Halo 4 War Games Pass offers up three map packs

Posted by Shane McGlaun

Let's face it, if you buy Halo 4 odds are you're going to love it, and you're probably going to pay for every single map pack that goes live - just so you can frag some noobs in multiple player mode.

However, rather than forking out Microsoft points and your hard-earned cash piecemeal as the packs come out, you might want to think about paying up front for the new War Games Pass that was just announced.

Yes, 343 Industries has confirmed the details for its War Games Pass which is included in the Limited Edition version of the game. Of course, if you buy the basic version of the video game, you can still get the pass for $24.99,which works out to some 2000 points. That's roughly a 15% discount versus buying each individual map pack when they hit the streets.

343 Industries promises that all three map packs will be available by this coming April. And if you purchase the War Games Pass you will also receive other bonus goodies, including a pair of helmets to wear in the game and some sort of "unique in game emblem."

The first of the three map packs is called the Crimson Map Pack and will be available sometime in December. It includes three maps called Wreckage, Harvest, and Shatter. The description reads, "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."

The Majestic Map Pack is set to release in February and includes Landfall, Monolith, and Skyline. The description for this map pack reads, "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."

The final map pack is called the Castle Map Pack and will be released in April, including Daybreak, Outcasts, and Perdition maps. The map description is, "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."