The lights are on
In a blog post, official Xbox spokesman Major
Nelson announced that a new map pack for Halo 4 will be released on April 8,
and revealed a new trailer.
According to Nelson, the Castle Map pack
focuses on team objective and vehicular combat, and will introduce three new
maps and a six-on-six playlist.
Here are the details, and be sure to watch
the trailer at the end of this post.
New Battlegrounds: Castle Map Pack
Daybreak: Two UNSC bases
oppose each other in this large asymmetrical map. Teams must split focus
between attacking the enemy base while playing close defense to their own.
Claim your team's sniper rifle to cover the central Man Cannon, or grab a
Warthog to push through the side channels and flank the enemy base. The Rocket
Launcher and Banshee both spawn in positions diagonal to the starting bases;
claiming their firepower early is crucial to land the first flag cap or take an
early lead in kills.
Outcast: Controlling vehicle paths is critical in this circular map set in a
desert environment. Outcast features frequent Mantis vs. Wraith battles, so
teams must keep their drivers informed with constant communication to get the
drop on enemy vehicles. While driving the Mantis, you can target fusion coils
in tunnels to flush out camping opponents directly into your rain of fire, or
cover your flag runner's dash to a friendly Warthog. If you find yourself
without a vehicle, race to the secondary bases to secure a power weapon or drop
on enemies for a game-changing hijack.
Perdition: Blending long sightlines, vehicles,
and close-quarters combat, Perdition caters to nearly any gameplay style.
Wheelmen and gunners will be right at home in this urban environment as a
well-placed Warthog can lock down a quarter of the map, securing valuable
ordnances for the team. Learning the interior routes is essential to both
escaping danger and finishing off ranged kills. Be sure to look for the Gravity
Hammer in Power Station 3 - an ideal revenge weapon against a pesky sniper or a
big surprise for an enemy Warthog.
Castle Map Pack will be available on Xbox LIVE for 800 Microsoft Points.
Players who purchase the "Halo 4" War Games Map Pass* or "Halo 4" Limited
Edition will receive access to all three Map Packs (Crimson, Majestic, and
Castle) at a 15 percent savings versus purchasing them individually.
Playlist: "Castle DLC"
Castle Map Pack brings a new playlist to the War Games experience called
"Castle DLC," a six-versus-six playlist that focuses on both team play and
coordinated objective gameplay.
new maps will also be integrated into existing Infinity Slayer, Big Team
Objective, and Dominion playlists. DLC maps will appear in a playlist if all
members of the match have the content purchased or the War Games Map Pass.
Source: Major Nelson
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