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Microsoft shows off Halo 4 armour classes

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Thu Aug 16 2012, 13:08

GAMING CONSOLE VENDOR Microsoft has shown off more details about the upcoming Halo 4 Xbox game.

The game is due out later this year and while last week we were treated to a glimpse of the kind of weapons that we can expect, this week we get to see the new kinds of armour that users can choose from.

There are eight different specifications, or classes, available, two at launch, unless you buy the premium Limited Edition game release where you get all of them, and then six to follow once players have ascended through their earlier multiplayer levels.

Wetwork and Pioneer come at launch, while the remaining classes - Engineer, Tracker, Rogue, Stalker, Pathfinder and Operator - are the ones that will follow. The lesson here, perhaps, is that if you pay the extra dollars and get the premier version then you have more to play with.

Choose wisely though, as you will be stuck with your selection for some time, once you have got to choose it that is.

"Halo 4 has fifty levels. Once you have advanced through the standard fifty levels, you will get the option to enlist in a Specialisation," says the Halo blog.

"You can choose the order in which you tackle unlocked Specialisations. However once you select one, you must advance through it completely before enlisting in a separate Specialisation."

What you choose will depend on what sort of player you are. If you like a sneak attack and assassinating people then the Wetwork option and its stealth features are probably for you.

Prefer to smash in doors and faces? Then you might want to think about selecting the Pioneer option, which will let you ramp up armour upgrades and carry an extra grenade, for example.

Advantages of the other classes vary, and will let you wring more power out of vehicles, for example, or carry bigger guns like a detachable turret. µ


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