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Halo 4: Promethean Classes and Weapons Detailed
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The Prometheans. They’re a nasty bunch and in Halo 4 they’re dedicated to blowing you to tiny little Master Chief pieces. So let’s get to know the ugly buggers and their weapons a bit better, shall we?

In the series of images below, you’ll find visual descriptions for all eight new Promethean classes and their accompanying weapons. From the intimidating Knight Battlewagon to the smaller, agile, pack-hunting Crawlers, via Boltshots, Lightrifles and Surpressors, the Promethean’s really aren’t messing around when it comes to murder.

You’ll find all the images and info below, plus our latest preview here. Halo 4 is out on November 6th.

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Comment #1 by danbady1
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 08:27:16 AM
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Looks like they are going to be little bastards to kill, can't wait.

Hopefully I can tear myself away from BL2 to give this the attention it will need.


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Comment #2 by IXISHADOW
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 08:27:58 AM
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Interesting to say the least.


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Comment #3 by Burnerz
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 08:29:42 AM
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Going to buy this game and enjoy it as much as the previous Halo games, but im sorry these enemies and weapons look fucking terrible in terms of allowing the game to keep that halo feel about it.

More than happy for the game to prove me wrong :)


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Comment #4 by Hudson888
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 08:32:03 AM
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I have full faith in 343 to produce an amazing game, and so far everything i'm seeing is reinforcing this!


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Comment #5 by WonderCaliban
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 08:32:24 AM
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Alpha Crawler looks like it might be a walking needler.


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Comment #6 by Legendary801
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 08:34:41 AM
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These are sick looking!!


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Comment #7 by XoNiNjAlEoNoX
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 08:35:11 AM
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Knights are the new Elites then


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Comment #8 by wza 1337
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 08:37:27 AM
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CAN'T WAIT ! WANT NAO !


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Comment #9 by donchuckyyy
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 08:38:45 AM
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wow look at these new weapons and enemies...
are we going to see elites, grunts, and hunters among some of the older enemies?



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Comment #10 by specularblinky
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 08:39:50 AM
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crawler and crawler snipe have the same description


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Comment #11 by ICGMU12321
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 08:44:42 AM
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The incinerator cannon looks like Samus' plasma cannon from Metroid Prime.

The game is looking great in my opinion and I can't wait for Nov. 7th.


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Comment #12 by smokevf
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 08:47:55 AM
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This is like 2 weeks old news. Thought you guys were better then that


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Comment #13 by UberPirateNinja
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 08:55:04 AM
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Aren't Prometheans an alien race from Mass Effect too?


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Comment #14 by Hudson888
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 08:59:46 AM
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@13 Thats Protheans... Close.


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Comment #15 by UberPirateNinja
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 09:03:04 AM
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Ah dammit! Knew it sounded kinda familiar. D'oh!


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Comment #16 by xGallade
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 09:08:31 AM
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Weird-looking enemies. I wonder if they'll have shields.


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Comment #17 by exo-apollo
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 09:17:51 AM
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@13 Protheans yeah which most likely alludes to the Titan Prometheus, from Greek mythology. He crafted mankind from clay and gave them fire with which they could start a progressive civilisation. It's been a popular myth lately...


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Comment #18 by BiggD
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 09:19:10 AM
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sweet news!


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Comment #19 by Zmoke
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 09:31:21 AM
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I wonder what in Earth will make (the) Master Chief kill these Forerunners now, I thought they were supposed to be peaceful and rational. Moreover, the UNSC should be in peace (no alliance) with the Covenants yet they will appear as enemies in Halo 4. I just hope everything will have a proper explanation.

Honestly, a single Spartan -- not even with the aid of the UNSC flagship -- could never match these futuristic Forerunners. The American defense forces have invented this system called FCS (Future Combat System) which will supervise the battlefields where the troopers are being killed more than elsewhere and then sends additional troops in there, sending 'em as long as the battle is totally done there. You'd expect the Forerunners to be that advanced to say at least (more actually).


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Comment #20 by Vitamin Dean
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 09:46:45 AM
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Don't think these weapons and enemies could look more generic and run of the mill if they tried.


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Comment #21 by BBowles
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 09:54:55 AM
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While there are technically 8 classes, it really only amounts to 3 new enemies. You have crawlers and their variations (aka jackals and their variations), knights and their variations (elites....does anyone really classify a duel-wielding elite and a sword elite as different "classes"?), and the (probably annoying with its revive ability) medic (aka kill these bastards first lol).

Don't get me wrong, I'm looking forward to this game tremendously....but I was a little let down when the 8 new enemy types were really just 3. I hope there is more variation in the game, like the Covenant had.


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Comment #22 by atomic viking54
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 09:55:40 AM
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SHWEEEEEEEET


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Comment #23 by secretkaos187
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 09:57:35 AM
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Another cool tidbit before the release.


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Comment #24 by ZLU CORONA
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 10:27:46 AM
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GOTY


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Comment #25 by Kenneth Stokes
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 10:31:59 AM
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Not really all that amazing. Just two enemies with different weapons to compliment their similar looks.


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Comment #26 by TheTCD
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 10:35:36 AM
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The Covenant are going to appear too, and who knows, there may be new variants of them thrown in for good measure. I am curious about the mention of The Flood, though. I have a feeling they may make an appearance, although I hope to be proven wrong. Hate the buggers.


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Comment #27 by ViNyLek
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 10:38:16 AM
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So we will have 4 new enemies with different variants? Not what I was looking to hear, but at least weapons seems/look cool=)


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Comment #28 by BiggD
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 10:47:02 AM
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@ 19, read Glasslands, you'll understand why the Covenant are a threat again.


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Comment #29 by cheevo360
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 11:10:51 AM
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This look awesome. I am glad Halo 4 got lots of new weapons, classes and enemies then before. Nice a bit changes into series. :)

2 months now, isn't this long?!!!


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Comment #30 by swatchvy
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 11:18:44 AM
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@21 you worded that perfectly


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Comment #31 by steft97
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 11:22:05 AM
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@19 These aren't forerunners but requiems' defense. Probably built by forerunners


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Comment #32 by Sith Dragon DDG
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 11:24:56 AM
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The Knight Battlewagon reminds me of the Hunters when I look at it.


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Comment #33 by thenewpeter
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 11:37:34 AM
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@19, read Halo GlassLands, or 'The Return' as well as 'Cryptum' The humans have already faught a war against the Forerunners, they lost, but they where fighting on two fronts.

Other then that these are not meant to nessisarily be Forerunners, the Forerunners weren't all peaceful beings, they where caste beings, and every caste system has a warrior cast.


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Comment #34 by Coruba
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 11:38:35 AM
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Kind of agree with 3, 20 and 21 on this. Was hesitant on getting this but this has made up my mind to skip it. I thought this would be like Halo 1 and bring back the feel of exploration and a new enemy, but with just minimal enemy types with rather similar generic looks, coupled with fact that we know who and what they are, any sense of mystery has already fled this game.


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Comment #35 by metall2ica
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 11:46:46 AM
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@19 obviously you don't know anything about the halo stoeu , long before the master chief the forerunners almost wiped out the humans in a war that lasted decades, they clearly aren't a peaceful race, it was only the librarian who stopped the forerunner council from wiping them out


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Comment #36 by plum
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 12:02:37 PM
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I love how there's not to many enemy types cause to many would be stupid.Remember there's still brutes,grunts and elites.

@34 what game are you looking at,it looks different and fresh looking not generic at all.
@1 that should be easy cause cod multiplayer only has like a week worthnof play value before it trade in time where as halo has months/years.


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Comment #37 by Deathblow23
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 12:04:28 PM
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...seeing this reminds me of Metroid Prime...the look is very similar to me...which is ok - it was a great series...but I look for Halo to create, not remind me or remodel for me...


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Comment #38 by danbady1
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 12:13:13 PM
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@36 I was talking about Borderlands 2


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Comment #39 by STONE DEVIL
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 12:17:10 PM
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Crawler = Skag Pup
Alpha Crawler = Alpha Skag

They even look similar. Not much creativity.


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Comment #40 by Hdawger
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 12:22:01 PM
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@1 Yeah, I agree about the whole Borderlands 2 thing! Between that, Halo 4, and all the other great games this Fall, I won't have enough time to play them all! :D


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Comment #41 by Trev0r94
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 01:07:11 PM
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The new weapons and enemy's look cool. I can tell the Knight Battlewagon will be a bitch to kill on Legendary, especially when your by yourself.


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Comment #42 by Ostrowski
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 01:29:18 PM
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I have so many problems with this game and now that I see this. I love halo and I hope 343 knows what they're doing with this, Like #3 said I hope it proves me wrong, I hope this is the game that pulls me away from borderlands haha


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Comment #43 by Yourburntstar
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 01:46:46 PM
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i cannot wait to play the single-player.


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Comment #44 by Dr Popodopolus
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 02:04:12 PM
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They look like the more recent generations of Pokemon.

No, really, they do.

LOL

Google "Pokemon GEN IV" and "Pokemon GEN V"

ha.

Will probably get it, but it looks a little off to me.


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Comment #45 by Unalive3
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 03:03:28 PM
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This may have already been said, but the first set of enemies look like Jackals, the second look like Elites, and watcher is simply an engineer. I'm sure the enemy AI will reflect this as well in game. Is this just a way to recycle old programming?


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Comment #46 by TeAmExTrEmE737
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 03:34:16 PM
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I agree.

Enemies are a joke, I would of rather seen the infamous flood return they're scary. Unlike these creatures that looks like they came out of a animated version of Halo.

But it's still a Halo game, which i'll love and plan on getting lol.


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Comment #47 by MightyPeter
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 04:06:03 PM
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Soooo, different level Elites and a Hunter, new and refreshing...
Still can't wait for it to drop so I can finally stop throwing money at the screen :D
Seriously though, that Halo 4 Edition Console bundle will be my x-mas gift to myself, just for being as awesome as I am..


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Comment #48 by elsnoggler
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 04:36:19 PM
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I'll get this and enjoy it - particularly the new Forge improvements - but as it's been said, the enemies and weapons showcased here look really, really generic, and don't remind me of Halo at all.


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Comment #49 by creaper210
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 05:35:17 PM
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Doesn't make me want the game anymore.. But the game still looks awesome.


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Comment #50 by D00MSMAN
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 06:38:44 PM
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Well, The enemies could look worse. I bet they're a bitch to kill on Legendary. xD
Does anyone know if the pulse grenade works like the power drain from Halo 3?
I think they had it in the Exile CTF footage.


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Comment #51 by Hannibal king 88
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 07:41:29 PM
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I just got a bonner . Holy fu k this game needs to come out already


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Comment #52 by Clap That Fool
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 08:00:30 PM
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Im happy they are adding new different enemies and weapons to switch it up a bit, looks sweet, got the LE preordered and half paid of ch chyea, and AC3 comes out within a week of this, gonna be a busy few months


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Comment #53 by The Bum-Mobile
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 08:01:10 PM
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So the Promethean army consists of three different enemy types? I'm sorry, but these little variations don't cut it. I'm more skeptical the more I see about this game, and that's an honest opinion. I love Bungie, I'm nostalgic for Bungie, but I can admit a game's good when a game's good. So far I'm yet to be impressed. Still have this pre-ordered, because I love Halo, but I'm not a believer yet.


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Comment #54 by Ninja Kaspyr 83
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 09:15:30 PM
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@#51 my words exactly!


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Comment #55 by Darkforce412
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 10:41:59 PM
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thats it? the other enemies had alot more variety then this. oh man i sure hope they are as challenging as the elites.


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Comment #56 by Epic Templar
Thursday, September 13, 2012 @ 04:22:00 AM
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There doesn't seem to be that many new enemies but who ever said thats the entire Promethean army? There could be others waiting for Halo 5 and 6 and if they bought them all out now everyone would moan about there not being any fresh enemies in the next 2 games. There are more of these guys than there were the Flood when they came into the picture: A brain thingy, a mutated Elite/Human thingy and a swelled up explodey thingy. Coupled with the Covenant there will be plenty of variety I'm sure.
Have some faith in 343i, I sure do and I'm not gonna moan about it until it comes out and I have a reason to do it.
Roll on September 21st & November 6th!


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Comment #57 by THE GRASS FEVER
Thursday, September 13, 2012 @ 12:39:34 PM
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The weapons look awesome, but the new enemies look like they were made up by a 2year old :( , also does this mean were gonna have some new badass forms of the flood to kill?


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Comment #58 by DizzFoo23
Saturday, September 15, 2012 @ 12:23:07 AM
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the flood are not in halo 4 already has been established and these new weapons r decent could be better but could be worse the knights look like a lego bionicle mixed with metroid prime and brutes r also not in halo 4 u will face the prometheans and the elites hunters jackals and grunts idk bout drones and the flood will IMO be in halo 5 or 6 im telling u read Glasslands or the new book coming out if u want backround to the halo 4 storyline


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Comment #59 by DizzFoo23
Saturday, September 15, 2012 @ 12:26:23 AM
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im not sure about engineers either but they are mentioned in glasslands and most likely thursday war and they are very important to the covenant and humans they were made by forerunners very crucial beings


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Comment #60 by Downy Hunt3r
Monday, September 17, 2012 @ 02:05:22 PM
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wow these guy look badass


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