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The next installment of Bungie's legendary Halo series, Halo 4 is the seventh game in the franchise and marks the start of a new trilogy developed by 343 Industries. Four years after the events of Halo 3, Master Chief is awakened by Cortana aboard the Forward Unto Dawn to face an entirely new threat.

Even after humanity's victory against the Covenant, hostile remnants of the alien coalition still linger, and the Prometheans -- constructs created by the Forerunners -- present an even greater danger. Soon, the Forerunner warrior known as the Didact is awakened, and he seeks nothing short of enslaving all of humanity to create his new Promethean army. To make matters worse, Chief must race against time in an effort to save Cortana from descending into rampancy, a condition that afflicts and kills AI who live past expiration.

Halo 4 features both a campaign mode and online multiplayer. The campaign, or story, is playable both in single-player and through co-op on multiple difficulties. All players in the campaign will play as Master Chief, rather than be assigned as other Spartans or Elites.

The Halo 4 multiplayer has been named "Infinity," featuring customizable Spartan IVs and rank progression. Cosmetic options, new weapons and abilities, as well as various upgrades are unlocked as the player goes up in rank; once achieving SR-50, players then choose a Specialization, and then continue unlocking further upgrades and cosmetic elements. The competitive aspect of multiplayer is named "War Games," and supports up to 16 players across numerous match types. "Spartan Ops" is the new Firefight, focused on defending against waves of enemy AI with other players or solo.

Forge mode also returns, allowing players to customize their own multiplayer maps.

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Halo 4: Game of the Year Edition announced, priced at $40 with tons of extras

Coming next week, on October 8

Oct 01, 2013, by Lydia Sung | 7 comments
Microsoft Store accidentally teases next Halo, coming to Xbox One in 2014 as if that's a surprise

Halo fans will be disappointed, as it's not much of a leak

Aug 30, 2013, by Rory Young | 21 comments
Love Halo? Have some epic Cortana and Master Chief cosplay from Comic-Con

One of those things that make you go "D'aaaw"

Aug 02, 2013, by Lydia Sung | 7 comments
Halo 4's 'Champions Bundle' DLC packages new maps, armor, weapon skins for release on August 20

Alternatively, get just the maps and gametype for cheaper

Jul 07, 2013, by Rory Young | 10 comments
Halo's 'Reclaimer' trilogy now a saga, expect major cliffhangers forevermore

Prepare for Halo 2 after Halo 2 for the rest of eternity

Jun 21, 2013, by Rory Young | 15 comments
E3 2013: Halo for Xbox One announced, coming 2014

E3 Hey, it's got Master Chief, what more do you need?

Jun 10, 2013, by Rory Young | 21 comments

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Leaving off after the events of Halo 3, Master Chief is awoken by a distressed...

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Been on lvl 70 for a while now. UGH! Halo4
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Editor Choice
Nov 09, 12 5:03pm
added 71 new screenshots
Nov 08, 12 11:31am
My favorite map is Haven. Greatest CTF map besides Blood Gulch in all of the Halo games! Halo4
Nov 08, 12 5:51am
Halo 4 is by far the greatest game out today! Campaign is so amazing and Infinity Matchmaking could not be better! Halo4
Nov 06, 12 2:37pm
added 87 new concept art
Oct 22, 12 9:58am
Halo 4 Soundtrack is sick check it out Halo4
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Release Dates
  • North America: Nov 6, 2012
  • Japan: Nov 8, 2012
  • Europe: Nov 6, 2012
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