Recently, there were several new details released about Halo 4 and many of which concerned the loyal Halo fanbase. 343 Studios has released some new info that should alleviate some concerns such as the instant respawns and random weapon spawns. In a post on NeoGaf, David Ellis from 343 Studios has stated that the instant respawns is ONLY for FFA and not for team based objectives.
Frank O’Connor also released some new details concerning the ability to see others using Forerunner vision.
“”Not really. As will become clear. I imagine a competitive player with good situational awareness would try it once and eschew it for something else.” In another post, O’Connor further clarified with, “You cannot use Forerunner Vision to see players anywhere on the map. Absolutely not.”
On the subject of random weapon respawns O’Connor says that it will not be a totally random process
“The weapon drops are not ‘random’,” O’Connor explained. “They are telegraphed and in some ways, predictable. There is variation, however. Map control will still be key, but yes, changed. Custom games will be heavily customizeable, and initial playlists will be clean and focused. Players will not be presented with stacksof lists, but there will be variety for different tastes.”