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Microsoft Announces Halo 4 ‘War Games’ Season Pass

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Posted on October 24, 2012 AT 01:35pm

The world of DLC season passes is now upon us, and today, yet another game has been revealed to be getting one. This time, it is the much-anticipated upcoming Xbox 360 blockbuster Halo 4.

Over on his blog, Xbox Live’s Larry Hryb passed along an announcement from 343 Industries for the Halo 4 War Games Map Pass. For $24.99/2000 MS Points, the War Games Map Pass will get you three “War Games” map packs when they are released in December, February, and April respectively. By getting these DLC packs via the Map Pass, not only will you save 15% off the usual price, but you’ll also receive two bonus in-game helmets (“Scanner” and “Strider”) and an exclusive in-game emblem (“Falcon”).

Details on the three map packs that will make up the Halo 4 War Games Map Pass are listed below. By the way—those purchasing the limited edition of Halo 4 will automatically get the War Games Map Pass.

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.

So, what do you think—will you be picking up the Halo 4 War Games Map Pass?

Eric L. Patterson, Executive Editor
Eric L. Patterson got his start via self-publishing game-related fanzines in junior high, and now has one goal in life: making sure EGM has as much coverage of niche Japanese games as he can convince them to fit in. Eric’s also active in the gaming community on a personal level, being an outspoken voice on topics such as equality in gaming and consumer rights. Stalk him on Twitter: @pikoeri. Meet the rest of the crew.

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