Due to its volatile weather conditions, isolated research centers sparsely populate this world's incredibly vast oceans
An asymmetrical map, Vertigo provides a wide variety of indoor and outdoor combat. The map lends itself best to Slayer and Extraction game types and is best played with anywhere from 8 to 10 players. Vertigo also touts the return of a dynamic, interactive element in a Halo multiplayer map: Each base has a trigger point that depletes the shields of all players in range when shot. The map also contains a series of caves on each side as well as three levels of verticality, providing players with several different routes for attacking each base.
- This is the first Halo 4 map to include features controlled by the player that can harm other players.