Posted on November 19, 2007,

Halo 3 Gets Heroic Map Pack

While I doubt there’s anything even moderately heroic about this upcoming Halo 3 map pack, I’m excited for it all the same. On December 11 the Halo 3 Heroic Map Pack will go live for 800 Microsoft Points ($10). It includes three maps, and come spring ’08, the pack will be free, just in the same style as the Halo 2 maps worked. I think it’s a pretty fair deal, because it’s not like you really need to have the maps right now, so if you don’t want to pay, just wait and you’ll eventually get them. And for those that do opt to buy the maps, you get early access and then a resurgence when everyone starts playing those maps when they become free.

The three maps are called Standoff, Rat’s Nest, and Foundry. Here’s a short blurb on each:

  • The symmetrical valley of Standoff, with its entrenched bases and fields of boulders is ideal for mid-sized objective and Slayer game types.
  • The vast, labyrinthine passages of the Rat’s Nest bring something completely new to the multiplayer experience: an indoor vehicle paradise. Strongly influenced by the Campaign mode, this map is ideal for big team battles.
  • Foundry is the ultimate Forge map. Players can edit every single object in this voluminous industrial warehouse, placing stairways, walls, bridges, and tunnels to create an entirely new play space and build almost any kind of map imaginable.

And below are some thumbnails of each level. I can’t wait.

halo-3-map-1.jpg halo-3-map-2.jpg halo-3-map-3.jpg

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3 Comments on Halo 3 Gets Heroic Map Pack

Joelteon7

On November 19, 2007 at 1:27 pm

Were these the ones that were mostly developed from scientific things? One a satellite dish (supported by the seocnd pic), one off Moonbase Alpha from Space 1999 (sounds like Standoff) and the…errr…other one? Whatever, I’ll wait. Until I can get my 360 back on Live (building work + not giving Microsoft money for a wireless thing that was even included in the Wii = no space for wires) I can happily wait.

sarge ag

On November 21, 2007 at 9:58 pm

i read something that to get the maps when they first come out you need a DLC
i dont know anything about computers so what is a DLC?

Aaron Hall

On February 25, 2008 at 6:59 pm

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :cry: :mad: why can’t they just let them come at the same time except they have to let the people without live wait an extra 3 months that screws