343 Industries has announced that the first map pack for Halo 4 will be released on December 10th, just a little under two weeks away. The DLC, entitled the 'Crimson Map Pack', will include three brand new multiplayer maps for players to enjoy. These maps include:
- Wreckage - A mid-sized map, Wreckage is littered with debris and ruins. The chaos of the environment creates an environment 'where the surrounding destruction creates complex paths perfect for throwing off your opponents, or testing the limits of your Warthog.'
- Harvest - This is a doomed agricultural planet where humankind first encountered the Convenant. Harvest is a small to mid-sized map.
- Shatter - This is a pretty large map, described as a 'playground for the Warthog and Mantis.' Taking place on a crystal mining facility and featured longer-range sightlines as well as close-quarters fighting in the facility itself.
If you're looking to play these new maps exclusively, a playlist will be created for players who pick up Crimson that rotates these DLC maps exclusively.
If that content doesn't satisfy your need for more Halo 4, how does a new game mode sound?
Extraction is a 5 vs. 5 objective-based game type where opposing Spartan teams are tasked with extracting assets from various sites around the map. Once a team has found a site and is in position, they must plant their beacon and protect it from the opposing team while the extraction process occurs. If the defending team remains in control of the beacon, they receive one point, however if the opposing team overtakes the site before extraction is complete, the point goes to them. Once a site has been extracted, a new site becomes available. The first team to extract five points wins.
Stay tuned for more information on the Crimson Map Pack and Extraction mode!