The Halo 4 War Games Map Pass has been announced by Microsoft and 343 Industries. The Map Pass provides access to all three Map Packs coming to Halo 4, including the Crimson Map Pack, the Majestic Map Pack, and the Castle Map Pack, along with two in-game helmets (‘Scanner’ and ‘Strider’) and an in-game emblem (‘Falcon’). The pass is included in the Limited Edition of Halo 4, but will cost 2,000 MSP ($24.99) for everyone else. This will save you more than 15 percent in the long run if you were to purchase each multiplayer pack separately.
After the break, you can find more details about each of the Map Packs listed above.
Be aware that the release dates listed here are tentative, so the packs may not come out exactly when stated below.
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.