“Tentative” Halo 4 map pack and Spartan Ops release schedule outed

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Halo 4 fans were treated to a healthy amount of post-release content last year with five episodes of the co-operative story-based missions, Spartan Ops, as well as the three-part Crimson map pack, and 343 Industries has outlined what it calls a “tentative” release schedule for 2013’s downloadable content and multiplayer playlists.

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Once the currently-on-the-go Infinity Challenge Halo 4 tournament wraps up, regularly scheduled Halo 4 content will once again continue to launch, with the the last five episodes of Spartan Ops Season 1 due to release at the end of January – here’s that ‘tentative’ date line-up with planned playlist updates, too:

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.

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.

In addition to Spartan Ops, Halo 4 players can expect the release of the second map pack, Majestic, in late February, which will bring with it two small maps and an additional medium-sized map for multiplayer.

Are you playing Halo 4 multiplayer and have you finished up the currently available Spartan Ops missions? What do you think of 343 Industries’ post-release support of the game so far?

Also, if you haven’t grabbed the Crimson Map Pack for Halo 4 yet, don’t miss Jody’s review of the content to find out what to expect from the three included maps.

Source: Halo Waypoint

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