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Halo 4’s Castle Map Pack Coming April 8th

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The newest map pack for Halo 4 is called Castle and will be launching on April 8th for 800 points, Xbox’s Major Nelson has announced on his blog.

The map pack features three new maps that are ‘medium to large’ in size and will focus on vehicular warfare over large open spaces, the map pack also got a trailer as well which you can watch above. Major Nelson also gave a quick rundown of each of the three new maps:

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.

The Castle Map pack provides 9 new Achievements worth a total of 250 Gamerscore and will have its own playlist as is usual with new maps.

After watching the trailer I must say the maps do look quite fun however I never really got into Halo 4’s multiplayer, I’m sure that if you’re a big fan of the game some new maps would be perfect to freshen things up a bit. Urge to play Halo, rising…

The Castle Map Pack launches April 8th for 800 Microsoft Points exclusively for the Xbox 360

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