The lights are on
Halo 4 developer 343 Industries has kicked off the new year with some more information about additional content for Halo 4.
343's official Halo Waypoint Halo Bulletin lists the content of the second half of Spartan Ops Season 1 (see below), and it also notes that in late February there will be a Title update and the Majestic Map Pack (featuring two small maps and one medium-sized one). It's previously been rumored that Majestic will come out on February 25. Furthermore, the blog states that matchmaking updates will appear every Monday, and teases that some of the possible playlists for February included FFA and a "new and improved version of Team Snipers."
343 says that all of these schedules are subject to change and haven't been finalized.
Week of 1/21
Spartan Ops Episode 6: Five new missions and an accompanying new CG cinematic.
"Forge Test" playlist (name not final): A rotational hopper featuring small Forge maps such as Relay. Help us test these maps by providing feedback and reporting bugs that will assist us in getting them ready for Matchmaking!
Specializations: Pioneer and Pathfinder Specializations unlocked for all players.
Week of 1/28
Spartan Ops Episode 7: Five new missions and an accompanying new CG cinematic.
Grifball playlist: A rotational hopper featuring everybody’s favorite virtual sport. Catch the disease!
Specializations: Engineer and Stalker Specializations unlocked for all players.
Week of 2/4
Spartan Ops Episode 8: Five new missions and an accompanying new CG cinematic.
Team Doubles playlist: A rotational hopper for those of you that like action of the 2 vs 2 variety.
Specializations: Rogue and Tracker Specializations unlocked for all players.
For more, check out the official Halo Waypoint Bulletin.
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Doesn't really look like anything that tickles my fancy here.
I've been neglecting Halo 4 for other games on my backlog. Looks like it's about time to devote at least some play time every day or every other day to get back in the swing of things.
The upcoming release schedule does look nice! I hope the new Spartan Ops episodes are a little more creative, not that I did like the previous ones. I just found some of it to get a bit repetitive. But I still enjoyed them.
*** rotational hoppers.
I'm just about to wrap up episode 5 of Spartan Ops so this is welcoming news. Of course I've been so enamored with Spartan Ops that I haven't even started the single-player campaign yet....
I fell off after the Spartan Ops reruns. Campaign rocks, but the multiplayer just doesn't grab me.
Sounds great! Can't wait to continue the story in Spartan OPs!
Wish I had more time to dedicate to multiplayer.
so did I
GRIFBALL! F YEAH! about time we get that playlist.