Halo 4 Spartan Ops Season 1: Episode 6

On January 21st, 2013 Halo 4 Spartan Ops Season 1 will continue with the release of Episode 6.

Here’s a Recap of Episodes 1-5 to refresh you minds from the holiday break

and now here’s the trailer for the upcoming Episodes 6-10

And a gallery of Spartan Ops Season 1 Episode 6

– Chief Landless

Geronimo!

Halo 4 File Share Coming Soon! Dates Announced

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343 has finally announced some File Share news for Halo 4!

Yes! We have updates about two things we’re currently working on in regard to the Halo 4 File Share.

• In-game search: We expect the in-game search feature to come online at the end of January (the 29th specifically).
• Web File Share: The Halo 4 File Share is coming to the web version of Halo Waypoint in late February.

For a recap about its current state of functionality, please refer to the 12.12.12 edition of the Halo Bulletin. We know many people are anxiously awaiting both things, and we’ll confirm their availability once they officially come online. – bs angel

– Chief Landless

Geronimo!

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Halo 2 PC Multiplayer Closing February 15th 2013

It’s sad to hear it go, but the fabled Halo 2 Multiplayer will now only exist via LAN connections. First the service was shutdown on the Xbox 3 years ago, and now the PC version will suffer the same fate.

Wildly regarded as the most competitive friendly Halo multiplayer is now over.

To switch gears ever so slightly, we’re sad to report that the service end-date for Halo 2 PC Multiplayer will be February 15, 2013. We’ve been monitoring the population for months, and it’s been peaking consistently at approximately 20 players or less. Those that own this game can continue to enjoy Multiplayer over LAN after that date; however our network services will be turned off at that time. We love you, Halo 2 PC, and you will live forever in our hearts.

#singletear – HaloWaypoint

Adios dual wield SMGS,

– Chief Landless

Source: HaloWaypoint Bulletin

Halo 4 Let’s Play – The End, Welcome Home John

Here it is, the final mission in Halo 4’s Campaign, Midnight, and the Epilogue for Halo 4. This can only mean one thing, that my let’s play/play-through/walkthrough of Halo 4’s Campaign is unfortunately over with.

For those who don’t know, I was recording myself playing the campaign with no prior knowledge, on Normal difficulty, with a webcam to record my reactions. It’s was meant to be a fun, entertaining, and casual series on my channel.

As a result, you can see my reactions to the final scene in Halo 4 between Master Chief and Cortana, over the incredible sad but amazing soundtrack entitled “Green and Blue” (evidently, for a reason).

What were your reactions to the final scene with Master Chief and Cortana? What about the Didact, do you believe he is gone?

Click here for my brief thoughts on the Campaign ending (Warning: Contains Spoilers)  Continue reading

50,000 XP for Halo 4 (Waypoint Code) & LASO Emblem

Hi there, once again we have a code for XP in Halo 4. With this code you get 50,000 XP and the LASO Emblem for Halo 4.

Unfortunately this one comes with a catch, you must complete the campaign on Legendary with All Skulls On. You can do this in Co-Op, which would and will be much easier on your blood pressure.

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You can enter the code via the Xbox and launching Halo Waypoint and entering the classified section or you can enter the code on your computer here (much easier)

Here’s a guide on how to enter the code to earn the unlocks, provided you meet the requirements.

The Halo Bulletin 1.9.13: Team Doubles, Team Snipers, Grifball, Title Update, DLC, & More!

As the title shows, this bulletin was jam packed full of information, nothing specific, but LOTS of information for the remaining month of January and a look into February so let’s get started. The Bulletin opens with a letter from Frank O’Connor about the year.Then come the big announcements in regards to Halo 4 Multiplayer Playlists, Specialization releases, the new DLC map pack, and the title update.

Currently

  • Halo 4 Infinity Challenge Qualifier Phase ends January 12th
  • Halo 4 Infinity Challenge Final Phase begins Jan 12th, and ends January 19th (the leaderboards will be reset and it will be a mad dash for 7 days to win)

January

  • 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.

February

  • 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.
  • Potential playlists for the month of February include both FFA and a new and improved version of Team Snipers.
  • Late February will also bring both a Title Update and the Majestic Map Pack (which includes two small maps and one medium-sized map) to Halo 4 as well. Expect more information on all of those things next month.

What playlist and/or specialization are you looking forward to the most?

Halo 4 Infinity Challenge Playlist Update 4 – Dominion

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Sorry about the lack of updates. 343 has been enjoying the holiday break and hopefully this Thursday a regular HaloWaypoint Bulletin will be posted. Last week’s playlist for the Halo 4 Infinity Challenge contest was Regicide. I can assure you, we’re all probably sick of people camping for King bonuses, and/or boosting, and/or Active Camo camping, but that’s in the past now.

For the last week of qualifying, the focus will be on Dominion. So party up, capture those bases, and hopefully start a Sudden Death or two 😉

HaloWaypoint has been kind enough to provide some pointers for Dominion, which is a new multiplayer game mode to the Halo franchise.

“In this mode, you’ll need to work with your team to capture, fortify and resupply bases in order to win. To maximize your point total in this playlist, stay focused on the objective – while others may be focusing on kills, you may able to get several hundred points by sneakily capturing and defending bases. Remember that you also get points for destroying turrets and assisting captures, so sticking with your team is your best bet. This week, the Infinity Challenge playlist replaces the normal Dominion playlist, but you do not need to be registered for the tournament to play Dominion this week.” – HaloWaypoint

Click here for current Leaderboard standings for War Games and Spartan Ops, as well as more information about the Halo 4 Infinity Challenge

Click see more if you want my tips and a break down video for the Dominion game mode. Continue reading

Halo 4 Playlist Rotation Discussion – My One Dislike About Halo 4

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So as we have all noticed, that Halo 4 has featured rotating playlists every week. With the announcement of a playlist in the Halo Waypoint bulletin on a Thursday or Friday and then implementing the playlist on the following Monday along with other tweaks and minor changes to the multiplayer.

I like the idea of rotating playlists, but I find the time period of 1 week to be to short to prove the playlists popularity (at least fairly). Some would prefer to have all playlists available now and have them stay, but that would require more resources on 343’s part.

What are your thoughts?

PS. Yes there are other issues with the game that the community is very vocal about, but I for one am not going to fault 343 Industries for features they have promises to work on. I am happily awaiting the arrival of the file share system and CSR ranks, both are items that should hopefully show major improvements after studying the game post-release.

– Chief Landless

Geronimo!