The 343rd day of the yea (December 9th) is fast approaching. So 343 Industries is putting on an event to celebrate!
343 Day Live Stream
343 Industries is putting on a livestream from 1:00 – 4:00pm PST at http://www.twitch.tv/343industries. Here there will discuss Halo Spartan Assault on Xbox 360 and Xbox One (Which is scheduled for release sometime this December); as well as other Xbox One discussions and of course gameplay and giveaways.
Commando Helmet Unlock
Also if you play Halo 4’s online multiplayer, either War Games or Spartan Ops, on Dcember 9th you’ll receive the Commando helmet as a gift. This is a one-day-only giveaway. Normally the Command armor set is unlock via completion of the Dominion Victory Commendation. This unlock will be treated similarly to the Guilty Spark Emblem they had back in November for Halo 4’s 1st Birthday.
FYI: If you completed a game in #Halo4 matchmaking on 343 Day, your Commando helmet has been unlocked! #enjoy
Also on December 9th the Resistor Tactical Package will be released for free to the public. It was previously reserved as a timed exclusive Champions Bundle bonus item. The Resistor Armor mod allows players to retain full mobility when taking fire for a few moments. I personally really enjoy this tactical package and use it in my objective/rushing loadouts.
Halo 4’s first birthday is around the corner! If you’re playing Spartan Ops or War Games Online on November 6th 2013 you will unlock the unreleased Guilty Spark emblem!
*UPDATE! 343 Industries has said that the Guilty Spark Emblem will be released to those who did play online November 6th 2013 in a few weeks. No set date.
Next week is Halo 4’s first birthday! Over the course of the past 12 months, millions of players have played Halo 4. Whether you spent your time in Matchmaking, Forge, Theater, Campaign, Spartan Ops, or elsewhere, we’d like to say thank you for playing our game. In fact, along with thanking you, we’d also like to give you a teeny-tiny-in-game-gift. All players who complete a game in War Games or Spartan Ops matchmaking on November 6th, 2013 will earn the Guilty Spark emblem.
This emblem has not yet been released in Halo 4, and we hope that you hop online with some friends to celebrate the birthday of our first game and also snag a rare emblem. After, you can rock the emblem proudly and brag to your friends about how you attended the birthday party, and they did not. We’ve got also got some Matchmaking fun in the form of a 24-hour playlist planned for this special day, so keep an eye on Halo Waypoint for all the details.
Footage of the Halo 4 Global Championship finals! I was lucky enough to attend in person and caught some reactions with my camera from the fourth row! Enjoy Pistola vs Ace in the Halo 4 Global Championship Finals during PAX Prime 2013 in Seattle
HALO: SPARTAN ASSAULT GETS NEW MISSIONS, ACHIEVEMENTS, AND MORE
Exploration turns to explosive combat in Operation Hydra, a new Title Update for Halo: Spartan Assault which adds five all-new missions, Xbox 360 controller support, new achievements, and more. Operation Hydra will be available on August 29th. On top of this, power weapons previously only available through in-app purchase can now be acquired through using XP.
Below we are detailing the five new achievements you can nab which can net you a total of 50 points to add to your Gamerscore! Operation Hydra will be available on August 29th.
Complete Operation F
Destroy all Mega Turrets with the Grizzly tank in Operation F, Mission 2
Tour of Duty
Earn all Gold stars in Operation F
Vidmaster Challenge 2.0
Complete Operation F, Mission 4 with the Blind and Thunderstorm Skulls active
Earlier today IGN came across a photo revealing details about a Halo 4 Game of the Year Edition that will be coming out later this October. It will include all of the downloadable content from the release day of Halo 4 (so far) for $49.99.
At the time this was a rumour but just recently a Microsoft spokesperson has confirmed the Game of the Year Edition with this statement
“A Game of the Year Edition of Halo 4 will be offered this October, offering tremendous value for fans who want to enjoy one of the most critically acclaimed games of 2012, and additional DLC all in one place. We will have more details to share during the live stream of the Halo Global Championship Finals this Sunday.”
The Halo 4 Game of the Year Edition will include:
Spartan Ops Season 1
War Games Map Pass:
Crimson, Majestic, and Castle Map Packs
Two in game helmets
and 1 in game emblem
Halo 4 Champions Bundle
Bullseye Map Pack
Infinity Armor Pack
Steel Skin Pack
and bonus content!
Pre-order bonus and Limited Edition exclusive content.
Halo 4 Steel Skin Pack Overview. A look at the steam punk style weapon skins for UNSC, Covenant, and Forerunner loadout weapons. This pack costs 240 MSP individually, but is part of the Halo 4 Champions Bundle