Halo 4’s Majestic Map pack DLC will release on February 25th. Developer 343 Industries has released a new trailer for the content, showing off the maps Landfall, Monolith and Skyline in action. There’s also ten new achievements, and a new free-for-all playlist called Infinity Rumble.
Here’s a run-down of the map, as described in an update from 343:
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.
The Majestic Map Pack will cost 800 Microsoft Points, and the third map pack will go live at some point in April. We’ll have more as it happens.