Halo 4: New Additions to the Halo Multiplayer
Halo 4 Multiplayer
We all know one of the biggest reasons behind Halo's success is the highly entertaining and competitive multiplayer component which has been termed War Games in Halo 4. Today we shall be taking a look at some of the cool things that 343 Industries have incorporated into the War Games that makes Halo 4 that much more worth playing.
The Assassinations are back but with a brand new flair. Assassinations are more satisfying and brutal than ever. There are a variety of ways in which these melee executions take place, for example Spartans can tackle an enemy to the ground before finishing him off with a knife. The variety of ways you can take out an enemy is just satisfying. The fact that you can perform such kills in the same way as earlier games, chances are that you will definitely end up using assassinations again and again to just watch the satisfying brutality.
More Customizable Loadouts
The character customization ability here in Halo 4 is much greater than that in Halo: Reach. Characters are highly customizable both look wise and in game capability wise. In addition to the standard slots for weapons and grenades, players will also get three additional slots to which they can assign Armor ability, Support Upgrade and Tactical Package.
Tactical Package is basically a passive perk. Different Tactical Packages can be attached to different loadouts so if one of these passive abilities is not working out for you then you can switch to another loadout to see if that passive ability better fits that certain game. An example of Tactical Pakage is Firepower; this lets you equip two primary weapons in your loadout.
New Armor Abilities
The Hologram is back again but it is joined with other amazing abilities. The Hardlight Shield is the primary mode of mobile defense. The Bubble Shield is also making a comeback but even though it covers a greater area it is still penetrable. The good thing is that when you activate the Bubble Shield you will be put in a third person view which helps make sure no one can shoot through the front.
The Promethean Vision is a new armor ability. This basically colors your enemies red and everything else blue for a limited time. The clear vision of your enemies provided by this is definitely going to help immensely both when attacking and defending.
Then there is the Thruster Pack. This basically allows you to teleport a short distance. Depending on whether you were moving ahead or back when you activated the Thruster Pack, you will teleport in front or behind respectively. This will allow you to close the gap between you and an enemy, dodge critical hits and other Spartans closing in for an Assassination.
This basically is like the Care Package from Call of Duty only faster. If you get a sufficiently long kill streak you can choose between 3 deadly weapons: Alien weaponry, Explosive weaponry or Spartan Laser weaponry. Just like CoD, you can also kill an enemy and steal his ordinance drop before he gets to use it.
So as you can see guys, 343 Industries are really pushing the limits and this game seems to be set to outshine all of its predecessors in every way. Checkout the Multiplayer Demo below where you get to see a bit of everything, especially the Assassinations and Ordinance Drops
Mulitplayer Demo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1qa4fcqBxY
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Blog Written by Shahriar Azad