Details about downloadable content for Halo 4 were announced by 343. Between December 2012 and April 2013 three map packs are set to hit the Xbox Live Marketplace. The map packs will include three maps each and the players will be able to purchase a Halo 4 War Games Map Pass for $24.99 (2,000 Microsoft Points) that will offer access at a 15% discount as well as a unique in-game Falcon emblem. With the Halo 4 Limited Edition the map pass is available for free and two unique in-game helmets, Scanner and Strider, will be offered when the Pass is purchased separately.
– The Crimson Map Pack includes three maps: Wreckage, Harvest and Shatter.
According to 343, players will “witness the chaos of a clash of civilizations” in Wreckage and see a “blend of claustrophobic spaces and dangerous exposures.”
Players will also “venture into the human colony environs of Harvest” and “explore a human foray on an alien moon in Shatter.”
– The Majestic Map Packincludes Landfall, Monolith and Skyline.
As 343 describes, “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. Skyline’s distinctly industrial feel provides new challenges in somewhat familiar, but occasionally confined spaces.”
– The Castle Map Pack offers Daybreak, Outcast and Perdition.
“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. Perdition takes players into the heart of an urban sprawl, with tactical speed and situational awareness its key features.”