Halo 4 gets Spartan Ops ep 7, Griffball-only playlist & new specialisations next week

Thursday, 24th January 2013 12:11 GMT By Dave Cook

Halo 4 developer 343 Industries has run down a list of new additions coming in its next multilayer update, which drops Monday, January 28th. The studio is adding Spartan Ops episode seven, a Griffball-only playlist and two new specialisations into the mix.

Over on the Halo Waypoint blog, ‘BS ANGEL’ writes, “On Monday, Spartan Ops continues with episode 7, which will once again contain five new Spartan Ops missions. Also premiering for the first time in Halo 4 is the Grifball playlist!

“We’ve worked closely with GrifballHub to create several different Grifball experiences in this new Matchmaking playlist . If you’ve never experienced Grifball, read on, because you’re in for a treat. If you HAVE experienced Grifball, then you probably just peed your pants with excitement and aren’t reading any more.”

The playlist will happily run alongside all the other playlists and modes you enjoy, so don’t worry if you aren’t a Griffball fan. The blog post also explains two new specialisations:

  • Engineer: Spartan optimization for the subversion, repair and reconstitution of a wide range of technology, including Covenant and Forerunner complex networks. The Drop Recon Armor Mod allows users to predict the location and time of an Ordnance Drop through an external suborbital monitoring system.
  • Stalker: Spartan optimization for target shadowing missions which require tactical invisibility despite operating at an extremely close range to the target itself. The Nemesis armor mod allows users to target and track down previous attacking enemies, highlighting them on the armor’s passive sensors.

Do you like the sound of either of these? Let us know below.

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  1. theevilaires

    Man I need to finish Reach and get on this game. I’m getting a bit tired/fatigue of PlayStation now. I need to show my 360 more love and starts with this game dammit! ….but I’m so back logged :(

    #1 2 years ago
  2. manamana

    Haha, the opposite here: need to finish UC2 and give UC3 a go, that waits patiently ;-)

    do it.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. polygem

    i am backlogged as hell too…haven´t even touched dishonored yet. wiiu took a lot of my gaming time as well and there is so much stuff in the pipeline. don´t let me even start with the 3ds stuff.
    my 360 is collecting dust like never before, also the ps3. i crave some ps3 stuff though, ni no kuni, sly, last of us…i can see better times in the near future.

    #3 2 years ago

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