Halo 4 – 343 Industries Announces the Champions Bundle DLC and Introduces Ricochet Game Mode

343 Industries has announced additional downloadable content for Halo 4 called the Champions Bundle.

Unveiled during the Rooster Teeth Expo livestream, the studio described the content as either two optional packs, or one complete package. According to reports from Polygon, the “Bullseye Pack” will feature a sports-themed set of Spartan armor, along with new maps, Vertigo and “Pitfall,” a remake of the Halo 3 map, The Pit. The new content will also include a new 5 vs. 5 game mode called Ricochet, which the team is also dubbing “combat basketball.” Like Grifball, players will fight for the possession of a ball, but will also be able to earn points by ‘scoring.’

Optionally, other weapons and armor sets will be included separately in the “Infinity Armor Pack” and “Steel Skin Pack.” These include the Prefect, Mark V, and ODST armor sets.

According to reports, the map pack or bundle must be purchased within the first two weeks of release in order to secure the new timed-exclusive game mode on release day. Ricochet will be available two weeks later for everyone, with or without the DLC.

The Halo 4 Champion Bundle will be available on August 20 for 800 MS Points and will not be included within the Halo 4 War Games Map Pass.

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Sounds pretty cool! Are you guys looking forward to more Halo 4 content?

Thanks, Polygon and TheHaloCouncil for the images.

Update

Here’s a first look at the new sports-themed Spartan armor thanks to 343 Dev, “Bravo.”

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  • MegaMan3k

    Out of principle, I disagree with timed exclusive game modes.

    But am I understanding it right that it’s $10 for all the DLC packs? That’s a good deal.

    • JoseB88

      Yes you are right. $10 for all the newly announced DLC

  • http://YouTube.com/ABadPassword TheDevilsDoctor

    They had me at “The Pit”

  • Sgt. Mofo

    A new armor mod as well? Interesting…

  • http://fyfps.tumblr.com/ Giorgio Tsoukolas

    The armor on the poster at bottom reminds me of Gears trashball. need… that.. armor.. set.. now..

  • Emre

    they suck more money out of you all.

  • DamnSkippy

    “The Halo 4 Champion Bundle will be available on August 20 for 800 MS Points and will not be included within the Halo 4 War Games Map Pass”.

    anybody remember with when game passes were made to give most if not all the dlc at a slightly budget price…. you know like 1-2 years ago,…jeez

  • TimeVictim

    I want this bundle yesterday. Seems so far away…

  • Joseph

    Well, I probably won’t get it.

  • shane m k

    How can you say its a season pass then pull this just found another way to take even more money and I won’t be purchasing anything else from your company point blank you screwed your fans

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