for anyone who is lazy, notable quotes from the leaked mag:
"Halo 4 lets players apply gameplay-changing upgrades to their character much like Call of Duty or Battlefield."
"..much like Call of Duty or Battlefield."
"..like Call of Duty or Battlefield."
"..Call of Duty or Battlefield.[/b]"
"As you rank up, you'll unlock more abilities. You gain Spartan Points, which you can use to purchase items to put in your loadouts. Players slowly unlock an array of weapons, armor abilities, and modifications."
"Immediately after you die, by tapping the X button you are sent back into the match."
"One of the skills that separated veteran players from inexperienced players was the ability to time power weapons' spawns. In Halo 4, this will be near impossible. Weapons drop down in drop pods at random locations around the map."
On Random Power Weapon spawn times and locations: "This gives the matches other focal points, and it also helps alleviate the advantage longtime players always used to have over newer recruits; the best weapons are not always going to be found at the same spawn locations"