Isolation is one of the default multiplayer maps for Halo 3, and is set inside an isolated bio-dome structure on the Ark
. The map is segmented into two distinct levels: a top portion that features a grassy field and some sparse trees, with a few Forerunner
structures providing cover and vantage points, and an underground portion that has been tainted by a Flood
outbreak that features a few tunnels and two submerged bases.
Isolation is symmetrical in design, and as such supports 2-sided Objective games well, such as Assault
and Capture the Flag
. However, it is also a well-balanced map for games of Slayer
and King of the Hill
in both a team and Free-for-all setting.
- Isolation features Flood Growth Pods in several places throughout the underground portion of the map that, when shot or grenaded, will pop and create a small noise reminiscent of a death scream -- these pods are similar in appearance to those found in Halo 3's campaign on Flood infested levels.
- Over an extended period of time, the grass on the upper portion of the map changes its color to a browner shade of green than normal, and appears as though it was dying.