Last month, 343 and Microsoft announced and released the first map pack for Halo 4. If you were one of the lucky, attentive few, you may have even grabbed it for free when it was accidentally released for a short time to the Xbox Live Arcade without a pricetag. Now the developer and publisher have announced the next downloadable map pack, “Majestic,” as well as a handful of other updates and news via the Halo Bulletin blog.
As detailed in the blog, here are the updates coming over the next few weeks:
Week of 1/21
Spartan Ops Episode 6: Five new missions and an accompanying new CG cinematic.
“Forge Test” playlist (name not final): A rotational hopper featuring small Forge maps such as Relay. Help us test these maps by providing feedback and reporting bugs that will assist us in getting them ready for Matchmaking!
Specializations: Pioneer and Pathfinder Specializations unlocked for all players.
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.
Of course, though, the biggest news is the announcement of a new title update and the Majestic Map Pack, which, according to an earlier Halo Bulletin, will include the maps Landfall, Monolith, and Skyline. Both of these are expected to release in “late February.”
The most recent Bulletin also reminds fans that Matchmaking updates are released each monday, and hints at possible February playlists for Free For All and an “improved version of Team Snipers.”