October 14, 2010

Map Pack for Halo: Reach

Halo: Reach will get its first down­load­able con­tent on Novem­ber 30th. “Noble Pack”, as it’s being called, will con­tain 3 new maps and new achieve­ments worth 250 gamer­score points. Micr­soft gave a lit­tle insight to the upcom­ing maps.

Tem­pest – “Though we may nev­er ful­ly under­stand these devices, it is not our nature to leave ancient stones unturned.” This aban­doned shore­line facil­i­ty bends both sea and sky to an unnat­ur­al pur­pose, but the ground itself has quick­ly become anoth­er all too famil­iar bat­tle­field. Though the two oppos­ing sym­met­ri­cal bases may nev­er reveal their ancient pur­pose, both now offer makeshift shel­ter and access to strate­gic routes per­fect­ly suit­ed for small and large scale skir­mish­es alike. Tem­pest sup­ports 8 – 16 play­ers and offers a vari­ety of modes includ­ing Free for All, Team Slay­er, Team Objec­tive and Big Team Bat­tle. Tem­pest also pro­vides play­ers with a huge Forge palette, allow­ing them to cre­ate new cus­tom map vari­ants that can be shared with the com­mu­ni­ty-at-large.

Anchor 9 – “Orbital dock­yards pro­vide rapid refu­el­ing and repairs for a vari­ety of UNSC ves­sels.” With­in the con­fines of this low orbit dry-dock, UNSC craft under­go rapid repair and rear­ma­ment in sup­port of the endur­ing war effort. But for the small squads of infantry who now fight over the mir­rored inte­ri­or hall­ways and open cen­tral hangar bay, this plat­form no longer pro­vides any safe har­bor – whether the close quar­ters com­bat is occur­ring inside or out of its arti­fi­cial grav­i­ta­tion­al field. Anchor 9 allows 2–8 play­ers to face off in game vari­ants includ­ing Free for All, Team Slay­er and Team Objec­tive.

Break­point –“ONI offi­cials believe the data buried with­in this arti­fact is key to our sur­vival.” Atop this icy precipice, the Inva­sion con­tin­ues. These mod­u­lar archae­o­log­i­cal labs were nev­er intend­ed to with­stand such a large scale onslaught of Covenant mil­i­tary pow­er, but the infor­ma­tion being extract­ed here may prove vital to human­i­ty’s sur­vival. In response to the immi­nent Covenant threat, UNSC ground and air assets have been deployed to bol­ster entrenched Spar­tan coun­ter­mea­sures. This dig site must yield sal­va­tion, or it will become a grave. Break­point offers mul­ti­play­er may­hem for 8–16 play­ers, and sup­ports the Inva­sion and Big Team Bat­tle game vari­ants.


  1. thsoundman - October 19, 2010 8:30 pm

    Man they just can’t wait to push out that DLC. These maps are just strait off the sin­gle play­er mis­sions.

  2. ScrotusKilmystr - October 21, 2010 4:42 pm

    looks like some of them are but that seems to be the trend dice was real big with doing that BUT all the maps where free if you had a vip code Bungie on the oth­er hand prob­a­bly not and if mem­o­ry serves to play reach online you may have no choice but to pur­chase that map pack ala’ halo 3


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