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Halo 4

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Halo 4 box art.

Halo 4 is a video game for the Xbox 360, developed by 343 Industries. It is also included as part of Halo: The Master Chief Collection for the Xbox One.

Overview

Halo 4 contains the standard modes included in modern Halo games, including a campaign, online multiplayer (matchmaking and custom games), forge and theater. It also includes a new game mode called Spartan Ops.

Gameplay

Halo 4 brought many gameplay changes to the classic Halo formula. These included the addition of a permanent sprint ability, new armor abilities such as the Thruster Pack, a new flinching dynamic while being shot, a new scoring system revolving around points rather than kills in "Infinity" gametypes, similar to Call of Duty, new weapons such as the Light Rifle and Sticky Detonator, and the ability to set a loadout of weapons to spawn with in certain gametypes. Most of these changes were poorly received by the competitive community, and are a major reason for Halo 4's lack of success as an esport.

Campaign

Halo 4's campaign revolves around Master Chief crashing on a mysterious planet and attempting to return to Earth.

Spartan Ops

Spartan Ops is a new mode that continues the storyline after the campaign in the form of episodic missions that were released on a timely scale. Many of them reused locations from the campaign.

Multiplayer Maps

  • Abandon
  • Adrift
  • Complex
  • Daybreak
  • Erosion
  • Exile
  • Forge Island
  • Harvest
  • Haven
  • Impact
  • Landfall
  • Longbow
  • Meltdown
  • Monolith
  • Outcast
  • Perdition
  • Pitfall, a remake of The Pit from Halo 3
  • Ragnarok, a remake of Valhalla from Halo 3
  • Ravine
  • Shatter
  • Skyline
  • Solace
  • Vertigo
  • Vortex
  • Wreckage

Game Types

Halo 4 contains the standard Halo gametypes, including:

  • Slayer
  • Capture the Flag
  • Crazy King
  • Assault
  • Oddball

and more.

Competitive Play

Halo 4 was not as prominent an esport as previous Halo games, with limited support on the MLG Pro Circuit, and being played across at 1 MLG event, 7 AGL events and a variety of independent events. Halo 4's most prominent eSports event was the Halo 4 Global Championship FFA event, organized by 343 Industries and Virgin Gaming, where Ace won the $200,000 grand prize.

Halo 4's most successful team was Ambush, with The lineup mostly consisting of Formal, Heinz, Snip3down and iGotUrPistola, who won four straight Halo 4 events, and never placed below 4th.

Major Tournaments

Event Game Prize Pool First Second Third Fourth
RTX 2014 Halo 4 logo.png $13,500 Logo std2.png Vas’ Avi Logo std2.png NightHawks Logo std2.png Reign 812 Logo std2.png Prometheans
AGL 9 Atlanta Halo 4 logo.png $10,000 Ambushlogo std.png Ambush SvRlogo std.png Severance BtHlogo std.png Believe the Hype Logo std2.png La Dolce Vita
AGL 8 Knoxville Halo 4 logo.png $10,000 Logo std2.png Requiem Logo std2.png Infamous SQlogo std.png Status Quo Ambushlogo std.png Ambush
UMG Chicago 2013 Halo 4 logo.png $10,000 Ambushlogo std.png Ambush Classiclogo std.png Pulse Classic Warriorslogo std.png Warriors SQlogo std.png G4C Status Quo
AGL 7 Knoxville Halo 4 logo.png $18,000 Ambushlogo std.png Ambush SQlogo std.png Status Quo Classiclogo std.png Classic Warriorslogo std.png Warriors
AGL 6 Pittsburgh Halo 4 logo.png $3,000 Logo std2.png G4C Misfits BtHlogo std.png Believe the Hype Logo std2.png Sicker Then Yo Average Logo std2.png BFK Pure
AGL 5 Nashville Halo 4 logo.png $10,000 Ambushlogo std.png Pulse Ambush Warriorslogo std.png Warriors Logo std2.png VwS G4C SvR SQlogo std.png Status Quo
AGL 4 New Jersey Halo 4 logo.png $? Logo std2.png Faded Logo std2.png Adventure Time ? ?
AGL 3 Chicago Halo 4 logo.png $9,600 Ambushlogo std.png Pulse Ambush Warriorslogo std.png Warriors Logo std2.png Legendary Logo std2.png VwS Underrated
MLG Fall Championship 2012 Halo 4 logo.png $40,000 Warriorslogo std.png Warriors Ambushlogo std.png Ambush SQlogo std.png Status Quo Logo std2.png Legendary

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