'Halo 4' Castle Map Pack Fortifies Playlist With New Game Mode And Maps

Hey! I hear 'Halo 4' is a pretty cool game and all so here's a few new maps courtesy of the fine folks at 343. Coming your way on April 8th are 3 new maps and an entirely new 6v6 mode dubbed "Castle." This will be the third map pack in addition to the previously released "Crimson" and "Majestic" DLCs and will include 9 Achievements for all your bragging needs. Get full map descriptions and a bevy of screenshots after the break.

Looks like the Spartan Iv's will get a little training in an earth-like city setting as well as a couple of more alien environments. Of course, if you've enlisted in the Season Pass then you'll have this ready to drop in your Xbox next month. For those just jumping into the fray, you'll have to fork over 800 Microsoft Points to play.

·         Daybreak: Two UNSC bases oppose each other in this large asymmetrical map. Teams must split focus between attacking the enemy base while playing close defense to their own. Claim your team’s sniper rifle to cover the central Man Cannon, or grab a Warthog to push through the side channels and flank the enemy base. The Rocket Launcher and Banshee both spawn in positions diagonal to the starting bases; claiming their firepower early is crucial to land the first flag cap or take an early lead in kills.




·         Outcast: Controlling vehicle paths is critical in this circular map set in a desert environment. Outcast features frequent Mantis vs. Wraith battles, so teams must keep their drivers informed with constant communication to get the drop on enemy vehicles. While driving the Mantis, you can target fusion coils in tunnels to flush out camping opponents directly into your rain of fire, or cover your flag runner’s dash to a friendly Warthog. If you find yourself without a vehicle, race to the secondary bases to secure a power weapon or drop on enemies for a game-changing hijack.




·         Perdition: Blending long sightlines, vehicles, and close-quarters combat, Perdition caters to nearly any gameplay style. Wheelmen and gunners will be right at home in this urban environment as a well-placed Warthog can lock down a quarter of the map, securing valuable ordnances for the team. Learning the interior routes is essential to both escaping danger and finishing off ranged kills. Be sure to look for the Gravity Hammer in Power Station 3 – an ideal revenge weapon against a pesky sniper or a big surprise for an enemy Warthog.




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