Spartan Ops Season 1 Part One spanned episodes 1 to 5. During the first two months of their availability, 901,258,308 kills and 262,150,257 assists were earned in Spartan Ops Matchmaking, while the Spartan IVs recorded a loss of 167,101,619 members in the line of duty. Those are impressive figures (maybe not the death toll, that's a little worrying). 343 Studios hopes that this will continue today with the launch of Part Two of Season 1. Members of the Spartan IV team are missing, the combat shows no sign of abating and a mysterious artefact threatens to destroy everybody aboard the Infinity. "Halo 4 Spartan Ops Season 1: Episodes 6-10" is FREE and can be downloaded from here
. Check out this trailer if you want an introduction to Episode 6: Scattered.
Those of you who can't view the trailer may instead want to take a peek at these screenshots.
Today also brought the new 'Community Forge Test' playlist. With the assistance of the Community Cartographers, this playlist allows gamers to play a range of 4 vs. 4 game types across a selection of community-made Forge maps. Two more Specializations were also unlocked today for everybody:
Pioneer: Spartan optimization for deployment into uncharted, hostile territory (such as uncolonized worlds or Forerunner constructs like Requiem) for the purpose of gathering and relaying information. The Fast Track armor mod allows Spartans to gain more experiential data from each encounter, effectively ranking up more quickly during the process.
Pathfinder: Spartan optimization for deep, unconventional deployment within unknown enemy territory and with little to no assistance from command. The Gunner armor mod decreases the time of weapon overheat when occupying a vehicle weapon position, and increases Spartan speed while carrying a detached turret.
The following two weeks also brings more Spartan Ops episodes and more Matchmaking updates. We’ll bring you more details of these as we get them.
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.
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