Halo 4 Spartan Ops Episode 6 out today - trailer and screenshots show off brand new maps

The quest for Spartan Thorne commences

We asked for new maps, and new maps are what we appear to have received. 343 has released assets for the next five Halo 4 Spartan Ops episodes - the first of these, Episode 6, is due on Xbox Live later today.

Highlights of this wodge of co-op missions include: Spartan Thorne treating an Elite to a plasma-pronged gut punch, Dr Halsey looking smug about her own intellect, and people bouncing around in Banshees. As before, all this is included in the cost of Halo 4 itself, so there's no reason not to indulge yourself, really.


Our comrades in the US have a hands-on preview, if the below gets your motor running. We'll post a download link once there's a download link to post.

Also on the way this week - an extra-special matchmaking playlist devoted to the best Halo 4 Forge maps. Have you knocked together anything in Forge you'd be happy to share?