Monday, April 9, 2012

Halo 4 will forgo Firefight, getting Spartan Ops mode instead

The next issue of Game Informer will proudly feature Halo 4 cover art and should offer the biggest info dump to date.  Naturally, a few details have leaked early, and fans have already begun discussing highlights from the yet-unreleased issue.
One user on NeoGAF compiled a ton of Halo 4 details taken from the magazine, though you'll need to pick up or borrow a copy of your own for the full coverage.  Interestingly, 343 Industries has dropped the horde-like Firefight from Halo 4, but co-op fans can turn to the new Spartan Ops to get their cooperative fix. 
The new Spartan Ops mode will support up to four players and feature online campaign-like missions, with its own movie sequences and backstory, offering players another means of experiencing Halo lore -- particularly that surrounding the UNSC Infinity and the Spartan IVs.  According to the Game Informerfeature, Spartan Ops should be comparable to the main campaign in both size and scope, and the gameplay will be primarily objective-based with regular weekly content updates.
More Spartan Ops missions, armor parts, armor abilities, and other items can be unlocked using the new "Spartain Points" currency. 
In the classic Team Slayer multiplayer mode, players may choose to respawn instantly after dying; it is unknown at this time whether the feature will extent to other game modes.  Random weapon drops (going by a random timer) will also be introduced, and multiplayer fans may be pleased to hear thatHalo 4 will finally allow players to join in-session matches.
Armor abilities will return as well, bringing a number of favorites like hologram, jetpack, and active camo, plus the all-new "Forerunner Vision," which allows the user to see through walls.  Sprint will now be a included as a default ability (as it should be). 
Keep an eye out for the May issue of Game Informer in your mailbox.  Or, you know, head to the nearest GameStop and check out their magazine/guide rack.

SOURCE: Neoseeker


  1. Have their not been enough Halos :c

  2. will see how this one goes :)

  3. For some reason, this doesn't excite me much..

  4. From what i've played, i think Halo doesnt change. Like, apart from the graphics which havent improved that much.. Halo 1 and Halo 3 are almost identical.

    1. There's always some new aspects. Another thing is, will it be worth it's price.

  5. Interesting read, although I feel a little out of the loop, I had no idea they were even working on Halo 4...

  6. Not sure how I feel about this yet...

  7. i haven't played halo for like...idk first week since the first one came out? i always played it at my friend's house till his xbox was stolen...

  8. Not really a Halo fan, but this is good news to the fans.

  9. Man i can't wait for this to drop. It's ganna be a classic like always

  10. After having enjoyed Reach, I am actually quite looking forward to Halo 4.
    Won't be getting it on release, but I will get it at some point for sure.

  11. Eh firefight was meh anyway