The 7th of July has arrived, a day many Halo and Bungie fans alike will renown to be Bungie Day. For those of you new to the special occasion, the reason for day occurring today is due to Bungie’s unhealthy obsession with the number 7. When asked why they liked the number seven so much, senior employee at Bungie, Michael Wu, replied: “Cause that’s the best number. It’s like rock. Nothing beats rocks.”

In previous years, Bungie have celebrated by releasing free gamer pictures and themes, as well as limited-time only playlists. But how are they commemorating the event this year? Throughout the day, the Bungie team will be jumping into an exclusive Bungie Day playlist titled: “Bungie Vs. The World.” In the playlist, a team of four Bungie employees will go up against four Halo 3 players on one of the thirty-five (35) user-created Foundry maps. Defeating the Bungie team will result in you obtaining the rare Recon armour, only obtainable from the Bungie team.

Bungie take on the world in a Bungie Day exclusive playlist

Of course, there are some rules regarding who can play. If you come under any of the following, you will not receive a reward:

• Cheaters who’ve cheated in a sad attempt to stave off their feelings of inadequacy (or for any other reason).
• Boosters who’ve boosted their way to shame and a sense of emptiness (even in Juggernaut gametypes).
• Jerks who quit out of games today because they don’t see any flaming heads in the lobby (this one will also score you a tasty, longer-than-usual ban for ruining all of our friends’ fun).
• Players who have already earned Recon Armor—you know we love you baby, but it’s time we saw other people. It’s not you, it’s us.
• Players who are already on The List for any reason—you know who you are.
• Players who teabag a Bungie employee. This is just plain rude.

It’s also worth mentioning that as the playlist requires the Foundry map, players must own the Mythic Map pack in order to participate. For more details including the roster, visit Bungie’s official Bungie Day 2009 post.

If you come up against the Bungie team, tell us how you got on by leaving a comment.

David Wriglesworth

David Wriglesworth is a Northern lad with a passion for gaming, who graduated from the University of Lincoln with a BA (Hons) Journalism degree. If you can drag him away from the consoles, you can probably find him Tweeting or watching Coronation Street.

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