The game has only been out for just over a month and apparently the first DLC is already done and dated.
The first map pack for Halo Reach will be arriving on the 30th of November for 800 points and will bring with it 3 maps.. and 250 extra achievement points.
First up 3 maps for 800 points is a complete and utter rip off. Its not like it’s 3 maps with added gamplay modes or weapons or anything else it’s simply 3 new maps for 800 points.
Secondly this annoys me not because I want to go and buy the new maps but because after the 30th of November I am going to start getting those annoying messages in match making saying that I can’t join that game as I don’t have the required maps which then negatively affects my enjoyment of the title.
I’d argue that we should refuse this extortion and rather go play Black Ops or Medal of Honor instead but you know both those titles are going to do the same thing and no matter what they charge millions of people are going to buy the maps, this has been proven my MW2 already this year.
Grumpy ass rant over then, here are the details of what to expect in the gold plated maps.
- Tempest – â€œThough we may never fully understand these devices, it is not our nature to leave ancient stones unturned.â€ This abandoned shoreline facility bends both sea and sky to an unnatural purpose, but the ground itself has quickly become another all too familiar battlefield. Though the two opposing symmetrical bases may never reveal their ancient purpose, both now offer makeshift shelter and access to strategic routes perfectly suited for small and large scale skirmishes alike. Tempest supports 8 – 16 players and offers a variety of modes including Free for All, Team Slayer, Team Objective and Big Team Battle. Tempest also provides players with a huge Forge palette, allowing them to create new custom map variants that can be shared with the community-at-large
- Anchor 9 – â€œOrbital dockyards provide rapid refuelling and repairs for a variety of UNSC vessels.â€ Within the confines of this low orbit dry-dock, UNSC craft undergo rapid repair and rearmament in support of the enduring war effort. But for the small squads of infantry who now fight over the mirrored interior hallways and open central hangar bay, this platform no longer provides any safe harbour – whether the close quarters combat is occurring inside or out of its artificial gravitational field. Anchor 9 allows 2-8 players to face off in game variants including Free for All, Team Slayer and Team Objective
- Breakpoint – â€œONI officials believe the data buried within this artefact is key to our survival.â€ Atop this icy precipice, the Invasion continues. These modular archaeological labs were never intended to withstand such a large scale onslaught of Covenant military power, but the information being extracted here may prove vital to humanity’s survival. In response to the imminent Covenant threat, UNSC ground and air assets have been deployed to bolster entrenched Spartan countermeasures. This dig site must yield salvation, or it will become a grave. Breakpoint offers multiplayer mayhem for 8-16 players, and supports the Invasion and Big Team Battle game variants
Last Updated: October 15, 2010