343 Industries Launches the Halo 4 Castle Map Pack

halo4banner-2The DLC just keeps coming.  Seems like it was only yesterday that Halo 4’s last map pack made its debut on Xbox Marketplace.  Now, a brand new set of play spaces is ready to go.  Read on for the details, and to see them for yourself.

Made available earlier today, the Castle Map Pack is the third such collection to be released since Halo 4 launched late last year.  Castle contains three maps desgined for large scale vehicular combat spread across wide open spaces.  To help you get familiar with the maps before you actually play them, 343 has made strategy videos for each of the three.  Check them out below.

First up is Daybreak, set in a miltary complex surrounded by breathtaking mountains.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmQiUABDlDY&w=560&h=315]

Next up is Outcast, which trades the majestic peaks of Daybreak for the deserted caverns of a rebel base.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37b6wRpp__A&w=560&h=315]

Finally, there is Perdition, which puts players right in the middle of a city in crisis.  You might want to steer clear of the giant nuclear core melting down in the center of the map.  That’s a protip.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0wq3mUIF14&w=560&h=315]

Another protip: DON’T BUY THIS MAP PACK FROM THE XBOX LIVE MARKETPLACE IF YOU ALREADY OWN THE WAR GAMES MAP PASS.  Seriously.  Microsoft will charge you twice.  Because they’re jerks like that.  If you have the map pass, download Castle from the in-game marketplace, which can be accessed from the Halo 4 main menu.

About the Author: (@Joe_of_the_Dead) Lead Editor, Writer

Joe was born in a time of war. A console war. Two electronic titans were locked in a heated battle for the living rooms of America. Which titans, you ask? Well, the Fairchild Channel F and the Atari 2600 of course. You see, Joe is old. So many of his favorite games tend to be on the older side as well. But that hasn’t stopped him from developing unhealthy obsessions with such modern franchises as Halo and Mass Effect. Just don’t tell him how long it’s been since the original Metroid was released. His aging heart can’t take the shock.

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