343 Industries has revealed some details on the 'War Games Map Pass', Halo 4's version of a DLC season pass. The Map Pass will be available as part of the special editions of Halo 4, or on its own for $25.00.
So, what is it?
Halo 4 is scheduled to receive 3 DLC map packs, one each in December, February and April. In addition to the map packs, players will receive two exclusive helmets in the War Games Map Pass; Scanner and Strider, as well as an exclusive in-game emblem.
The map packs, themselves, have also been detailed:
Crimson Map Pack (December release)
Maps: Wreckage, Harvest, Shatter
Description: Witness the chaos of a clash of civilizations in Wreckage, with its blend of claustrophobic spaces and dangerous exposures and venture into the human colony environs of Harvest, and explore a human foray on an alien moon in Shatter.
Majestic Map Pack (February release)
Maps: Landfall, Monolith, Skyline
Description: Landfall's emphasis is on infantry battles against a glittering ocean on a distant world, while Monolith exposes you to the naked vacuum of space – and the firepower of opposing teams, and Skyline's distinctly industrial feel provides new challenges in somewhat familiar, but occasionally confined spaces.
Castle Map Pack (April release)
Maps: Daybreak, Outcast, Perdition
Description: Daybreak is set in a military facility against the backdrop of an idyllic mountain range, while Outcast plunges you into the warrens, canyons and arches of an alien edifice, and Perdition takes players into the heart of an urban sprawl, with tactical speed and situational awareness its key features.
The War Games Map Pass can be purchased alongside your copy of Halo 4 on November 6th, 2012.