Wednesday, 27 June 2012

New Halo 4 Info Blowout via ExpertZone!

Like me your throat has probably been going a little dry with a thirst for new Halo 4 info in the post-E3 lull. Well today Microsoft quenched that thirst in a rather unexpected way via a new quiz on the Microsoft ExpertZone portal (a site that gives info to retail employees).

Highlights include confirmation there will be 10 new weapons, 2 new vehicles and Spartan Ops will be 50 missions spread over 10 weeks. "Improves support to create organize and track Groups" - Clans?

To save you the hassle of pretending you work for GameStop, I've captured all the new info and presented it here:

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- Cowboy Out.

66 comments:

  1. I'm kind of disapoint that they put the amount of new weapons and vehicles. Just seeing that number means I can only have a set amount of hype for wondering what new toys we'll get to play with. When we didn't have a set number, the hype was infinite.

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    1. Agreed shining wolf!

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    2. we already have: rail gun, sticky detonator, storm rifle, light rifle, scatter shot, 3 mystery promethean weapons (sniper, short fat gun, assault rifle). and the two new vehicles will probably be the war sphinx and that unsc robot suite in the trailer. so thats two weapons to go and two vehicles.

      sad... :(

      but it will be great.

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    3. powering a war sphinx in multiplayer would be like having a super scarab in war games its not going to work

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    4. i would love to see a scarab in halo game . but i would rather have a pelican to drive in multiplayer or something equivalent to it.

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    5. if you dont like it wolf dont buy it fag

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  2. I was hoping for more vehicles, and some info about more possible seasons.

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  3. I'm fine with the whole two new vehicles thing as long as one of them is that giant "steam-roller" we saw in the E3 Trailer :)

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    1. Part of the reason we're not getting new vehicles must be because the Prometheans won't have vehicles of their own - what with them being able to teleport n'all.

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    2. yes, but we could have forerunner vehicles like the war sphinx. its a battle suit. picture on internet. and also the robot suit of the unsc in the trailer. so that makes 2 vehicles and sense. two robot suits fighting each-other.

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    3. what about that giant truck-like thing? is that the elephant?

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    4. that suite was just a forerunner inside his battleskin standing next to a war sphinx for comparison and forerunners are around 4 Meters tall! if anything why use an old piece of equipment like a war sphinx and not a newer version like the seeker?

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    5. I read somewhere that one of the new vehicles is called "the reclaimer", not sure whether or not it'll be UNSC or Promethean. Only time will tell.

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    6. the truck like thing will not be in war games, but in campain. i doubt the war sphinx will be in halo 4 war games, and the mech might be in.

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    7. I'm pretty sure reclaimer is waht the forerunners call master chief not a new veachle at least thats what i think

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  4. We could still have loads of vehicles to play with. Remember Halo Wars was full of interesting vehicles.

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    1. Halo has enough vehicles to be honest.
      and one of the vehicles is probably the Elephant from halo 3 that was in the E3 trailer

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    2. The Elephant would count as a returning vehicle and not a new one.

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    3. it would be new since its called a Mammoth

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    4. Halo wars was Halo in name only due to the fact that it was made by the same people as the Command & Conquer series so in a sense it is basically Command & Conquer with a twist of Halo (vehicles & characters)

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  5. I'm really dissapointed that they didn't mention anything about a ranking system.
    Looks like they are making the same mistake Bungie did.

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  6. I am hoping at RTX they show off some forge! I think that it will be enough weapons for Halo 4 honestly because you got Humans, Covenate, and now Prometheans. For vehicles that's way a lot I honestly think!

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  7. btw, the suite thingy in the trailer is called the bumblebee.

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  8. does anyone know anything about the progression for the mp in this game?im worried people are going to be able to spawn in with rocket launchers and spartan lasers because they hit level 50 or whatever

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    1. you'll never be able to spawn with a spartan laser or rocket launcher in the game no matter what level, only in infinity slayer is it possible to get in a 3rd tier ordanence drop which by the time you'll get that the game will mostlikely be at the last few kills so someone cant just spawn with it in the beginning of the game.

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    2. I know a 343 guy and you can spawn with the shotgun but it is nerfed alot

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    3. it's true the range is alot shorter and it's 2 shots up close to kill

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  9. The suit is not called a Bumblebee. That's the name of the escape drop pod from Halo 1.

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  10. that mech thing is a cyclops, and it is not a vehicle in halo 4.

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  11. I was begging for the halo 3 ranking system, but it looks like skills doesn't matter anymore..

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    1. Dude, the H3 ranking system got me deranked quite a bit by derankers team killing and not being able to get a kill beacause of it.

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  12. hands up chump27 June 2012 at 22:24

    Halo 4 will have a epic campaign that you will play through at least 3 times.

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  13. Prometheans? Weren't they in Mass Effect?

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    1. Those are Protheans I think

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    2. If you're implying that halo copied mass effect you're wrong because the prometheans (not protheans) were made known a long time ago.

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    3. Prometheus was a greek titan, so yes, Prometheans were created a long time before this game.

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  14. Halo 4 will more than likely be based off of BPR for online multiplayer. BPR stands for Battle Proficiency Rating. It's a number from 1-100 and your number is achieved by taking into account your wins/loses, kills/deaths and assists/betrayals. It is a much better skill system than Halo 3. It will also be keeping an aesthetic rank system achieved through experience points alone just like what halo reach had. So for arguments sake; in Halo 4 I could be a Major Grade 3 which shows how much I've played the game with a BPR of 74/100 which shows my skill. That way, people can't brag about a skill of 99 BPR if they're only a sergeant because they simply don't have enough stats yet to compile a solid BPR rating and haven't played enough

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    1. Thank you for shedding some light on the mp ranking system

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    2. It's sound amazing but how do you know? :D

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    3. No They say they will have a branching system what that means is once you get to level 50 you will be able to specific your type of play by choosing a branch more like a RPG type. (like skyrim where you choose your skills)

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  15. This looks fake.

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    1. Lol If I was going to go to all the trouble of faking 10 slides I'd have put some more juicy/controversial information in them.

      "Halo 4 will see players take control of The Didact for the second half of the campaign"

      "Player will witness the death of Cortana first hand in Halo 4"

      "High ranking players will be able to spawn with Rocket Launcher and Shotgun in Halo 4!"

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    2. how do you know this info?

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  16. Id rather see a falcon with a pilot controlled gun than the return of the Hornet, but I doubt that'll happen, but I doubt well see a war sphinx in multiplayer, it'd either be too big to fit on pretty much any map, or WAY too overpowered.

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    1. both the falcon and the hornet are in halo 4... as for the war war sphinx, I will be surprised if 343 actually puts that sort of thing in the game. I mean its cool and all but it looks a little too much.

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  17. I am really sick of these stupid ass DLC crap that they are planning with at least 5 months before release, devs get your act together, you just cant rely on DLC anymore

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    1. Pretty much all the DLC that's been talked about so far is free. They've said there will be three map packs which you get included in the price of the Limited Edition, presumably they will be 800MSP otherwise. All the Spartan Ops stuff they've shown so far is free - that's 50 missions spread across 10 weeks and you don't pay a penny (other than the cost of the game, obviously).

      Halo 4 is looking to be an incredibly generous package, they're not chopping the game up and selling parts to you separately in order to squeeze more money out of you.

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  18. One issue is that UNSC infinity is an unarmed vessel. Surely it won't have military vehicles onboard, or weapons?

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    1. have you seeing the live action trailer?

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  19. its computer generated battlefields you stupid fuck

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  20. on the UNSC infinity, that is how the spartans train

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  21. the unsc infinity is a vessel for peaceful discovery of new worlds and stuff like that,that doesn't mean that it doesn't have weapons or a military.

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  22. Does anyone know anything on how master chief lands on requiem?

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    1. no?,mabe he crash lands on the foreword into dawn?

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  23. i dont thin the war sphinx because it would be way overpowerd and super hard to even hert it let alone destroy it

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    1. maybe cheif was on a different ship and that went down before the unscs did

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  24. fuck mass affect that game was shit averything about that game was shit so 343 would not put shity foes in the best halo game in history

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  25. spartan ops will be amazing even though we have only seen 10 minutes of footage it still looks amazing

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  26. spartan ops all the way peps all the way

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  27. 30 to 40% of Halo 4's multiplayer is a FAIL from what I understand. Do we really want these high leveled people to actually spawn out with invincibility, a rocket launcher, maybe a railgun we dont know the exact power of the new guns but those rail guns are insta kills on infantry from what I saw on the UNSC weapons trailer. Also replies to some comments, the new foe is not a rip off from mass effect the cyclops was a melee vehicle so i dont think it would be a nice vehicle to use against invincible rocket using enemies I've never seen a "war sphinx" but from the name it sounds pretty powerful

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    1. What? where did you get your info from? Didn't you ever read anything besides these comments? A new article about specializations and weaponry was released and said nothing about spawning with rockets. BTW cyclops origionally had machine guns but were stripped for mining. To conclude, no mention of the War Sphinx was ever released officially. Your post is bad and you should feel bad.

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  28. Man I think they went to in depth with this game.

    Didn't 343 learn from Reach that all of those power ups suck D*** and make the game gay?

    Come on guys!

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  29. Dude, those "power" ups make the game more interesting. Stop being a whiny bitch and be thankful for these sweet games.

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  30. Win a free copy of Halo 4
    http://www.247gamingblog.com/2012/09/september-giveaway.html

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