A Microsoft Spokesperson has confirmed to us at GuiltySpark that on day one players will have access to Wetwork and Operator as Specializations. I hope this clears up any confusion players had concerning the launch day Specializations. Contrary to what Halo Waypoint (and the Halo Bulletin) has listed and what IGN has stated in their articles, Pioneer will not be available at launch. Here is the official statement.
“Two Specializations – Wetwork and Operator – will be available to all players when “Halo 4” launches on Nov. 6. The “Halo 4” Limited Edition ($99.99 U.S.) includes access to all eight Specializations. Specializations are attainable once achieving level 50 in your Spartan career.
All Specializations will gradually be made available to download through Xbox LIVE in the months following launch for no additional fee, giving fans a continuous supply of new multiplayer content to look forward to as they progress through their Spartan career. Stay tuned for additional announcements.”
Please use GuiltySpark.org as a source for your news in the future.
For a full look at the Halo 4 Specializations including Operator and Wetwork please take a look at our Specializations page.
For those of you wondering, check out this article about unlocking Specializations early if you just have the Standard Edition: On Halo Council