Get Specialized with Halo 4

Still champing at the bit for more Halo 4 news? Sure you are, so here's a little more detail about the newest additions to the multiplayer.

This time around combat has evolved to include a more diverse set of classes as compared to Reach's armor abilities. Instead of just choosing an extra power for slight edge over the competition, you'll have complete loadouts with specific roles play on the battlefield. Now, we've learned about Specializations and how they might add a new layer.

For the most part the multiplayer has been unchanged. You still rank up with wins and kills but after reaching the highest level you'll have the option to take up a specialized role. This locks your Spartan into specific 10 rank path that includes unlockable armors that users can mix and match for a new look. These unlocks tailor to you play style but you'll be able to unlock all the specializations to pick and choose what you like best.

The entire list of Specializations (which total 8) will be dolled out over the months after launch but two- Wetwork and Pioneer- will be available from the start. The devs are considering this 'end-game content' as you're required to reach the top rank before jumping into a new path so expect several hours worth of fighting.

Also here's a small taste for the first two Specializations from Waypoint:


Wetwork Specialization: Spartan optimization for stealth operations which focus on the elimination of an enemy target with the goal of leaving no tactical footprint behind.

Stealth Armor Mod: The Stealth armor allows users to move quickly and silently in combat, executing enemy assassinations with lightning fast dexterity.

Pioneer Specialization: Spartan optimization for deployment into uncharted, hostile territory (such as uncolonized worlds or Forerunner constructs like Requiem) for the purpose of gathering/relaying information.

Fast Track Armor Mod: The Fast Track armor mod allows Spartans to gain more experiential data from each encounter, effectively ranking up quicker during the process.

More details on all the Spartan specializations and the full abilites can found on Halo Waypoint.

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