Halo 4 Champions bundle announced

Champions bundle adds two new multiplayer maps, new armour; available August 20 for 800 Microsoft Points.

Microsoft has announced that the Champions bundle for Halo 4 will be available from August 20 for 800 Microsoft Points.

Developed by 343 Industries in partnership with Texas studio Certain Affinity (previously responsible for Halo: Reach's Defiant map pack and the Halo 2 Blastacular map pack), the bundle adds the Steel Skin pack, Bullseye pack, and Infinity Armour pack.

Purchasing the trio as a collection adds bonus content, for more than 18 new in-game items. The bundle will retail for 800 Microsoft Points, and will be available from August 20.

The three packs will also be also available separately. Bullseye adds two new multiplayer maps, "sports-themed Spartan armour", and a new gravball game type called Ricochet for 480 Microsoft Points. The Infinity Armour pack contains new legendary Spartan armour, while the Steel Skin pack gives UNSC, Covenant, and Forerunner weapons a steampunk look. The latter two packs will sell for 240 MS Points each.

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gosushi
gosushi

I'd like to see that Zanzibar map with the giant moving wheel thingy that provided hours of custom game entertainment :P

redskins26rocs
redskins26rocs

The problem I have is that I like to earn new armors and customizations, not buy them. It saddens me that ms wants halo  to be for casuals. I remember when I earned Security/katana and Recon or even buying inclement weather I felt like I accomplished something now I am rewarded when I pay money. 

BLAS1AN
BLAS1AN

Microsoft handles the way the DLC is distributed and priced. Its too bad 343 gets the negative feedback.

CriticalCritic
CriticalCritic

"micro"-transactions in Halo starting August 20th. Fucking great. Better be free for those with the season pass.

hydrobeast
hydrobeast

love it how it is coming out in time for football season

malokevi
malokevi

I miss the level with 2 sides, and a bunch of catwalks. I think it was in REACH.

Come to think of it, I miss the level in CE with 2 sides, a shitload of empty space in the middle, and teleporters everywhere.

So many good levels. I could make one hell of a classic map pack if I put my mind to it.

Geardudu
Geardudu

God, what a terrible article. Gamespot seems to be lazy when it comes to some subjects. Long story short, The Pit is back as Pitfall and the game mode featured in this bundle will be free for everyone 2 weeks later. This bundle is not included in the War Games pass, since it's for Castle, Crimson and Majestic map packs only.


You guys should seriously consider moving to IGN/Gameinformer/etc, as I'm doing progressively

TheHH
TheHH

Halo should come back to PC!!

malokevi
malokevi

Haven't bought any map packs yet... this seems like pretty good value, though.

Nibraybirk
Nibraybirk

The only way I would buy a Halo game is if it came with a free PS4.

jodi1210
jodi1210

 out of 10,000 people playing 200 plays dlc... you cant find a match and they sell it ALL separately ...that's the issue

343 needs to bundle the dlc (something like a vip pass)

They need a 1 dlc playlist that includes all of the dlc ...

DemoKnight10656
DemoKnight10656

Is it me or did anybody else not like halo 4 armor it really didn't have any personality like it did in halo reach u just had armor with two colors and nothing more that needs to change

spartanx169x
spartanx169x

unlike Gears 2 and Battlefield 3, at least halo 4 is playable with multiplayer without the DLC. Both Gears 2 and BF3 were almost unplayable. Anytime I would try to play those two I could never get into a multiplayer game because I don't have the "same content" as the others.

supermoc10
supermoc10

Meh. A polished turd is still a turd. Wake me up when they actually bring Halo back.

gastankkiller
gastankkiller

Good lord. My 5 year old could have done a better job writing this article.

Just an FYI. Purchasing the Champion Bundle is "only available for a limited time" and the bundle sweetens the pot through the addition of 18 in-game item. -joystiq

spartanx169x
spartanx169x

For those that didn't see my comment below- It was never Free, only free to the consumer. Bungie gave updates for free to grow the fanbase nothing more. I'm sure it cost them money for additional work. But their hope was that over time they could sell more games in total to cover the costs.  If that actually works or not , who knows. This is the trend with all the titles that have good fanbases. What this has made me do, is be more picky in buying games in general. I might buy 3 games a year at launch vs, 6 or 7.i see it like this, How many multiplayer FPS games do I actually need and want, they all have the same basic concept,  shoot the other team.  I like it. But I don't need/want 10 games that are this. 2 or 3 is enough for me. Same goes for racing games.

WTF1555
WTF1555

Halo 4....

Doritos,Doritos,Doritos! Mountain Dew, !Mountain Dew-, Mountain Dew.

JustArtificial
JustArtificial

ARE YOU F***ING INSANE?! THEY ARE ***SELLING*** GAMETYPES?! CHARGING 240MSP PER ARMOUR?! 240MSP FOR A F***ING PAINTJOB?!

Did 343 go to EPIC to see how they charge $100 on TOP of the actual $60 disc? This further justifies my view that Halo 5 will just become another DLC-fest, and that they won't bother to support the community through updates like Bungie did.

gosushi
gosushi

@redskins26rocs I agree, I want to be seen wearing armor that shows I have some skill, not that I have M$ points....

udubdawgz
udubdawgz

@redskins26rocs  

i don't play multiplayer, but, it amazes me that EARNING this xtra content, skins, whatever, isn't the NORM.

to buy it is like paying for sex.  well, wait, not really, but, you get the point.

ScorchTheHeghog
ScorchTheHeghog

@BLAS1AN not priced dude, just distribution. publishers select how much any part or content of their product is handled price wise.

RepoxMan1225
RepoxMan1225

@CriticalCritic So many people using that word "microtransaction" these days, it's almost as if people don't even know what it means anymore.

mXheavyarmsXm
mXheavyarmsXm

@Geardudu IGN is terrible. Their comment section runs of Disqus or some dumb shit and it blows.

redskins26rocs
redskins26rocs

@TheHH 

I agree Halo 3 or even reach on PC would be so great, the PC community are so great with creating content and they could really bring the game back to life. Too bad the odds of it coming to PC are slim and not being locked down by MS even slimmer

hydrobeast
hydrobeast

@jodi1210 what you talking about. I can easily find a match. And they are selling the packs as a bundle ". The bundle will retail for 800 Microsoft Points" right there in black and white bundle. Read damn it. 

spartanx169x
spartanx169x

@jodi1210 Thats what they did with Gears and it worked out pretty well. I bought the "map pack that I thought was suppose to get ALL the maps that would be released. Obviously I was mistaken.

spartanx169x
spartanx169x

@DemoKnight10656 I was disappointed I could not have black armor or camo, the greens are really bright as well.  But the designs i think are pretty good. although there are only 3 helmets that I really like, But thats just me.

spartanx169x
spartanx169x

@supermoc10 What is it about 4 that u do not like? I think it is the best since the first one. , but that is just my opinion.

InFI_Chronos
InFI_Chronos

@JustArtificial Have you even played halo 4?  I've come across updates every week with new forge maps, game types, etc.  Get your facts straight dumb ass.

jayjay444
jayjay444

@JustArtificial U really are a fucking idiot, they've added new maps for free through updates more so than what Bungie did, they've added alot of forge maps now also. Get the fuck out of here PS fanboy your a fucking loser who needs to get a life instead of being on here everyday bitching on MS/Halo forums. Go play your inferior resistance and Killzone if u think halo is shit kid. 

smurfa1
smurfa1

@JustArtificial Seriously you beleive they should just hand you free new content? You don't beleive the people working on it need some kind of payment?

And if they didn't create some new DLC you would complain about that.

super600
super600

@JustArtificial 

The gametype will be free for all years in september.

ScorchTheHeghog
ScorchTheHeghog

@gosushi @redskins26rocs makes me miss the days of players wearing recon back in halo 3. halo 3 had a small amount of customization but each armor part had something behind it, like the EOD helmet meant that you completed legendary. i miss the days of everyone awing at players with recon.

CriticalCritic
CriticalCritic

@RepoxMan1225 note: micro was in quotes because it's not micro, it's $10 for useless content that doesn't add to the gameplay.

bluSPECTRE
bluSPECTRE

@mXheavyarmsXm Yeah, and the IGN fanbase is probably one of the least mature audiences I can think of. IGN does have some pretty good articles every now and then, but that's not exactly common.

spartanx169x
spartanx169x

@jayjay444 It was never Free, only free to the consumer. Bungie gave updates for free to grow the fanbase nothing more. I'm sure it cost them money for additional work. But their hope was that over time they could sell more games in total to cover the costs.  If that actually works or not , who knows.

BLAS1AN
BLAS1AN

@spartanx169x @jayjay444  Bungie supported the community with a community web site, updated content, playlist....etc It wasnt just a money grab for bungie