Lockout is the fifth of six classic Halo 2 multiplayer maps being re-imagined for Halo: The Master Chief Collection, joining the previously announced Ascension, Coagulation, Zanzibar and Sanctuary.
Set in an old Forerunner research laboratory in the frigid mountains of Delta Halo, Lockout features fast-paced, close quarters combat with its narrow corridors and vertical level design. With three levels to navigate, adept players can deftly traverse around the map by mastering specific jumping points, enabling them to secure power weapons faster and set up ambushes for unsuspecting opponents.
The re-imagined version of Lockout also includes a few new features that will surprise even the most hardened Halo 2 veterans.
“Lockout was hands-down the most popular small arena-style map in Halo 2,” said Max Hoberman, president of Certain Affinity and one of the original lead designers of Halo 2.
“We’re thrilled to be bringing this fan-favorite back, and are paying close attention to the details and subtleties that made the original great while also making a couple of very careful, very calculated enhancements. Most prominent among these are a bit of cover added to the ‘Elbow,’ the long walkway connecting the grav lift to the sniper tower, and a dynamic element that should help counter an entrenched group of enemies. Of course this can be disabled in Forge for players who want a near-match of the original experience.”
If you’re visiting PAX Prime in Seattle, WA (Aug. 29 – Sept. 1), Lockout will be playable at the Xbox Booth (#412, #422, #432), where 16 stations will be available for attendees to try out Halo: The Master Chief Collection’s multiplayer.
Throughout the weekend, 343 Industries will be hosting a number of activities for the Halo community, including a Halo: The Master Chief Collection panel, a developer signing, and the Halo PAX Prime Showdown – a weekend long tournament where fans can qualify and compete for $10,000 in prizes. The tournament will be broadcast live on the Halo Twitch channel.
Below is the PAX Prime schedule – for additional details, please visit Halo Waypoint.
Halo PAX Prime Showdown Qualifiers
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
ASTRO Gaming Booth #842
Skullcandy Gaming Booth #3117
Saturday, August 30
Halo: The Master Chief Collection Panel
Halo and the Journey of The Master Chief
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection Panel Signing
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Halo PAX Prime Showdown Tournament
12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Halo PAX Prime Showdown Tournament Finals
11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Grand finals: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.