The list of Achievements for Halo 4 has been officially released, over two months before the game drops. The big surprise is that there are no Achievements for traditional competitive multiplayer, only for completing the game's campaign missions - both solo and with friends - and the standalone Spartan Ops missions.
"Our primary goal when creating Halo 4's achievements was to reward milestones and increase replay value while balancing both difficulty and the breadth of game modes," said community manager Jessica Shea, posting the list on the official Halo Waypoint website. "Our secondary goal was to live up to Halo tradition with weird ass names for some of them (hello, The Dongblainer!). While you will only be able to speculate on the exact nature of some of these achievements, here's a peek at their very basic in-game descriptions."
The list reveals that there are eight levels in the story campaign, and each has a level-specific Achievement to earn. In the opening stage, for example, finding Master Chief's records will earn you a quick 20G. There are also smaller Achievements for customising your Spartan ID and for creating and sharing maps, screenshots and film clips.
Halo 4 marks the start of an all-new Halo trilogy, with Master Chief returning to the front line after sitting out Halo ODST and Halo Reach. It's out for Xbox 360 on November 6th, but you've already got that marked on your calendar, haven't you?