Three new maps, a multiplayer mode, and 10 achievements are included
Halo 4 will receive its next full-fledged add-on, in the form of the Majestic Map Pack, on February 25 and the DLC will include three new maps, as well as a new multiplayer mode, not to mention 10 fresh achievements.Halo 4 impressed millions of Xbox 360 owners all around the world since its release in November of last year and has since received one major add-on, in the form of the Crimson Map Pack, but also plenty of downloadable episodes for the Spartan Ops mode.
Now, 343 Industries and Microsoft are getting ready to reveal a brand new expansion, in the form of the Majestic Map Pack DLC, which will bring three new maps, in the form of Monolith, Landfall, and Skyline, as well as a new free-for-all game type, Infinity Rumble, plus 10 achievements worth 250 Gamerscore.
In preparation of the add-ons release, the two companies have posted extensive descriptions of the new things included in the DLC on Halo Waypoint, so check them out below.
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.
New Game Type: Infinity RumbleHalo 4’s new game type, Infinity Rumble, is exclusive for a limited time to Majestic Map Pack owners and brings a few new twists to the War Games experience. It is a free-for-all game type where you can earn personal ordnance; all special medal and style kills help you earn ordnance faster, and you can also earn assists off of enemy players for even more medal points. You must carefully conserve and use your ordnance at just the right moment, or combine power-ups with power weapons in the race to be first. Every kill, and every death counts in Infinity Rumble, and this is reflected with a slower spawn time in the free-for-all matches.
Halo 4 will receive the Majestic Map Pack DLC on February 25. It's going to cost 800 MS Points, if you have the standard version of the game, but those who got the War Games Season Pass or have the game's Limited Edition, will receive the add-on for free.
Until its release, check out a special video below.