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.