343 Industries Announces Halo 4 War Games Map Pass and Details DLC

343 Industries give Halo 4 fans much to look forward to post-release with three maps packs as well as a few exclusive in-game items that all come packed in the recently announced Halo 4 War Games Map Pass.

According to the press release, “Retailing for $24.99 USD (2,000 Microsoft Points), the Halo 4 War Games Map Pass confirms your access to three War Games map packs as they become available in December, February and April, and represents a savings of more than 15 percent versus purchasing the packs individually. In addition, Map Pass purchasers will receive two bonus in-game helmets, as well as a unique in-game emblem.”

Check out the details of each map pack as well as their tentative release dates.

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.

Those who purchase the Halo 4 War Games Pass will also be treated to two unique in-game helmets (‘Scanner’ and ‘Strider’) as well as an exclusive in-game emblem (‘Falcon’).

Remember, the Halo 4 War Games Map Pass is included in every copy of the Halo 4 Limited Edition.

Are you getting the Halo 4 Limited edition? Or, are you opting for the Halo 4 War Games Map Pass?

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