The second of three planned map pack for “Halo 4” was released via Xbox LIVE on Monday. The Majestic Map Pack is now available to purchase and download from the Xbox LIVE Marketplace or as part of the Xbox 360 shooter’s Season Pass.
The “Halo 4” Majestic Map Pack comes with three small to medium sized maps for 800 MS Points ($10) that focus on 4 vs 4 battles. Here’s the official description for each.
Landfall: A shining city under attack…
The world of Tribute is now a graveyard, but its capital was once a bright beacon of commerce among the inner colonies. Fight in the corridors and courtyards of Casbah’s port authority buildings, but don’t stand still too long. Perfect for Infinity Slayer, this small to midsize asymmetrical map offers interiors with sparse cover, which encourages close-range combat, while the exteriors offer long lines of sight to stalk your opponents. Awesome jump routes let players spring around the outside of the map, incidentally offering a perfect view of the city as it is razed by the Covenant’s brutal assault.
Monolith: Adrift in a forgotten asteroid belt…
This monument and many like it were built by the Forerunners after their final victory over the ancient humans. This small map has central man-cannons, short corridors, almost no cover, and open sightlines which make the location great for a mixture of close and mid-range battle. Monolith harkens back to more classic “Halo” arena-based maps, and its symmetry lends nicely to objective-based modes like Capture the Flag. Monolith is an open battlefield; wherever you look, you will witness the ferocious action that only a small and open map can provide.
Skyline: Combat analysts agree…
The rooftop terrain on this new space tether construction site is an ideal training environment for close-quarters infantry combat. This map, perched high above the sights of reconstruction in Cascade’s capital city, is small and symmetrical, perfect for Regicide with a mixture of high and low spaces and plenty of cover. Don’t think cover means you’re safe, however – this map holds explosive fuel cells that can and will wreak havoc in Skyline’s confined spaces, not to mention the long, long drop if you misstep.
“Halo 4” players will be able to jump into the three maps using the Majestic FFA and Majestic Team Playlists. The former is an eight player free-for-all playlist while the latter is a 4 vs. 4 playlist that focuses on team play. The maps will also be available as options in the regular Infinity Slayer playlists if all players have access to the Majestic Map Pack.
The Majestic Map Pack will also have the new Infinity Rumble gametype exclusively for an unknown period of time. This new gametype introduces the personal ordnance drop system to the standard free-for-all match along with slower spawn times to “make every death count.”
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