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?