PSA: Halo 4′s Crimson Map Pack Launches Today!

It’s been a few weeks since the launch of Halo 4 now, and that means most of you have probably finished the single player already. The only thing left to do is dive into some online multiplayer, and fortunately, Microsoft has some new maps launching today that will make for even more variety in your online matches.

The “Crimson Map Pack,” as Microsoft is calling it, contains three new multiplayer maps, as well as a new online playlist featuring exclusively the three new maps. Here’s how Microsoft describes the new maps, in their own words:

Venture into the large, vehicle focused human environs of Harvest, explore a human foray on an alien moon in Shatter, and witness the chaos of a clash of civilizations in Wreckage, with its blend of claustrophobic spaces and dangerous exposures.

Halo 4 Crimson Map Pack

The map pack is available now for 800 MS points, or around ten bucks. If you’ve got the War Game pass, which is a 2000-point bundle deal that gets you this map pack and two more than are coming later, then you get the Crimson pack for free (though there’s currently issues with map pass owners not being able to download the Crimson pack – hang tight). Assuming you didn’t pick up the War Game pass, click on through to this Xbox LIVE page to pick the map pack up.

There’s also a new gameplay mode hitting Halo 4 today, and you’ll get it whether you buy the map pack or not. It’s called Extraction, and it focuses around player-placed beacons and the defense/assault thereof. Check it out if you’re in the mood for something different.

Halo 4 players: how are the new maps? If you check them out today, let us know how they are in the comments section down below!

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  • guest

    There was a bit of a speed bump this morning for those with the map pass, because apparently nobody at MS or 343 figured out (on release day) how to make that map pass work for people who should already be credited the maps for free. Whatever, I finally got it around noon.

    All three of the maps are huge, each probably twice the size of Complex. It’s nice, but there are such an abundance of open spots that get you DMR’d into oblivion from every angle if you so much as made one wrong step into sunlight. It’s pure long-range paranoia; close range weaponry is practically useless. Have fun hugging the rocks.