343 Industries is hard at work making Halo 4′s multiplayer the best in the series. Even though the game is still a week away, the studio has released a detailed explanation of the game’s upcoming DLC packs.
Halo 4 will be receiving three unique multiplayer map packs, each of which costs 800 Microsoft Points (about $10). Specific details are as follows:
Crimson Map Pack (December)
- 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)
- 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)
- 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.
Gamers who are interested in picking up all three should purchase the War Games Map Pass, a season pass that gives players access to each map pack as soon as they are released. The War Games Pass is only 2,000 Microsoft Points, which saves players about 15%. Anyone who purchases the season pass will also receive some cool bonuses, like additional helmets for customization, as well as a special in-game banner.
There is no word as to whether or not Halo 4 will receive any single-player campaign DLC.
Halo 4 is set to launch on November 6.