As far as Halo 4 goes, we have some fun stuff planned for late January and beyond. After the Infinity Challenge concludes, regular Matchmaking updates will start up again (and that includes the return of the second half of Spartan Ops Season 1, which features brand new stories, missions and locations). It’s important to note the below scheduled is not finalized and could very well change, but as of right now, here is what we’re tentatively planning:
Week of 1/21 Spartan Ops Episode 6: Five new missions and an accompanying new CG cinematic. "Forge Test" playlist (name not final): A rotational hopper featuring small Forge maps such as Relay. Help us test these maps by providing feedback and reporting bugs that will assist us in getting them ready for Matchmaking! Specializations: Pioneer and Pathfinder Specializations unlocked for all players.
Week of 1/28 Spartan Ops Episode 7: Five new missions and an accompanying new CG cinematic. Grifball playlist: A rotational hopper featuring everybody’s favorite virtual sport. Catch the disease! Specializations: Engineer and Stalker Specializations unlocked for all players.
Week of 2/4 Spartan Ops Episode 8: Five new missions and an accompanying new CG cinematic. Team Doubles playlist: A rotational hopper for those of you that like action of the 2 vs 2 variety. Specializations: Rogue and Tracker Specializations unlocked for all players.
I am going to guess you didn't play online before their cutoff (Nov 20-21 ish?), so you didn't get the spec unlock codes. They figure that the vast majority of people who started after that point won't have played enough to need more than the original 2 spec's. You are one of the people that is getting screwed by 343, for playing their game too much.
Many posts were made as to whether not having them all unlocked was a big deal or not. 1) I played too much and now the XP I earn is being wasted, 343 is telling me to stop playing their game, wtf? 2) If you are playing that much, you obviously like the game, so why does it matter whether you get XP? Just keep playing...
I'm personally on side 2, but I also got my spec code about 2 days before I hit 70, so I never encountered the prob.
-- I love stats, they tell you everything. If only there was a stat to prove why my stats matter...Not wins, I don't get those