Everyone should know by now that I am a huge fan of Halo 4 and I am really enjoying the multiplayer side of the game – I’ve played countless hours online and that is not going to stop anytime soon. A few months ago we received the first downloadable content pack for Halo 4, the Crimson Map pack, which was the first of three DLC packs to be released.
Today I discovered the second DLC is just around the corner!
The new Halo 4 map pack is call the Majestic Pack and it will contain three new levels and an all new game mode. The three new maps are Landfall, Monolith and Skyline and will be small to medium close quarters maps, making for some fast action. If they’re anything like my favourite level Haven, then I am super excited. Here are some detailed info about the new maps:
Landfall: A shining city under attack:
“The world of Tribute is now a graveyard, but its capital was once a bright beacon of commerce among the inner colonies. Fight in the corridors and courtyards of Casbah’s port authority buildings, but don’t stand still too long.
“Perfect for Infinity Slayer, this small to midsize asymmetrical map offers interiors with sparse cover, which encourages close-range combat, while the exteriors offer long lines of sight to stalk your opponents. Awesome jump routes let players spring around the outside of the map, incidentally offering a perfect view of the city as it is razed by the Covenant’s brutal assault.”
Monolith: Adrift in a forgotten asteroid belt:
“This monument and many like it were built by the Forerunners after their final victory over the ancient humans. This small map has central man-cannons, short corridors, almost no cover, and open sightlines which make the location great for a mixture of close and mid-range battle.
“Monolith harkens back to more classic “Halo” arena-based maps, and its symmetry lends nicely to objective-based modes like Capture the Flag. Monolith is an open battlefield; wherever you look, you will witness the ferocious action that only a small and open map can provide.”
Skyline: Combat analysts agree:
“The rooftop terrain on this new space tether construction site is an ideal training environment for close-quarters infantry combat. This map, perched high above the sights of reconstruction in Cascade’s capital city, is small and symmetrical, perfect for Regicide with a mixture of high and low spaces and plenty of cover.
“Don’t think cover means you’re safe, however ‒ this map holds explosive fuel cells that can and will wreak havoc in Skyline’s confined spaces, not to mention the long, long drop if you misstep.”
These maps are going to really shine with the new game mode they are adding, called ‘Infinity Rumble.’ It’s a Free-for-all game mode where you can earn personal ordnance and specials medals. I see it as ‘Regicide’ without a king, with a combination of Infinity slayer with out the teams.
Did I mention that the Majestic DLC is just around the corner? It’ss launching on the 25 Feb (next week) on Xbox LIVE for just 800 MS Points, and if you own the War Games pass you get it for no additional cost. This DLC will also have ten new Achievements worth a total of 250 Gamerscore.
Here is the Making Halo 4: Majestic Map Pack Video for you to enjoy:
Making Halo 4: Majestic Map Pack
See you all on the UNSC Infinity!