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Halo 4 Monday update will add Spartan Ops 8, Team Doubles playlist & two specialisations

Friday, 1st February 2013 11:00 GMT By Dave Cook

Halo 4 developer 343 Industries has posted details of its incoming update, which will go live Monday February 4th. Top of the list are a new Team Doubles playlist and two new specialisations – Rogue and Tracker.

First up, the new specialisations have been described by the studio over on Halo: Waypoint, along with the following descriptors:

Rogue: Spartan optimization for single-operative missions which require a lone Spartan to be deployed on their own for incredibly long durations of time, even years if required. The Stability armor mod allows users to increase their aiming stability when being fired upon.

Tracker: Spartan optimization for long-range target tracking (trans-continent and off-world), particularly in scenarios where conventional tracking has failed or such a substantial time has passed that the trail has gone cold. The Requisition armor mod allows users the ability to recall their own ordnance requests in order to acquire more helpful weapons in the field.

OXM reports that the update will add a Team Doubles playlist into rotation, which is spread across three sub-game modes. Infinity Doubles is essentially Infinity Slayer played out with two teams of two, together with instant respawns and Ordnance Drops whenever a player nets 70 points. The score cap is 300.

CTF Doubles sees two teams of two vying for flag captures with any load-out and instant respawns enabled. The final sub-mode is Doubles Pro, in which players are locked in to one of three load-outs, have no radar and without instant respawn. It sounds pretty tough indeed.

Here are the load-outs:

Loadout 1:
Starting Weapon – DMR
Secondary Weapon – Magnum
Armor Abilities – None
Tactical Mod – Resupply
Support Mod – Dexterity

Loadout 2:
Starting Weapon – BR
Secondary Weapon – Magnum
Armor Abilities – None
Tactical Mod – Resupply
Support Mod – Dexterity

Loadout 3:
Starting Weapon – LightRifle
Secondary Weapon – Magnum
Armor Abilities – None
Tactical Mod – Resupply
Support Mod – Dexterity

Loadout 4:
Starting Weapon – Carbine
Secondary Weapon – Magnum
Armor Abilities – None
Tactical Mod – Resupply
Support Mod – Dexterity

Then there’s also Spartan Ops: Episode 8, and we’ve got the trailer and screens right here.

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  1. Hellhound30x

    Anyone else looking forward to this garbage? I know I’m not… give me back firefight… then I’d probably come back and play… call of d- wait Halo 4…

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