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Halo 4 Spartan Ops Eps 6-10 Trailered, Crimson Map Pack Out Now
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A couple of tasty bits of Halo news for ya.

Halo 4's Crimson Map Pack is available to download over Xbox LIVE now and Spartan Ops episodes 6-10 has been trailered.

The Crimson Map Pack is the first map pack for the game and contains three new maps, eight new achievements and a new game mode called Extraction.

You can find out LOADS more info on the pack here.

Free to those with a War Games Pass, The Crimson Map Pack costs 800 Microsoft Points, for everyone else.

Two further map packs, the Majestic Map Pack and the Castle Map Pack, are expected to launch during February and April 2013.

In addition to this the second half of Spartan Ops kicks off on January 21st, 2013. You can watch a trailer for the episodes - which features brand new stories, missions and locations - below.


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Comment #1 by Grizzlaw
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 07:03:56 AM
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Sweet shiz

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Comment #2 by xWelshlad92x
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 07:05:10 AM
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I own the Halo 4 LE so i got the War Games code yet when i go onto the game, it says i still have to pay is anyone getting this problem

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Comment #3 by ZLU CORONA
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 07:11:15 AM
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nice! i'm in!

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Comment #4 by KH308
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 07:13:38 AM
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@ #2 you have to wait. Check the link.

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Comment #5 by MathGuy42
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 07:14:03 AM
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@2. Yes, it seems that no one with the LE or the Map Pass is seeing an option to download Crimson for free. There are a lot of unhappy posts in the HaloWaypoint forum.

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Comment #6 by RDWatson16
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 07:21:01 AM
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directly from the forum ; Xbox Support have said that the content will be released for FREE for those with limited edition copy of Halo 4 between 12 and 2pm UK time

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Comment #7 by Earth Djinn
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 07:21:04 AM
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Anyone know how big the map pack is?

And any word on whether the new achievements have to be done on the DLC maps, or if they can be done on any?

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Comment #8 by guitar god
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 07:32:59 AM
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@7 The map pack is about 580mb and yes I believe the cheevos have to be done on the new maps.

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Comment #9 by Craphex
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 07:36:05 AM
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Ooo these look like new maps for spartan ops :D even though I'm one of the few who don't mind the maps being reused throughout each episode.
They're so fun! :D

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Comment #10 by darkdeath174
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 07:49:24 AM
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@9 no i dont think so since ummm... harvest is kinda... ummm lets say... very very glassed...

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Comment #11 by Tsukasa117
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 08:31:01 AM
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I've always wanted to see what Harvest might look like since I read the book and even though we didnt get a good CQC map this time round maybe next one.

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Comment #13 by RDWatson16
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 08:39:16 AM
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still waiting for the crimson dlc to be free for those with the limited edition/map pass

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Comment #14 by S1rJ0hn0fY0rk
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 08:52:42 AM
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I may sound like a dumbass american for saying this, please don't take it the wrong way...but what exactly is 12-2 UK time for me in US CST? Hey, y'all can't say I didn't warn ya. And it is kinda bullshit that those of us who got the LE are having to wait...if I knew this was gonna happen I would've just sent the points on the season pass

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Comment #15 by Bleeding Star
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 08:58:23 AM
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12-2 UK time has passed already, its now 3pm UK time

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Comment #16 by Buckdawg
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 09:16:42 AM
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Too bad Spartan Ops is boring as hell. Cutscenes are fab, but playing on the exact same maps over and over AND OVER? No thanks.

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Comment #17 by RHP SAUCE
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 09:17:49 AM
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@14 If you spent your points on the season pass you'd still be in the same boat, anyone with the war games pass has to wait for microsoft to resolve the issue, limited edition or not.

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Comment #18 by Bob on
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 09:18:00 AM
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@14, I think East coast US is 6 hours behind the UK and West coast is 8 hours. So depending on where you are it's out 6-8 or 4-6 am.

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Comment #19 by S1rJ0hn0fY0rk
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 09:23:31 AM
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That's about what I figured, but I was hoping I was wrong. Wtf microsoft?! Come on!

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Comment #20 by RDWatson16
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 09:49:17 AM
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hurry up already microsoft this is taking the mick

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Comment #21 by Yourburntstar
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 09:51:17 AM
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well i've played the new DLC and unlocked the achievement to get the final blow on the mantis which kills it. and a 40 point achievement pops, but its having the same issue The walking Dead had with some of it's achievements, it will say it "unlocked" but when you go view it the gamerscore is still the same at 1000 even though i have the new 40 point achievement unlocked as well. which should've made it 1040 obviously, this shit is getting so old and fucking annoying as fuck its seems to happen pretty much everytime they add any time of DLC with achievements to ANY game.

they never had this issue until this horrible new dashboard came out.

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Comment #22 by Exdeath
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 10:30:18 AM
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@21 no one cares you got the achievement. Stop complaining and swearing. Unfortunately anyone with the limited edition/season pass is having troubles, hopefully they fix it soon.

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Comment #23 by TH3 R00KI3
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 10:37:45 AM
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bunch of bull...I get the limited edition and I have to wait possibly till tomorrow to play the maps...nice.

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Comment #24 by SkullFire58
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 10:45:38 AM
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@22 I think you missed the point of why he told us about the achievement. He wasn't gloating, he was just reporting. I'd be pretty mad too if I did something and it doesn't count for anything. Hopefully it's just a glitch in the list and it stays unlocked.

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Comment #25 by Off The WaLL
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 10:51:31 AM
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achievements must be up on

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Comment #26 by Exdeath
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 11:02:09 AM
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@24 I understand your point, just think it was a little excessive. I also understand the anger towards the bug in the achievement and the lack of download for season pass and limited edition holders. Though getting super angry, swearing etc. isn't gonna make anything go faster. Also in my opinion I'd wait to the list is updated for the achievement as I have heard in the past in situations like this that if you unlock it and it has this issue, that when it's fixed you could have to do it again.

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Comment #27 by SkullFire58
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 11:11:01 AM
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Maybe this achievement glitch is what's delaying the LE/Season Pass users? Sad that if you spend money on it now it still technically doesn't work.

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Comment #28 by Hannibal king 88
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 11:19:18 AM
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i think its a little fucked up how we all payed a little bit extra for the le or the season pass and we get a big fuck you but the people who went out and bought points can play, wtf why not just closes down the maps till everyone can play

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Comment #29 by SkullFire58
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 11:22:43 AM
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I guess this makes up for the early specializations for LE. At least there's some new weeklys to keep us busy.

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Comment #30 by PRxBeasT
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 11:32:43 AM
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Ofcourse this upsets everyone but i was holding off purchasing the pass til now and then i read this. Makes me feel like a real dumbass. I could have saved my money until they resolved this. They should at least have a warning notifying everyone of the error this way you purchase at your own risk because this is basically them saying give me your money first then we'll give you your dlc....6 hours later.

I'm with the other guy, i am getting sick of these fucks doing this. They over charge for the yearly subscription,dlc,season passes and overpriced/overrated arcade games then even after giving them our money they basically respond with a big F you. I thoight i learned from the max payne3 pass but this is def the last one i get. Black ops can kiss my ass if they think i am buying theirs.

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Comment #31 by Hannibal king 88
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 11:39:32 AM
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update from way point and xbox support

xboxs says it'll take a week

343i on way point says there working on it hopefully by the end of the day.
hmmm i see two answers but no real time. and why does xbs have a thing saying every 30 mins there's an update on the issue but they haven't done one since 7 something this mourning.i want my fuckin maps i paid extra for, i keep seeing more and more people play the maps but none of them r the season pass holders

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Comment #32 by S1rJ0hn0fY0rk
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 11:52:35 AM
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't this issue the whole reason they have the certification process in place? To make sure shit like this don't happen

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Comment #33 by Hannibal king 88
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 12:07:22 PM
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u think they really do the certification process, darksiders 2 is a great example of how they say we dont give a fuck just give us your money. the game had somany bugs it was crazy then you pay extra thinking the dlc whould be good, um ya try 5 mins on hard with no challenge and all the so called good loot you would get was all shyt, then they turn around and say the season pass was only good for 1 dlc, and ontop the failed to had out all the free codes for gear at launc and never gave them out but expect you to pay for it

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Comment #34 by thenewpeter
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 12:18:08 PM
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They have really dropped the ball atm with this :/ never mind that they've STILL not fixed the custom content search option. You got game of the year, don't get to cocky :/

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Comment #35 by The Kingslayer
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 12:31:26 PM
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This seems a bit soon, the game is what a month old and already we've gotten a map pack hmmm can we say already on the disc content.

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Comment #36 by Hannibal king 88
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 12:44:17 PM
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another way for easy ass money

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Comment #37 by SkullFire58
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 01:24:22 PM
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It's finally working here in California. Just a note, you don't have to restart your Xbox. Just go to the Dashboard and it should work next time you play the game, if it's available for download in your area.

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Comment #38 by smashingrascal
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 03:24:56 PM
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Awesome, new locations, count me in!

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Comment #39 by MDevil21
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 05:11:43 PM
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anyone want boost the new achievments online right now?

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Comment #40 by Dr Popodopolus
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 05:18:48 PM
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Ooh, more Spartan Ops, more recycled shit?

sux bring back Firefight pl0x

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Comment #41 by Jacker1969
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 11:27:41 PM
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Looks like Spartan Ops is going to get a lot better.

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Comment #42 by abdi
Friday, December 14, 2012 @ 01:08:30 PM
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Comment #43 by DC755
Saturday, December 15, 2012 @ 05:32:30 PM
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@40 Did you even read the article at all? There are new missions and locations.

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Comment #44 by Dancing Rick
Thursday, January 03, 2013 @ 10:26:14 PM
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I love the idea of Spartan Ops - extended the postgame a hell of a lot for me, playing them both solo and with friends is great fun, and it provides a nice little bit of extra story content post-campaign.

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