Halo 4 Specialization Prioirty Alpha unlocks don't show up after successful download

Specialization Priority Alpha Code WTF

One of our readers brought up a (another) problem with Specialization Priority Alpha unlocks, in this case after the code has been received and the code has been downloaded. I hadn't heard of your specific problem, but since I've had plenty of issues with DLC for the game I am sympathetic. Personally I have had issues with the Crimson Map Pack DLC and my Gamestop pre-order bonus appearing and disappearing. I've heard reports of this from my friends as well. If you are experiencing disappearig DLC, I have a few suggestions. Be advised a few of the later ones are try at your own risk options for folks that are desperate. I presume that if you are like me, you are willing to take chances once you are desperate.

  1. Go back to the dashboard, and make sure you are logged into the XBox Live account that is authorized, then boot the game and try again. This normally works for me with other DLC issues.
  2. Consider posting over on the Halo Waypoint forums. Personally, I haven't found them very helpful - but it is the official way to ask for help.
  3. Ok, danger time. If you are desperate and you are willing to take risks, I have found other sources that suggest the following:

Credit to Cyberknight over on the XBox 360 forums for details on option # 3. I feel like I used to know how to do "re-downloads" like this in the past, but multiple Dashboard updates moved things to the point I couldn't find this without help. It is a very useful thing to know how to do.