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Halo 4 to Get Weekly Playlist Updates, Free For All Playlist Coming

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Posted on November 11, 2012 AT 05:41am

343 Industries has confirmed that Halo 4 will be receiving weekly playlist updates, opposed to Halo: Reach’s monthly ones, and revealed that a Free For All playlist should be added soon.

The first update will be happening this week and includes SWAT with changes being made to weapon damage and the HUD. In this playlist players will be equipped with Battle Rifles, DMRs and Magnums, but won’t have access to shields, radar, or ordnance drops. The following weapon changes will be made:

  • DMR – 3 bullets to the chest, 1 bullet to the head
  • Magnum – 3 bullets to the chest, 1 bullet to the head
  • BR – 7 bullets to the chest (this gun shoots three bullets in a burst, so the first bullet of the third burst will kill the player), 1 bullet to the head

The following maps will be available:

  • Haven
  • Adrift
  • Complex
  • Abandon
  • Solace

A Free For All playlist is also scheduled to be added in the next few weeks. “[Free for All] will be featured in the weeks following launch,” community manager Jessica Shea sad in response to a fan’s question about the mode.

“We will maintain a static set of playlists and feature one or two “rotational” playlists on top of that,” Shea wrote on Halo Waypoint. “We will be monitoring trends and statistics closely so we can react accordingly to your preferences and likes. For instance, if one of our rotational playlists consistently holds a higher population than one of our static playlists, we will consider swapping them out based on player demand. The process will be fluid and based on numbers, and we’re extremely excited about the benefits of our new approach.”

Are you looking forward to constantly updating playlists? What should be added in the future? Let us know in the comments below.

Matthew Bennett, Associate Editor
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