Friday, November 30, 2012
Halo 4 - The Crimson Map Pack Coming December 10th
Halo 4 will be getting its first map pack on on Dec. 10
The Crimson Map Pack is the 1st of the 3 Halo 4 War Games Map Packs with 3 new battlefields and new environments that include Wreckage, Harvest and Shatter.
Wreckage is a medium-sized, asymmetrical map great for King of the Hill and Capture the Flag. It is a devastated landscape that supports up to 16 players in Infinity Slayer and up to 12 players in other modes.
Harvest takes place on the planet where humans first made contact with the Covenant. The smaller map is ideal for Capture the Flag. Harvest can hold matches for up to 12 players in Capture the Flag, Infinity Slayer, King of the Hill, SWAT and Slayer Pro.
Shatter is a large map great for vehicles like the Warthog and Mantis. The map supports up to 16 players in Infinity Slayer and up to 12 players in modes like Capture the Flag, King of the Hill, Dominion and Extraction.
The Crimson Map Pack will cost 800 Microsoft Points and will introduce eight new achievements worth a total of 250 Gamerscore.
Anyone who purchased the Halo 4 War Games Map Pass or Halo 4 Limited Edition will receive all three map packs as they become available.
There will also be a new game type for Halo 4 online multi-player entitled Extraction. Extraction is a five-on-five objective-based game where opposing Spartan teams must extract assets from sites throughout the map. Once a team has found a site, they must plant their beacon and protect it from the opposing team. If the defending team remains in control of the beacon, they receive one point. The opposing team can gain a point by overtaking the site before extraction is complete. A new site becomes available once a site has been extracted. The first team to score five points wins the match.
Halo 4 players who purchase the Crimson Map Pack will get exclusive access to a premium playlist featuring the new maps and will be the only place players can experience six-on-six battles, the new Extraction game type, and a wide range of voting combinations for different maps and modes.