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Smashing Punkins

The promotional image of Smashing Punkins by 343 Industries

Smashing Punkins was an Oddball variant playable in Halo 4 Matchmaking only on October 30-31st, 2013 as a Halloween celebration.


Smashing Punkins is a free-for-all game of Oddball. All players are given Gravity Hammers with infinite charge. When a player picks up the Oddball, his armor turns orange and he is referred to as the "punkin."


  • 343 Industries chose the name Smashing Punkins because "'punkins' are cooler than pumpkins, and our lawyers told us to avoid using names of world-renowned musical acts as our playlist names."[1]


  1. Halo Waypoint - The Halo Booletin 10.30.13