Halo Reach will be getting its first map pack, title the Noble Map Pack on November 30th and will be adding three new maps to the current list. The map pack will be available via the Xbox Live Marketplace for 800 Microsoft Points and will also be adding achievements worth 250 gamerscore.
We received a full press release from Microsoft detailing all of the new maps as well as additional information, which can be viewed along with a brand new trailer that shows off the really cool looking locations, after the jump.
Johannesburg, South Africa – 25 October 2010 – A stunning new trailer that shows off the three sleek new â€œHalo: Reachâ€ maps in the upcoming Noble Map Pack is now available for download and re-hosting on your site. The Noble Map Pack will be available Nov. 30 on Xbox LIVE and at retail locations worldwide. Each of the three new explosive environments is designed to reinforce all of â€œHalo: Reach’sâ€ vital warfronts, from small scale engagements to massive Invasion battlegrounds:
- 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 refueling 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 harbor – 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 artifact 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.
Developed by award-winning studio Bungie, the Noble Map Pack will include all new Achievements worth a total of 250 Gamerscore and will be available for purchase for 800 Microsoft Points either directly from Xbox LIVE or with a Microsoft Points card sold at retail locations worldwide.
Last Updated: October 26, 2010