Halo 4 Castle map pack arrives April 8

Developed by Certain Affinity, third expansion for Microsoft's shooter adds three new maps, six-vs.-six playlist.

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Microsoft announced today that the third and final map pack for Halo 4 will launch April 8. Developed by Certain Affinity, the Castle expansion adds three new maps and a six-vs.-six playlist to 343 Industries' well-received sci-fi shooter.

The new maps within the Castle expansion are Daybreak, Outcast, and Perdition. The content will be available as a free download for those who hold a $25 Halo 4 War Games Map Pass or as an individual download for $10.

The new six-vs.-six playlist is called "Castle DLC" and will focus on team play and coordinated objective gameplay, according to Microsoft. Nine new achievements worth a total of 250 Gamerscore are up for grabs with the Castle map pack.

Previously released Halo 4 downloadable content includes the Crimson (December) and Majestic (February) map packs. For more on Halo 4, check out GameSpot's review.

Discussion

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thereal-15-cent
thereal-15-cent

I hope they make some smaller maps. I get tired of all the camping snipers.

ItchyIsVegeta
ItchyIsVegeta

I wonder if the reason this is the final Map Pack, is because there is a Halo 2 Anniversary coming out sooner than we think......

Tomdogg
Tomdogg

Wow...that was quick...

silversix_
silversix_

how much of a loser you must be to play halo in 2013 like SERIOUSLY...

techguy29
techguy29

It's the Final Map Pack Already That really stinks .

Baroni88
Baroni88

I have yet to play a map that played like Sand Trap on Halo 3. That map, along with Avalanche, was the best of the best. The feel of both those maps brought a lot of fun to the series.

TrueGB
TrueGB

Final pack? Already? Game hasn't been out that long.

GamerzUltd
GamerzUltd

They're coming out faster then bread out of the oven lol.  I don't mind tho.

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xxBenblasterxx
xxBenblasterxx

Man these have been coming thick and fast! I hope they can keep up this pace of doling out new content I'll take all the maps they have to give! 

howie1926
howie1926

I can't wait. These maps sound amazing. This is what I have been waiting for

Nexrad
Nexrad

i think the only thing holding back H4 was the maps. They had a few good ones but a lot of them were too random and not Halo. I like the bigger maps but they just dont have enough or enough good ones.

but after the last map pack there its getting better, i loved the 3 new small maps. 

this looks very promising as well

FAIL_TR0LL
FAIL_TR0LL

Hopefully this map pack is in the same vein as Majestic. Crimson was garbage. 

dogfather76
dogfather76

Say what you want, but Halo's multiplayer is still fun for me.  I am looking forward to this DLC.

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

After the season pass goes on sale or there is a GOTY edition, I'll purchase Halo 4.

Fernin-Ker
Fernin-Ker

@ItchyIsVegeta 


If there was to an H2 Anniversary, it wouldn't be till 2014 since that would be the ten year anniversary. XD

Dragon_Nexus
Dragon_Nexus

@techguy29 Eh, I'd prefer that to waiting over a year for the last map pack, ala Battlefield 3.

Danyawesomsauce
Danyawesomsauce

@Baroni88 I miss Halo 3. I remember playing it with all my friends just about everyday. Good times. Good times.

PatchMaster
PatchMaster

@Baroni88 Was thinking the same thing not too long ago. I miss fighting over mammoths, shooting down banshees with missile pods, jumping ramps with brute choppers, etc.

sunbeam4
sunbeam4

@xxBenblasterxx that'll be the last one. since h5 could get out next winter for the next gen, I can't say more for spartan ops. maybe a season 2 on h4, not sure. don't even know if it would work. the mini video series were good.

TrueGB
TrueGB

@Nexrad It would help a lot if grenades were actually fun to use again. Right now you can sneak up on a guy and drop one at his feet and he'll somehow escape with minimal damage (yes, I could have stuck, but it was an experiment).

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

@dogfather76 It's fun, and I'd say it's certainly better than Reach, but Halo 3's MP is in my opinion still the best in the series.

Halo 3 had the best maps in the series, which I think is the most important thing.

sunbeam4
sunbeam4

@gatsbythepig the only sales would be on the individual DLC. 400 ms each. maybe this summer. halo don't get GOTY.

sunbeam4
sunbeam4

@Spartan_418 @dogfather76 the main evolution is the sprint that makes kinda hard to come back to reach. didn't play much of halo 3. so I can't says. but reach was a good back to the roots.

Duckynevada
Duckynevada

I agree with everything you just said sir. Halo 3 was just an improved version of halo 2 (which was awesome)

dlCHIEF58
dlCHIEF58

@sunbeam4 @gatsbythepig 

Actually they do put the Season Passes on sale - I've bought the LA Noire pass on sale as well as the Gears of War 3 pass. I have also seen the Borderlands 2 and Saint's Row 3 passes on sale (and kicking myself because I didn't have the funds when the Borderlands 2 pass was on sale). 

@gatsbythepig 

Halo has NEVER included the additional maps in a GOTY edition in the past. Your Halo game may say GOTY, but does it have any additional content? NO! The only Halo title that had all the maps included (outside of the Halo 4 LE edition) was ODST which had all the Halo 3 maps and the Halo 3 multiplayer included. So I wouldn't hold your breathe for one to come out as there is precedence for Microsoft to not release one as they have never done it in the past. 

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

@sunbeam4 @gatsbythepig I am looking at my copy of Halo right now and guess what it says?  Game of the Year.

Is the rest of your post opinion or fact? link please

sunbeam4
sunbeam4

@ducusss @sunbeam4 @xxBenblasterxx I guess that odst was a bonus. but if we look on the release dates, it as been a year cycle since h3. and h2 anniv could be released next year. so I don't know, really.  hard to tell for sure.

TheFinalDilemma
TheFinalDilemma

@Duckynevada Really wish they would put random weapons on the map again, like in Dubs. Hell, part of the fun was finding out where all the different weapons were on the map, that and I end up running out of ammo all too soon.

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

@dlCHIEF58 @sunbeam4 @gatsbythepig Options, it's all about options.  You are right, previously, they have not included maps.  Previously, they were run by Bungie.  So , anything can happen.  Also, I never said they released maps on the GOTY which I own. All I said was there was a GOTY and that other kid went ape-shit, then another poster didn't believe there was EVER a GOTY, so I posted a link, so please, calm down.

Even if there is no GOTYE of Halo 4(with maps included), like you say, there will most likely be a sale on the season pass.

$39.99 for Halo 4 and half-price season pass is worth it to me.I still enjoy these games, they're just getting to expensive to buy on release day, with DLC at full price.

The_Hitokiri
The_Hitokiri

@gatsbythepig @sunbeam4 Hey jackwad. The GOTY edition is no different than the original. Duh. It simply had that cool little "game of the year" tag.

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

@sunbeam4 @gatsbythepigSo you are divorced from reality, don't read information you are given and report opinion as fact.  Yep, definitely Pachter.  Have a good night tiger.