Halo The Master Chief Collection Maps: Fan-Favorite Lockout Is The Next Remastered Halo 2 Anniversary Map

By Matthew Buzzi , Updated Aug 28, 2014 11:44 AM EDT
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Fan-favorite Lockout is the next Halo 2 map to get a full remake in Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

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Images have been released, below, showing off the new map--Gamespot also posted before and after comparison screenshots of the original map and the remastered version, demonstrating the massive improvements between the Xbox and Xbox One graphics.

Lockout was a popular competitive setting due to its well-balanced design and combination of narrow choke points and longer open areas. A remake, Blackout, was released as part of a DLC map pack for Halo 3, but slight changes to the map's geometry ruined some sight lines and the overall feel of the map was not the same.

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This version seems to be, like all of the Halo 2 Anniversary Edition remakes in The Master Chief Collection, a more true and exact recreation of the original--but there will be some small changes.

"Lockout was hands-down the most popular small arena-style map in Halo 2," Halo 2 Lead Designer Max Hoberman told Gamespot. "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."

Lockout is the fifth of six Halo 2 maps being recreated in The Master Chief Collection, joining a list that so far includes Sanctuary, Zanzibar, Coagulation, and Ascension. The last map has yet to be announced--any guesses?

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