January 18th 2013 9:26 am PT

“Halo 4” Spartan Ops: Season One Returns with All New Episodes Starting Jan. 21

The second half of Halo 4 Spartan Ops Season 1 returns on Monday, January 21st

This Get a first look at episodes 6-10 featuring brand new stories, missions and locations.

Here is the official press release

Halo 4” Spartan Ops: Season One Returns with All New Episodes Starting Jan. 21

One of the most awarded titles of 2012 kicks off the New Year with five weeks of brand-new Spartan Ops episodes, starting Jan. 21

“Halo 4” launched worldwide in November 2012, quickly becoming the fastest-selling “Halo” title ever released on the Xbox 360, and the action will continue in 2013 with brand new content.  Today Microsoft and 343 Industries announced the return of Spartan Ops: Season One, which includes five weeks of brand-new content – from Jan. 21 through Feb. 24 – returning players to the episodic adventure that tells the continuing story of the UNSC Infinity. 

Reenlist with Fireteam Crimson as they search for Spartan Thorne on planet Requiem and come face-to-face with the threat of Jul ‘Mdama and his cult of Covenant separatists. The intensity of Season One builds to its thrilling conclusion in Episodes 6-10 as the battle moves beyond Requiem to a wide variety of locations featuring epic vehicular combat and on-foot encounters with Prometheans and Covenant forces.

Each week in “Halo 4,” experience a new high-quality cinematic episode, and fight alongside friends in five action-packed playable chapters through Feb. 24. Continuing the story following the events of “Halo 4,” access to Spartan Ops is included with “Halo 4” at no additional charge — effectively delivering two campaign experiences in one game.1

The first half of Spartan Ops: Season One (Episodes 1-5) is available for play at any time in “Halo 4” for those beginning their Spartan careers. Get introduced to Captain Lasky, Commander Palmer and Fireteam Majestic as they continue to explore the mysterious of the Forerunner planet of Requiem. For more information on the continuing season of Spartan Ops, including weekly tune-in trailers as well as exclusive content, visit www.halowaypoint.com.

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Halo By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • http://twitter.com/karlcramer Karl Cramer

    Really looking forward to its return. Great story, that’s basically a sequel branching off from the main story. The chatter between Commander Palmer, Miller, and A.I. Roland is hilarious. Left on a good cliffhanger. Some people couldn’t get past the same five maps being used over and over again, but the mission types were varied enough that it never felt stale to me.

    • http://twitter.com/karlcramer Karl Cramer

      That being said, I hope that future DLC, instead of just giving us more maps, brings back Firefight mode.

      • BlinkFandango

        I’d prefer Invasion over Firefight. Also, where the hell did King of the Hill go?

        • QuixoticRocket

          Why not both?

    • Lee Thomas Rayson

      Lets just hope ” episodes 6-10 featuring brand new stories, missions and locations” truly means that

  • metallicorphan

    This is going to be such a great pick up for those who are for some reason waiting and have not purchased Halo 4 yet,or have traded but with the plan that they will pick it up again in the future

    • ryder4life22187

      The only reason i waited was so i could pick up a brand new copy for 30 bucks yesterday

  • NBA Kirkland

    All this just so people won’t trade-in their copy of Halo 4.

    • http://www.facebook.com/vincent.vega.581525 Vincent Vega


      • Russell Gorall


      • NBA Kirkland

        Yes, and it works and it’s consumer friendly. I’m not complaining. Spartan Ops did come at the expense of Fire Fight though.

  • Russell Gorall

    Halo 4 – Owned By Many, Played By Few

    • Nick Peck

      You must like that “tag line” you have there, have seen it on many sites lol. Get a life.

      • Russell Gorall


  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

    spartan ops was the only part of halo 4 worth playing, I thought there were supposed to be 5 new maps every week?

    • http://www.facebook.com/chomskyknows Marcus Roof

      you insane? it has the dumbest dialog in video game history

  • tom

    Lol, “access to Spartan Ops is included with Halo 4 at no additional charge”? You need a gold membership if you want to play Spartan Ops!

    So, if you are a “Free member” of Xbox Live, you’re only able to play the campaign – and nothing else…

    • Nick Peck

      Like XBL gold is expensive lol….

  • BlinkFandango

    It looks like they replaced the previously announced Max Payne 3 sales with Red Dead Redemption sales. Isn’t Microsoft great? (Yes, that was sarcasm).