Modders Bring CoD Zombies To Halo
What is dead may never die, but rises again, harder and stronger. Almost 14 years after its release, the Halo 3 community and especially its modding circle has not forsaken the game and keeps it stocked with fresh content in the form of mods with adaptations of modern gameplay genres. Modder Crispymods took to emulating the popular Call of Duty game mode Zombies within the Halo 3 engine and was able to replicate a lot of the fun-generating mechanics you're used to from Zombies.
As such, the mod allows either solo play or joining a game with up to three additional friends which accumulate points and currency as a team. Reviving friends and even yourself in solo play is possible, but be aware that you may lose any of the perks which include the ability to revive team members quicker, give you more firepower, or more shield charge, so you can tank more shots. Waves scale up each turn with the quantity and resilience of zombies increasing the difficulty incrementally each round. Different difficulties are available as well, with most seasoned Halo players being advised to start on Heroic mode to feel challenged. The real test awaits in the difficulty "legendary" that gives the zombies the ability to two or three-shot you if you haven't perked up the right way.
Furthermore, the headshot hitbox doesn't actually allow you to one shot each and every zombie by default. Instead, due to scaling, the zombies that use the Halo 3 mobs will receive significantly increased damage in the respective areas, requiring you to hit multiple taps on the enemy depending on their health pool.
The game mode is available for everyone for free, but it will require you to have a copy of Halo 3 at the ready. The installation is easy enough and is explained on the mods page with a download link and exact instructions on how to get the mod to run.
As with many titles, old games are being kept alive by their modding community and breath fresh air into the community of these games who welcomed specifically Crispy's mod with open arms, sharing dozens of positive comments on the reveal trailer. Where would gaming be without the ingenuity of these modders?
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