Spartan Ops, the co-op campaign from Halo 4, has been added to Halo: Master Chief Collection.
The full length of the co-op campaign, all ten episodes, have found their way into the game. For the uninitiated, Spartan Ops is a ten episode co-op campaign in which players take control of a four-man team of Spartans called Fireteam Crimson, wherein players are tasked to defend a world called Requiem. Each of the missions comes with a full suite of cutscenes and little narrative arcs, and play out like a smaller campaign attached to narrative of Halo 4.
Hot off the heels of the announcement that ODST’s campaign is being added to the Master Chief Collection, it seems that the Xbox One exclusive is getting more than it’s dollars’ worth of content, and shows that 343 Industries has a very deep interest in filling out the content as a way of apologizing for what was a rocky launch. Further, these additions are cropping up just prior to the opening of the Halo 5 beta officially going live on Sunday, the 28th.
Personally, all of this is good news; you can never have enough co-op availability. So to know that Spartan Ops has found a new outlet is exciting, and will hopefully earn the opportunity for more co-op modes to appear in some form or another down the line.
Can you say “Firefight”? We can but hope.
In addition to Spartan Ops, the most recent update also boasts a number of the usual patch notes, including further multiplayer updates. Those looking forward to Spartan Ops can find it immediately available, and those curious about the full patch notes can find them here.
Maddy Richards reviewed the singleplayer portion of 343 Industries’ celebration of Spartan John-117. He found it to be well-worth the purchase – even despite the issues suffered by the online multiplayer modes.
“If you own an Xbox One, then picking up Halo: The Master Chief Collection is a no-brainer,” he said. “Far from being a simple rehash of what’s gone before, The Master Chief Collection is one of the first truly essential games to be released this Holiday season.”
Given that this was before the announcement of Halo 3: ODST, and now the full Spartan Ops missions from Halo 4, it’s clear that the value of Halo: Master Chief Collection will only continue to go up.