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Halo Week – Drop Shock Launches on Xbox LIVE

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Calling all Halo 4 players, the Castle Map Pack launches today which includes three medium to large maps, emphasizing vehicle combat over large open spaces. Get downloading now if you haven’t already – actually if you haven’t already there’s a sale on very soon!

A new ranking system called CSR (Competitive Skill Rank) has been introduced; this ranking system is from 1 to 50 Players who manage to reach a CSR level of 35 or higher while playing the Castle Team DLC playlist during Halo week. They will receive an exclusive Avatar tee.

Here’s a run down of the week of Halo content:

Tuesday, April 9 – The Halo 4 Original Soundtrack Volume 2 gets released. This is a 20 track digital release which also contains a new version of “Never Forget” from Halo 3. More details here: www.halo4soundtrack.com

Wednesday, April 10 – Throughout Halo week there will be a number of Extra XP challenges. There are 14 daily and 6 weekly challenges, extra XP can be earned by competing in any of the modes in Halo 4. For more details on the challenges, see here on Thursday: http://blogs.halowaypoint.com/Headlines/post/2013/04/11/Spartan-Ops-Promotion.aspx

Thursday, April 11 – This day of Halo week focuses on Spartan Ops. Players who complete any 5 missions in Spartan Ops will receive an exclusive Avatar tee.

Friday, April 12 – On the last day of Halo week, there will be a Halo 4 DLC sale. Here’s a list of what is part of the sale…

  • Halo 4 War Games Map Pass: 1600 Microsoft Points (Originally 2000 Microsoft Points)
  • Crimson Map Pack: 600 Microsoft Points (Originally 800 Microsoft Points)
  • Majestic Map Pack: 600 Microsoft Points (Originally 800 Microsoft Points)

Halo 4 Forge Island FREE DLC Inbound April 11

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Halo 4 is set to receive a free Forge Map on April 11th, three days after the Castle Map Pack drops on the marketplace April 8th. It has been reported that the Forge Map is a series of three islands in one giant open water area.

The first island has been described as having a very large open space, whilst the other two are medium and small sized islands. All islands are said to be very flat and unobstructed and is compatible with the current set of Forge tools on Halo 4.

Expect new items to hit the Forge Options screens when the free Forge Map is released on April 11th, 2013.

The Castle Map Pack for Halo 4 will be launching Monday 8th April. Developed by Certain Affinity, in collaboration with 343 Industries, the Castle Map Pack brings players three stunning, medium-to-large maps that emphasise vehicular warfare and large battles over open spaces, where team strategy is key to successfully conquering the battlefield.

To offer a glimpse of the new maps – check out the trailer below:

Via IGN

Halo 4 Castle Map Pack Out April 8

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343 Industries has announced that the Castle Map Pack for Halo 4 will be launching Monday 8th April. Developed by Certain Affinity, in collaboration with 343 Industries, the Castle Map Pack brings players three stunning, medium-to-large maps that emphasise vehicular warfare and large battles over open spaces, where team strategy is key to successfully conquering the battlefield.

To offer a glimpse of the new maps – check out the trailer below:

New Battlegrounds: Castle Map Pack

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.

New Playlist: “Castle DLC”: The Castle Map Pack brings a new playlist to the War Games experience called “Castle DLC,” a six versus six playlist that focuses on both team play and co-ordinated objective gameplay.

The Castle Map Pack will be available on Xbox LIVE for 800 Microsoft Points. Players who have purchased the “Halo 4” War Games Map Pass* or “Halo 4” Limited Edition game will receive access to all three Map Packs (Crimson, Majestic, and Castle) at a 15 percent savings versus purchasing them individually.