To choose your canvas, go to the "New Map" option in the Forge menu, then select the "Canvas" tab. From there, you can choose the canvas that best suits your needs.

Step 2: Add terrain and objects

Once you have your canvas set up, it's time to start adding terrain and objects to your map. You can do this by selecting the "Terrain" or "Objects" tab in the Forge menu and choosing the items you want to add.

Terrain items include things like hills, valleys, and rocks, while object items include buildings, vehicles, and weapons. You can place these items anywhere on your map and adjust their size, rotation, and elevation as needed.

Step 3: Customize your map settings

Before you finalize your map, you'll want to customize its settings to ensure that it plays the way you want it to. This includes things like setting the game type, choosing spawn points, and adjusting the lighting.

To customize your map settings, go to the "Map Settings" tab in the Forge menu. From there, you can adjust a wide range of settings, including game type, gravity, and weather conditions.

Step 4: Playtest and refine

Once you've created your map, it's important to playtest it to make sure it works as intended. You can do this by selecting the "Play" option in the Forge menu and testing your map with bots or other players.

During playtesting, you may notice issues or areas that need improvement. Take note of these and go back to the Forge menu to make any necessary changes. Repeat the playtesting process until you're satisfied with your map.

Step 5: Share your map

Once you're happy with your map, it's time to share it with the Halo community. You can do this by selecting the "File Share" option in the Forge menu and uploading your map for others to download and play.

When sharing your map, be sure to include a detailed description and any special instructions or guidelines. This will help other players understand how to play your map and what to expect.


Creating a map in Halo Forge mode can be a challenging but rewarding experience. By following these steps, you'll be well on your way to creating your own custom map that can be enjoyed by players around the world.


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