Developer 343 Industries and publisher Microsoft are planning to introduce a new multiplayer update for Halo 4 on Monday, which will come complete with two extra specializations for players to try out and with a Griffball-only playlist.The new playlist is separate from all others and that means gamers who don’t like the mode can ignore it altogether and focus on the normal multiplayer lists.
The new specializations for Halo 4 gamers are:
Engineer – optimized for repair, subversion and reconstitution, it uses the Drop Recon Armor Mod in order to predict where the next Ordinance Drop will take place via suborbital link;
Stalker – optimized for tactical invisibility and uses the Nemesis armor mod in order to track enemies who are attacking him in order to exact revenge using a number of passive servers.
BS Angel, one of the regular developers contributing to the Halo Waypoint blog, states, “On Monday, Spartan Ops continues with episode 7, which will once again contain five new Spartan Ops missions. Also premiering for the first time in Halo 4 is the Grifball playlist!”
The poster adds, “We’ve worked closely with GrifballHub to create several different Grifball experiences in this new Matchmaking playlist. If you’ve never experienced Grifball, read on, because you’re in for a treat. If you HAVE experienced Grifball, then you probably just peed your pants with excitement and aren’t reading any more.”
Monday will also see the launch of the seventh episode of the first season of Spartan Ops, which 343 Industries promises will deliver more story and interesting new tactical challenges.
The developers want to deliver long-term support for the multiplayer mode in Halo 4 in order to keep the experience attractive for fans, adding both new options for player characters in the versus mode and more operations for cooperative work.