Halo 4 ‘War Games Map Pass’ includes access to three map packs
If you thought that a change of developer was going to mean the end of map packs for a Halo game then you must have been on something pretty strong, as 343 Industries doesn’t provide that one exception to the rule when it comes to Halo 4. They’ve actually got a pretty long time frame of support for the game, with three map packs aiming to release between December and April.
It’s also the trend these days to have a ‘season pass’, with Halo 4 having a War Games Map Pass for 2,000 MS Points (the Xbox 360 Limited Edition Halo 4 Console Bundle also includes the pass). This will gain you access to all three map packs upon their release, giving you a 15% discount as opposed to buying them all separately. Buyers will also get two in-game helmets; scanner and strider with a unique in-game Falcon emblem.
As with past Halo games there are a widespread variety of multiplayer maps in each pack, spread across such locations as an alien moon or the cold darkness of space.
Crimson Map Pack (December release timeframe)
Maps: Wreckage, Harvest, Shatter
Description: Witness the chaos of a clash of civilizations in Wreckage, with its blend of claustrophobic spaces and dangerous exposures and venture into the human colony environs of Harvest, and explore a human foray on an alien moon in Shatter.
Majestic Map Pack (February release timeframe)
Maps: Landfall, Monolith, Skyline
Description: Landfall’s emphasis is on infantry battles against a glittering ocean on a distant world, while Monolith exposes you to the naked vacuum of space – and the firepower of opposing teams, and Skyline’s distinctly industrial feel provides new challenges in somewhat familiar, but occasionally confined spaces.
Castle Map Pack (April release timeframe)
Maps: Daybreak, Outcast, Perdition
Description: Daybreak is set in a military facility against the backdrop of an idyllic mountain range, while Outcast plunges you into the warrens, canyons and arches of an alien edifice, and Perdition takes players into the heart of an urban sprawl, with tactical speed and situational awareness its key features.
Halo 4 is winging its way to us on 6 November. Check out the latest trailer here.