New Halo 4 title update inbound, re-introduces 'X Marker' of death

Matchmaking updates being reduced to bi-weekly schedule

343Industries has confirmed plans to release another Halo 4 title update.


While holding off specifics, the developer confirmed the patch will tackle 'more balancing' issues and "additional fixes". It also confirmed it will re-introduce the 'X Marker' - a HUD icon that marks the location of the recent death of a teammate with an 'X'.

"After the release of the last TU, we acknowledged there was more balancing to be done and more issues to address, and that we were actively working with the Halo 4 game team to investigate the feasibility of additional fixes. We can now announce that various teams across the studio have indeed been hard at work on an additional title update," confirmed 343 in a statement.

The studio also confirmed will will be reducing the frequency of Matchmaking updates from a weekly to a bi-weekly schedule,

As 343 explained, "That means there will not be a Matchmaking update next Monday. Overall, this will allow us to provide you with more substantial updates, bestow attention where it's most needed and allow newly implemented playlists a longer runway to succeed or fail from both a gameplay nuance perspective as well as supplying more data to mine and learn from.

"In the coming weeks, you'll see some sizable updates to many of our existing playlists as we prepare to launch CSR next month. We are also in the process of finalizing the design of our FFA playlist and nailing down a plan on how to best bring objective game types to larger parties."

Microsoft recently confirmed a Halo 4 'Castle Map Pack' release date of April 8. Check out a trailer through that link.