Dark Souls modder recreates Halo maps, ends up overhauling multiplayer

A cast of Dark Souls characters duking it out on Halo's Blood Gulch map

Dark Souls modder has overhauled the original game’s multiplayer and added some content from Halo. Inferno Plus’ Dark Souls: Remastest mod introduces classic Halo maps, powerups, and reworks to weapons, spells, and abilities. It also removes most of the co-op restrictions from the old PC game.

The mod jazzes Battle of Stoicism up with three Halo maps and two game types that can be played by up to 18 players. You can play Team Deathmatch and try to beat the other team to 30 kills, or Capture the Lizard, which involves swiping your enemies’ reptile and balancing it on your head while you return to your base.

After creating a single-player version of Blood Gulch with bosses and the lot, Inferno Plus explains he set about improving Dark Souls’ multiplayer mode Battle of Stoicism. For Inferno Plus, part of the issue was that players were spawned in closer to each other and given little reason to go out and experience the maps.

Recreating a selection of Classic Halo maps helps in part, but Inferno Plus reckons creating powerups motivates players to explore the maps he’s stitched together. One of them offers a damage boost, whereas another makes you invisible. A separate powerup gives you special arrows and bolts that set everything aflame.

Inferno Plus has also gone about reworking heaps of the game’s weapons and spells to make them all viable. Even the campaign has got some TLC, with lots of the co-op restrictions now lifted.

You can check out Inferno Plus’ video for a full breakdown of what the mod involves. The video also features a recreation of a Red versus Blue scene, naturally – because what else are you going to do on Blood Gulch?

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As ever, mod with caution, and keep in mind that this mod isn’t endorsed by Microsoft or FromSoftware. If you’re looking for some other RPGs to try in the meantime, you can follow that link.

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