According to a post on Halo Waypoint 343 Industries has big plans for Halo 4 in the first few months of the year.
A "tentative schedule" details the next round of Halo 4 Spartan Ops release dates the release dates - as with the previous lot, they'll launch on a weekly basis, starting on 21st January. With the Infinity Challenge tournament winding down, new multiplayer playlists are also on the horizon.
Each episode promises "brand new stories, missions and locations", and each one introduces a new Specialisation. Forthcoming multiplayer playlists include Grifball, Team Doubles and most attractively of all, "Forge Test" - a special playlist for the very best Halo 4 Forge Mode maps to help "get them ready for matchmaking".
Looking further afield into February, "potential" new playlists include FFA and an updated Team Snipers, with a Halo 4 title update and the Halo 4 DLC pack Majestic (featuring three maps - two small, one medium) set to land at the end of the month. Expect to hear more about the latter two additions in the coming weeks.
Here's the schedule in full:
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.
By Alex Hawksworth-Brookes