The Halo 4 Infinity Challenge launches Dec. 17, giving players a chance to win
a UNSC-themed 2013 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor truck and a cameo in a future Halo game.
VIRGIN GAMING HALO 4 INFINITY CHALLENGE
Virgin Gaming, Xbox 360 and 343 Industries are joining forces to launch the Halo 4 Infinity Challenge on Xbox LIVE starting Dec. 17, bringing gamers the biggest and most accessible free-to-enter Halo tournament in the world.
Starting today, players can register for the Halo 4 Infinity Challenge by visiting www.halo4infinitychallenge.com (localized registration sites available on Dec. 12). Launching on Dec. 17, the free-to-enter tournament will track your personal score in War Games and the number of Spartan Ops chapters you complete on global leaderboards, giving players of different preferences and skill levels all a shot at the more than 2,800 prizes. For the War Games leaderboard winner, the grand prize will be a UNSC-themed, V8-powered 2013 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor truck designed by 343 Industries, and for the Spartan Ops winner, the grand prize will be an appearance in a future Halo game.
During the qualifier phase (Dec. 17 - Jan. 10), players will need to climb the ranks of the global leaderboards by competing in either the Spartan Ops or War Games leaderboard. After the qualifier phase, players will be tiered into three groups (based on their results on the qualifier phase leaderboards) and will enter the finals phase (Jan. 12 - Jan. 19). In addition, players can also participate in Weekly Challenges found on Halo Waypoint at http://www.halowaypoint.com/en-us/intel/challenges for a chance to win great prizes.
During the finals, the leaderboards will reset and prizes will be awarded to the top performers in each tier. While terrific prizes are available within all three tiers, the grand prizes will be offered exclusively for those that have battled their way to the top tier.
For tournament and registration information, please visit: www.halo4infinitychallenge.com.
HALO 4 CRIMSON MAP PACK
Comprised of three brand new multiplayer maps (Wreckage, Harvest and Shatter), the Halo 4 Crimson Map Pack will launch on Dec. 10 on Xbox LIVE for 800 MS points (or at no additional charge for those that purchased the Halo 4 Map Pass or Halo 4 Limited Edition).
Timed just before the launch of the Halo 4 Infinity Challenge, the new map pack gives players more reason than ever to stay online and prepare for the upcoming competition by exploring these stunning new battlegrounds.
SPARTAN OPS SEASON 1 CONTINUES IN JANUARY
Clearing the way for the Halo 4 Infinity Challenge and the Halo 4 Crimson Map Pack, Spartan Ops will go on a mid-season break starting Dec. 10. During the week of Dec. 10, 343 Industries will re-enter five chapters from the first half of the season into Matchmaking as a Best of Spartan Ops compilation. From Dec. 17 – Jan. 14, episodes 1-5 will be re-entered into Matchmaking (one episode per week) to support the Halo 4 Infinity Challenge, and allow anyone who missed the first run or wants to replay a previous chapter to easily find teammates online. Check out http://www.halowaypoint.com/en-us/intel/spartanops for more information.
The second half of Spartan Ops Season 1 will resume later in January with brand new episodes, chapters, locations and maps. Be sure to tune into the Spike TV 10th Annual Video Game Awards, live on Spike TV, Dec. 7 at 9:00 PM ET/6:00 PM PT for more information and an exclusive first-look at the continuation of Spartan Ops Season One. The Spike TV Video Game Awards will simulcast on MTV 2, MTV Tr3s, Xbox LIVE, spike.com and gametrailers.com.