Halo 4 Infinity Challenge Playlist Update 4 – Dominion

Dominion Inf Challenge

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

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Halo 4 Infinity Challenge is LIVE!


The Halo 4 Infinity Challenge is underway! It’s a free to enter tournament allowing all skill levels to compete in War Games, Spartan Ops, and Weekly Challenge global leaderboards.

It’s simple all you have to do is register on the website. Sign into your Xbox Account and grant the permissions requested. Once that’s done all you have to do is start playing Halo 4!


halo4_raptor_3qThere are more than 2,800 prizes to be won!

There are different stages within the challenge. December 17th 12am EST to January 10, 2013 11:59 PM EST will be the qualifier phase, which will result in three tiers of players based on your results.

  • Tier 1: the top 10% of players competing;
  • Tier 2: the next 11%-40% of players competing; and
  • Tier 3: the last 60% of players competing. won.
  • The War Games leaderboard winner will walk away with a UNSC-themed, 2013 V8-powered Ford F-150 SVT Raptor truck, or an alternate prize of $25,000.
  • The Spartan Ops leaderboard winner will secure an appearance in a future Halo game.

The Finals phase will start on January 12 and end on January 19. During the Finals phase, the leaderboards will be reset and prizes will be awarded to the top performers in each tier. While terrific prizes are available within all three tiers, the grand prizes will be offered exclusively to those who have battled their way to Tier 1.

This week’s playlist change is Infinity Slayer, changing it to Infinity Challenge Playlist. With absolutely no settings changed, just to allow for easy leaderboard comparisons. It’s still the same Infinity Slayer we all know already. Note that you do not have to participate in the Infinity Challenge in order to play in the Infinity Slayer playlist.

To check out the War Games leaderboard, click here.
To check out the Spartan Ops leaderboard, click here.
To check out the Weekly Challenge list, head here. 

For more information about the Infinity Challenge, to sign up, or to check your progress, head to Halo4InfinityChallenge.com.

For all the rules and regulations, click here. 

This tournament is so simple and shouldn’t be overlooked. All you have to do is play Halo 4!

Good luck Spartans,

– Chief Landless


Update: “Free” Halo 4 Crimson Map Pack

This is an update to my previous post about the temporary free access to the Halo 4 Crimson Map Pack.

Many people have asked questions why they can’t download it for free and apparently there is a catch/requirement to have complimentary free access to the map pack till the 18th.

The requirement is that you had to have received the code (via email associated to your gamertag or via Xbox live message) granting you access to the remaining 6 specializations. In order to receive this code, you had to have played Halo 4 prior to November 20th.

So many Europeans were never eligible to receive the specialization code, thus they are not eligible to have this temporary access to the Crimson Map Pack for free (till the 18th)

Apologizes for the confusion I may have caused,

I’m only human

– Chief Landless

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Halo 4 Crimson Map Pack Is FREE! (Sort Of)


UPDATE DEC 13: Click here for more info on the requirements to download

The Halo 4 Crimson Map Pack was released December 10th for individual purchase (800 MS points) or to owners of the War Games Map Pass (LE owners included). Unfrotunately due to some errors, War Games Map Pass owners had technical difficulties downloading the DLC on December 10th.

They have stated that Map Pass owners will not be reimbursed as the issue was resolved later that day (December 10th), but they have released the Map Pack for “free”, temporarily.

You can go download the map pack for free via the in-game marketplace (while you’re in the Halo 4 in-game menus). The map pack will be free till December 18th, but afterwards you will have to pay.

Think of it as a Crimson Map Pack Demo till December 18th. So go test out the maps if you don’t have them, and then decide if you want to purchase them December 18th.

– Chief Landless

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