October 30th 2012 9:38 pm PT

Official Halo 4 Pre-Release LIVE Stream from 343 Industries

With less than a week to go before Halo 4 goes on sale around the world, 343 Industries will be streaming some multiplayer matches live on Wednesday, October 31st at 2:30p ET/11:30a PT below or on their Twitch.TV channel.

I’ll be hosting the live stream and taking your questions via Twitter tagged with #Halo4Stream, or you can leave them in the comments below.


Update. Thanks for everyone who came by to watch. Here is the on-demand version of the stream.

Halo By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • BugattiBeefCake

    How do you sprint?

    • http://www.facebook.com/mikael.carlock Michael Carlock

      Depends on your game control scheme. For example, Bumper Jumper uses “a” to sprint. If you go over to BravoMLG’s channel on Youtube, you can see a video with all the control schemes and they show which buttons are sprint. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/bob.cohen.33821 Bob Cohen


  • Bugalugs McScruffin

    Can we have some game sound in the stream? I want to hear this awesome audio. :D

  • Matt

    Is there instant respawns in objective gametypes?

  • http://www.facebook.com/ricardo.e.callado Ricardo E Callado

    NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! no visual ranking, that sucks!!! at least Reach add arena…. even COD has skill based playlist called “leagues”. This is the first halo that does not offer any sort of visual ranking

  • http://www.facebook.com/bob.cohen.33821 Bob Cohen


  • http://www.facebook.com/bob.cohen.33821 Bob Cohen


  • http://twitter.com/Skyhammer26 Sean Patrick Finn

    Always thought it would be cool if we could set up our custom games to let people in via matchmaking.

  • http://twitter.com/MaZeThe1 Pierre Thalamy

    Will there be any DLC other than the ones already announced in the future ?

  • Bugalugs McScruffin

    Any reason the stream chat is in Subscriber only mode?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Criss-Hawkins/100001051396763 Criss Hawkins

    With the lack if a proper Rank System and the ability to fast track to SR130 ( With the Pioneer perk and MTN DEW DUB EXP) what incentive is there to play after SR130 is reached? The 1-50 True Skill Rank from Halo 3 pushed players to not only play better in Ranked, but gave people something to strive for, it also allowed you to judge the skill of your opponent. Why take that out? Reach’s MP was an unbalanced, mess rewording people for time played, not skill achieved.

    • Bugalugs McScruffin

      I may just be ignorant, but how was Reach MP unbalanced?

  • http://www.facebook.com/brandon.richardson.961 Brandon Richardson

    Its like mech assault turned bigger and better . i notice its not that over powered which is a relief will there be a way to drop grenades in it or melee like a wraith?

  • http://www.facebook.com/WayneMc92 Wayne Mcd

    First played Halo when i was 8 now im 20 and im still playing! So glad 343 have stayed true, quick question will we see custom maps introduced into matchmaking?

  • http://twitter.com/jeedizzle Jee Engelkens

    Major nelson….. Why are yous awsome????

  • Matt

    Can you and another player still beat each other down?

  • http://twitter.com/Delta_Nades_U Ryan Barilla

    When can we expect a MLG playlist?

  • http://www.facebook.com/ricardo.e.callado Ricardo E Callado

    They just said it 15 min ago, NO VISUAL RANKING, its going to be like reachs team slayer… all progression system…

  • SoCalledComrad

    Can you replay Spartan Ops missions once their week is over?

    • Bugalugs McScruffin

      Ooo, never thought about that. I was assuming (and still do) that you download them and then they can be replayed just like any other level in campaign.

  • http://twitter.com/Honoranvalor Frankenberry ermgwud

    On weekends are there gonna be events in a playlist like how Halo 3 had grifball but this time around are there maybe like a playlist event where it is just shotty snipes for a weekend? Then cycle through a different event for the following weekend?

  • http://www.facebook.com/WayneMc92 Wayne Mcd

    Will the skyboxes in Halo 4 Be as Beautifully crafted as in the other Halo games???

  • http://www.majornelson.com Major Nelson

    How are you enjoying he steam / Gameplay

    • Goat


  • http://www.facebook.com/evan.withrow.3 Evan Withrow

    Is having a hard drive completely necessary for all game functions? Because in Reach, you couldn’t do some things without a hard drive.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1117865903 Giovanni Savarese

    Look at the sprint and gun game-style. Just like Call of Duty and you get care package drops too.

  • http://twitter.com/KingTRex Kevin Edelman

    Is there an option to turn off the “+points text” in the middle of the screen? It feels really distracting.

  • http://twitter.com/indel Sean K

    Any news on special SmartGlass stuff with Halo 4?

  • http://twitter.com/YourSapperDaddy Robert K Powell

    I just have one thing to say to the fine folks at 343 Studios…EPIC. Thank you for bringing Halo back to glory!!

  • http://twitter.com/Corey_Brundige Corey Brundige

    Will Co-Op campaign and Spartan Ops network model be similar to that of Halo: Reach? If so, has it been optimized to fix latency and syncing issues that have plagued previous installments?

  • http://twitter.com/YourSapperDaddy Robert K Powell

    And thank you Larry, for bringing us this livestream!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/mikael.carlock Michael Carlock

    I want a Limited Edition!!!

  • http://twitter.com/Corey_McD Corey McDonough

    How does the melee system work in Halo 4 compared to how it was in Halo 3 and in Halo Reach?

  • chase h

    #Halo4Stream is there gonna be a game mode like S&D in halo4?

  • Daniel sand

    will there be many diffrent weapon camos?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001430491426 Simen Fagernes

    Hey guys, will Halo 4 have a theater* option like the other Halo games? Would love to have such a option!

  • Jeddy

    Really think all these changes were neccesary to compete with other FPS? Basically completely different game.

  • MetalChameau

    No Ranked system, great… 343 industries has killed the competitive multiplayer in Halo 4.

    • Bugalugs McScruffin

      No visible ranked system in Halo 4. Oh no, the sky is falling. o_O

      • MetalChameau

        If you don’t care about ranking system, please don’t post a stupid message.

        • Bugalugs McScruffin

          Sorry, but I find silly posts about competitive multiplayer being killed because there is no ranked system in a game.

          I do wonder if you play games competitively? Pro-gamers do play ‘matchmaking’ but they play a tonne of custom-games as well, because the majority of players in matchmaking are not up to their skill level and it is essentially a waste of their time.

    • http://www.facebook.com/ricardo.e.callado Ricardo E Callado

      They really fucked it up!, no visual ranking= halo reach

  • http://www.facebook.com/jonathan.m.jung Jonathan Michael Jung

    Will Halo 4 have a ban timer when you leave a game like Halo Reach has?

  • http://twitter.com/GreenMistt Miller

    Got my copy for £3, bargain.

  • http://twitter.com/mminiger Mike Miniger

    Looks like the same old halo to me

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001430491426 Simen Fagernes

    Will we ever see the old huge and oh so memorable Sandtrap map in Halo 4 in the future? Also what is going to be in the future map packs if you’re able to speak of those?

  • http://www.facebook.com/mrdobble Matt Francis Clarke

    From watching the stream, I’ve noticed Sprint is possible without having it as a loadout, Is this true?
    Also, will there be a killcam?
    So excited for Halo 4! :D

    • Bugalugs McScruffin

      Everyone can sprint regardless of armour ability. There will be a killcam.

  • http://twitter.com/VELOCIR4PTOR Danielle

    Is there not a team kill feed?!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brandyn-Dyer/100001164769924 Brandyn Dyer

    Multiple people in theater at once?

  • Bugalugs McScruffin

    Did I see the Hologram teabagging the recently killed enemy?

  • http://www.facebook.com/daniel.groscost Daniel Groscost

    Is Dave wearing the same sweater he wore in the interview on Up At Noon?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001430491426 Simen Fagernes


  • http://twitter.com/christianphall Christian Hall

    Will I be able to watch the stream anytime later or did I have to see it live?

  • http://profiles.google.com/xrousseau David Rousseau

    Hi Major Nelson,
    I missed it. Is there a place where I can view the recorded video.

  • http://www.facebook.com/johnpaul.m.sarmiento1 Johnpaul Maglaqui Sarmiento

    i didnt get to see it what do i do

  • http://www.facebook.com/johnpaul.m.sarmiento1 Johnpaul Maglaqui Sarmiento

    Major Nelson what if i bdidnt get to see the strem

  • http://www.majornelson.com Major Nelson

    I am working on getting the on-demand version to post….

    • Bugalugs McScruffin

      What happened to my post? :(