If you’re a fan of Halo 4 matchmaker then by now you have probably been in enough battles to warrant yourself the rank of Admiral and have no doubt memorised each and every detail of the maps that are on offer; so to keep your play experience fresh and your mind sharp, 343 Industries have announced the third Halo Infinity multiplayer expansion, the Castle Map Pack.
Daybreak places you amidst military facilities, against the backdrop of an idyllic mountain range, while Outcast plunges you into the natural tunnels and arches of a secluded rebel outpost. Perdition takes players into the heart of an urban battleground, where tactical speed and situational awareness are essential to achieving victory. The Castle Map pack provides 9 new Achievements worth a total of 250 Gamerscore.
This new Halo 4 experience is brought to you by Certain Affinity, who have an impressive multiplayer resumé that includes the development of Halo 4’s Forge Mode; Map Packs for Halo 2, Halo Reach, Call of Duty Black Ops and World at War; and even full game experiences like Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary and Crimson Alliance. The Castle Map Pack is set to bring players some big Halo fun across War Games, Forge and Custom mode, with three medium-to-large locations featuring wide open spaces and vehicular warfare. Aaaaaw yeah.
The three new maps on which players can stretch their legs are:
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.
These new maps are set to become a part of the line up for the Slayer, Big Team Objective, Infitity and Dominion playlists as long as everyone in the playlist has the DLC pack. They also bring with them a new experience for War Games, which allows for six-versus-six matches centered on either objective or team-based play.
The Castle Map Pack will joining the team on April 8, 2013. In the mean time get yourself pumped and ready to roll by checking out the official trailer and screenshots below.
Source: Major Nelson
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