343 has officially confirmed that there will be the Flood in Halo 4, but not in the way you would think. They will not be making an appearance in the campaign, however they will be in full force in the Multiplayer. In previous Halo titles, the infected were always thought to be zombies, but that is about to radically change. In Halo 4 when you are infected you are transformed into the Flood, complete with new skin and a claw to be used as a melee weapon. Infection is now its own gametype and allows 10 players per game.
One of the infected is also the “Alpha Flood” which has additional strengths. I have even heard of unique assassinations for Flood players, but as of now I have not seen one
Never having been a fan of the infection gametypes in previous Halo titles, I didn’t pay much attention when the announcement was released, however the more I see about this reimagined gametype, the more excited I get about playing it.
Here is a list of all of the infection specific medals that can be aquired in Halo 4
Flood Conversion- Convert a Spartan to the Flood
Alpha Conversion- Convert a Spartan to the Flood as an Alpha
Infector – Kill 2 Spartans in a row as a Flood without dying
Carrier – Kill 3 Spartans in a row as a Flood without dying
Juggernaut – Kill 4 Spartans in a row as a Flood without dying
Gravemind – Kill ALL Spartans in a row as a Flood without dying
Flood Kill – Kill a Flood
Flood Kill Assist – Assist killing a Flood
Flood Hunter – Kill 4 Flood in a row as a Spartan without dying
Flood Survivor – Kill 6 Flood in a row as a Spartan without dying
Flood Exterminator -Kill 10 Flood in a row as a Spartan without dying
Last Man Standing -Be the last surviving Spartan
Final Conversion - Kill the last remaining Spartan
Flood Victory – Contribute to the Flood total conversion of all Spartans
Ancient One – Survive the entire round as a Flood and convert at least one Spartan
Clever – Survive the entire round as a Spartan
The following is a great video by IGF with gameplay of the new Halo 4 Flood Infection Game type in action
Infection has been loved by Halo players since the introduction of the gametype in Halo 3, and with it’s re-imagining I expect it will see an even higher population of players in Halo 4.
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