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.
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.
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.
Halo 4's campaign revolves around Master Chief crashing on a mysterious planet and attempting to return to Earth.
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.
- Forge Island
- Pitfall, a remake of The Pit from Halo 3
- Ragnarok, a remake of Valhalla from Halo 3
Halo 4 contains the standard Halo gametypes, including:
- Capture the Flag
- Crazy King
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.
|RTX 2014||$13,500||Vas’ Avi||NightHawks||Reign 812||Prometheans|
|AGL 9 Atlanta||$10,000||Ambush||Severance||Believe the Hype||La Dolce Vita|
|AGL 8 Knoxville||$10,000||Requiem||Infamous||Status Quo||Ambush|
|UMG Chicago 2013||$10,000||Ambush||Pulse Classic||Warriors||G4C Status Quo|
|AGL 7 Knoxville||$18,000||Ambush||Status Quo||Classic||Warriors|
|AGL 6 Pittsburgh||$3,000||G4C Misfits||Believe the Hype||Sicker Then Yo Average||BFK Pure|
|AGL 5 Nashville||$10,000||Pulse Ambush||Warriors||VwS G4C SvR||Status Quo|
|AGL 4 New Jersey||$?||Faded||Adventure Time||?||?|
|AGL 3 Chicago||$9,600||Pulse Ambush||Warriors||Legendary||VwS Underrated|
|MLG Fall Championship 2012||$40,000||Warriors||Ambush||Status Quo||Legendary|