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Huge Halo 4 Update Imminent

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343 Industries has confirmed a whopping mammoth of an update due to hit Halo 4 soon and some of the details of its contents is listed below, as first detailed on the Halo Waypoint blog.

Here’s a copy and paste of the important stuff that is likely to drop with the Majestic Map Pack next week.

Gameplay

Reduced the range of the Boltshot’s damage scaling over distance. The previous effective range for 1-hit kills was around 20-25′. The range has been reduced to 15′.

Fixed an issue where modified loadouts were not being saved correctly.

Fixed an issue where attempting to sprint while crouching using “hold to crouch” would cause players to be unable to shoot for 1-1.5 seconds.

Fixed an issue where some players were not able to get into matches on new map/game variants after playlist updates.

Fixed a DLC-related Join-in-Progress issue that kicked players back to the title screen.

Fixed various issues regarding glitched Autosentry deployment.

Fixed an issue where one player per session was unable to stay scoped with the Flagnum.

Fixed an issue where clients playing multi-round matches were not propelled by Man Cannons after the first round on Wreckage.

Fixed an issue for players who had licensed content for the specialization offer, and had the free Map Pack content, but did not have the Map Pass or Map Pack license by displaying a new error message: “You have Map Pack content that requires a license. Please purchase the War Games Map Pass, purchase the Map Pack individually, or delete the Map Pack content from your console.”

Vehicles

Fixed issues with friendly fire against vehicles. If FF is disabled, damage/EMPs from friendly sources will no longer damage vehicles that are fully controlled by your team.

Fixed an issue with where the Wraith secondary turret became disabled when shot with a Plasma Pistol. The feature has been updated to be consistent with previous Halo titles.

Fixed a Mantis functionality exploit that allowed pilots to survive planted grenades.

Specific Game Modes

Friendly fire turned off in Flood to prevent exploits.

Fixed Flood character models to allow for Warthog and Mongoose use.

Fixed an inconsistency with King of the Hill deathcam.

Fixed an issue where the Grifball would get stuck in geometry and never respawn.

Fixed the issue for Extraction where players did not regain full control of their character for extended periods of time after interacting with a site.

Fixed multiple Extraction scoring issues, including an overtime fix that ensures that a victory will not be awarded to a team who is controlling the go-ahead extraction point when the game ends.

Custom Games

Fixed an issue that did not allow players to create respawn timers or disable instant respawn in custom games.

Fixed an issue on Shatter where players couldn’t start a custom Dominion game.

Fixed an issue where the Ordnance game options reset when scrolling up or down in custom games.

Fixed an issue where custom game descriptions did not appear in the “Settings” preview screen.

Fixed inconsistencies and bugs in the final death cam for custom games.

Spartan Ops

Fixed an issue where the “Dedicated to Crimson” Achievement could not be unlocked.

Fixed an issue where players in Spartan Ops Episode 6 Mission 1 were able to look around before the vignette.

Miscellaneous

Fixed a selection of issues where theater clips were missing map-specific audio, including ambient noise and announcer voice.

Fixed File Share preview images for films and map variants.

Fixed issues with in-game translations.

Fixed title screen camera clipping.

Fixed an issue with Forge pieces and the shadows they create.

Fixed aliasing split screen HUD issues.

Fixed an issue where some saved films of Forge games featured no Forge lighting.

Fixed incorrect “change description” text in File Browser.

Fixed assorted crashes.

Halo 4 Review

Master Chief is back! Who would have thought they’d ever see the day following the mysterious end of Halo 3 when he was left drifting into space, lost and worn from finishing the fight. Now, both Master Chief and Cortana return in Halo 4 as one of the best gaming double acts in what is set to be another smash hit Halo title that should satisfy fans across the globe. With the Halo Universe sitting proudly in the hands of 343 Industries, the beginning of a whole new trilogy with Halo 4 unveils itself in a glorious new light, new enemies to defeat and a whole new world to explore. Continue reading Halo 4 Review