Halo 4

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Halo 4 box art.

Halo 4 is a video game for the Xbox 360, developed by 343 Industries. It is also included as part of Halo: The Master Chief Collection for the Xbox One.

Overview[edit]

Halo 4 contains the standard modes included in modern Halo games, including a campaign, online multiplayer (matchmaking and custom games), forge and theater. It also includes a new game mode called Spartan Ops.

Gameplay[edit]

Halo 4 brought many gameplay changes to the classic Halo formula. These included the addition of a permanent sprint ability, new armor abilities such as the Thruster Pack, a new flinching dynamic while being shot, a new scoring system revolving around points rather than kills in "Infinity" gametypes, similar to Call of Duty, new weapons such as the Light Rifle and Sticky Detonator, and the ability to set a loadout of weapons to spawn with in certain gametypes. Most of these changes were poorly received by the competitive community, and are a major reason for Halo 4's lack of success as an esport.

Campaign[edit]

Halo 4's campaign revolves around Master Chief crashing on a mysterious planet and attempting to return to Earth.

Spartan Ops[edit]

Spartan Ops is a new mode that continues the storyline after the campaign in the form of episodic missions that were released on a timely scale. Many of them reused locations from the campaign.

Multiplayer Maps[edit]

  • Abandon
  • Adrift
  • Complex
  • Daybreak
  • Erosion
  • Exile
  • Forge Island
  • Harvest
  • Haven
  • Impact
  • Landfall
  • Longbow
  • Meltdown
  • Monolith
  • Outcast
  • Perdition
  • Pitfall, a remake of The Pit from Halo 3
  • Ragnarok, a remake of Valhalla from Halo 3
  • Ravine
  • Shatter
  • Skyline
  • Solace
  • Vertigo
  • Vortex
  • Wreckage

Game Types[edit]

Halo 4 contains the standard Halo gametypes, including:

  • Slayer
  • Capture the Flag
  • Crazy King
  • Assault
  • Oddball

and more.

Competitive Play[edit]

Halo 4 was not as prominent an esport as previous Halo games, with limited support on the MLG Pro Circuit. It was played at 1 MLG event, 7 AGL events and a variety of independent events. Its most prominent moment in esports however, was the Halo 4 Global Championship FFA event, where Ace won the $200,000 grand prize.

Its most successful team was without a doubt Ambush. The lineup mostly consisting of Formal, Heinz, Snip3down and iGotUrPistola won four straight Halo 4 events, and never placed below 4th.

Major Tournaments[edit]

Event Game Prize Pool First Second Third Fourth
RTX 2014 Halo 4 logo.png $13,500 Vas'Avi Gaminglogo std.pngVas'Avi Gaming Logo std.pngNightHawks Logo std.pngReign 812 Logo std.pngPrometheans
AGL 9 Atlanta Halo 4 logo.png $10,000 VVv Ambushlogo std.pngAmbush G4C Severancelogo std.pngSeverance Believe the Hypelogo std.pngBelieve the Hype Logo std.pngLa Dolce Vita
AGL 8 Knoxville Halo 4 logo.png $10,000 Logo std.pngRequiem Infamouslogo std.pngInfamous EQ.Status Quologo std.pngStatus Quo VVv Ambushlogo std.pngAmbush
UMG Chicago 2013 Halo 4 logo.png $10,000 VVv Ambushlogo std.pngAmbush Pulse Classiclogo std.pngClassic Apex Warriorslogo std.pngWarriors EQ.Status Quologo std.pngG4C Status Quo
AGL 7 Knoxville Halo 4 logo.png $18,000 VVv Ambushlogo std.pngAmbush EQ.Status Quologo std.pngStatus Quo Pulse Classiclogo std.pngClassic Apex Warriorslogo std.pngWarriors
AGL 6 Pittsburgh Halo 4 logo.png $3,000 Logo std.pngG4C Misfits Believe the Hypelogo std.pngBelieve the Hype Logo std.pngSicker Then yo Average Logo std.pngBFK Pure
AGL 5 Nashville Halo 4 logo.png $10,000 VVv Ambushlogo std.pngAmbush Apex Warriorslogo std.pngWarriors G4C Severancelogo std.pngSeverance EQ.Status Quologo std.pngStatus Quo
AGL 4 New Jersey Halo 4 logo.png $? Logo std.pngFaded Logo std.pngAdventure Time ? ?
AGL 3 Chicago Halo 4 logo.png $9,600 VVv Ambushlogo std.pngAmbush Apex Warriorslogo std.pngWarriors Logo std.pngLegendary Logo std.pngVwS Underrated
MLG Fall Championship 2012 Halo 4 logo.png $40,000 Apex Warriorslogo std.pngWarriors VVv Ambushlogo std.pngAmbush EQ.Status Quologo std.pngStatus Quo Logo std.pngLegendary

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