Bungie Shoots Down Bots, Campaign Objects in Forge
Bungie issued a video acceptance speech at the Edge Awards earlier this month which sparked any number of rumors, including the addition of bots and support for Halo 3 single-player objects and NPCs being added to Forge. All of those dreams were shot down this past week as Bungie issued a denial on all of these rumors in its most recent Weekly Update.
Former 1UP News Editor turned Bungie writer extraordinaire Luke Smith issued the following clarification:
There will be no insertion of Campaign objects, enemies or friendlies via the Forge as folks have speculated. There will be no “bots” added to the game. The “set” on Rat’s Nest was designed to appear like a backlot of a film set, a holding area, not some depiction of a brand-new feature that implements Campaign objects into multiplayer. Do consider this issue a closed one. Calm yourselves down, pump the brakes, and take a breath.
There’s no reading in between the lines there; looks like we’re simply not going to be seeing that functionality in Halo 3. On the bright side, we do have a solid date for the second title update to Halo 3 and the September playlist update — the two will be released simultaneously on September 16. Expect to see modified versions of maps, including versions of Epitaph and Snowbound with either zero or a reduced number of shield doors, Sandtrap without the giant Elephant vehicle, and plenty of other changes which you can read about in depth at Bungie.net.