343 Industries has revealed a behind the scenes video footage for the upcoming second map pack of Halo Reach, "Defiant Map Pack", this second map pack for Halo: Reach includes three maps Condemned, Highlands and Unearthed.
Halo: Reach Defiant Map Pack will be coming out on March 15 (next Tuesday) and will cost gamer 800 MSP. You can watch behind the scene video below:
Bungie, studio behind Halo: Reach has announced that the company is not developing any new map pack for the game, but they will continue to give their completely support to it until Microsoft take the reins.
In its Weekly Update column Bungie wrote, "We are not building map packs for Halo: Reach and we're not working on any engine modifications, with code pressed tightly to metal,"
The post further continued, "We're still here supporting Halo: Reach until Microsoft takes the reins. As phases of the transition (which is already under way) unfold we'll continue to work with Microsoft and 343 Industries to ensure the hand-off requires as little brainpower from you as possible, and as we nail down significant dates we'll hammer home your expectations in kind. Rest assured all sides are working diligently to make sure the transition experience is as awesome as possible."
"You can also expect us to continue infusing Halo: Reach's online game with plentiful playlist additions and upgrades, the best community-crafted maps we can get our hands on, and some outstanding community contests and events that we'll start talking more about in the weeks and months ahead."
Bungie concluded the post in their own style saying, "If you've been riding the Bungie ride for a good number of years, you already know the drill. The days and months ahead hold a ton of surprises, so stick around - we don't plan on going out with a whimper."
A very first trailer for the upcoming second DLC "Defiant Map Pack" for Halo Reach is out now. The trailer features three new multiplayer maps for the game, it also confirmed a March release window for it.
The multiplayer maps that featured in the video are listed below:
Highlands: a Spartan training facility nestled in the mountains of Reach
Condemned: Being a mangled communications hub high above the planet.
Unearthed: This map is for Firefight mode, gamers in this will defend the entrance to a key titanium mine
Watch out the trailer below:
Halo Reach "Defiant Map Pack" will cost gamers 800 Microsoft Points.
The NPD group has released final sales figures of Halo: Reach for the month of September. Despite of releasing in mid-month it has reached 3.3 million units sold, not including the copies included in packs, Which places it at the height of releases like Halo 3 and Halo 2.
With Halo: Reach, there are only three games of this generation of consoles that have passed this impressive figure of three million in the month of release, Which includes Modern Warfare, Halo 3 and 2.
It's been a month, and Halo: Reach is still growing. In late November first map pack will release for Halo: Reach.
As anticipate weeks ago, Today Microsoft confirmed the first pack of downloadable maps for multiplayer Halo: Reach. This map pack is titled as Noble Map Pack. This Noble Map pack include three new multiplayer maps and new achievements worth 250 points.
It will be available for download at Xbox Live Marketplace starting next November 30, for Priced at 800 Microsoft Points.
The pack includes three new multiplayer maps, Tempest, Anchor 9 and Breakpoint. It will have different features and game modes allow for different numbers of players from 2 to 8 in the case of Anchor 9, or 8 to 16 in the remaining two.
Here is the detail on Each of 3 maps:
Tempest – "Though we may never fully understand these devices, it is not our nature to leave ancient stones unturned." 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 – "dockyards provide rapid refueling and repairs for a variety of UNSC vessels". 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 – "ONI officials believe the data buried within this artifact is key to our survival." 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.