Halo 4 DLC: New release dates and details

343 Industries has provided an update on its Halo 4 DLC release plans between now and the end of February.

The studio said this week that the Majestic Map Pack will release in late February along with a title update, and that it will feature “two small maps and one medium-sized map” (more details can be found here).

The DLC is reportedly set to launch on February 25, and is expected to be followed by the Castle map pack on April 1.

Posting on Halo Waypoint, 343 also revealed ‘tentative’ release dates for three new Spartan Ops missions, which will kick off the second half of the season of campaign DLC and be accompanied by multiplayer playlist updates and Specialization unlocks.

  • 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.

Halo 4 was the subject of our latest 'How Fast Can You Die In...' video, which you can watch here.




  • D0CCON - January 10, 2013 5:09 p.m.

    I've been waiting awhile for Forge maps to enter into the mix, so that's exciting, not to mention I already own the season pass (which screwed me out of five bucks after they gave the first map pack away).
  • ObliqueZombie - January 10, 2013 1:41 p.m.

    Team Doubles, a title update (PLEASE tone down the DMR), free Spartan Ops, new maps, and more close-quarter maps? 343 is really doing the Halo name justice.

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