A first person shooter game for the Xbox 360 console. It is the first game in a new trilogy called the Reclaimer trilogy. It is the eighth installment in the Halo series.

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Are there enough Spartan Points to unlock everything?

In Halo 4, when you rank up, you receive a certain amount of Spartan Points. (I believe it's one per level, but I don't know that for sure) This "currency" is then used to buy weapons, armor ...
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Can I steal an enemy-occupied Wraith?

In Ye Olde Reach days, it used to be a favorite pastime of mine (in the campaign/firefight especially) to kill the gunner on an enemy wraith, stun it with an overcharged plasma pistol shot, and then ...
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When is the right time to use the DMR and the Battle Rifle?

Halo 4 has both the DMR (see in Halo: Reach) and the Battle Rifle (first appeared in Halo 2, firing three-burst shots) and for the first time they both appear in the same game, avalible as a primary ...
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Can you change difficulty on Spartan Ops Multiplayer

Can you change the difficulty on matchmaker Spartan Ops missions? There are some challenges to complete the missions on Legendary, and I didn't see any place where I could search for matches with ...
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How many enemies of each type in Spartan Ops missions

I am trying to work on commendations. This would be accelerated if I knew the headcount of each enemy type in a given game. Then I could focus on missions to grind each commendation to completion.
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Do the post level 50 specalizations provide anything apart from armor?

After you reach SR 50 in Halo 4 you get to choose a specalization such as Wetwork, Operator, Stalker, etc and these levels go through from 1 - 10. Once you have your chosen unlock, do they grant you ...
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Tactics for taking on Knights

Out of all the enemies I have encountered in Halo 4, I'm finding knights the most difficult to handle. Playing the campaign on legendary makes the task of defeating knights even harder. When I ...
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How do I play Spartan Ops?

Please don't laugh at me unless you just have to. My son and I have never played Halo before (and mostly lame family wii games). I wanted to be a cool Dad and get him Halo 4. We've watched all ...
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What happened between Halo 3 and Halo 4?

I just got Halo 4 yesterday. I am plating through the campaign, but I am a little confused. It seems like a lot has changed since the end of Halo 3. I assume there are books that explain ...
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What are all of the classified codes for Halo Waypoint

What are the classified codes for Halo Waypoint, what does each unlock, and where can the codes be obtained?
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How can I quickly gain ranks?

What are the most effective ways to power-level in Halo 4? I know that multiplayer and campaign counts towards the two "Rank up your Spartan-IV to SR-#" achievements ("Not Some Recruit Anymore" and ...
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What are the red radar blips on the minimap?

In Halo 4 matchmaking (War Games), I have occasionally seen an enemy on the minimap get a red radar-like blink, with an accompanying noise. What causes this blip?
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How do I get the Midnight Launch achievement?

The description for the achievement Midnight Launch is In mission 2, get significant air in the warthog at midnight. Is "midnight" supposed to refer to a location in the level, or do I actually ...
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Is the PAL version of Halo 4 playable on an NTSC Xbox 360?

I have an NTSC Xbox 360. Can I play a PAL Halo 4 on it?
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What is the “fourth” Halo 4 ordnance slot?

I spotted this in a recent Halo 4 video: The player has just got their ordnance drop, which consists of a Rocket Launcher, a Railgun, and an overshield. There's also the "two arrow" icon at the top ...
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Specialization Name

In multiplayer, when you reach SR-130, can you change the specialization name displayed below your Spartan? For example, if you choose Stalker as your last specialization, will it be set to "Stalker" ...
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What is a 'Turn and Burn'?

I was attacking the enemy base in a banshee, and the game announced "Turn and Burn". It doesn't show up as a medal on Waypoint. What is it?
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What qualifies as a “precision loadout weapon”?

Several challenges have asked for kills with "precision loadout weapons"? What weapons qualify and do you need to start with them?
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Is there a bug with the “Dedicated to Crimson” Achievement?

I know I am a little behind the ball, but I just recently completed all chapters in the first 5 episodes of Spartan Ops. I believe this entitles me to the "Dedicated to Crimson" Achievement. ...
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How do I get Ordnance?

I have noticed that I sometimes get access to an "Ordnance Drop" similar to killstreak rewards in the Call of Duty series. I know that I am getting it for doing things, but I'd like to know how many ...
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How do I download the Crimson Map Pack if I own the War Games Map Pass?

I purchased the War Games Map Pass, which says that it includes the three map packs, but now that the Crimson Map Pack has been released, I still do not have it, and the store item says not to ...
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What is the weak point on the Promethean Watcher?

I find the Crawlers pretty easy to headshot, and the Knights seem to at least take a lot of damage if not one hit when their shields are down, if aiming at the head. The Watchers don't exactly seem ...
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Mid-range weapon balance

I was wondering in a straight up fight with no missed shots how the BR, DMR, and Carbine compare? Is it like Halo 3 where the combine shoots faster, but time wise needs 1 more shot? Basically if you ...
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Where are the Red versus Blue (RvB) Easter eggs?

You only need one for the "Roses vs Violets" achievement, but how many are there? What are they, and what are their locations? Are they only in Spartan Ops?
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What are the strengths of each grenade type?

There are 3 grenade types in Halo 4 (frag, plasma, and pulse). Frag and plasma return from previous games, but they have not behaved exactly the same in all previous installments. Pulse is ...
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Is Halo 4 Achievement Lone Wolf Legend based on local console memory only?

I completed Halo 4 missions 1, 3, 6, and 7 solo on Legendary. After a week of not playing, much of my local Halo 4 memory was erased, the Infinity mode introduction played again: Armor and loadouts ...
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Is Master Chief a human or some sort of robot/alien?

In the Halo trilogy, Master Chiefs face is never shown. I think he's human at least but I'm not quite sure. I have searched online but nothing really answered my question. Does anyone know what he ...
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What can I do about griefing in Spartan Ops?

Recently I've been playing more Spartan Ops Matchmaking, because the experience gain is so much better. However, I've run into a continuous stream of scumbags who shoot me in the back, plasma pistol ...
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Do ordnance drops need a path to the sky to work?

I am creating a forge map on HALO 4. It is made for 4v4, and I know I need ordnance drops on the map for it to work in HALO 4's Community Forge Tester playlist (I think). I am using the map IMPACT, ...
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How does the Thruster Pack work?

The rest of the Armor Abilities are really straightforward, but the Thruster Pack just appears to sputter about for a few seconds when I activate it (instead of being "a powerful burst of movement ...
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How do I access my fileshare outside the game?

Previous installments of the Halo series let you access your fileshare outside the game to queue downloads, and share files. I can't seem to figure out how to do this for Halo 4. I'm most interested ...
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Do the armours change your strength?

Does armour (Etc recruit and hazop and all that) increase defence or fire power or anything?
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Do Spartan Ops Missions Go Away?

I purchased and played Halo 4 when it was released last winter. I only played one Spartan Ops mission. I had only downloaded the first episode at that point (it was the only one out at the time), so ...
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How can I choose which chapter to play in Spartan Ops?

I have completed chapter one with friends in a private match and I just finished playing chapter 2 online, but there does not seem to be an option to choose which chapter to play when online ...
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How do I assassinate a Knight for “Knight in White Assassination?”

The achievement "Knight in White Assassination" requires that you've: Assassinated a Knight in any Spartan Ops mission. Knights are not really known for standing still with their backs turned - ...
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Is XP from challenges/commendations/double XP affected by the daily XP cap?

I have heard varying reports about the exact amount of the online XP limit. However, given that some of the challenges and commendations have fairly big payouts, and since Mountain Dew is running ...
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What are the support upgrades of each armor specialization?

I see that when you reach rank 50 you can begin to unlock "support upgrades" via "armor specializations". It will be a while before I get to that rank, but since I will need to make a choice I'd like ...
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Where are the locations of all the skulls?

In each installment of the previous Halo games, skulls have been hidden as Easter eggs to unlock special abilities or more challenging game modes? What are all of the skulls for Halo 4, and where are ...
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How do I deploy the personal ordnance drop?

I've had the ordinance drop icon in Halo 4 infinity multiplayer on my screen (upper middle center). My question is what button do I press to select/deploy the ordinance drop? I can't find any help on ...
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How do I see my kills / deaths while playing online?

I'm just trying to figure out how to see my kills and deaths for the current match I'm playing.
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How does the game difficulty scale with multiple players?

Pretty simple, but does the game scale the difficulty up/down at all depending on how many people are playing the campaign?
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How to get the 6 extra specializations on Halo 4 with an offline profile?

I have reached SR70 with my offline profile on Halo 4. As far as I can tell, the only way to get a higher rank/specialization is by going on Xbox Live, which will reset my XP (not an option). How can ...
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Is there a benefit to “pulsing” the Mantis machine gun?

When playing with the Mantis (as I am lent to doing extensively on the "Two Giants" Spartan Ops in Episode 3) I find that the machine gun overheats constantly. In past games, I found out after quite ...
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Is “The Challenger” achievement broken in Halo 4?

There is an Halo 4 achievement that reads: The Challenger Complete 25 Challenges. My Spartan record shows 25 challenges complete, but I don't have this achievement. What am I missing? Is ...
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Where are all the terminals?

Where are all of the terminals for the "Terminus" achievement? How many are there, and where are they located? I imagine there is one on each level like in other games.
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Halo 4 multiplayer difficulty settings

I was playing Halo 4 multiplayer with some friends last night and I noticed that certain players were harder to kill than others. After one has killstreaks do you become easier to kill or does the ...
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In Regicide, how do you become the king?

I've played several rounds of Regicide, and I can't for the life of me figure out how to become the king. Occasionally I get it, but it doesn't seem tied to me killing the king, which happens ...
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How can I play Halo 4 offline Split screen VS.?

I want to play Halo 4 offline with friends. We want to play against each other. Anyone knows how to play offline split screen vs?
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Do I get anything for collecting log entries?

In various points in the game there are "log entries" similar to terminals except that there is no onscreen indication of any progress or benefit by accessing them. I realize that they provide some ...
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What counts as an “other” weapon in Halo 4's stat tracking?

I was checking out my stats over at Halowaypoint.com and came across a rather peculiar statistic. At the very bottom of my weapon stats for the slayer games I've played it says I have been killed by ...