Halo Reaching for Noble map pack

First DLC for Bungie's latest sci-fi first-person shooter confirmed for November 30 launch; will cost 800 points, contain three new maps.

Halo: Reach made $200 million for Microsoft in its first 24 hours on sale and much more since then, and the money doesn't look like it's going to stop rolling in anytime soon. Microsoft today confirmed that the first premium DLC for the critically acclaimed first-person shooter would arrive on November 30 and would cost 800 Microsoft points (£6.85, $10).

Breakpoint in all its snowy glory.

The Noble Map Pack will contain three new maps and give gamers the opportunity to add a further 250 points to their gamerscore. The three new maps are Tempest, an eight- to 16-player map featuring an abandoned shoreline fortress; Anchor 9, a two- to eight-player orbital dockyard ship repair facility; and Breakpoint, an eight- to 16-player map consisting of an archaeological dig set atop an icy precipice.

Halo: Reach was patched last week to address a number of bugs and tweak some multiplayer gameplay options. A second patch is expected next Tuesday that will introduce matchmaking to the single-player campaign, allowing players to pick up players over Xbox Live to join in their local games.

For more on Halo: Reach, check out GameSpot's review.

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jasonzilla11
jasonzilla11

personally i loved the new maps, and im definately getting the defiant map pack

RHS7
RHS7

If you like them buy them if you not like them do not buy them ..END OF DISCUSION ..so for those Cod fanboys i should say go play some rubbish OPS and leave Halo Fans do what they want dont fuc*in mess in our di*ks ok??

DAMSOG
DAMSOG

@SocialAnXieTy The problem is greed, the more we support studios by buying downloadable content that should have been included in the game the more we encourage them to do so. 3 maps for $10 is paramount to highway robbery, stand and deliver.

SocialAnXieTy
SocialAnXieTy

@AnUndEadMonk3y Lmao.. MW2 having strategy to it.. alright bro. You just keep telling yourself that. Maybe one day you'll get decent at Halo and open your eyes.

SocialAnXieTy
SocialAnXieTy

@DAMSOG So don't buy it? What concern is it of yours if others pick it up and you stick to Forge maps? It's not, so don't worry yourself. Breakpoint looks very similar to Containment from Halo 2, sweet. Hopefully this pack is pretty sweet, I'm looking forward to it. Reach's maps off the disc weren't incredibly impressive.

DAMSOG
DAMSOG

10 bucks for 3 maps and thats value how? Wasn't the whole idea behind forge to make your own maps so you dont have to pay to download overpriced rubbish?

AnUndEadMonk3y
AnUndEadMonk3y

And has anyone thought about this, that at least 3 of the maps that came with Halo Reach (and there wern't that many to begin with) were exact replicas of other halo maps, and not only that but were made with the same freakin Forge look? At least with MW2 infinity ward did a good job of creating maps that all feel different and have different strategies. And theres actually more than 5 guns in the total game. Am I the only person who is not happy with Bungie? I already bored of the online. At least w MW2 getting 5 new maps was a rejuventation, and the if you bought both you had a total of some 20 maps that all game types could be played on. F*** YOU BUNGIE. I'm saving my money for Black Ops. A game that will not be "shoot at each other while running until you get close enough to beat each other in the face". At least COD has some strategy to it....Jesus.

AnUndEadMonk3y
AnUndEadMonk3y

I am already laughing at how the same people who wouldnt pay 15 bucks for 5 maps on MW2, are going to pay 10 bucks for 3 maps on Halo. I don't know if I am the only person who realizes this but 15:5 and 10:3 is about the same...so F you MW2 haters! Guess what! Your precious Bungie wants your money too! And they will continue to bleed it out of you 3 maps at a time until you will have paid 30 bucks for 9 maps while MW2 players will have paid the SAME MONEY for 10 maps. HAHAHAHA. Congradulations! They are no better than IW!!! God people are stuipid.

DoctorThumbs
DoctorThumbs

Haha 3 maps for $10? Hahaha. I bet these maps were ready to go from launch

Ironsoldier5
Ironsoldier5

Bungie you dissapoint me. 800 for 3 maps? Better go and lose faith in them just like IW.

RaddaRaddaRadda
RaddaRaddaRadda

@NeoJ4K3 Well from the way you were talking -- as though you throw money unquestioningly at Bungie's feet every time they throw something out there -- it sounded like it wasn't your money you were spending. Must be nice to be so carefree with your funds. Other people have real life stuff to pay for. Like car payments, student loans, and food. If you think we -- "the bad community" -- are only taking from Bungie, maybe you need to look again at the $200 MILLION that the game brought in on Day One. I don't think they're hurting much. Which is why it's frustrating that Bungie should expect people to pay more money for more game only 2 months after its release. They're not giving it away for free -- "the bad community" actually has to pay for it, so don't talk like they're doing us a favor by releasing new map packs. They get theirs. The next time you want to criticize people for actually thinking about a purchase instead of blindly throwing their money around like it's meaningless... just shut up.

Kendojin
Kendojin

@Dynamo11 I gotta agree or maybe some more campaign sections for those of us that actually like it kinda like Gears of Wars deleted scene Road to Ruin on the armor I want my Hayabusa armor back d a m n i t!!!! I don't care if I have to go find skulls again I just want my armor back!! On another note everyone's crying about the price now no one did this before with the packs for Halo 3 those were also 3 maps for 800 points the release window I can somewhat understand but seriously this has been done but of course everyone wants to whine and yell about saying they're turning into IW. You don't wanna pay don't buy it and just use Forge to make your own or are you too people just too lazy?

viper213
viper213

Rather pay $10 for 3 new maps than $20 for 3 new ones and 2 old ones for CoDMW2 that no one plays anymore and cheat every single game.

TRIST4N
TRIST4N

people don't seem to remember that the H3 dlc consisted of 800mp map packs witht 3 maps...i thought they were fine. just my opinion

H-Revolver
H-Revolver

How about DLCs other than map packs?

Dynamo11
Dynamo11

@howie1926 I'm not going to buy maps for $10 whether it's Halo or CoD, just Bungie think it's acceptable after seeing all the idiots buy the MW2 map packs.

howie1926
howie1926

@Dynamo11 At least MW2 first map pack did not come out a month after the release of the game....Not to say that they did not rip us off on those too.

howie1926
howie1926

@Dynamo11 Obviously those "moronic" fans must be playing Halo too because Bungie is doing the same thing, and you are going to get the map pack just like everyone else. *I own both MW2 and Halo:Reach so no, I am not a "fanboy"*

Bortson
Bortson

Release a "Legendary" mappack that includes all the good maps from Halo, Halo 2 and Halo 3 remade for Reach. BTB needs some serious map support too so Im glad to see 2 are 8-16 player maps

1waddon1
1waddon1

bought this game first day week later xbox brakes but ive had it for 5 years

Flint247
Flint247

I think I will wait a bit on this and see what happens in the future. (Gotta save up for other games, too)

Lionman363
Lionman363

Hopefully, Bungie will rerelease this for free in a few months time like they did with the Heroic map pack for Halo 3. Until then, 3 maps isn't worth $10.

GOR_TAK
GOR_TAK

It's greed like this that fosters piracy

Grovilis
Grovilis

This is all cool, but what I want the most is a Forge based DLC. There are a few things in Reach's forge that I feel are missing.

Dynamo11
Dynamo11

FPSs have to stop with the whole "Just map packs" thing. It's fine for CoD cause its moronic fans will pay $10 for 3 re-hashed maps but for Halo we need stuff like concrete content. More firefight, armour, vehicle, unlocks etc.

noxboxlive
noxboxlive

mmmm 800 ponits for 3 maps? 'buys broken steel for fallout 3'

melving
melving

Only 3 maps??!!.....no new armor...no new weapons....no Jun expansion...no new vehicles!? Not worth getting for me. I'll pass until they have something that is worth while.

-HCMF-
-HCMF-

Bring it on. But I have to say only 3? what about new weapons, armor, rides, etc...

japanesegoth
japanesegoth

the problem isn't that people can't afford it..it's that they take advantage of people by doing stuff like this. and you will buy into it. i'm sure they have plenty more map packs ready to be downloaded when they have gotten all they want from this one.

japanesegoth
japanesegoth

didn't they just release this game...and new maps already?? you know it will start with a few people downloading it then you will feel like you have to cause everyone else will eventually start buying it and playing those maps instead. definitely should have been in the original release

fueled-system
fueled-system

The fact that these maps were already seen in August through screenshots makes me think that they could have put this in the game if they really wanted to One of the worst parts about DLC is the company taking advantage of the consumer

bigbadnick2
bigbadnick2

Reach desperately needs new maps but only three for 800 points, not worth in my opinion.

SaberSpellSword
SaberSpellSword

there's only 1 new 2-8 player map in the DLC. I play mostly SWAT, rumble pit, and small team based games most of the time. I'm not sure if the new DLC is actually going to be worth it since I'm really only going to be using that 1 new map. 1 map for 800 microsoft points... I think I might pass on this one.

hahamanin
hahamanin

@sicklysunstorm ever tried using forge???

SicklySunStorm
SicklySunStorm

Why more FPS' haven't got custom map makers like Far Cry 2 had is beyond me.... it doesn't have to be as complex and full as FC2s was (even if I would personally like it that way), just a simple map creator would really breathe massive life into the lifespan of these titles for me personally. Once I've run round the same map a few times, I just get bored. I know lots of you feel different, but whatever.... my own two cents

NeoJ4K3
NeoJ4K3

@RaddaRaddaRadda You don't even know me man. Let alone my personal life. I pay for EVERY game system, games, online accounts, internet for ALL my electronics since the SNES. Don't start with that other people buying me things nonsense, i do have a magical thing called a job.

wavey_gravey
wavey_gravey

Only 3 maps :( I might give it a miss for a little while, pick it up at a later date.

SicklySunStorm
SicklySunStorm

@organbank - that's at least the 2nd time I've read that same statement from you, again on a Halo game... it doesn't make sense at all. A franchise can't rip off itself.... it can repeat itself, but not rip off itself. I kinda feel the same about Halo since I didn't like 2 or 3, but admittedly I am yet to play ODST and Reach... until I do, I can't cast aspersions against those two games.

Pete5506
Pete5506

I never buy map packs for any online game, they should be free

Gambit500
Gambit500

3 maps are not worth $10. They should make the first map DLC for FREE, since they made 200 million the first 24 hours.

jk80
jk80

Not that thrilled that DLC is coming out so soon after the game, but not surprised either. At least 800 points for three maps with achievements is a price I'll consider paying, not like the 1200 for MW2. (even though the MW2 ones were better value for five)

Sirbobislost
Sirbobislost

@ organbank But this is halo it can't rip itself off

E-i-N-e
E-i-N-e

It's good to see that Bungie are releasing more content so quickly after the launch of Reach. It's a shame that it costs money but hopefully it'll be worth it. It looks like it will.

organbank
organbank

COOL more generic DLC for a generic shooter that rips off Halo. AWESOME.

Waldkrieger
Waldkrieger

Map packs are a complete and utter waste of money and DLC. Unless it adds to the overall game and SP it is of zero use to me and a rip off.

Adam_the_Nerd
Adam_the_Nerd

Are you serious? This is worse than any other map pack to ever come out previously. The already screwed us in Reach by making half the maps "Forge" maps. Oh well. As long as they don't restrict the playlists to DLC owners only, I'm fine.

Gypsyhunter666
Gypsyhunter666

@dancingsmurfs01 breakpoints is gona b a big team slayer n invasion map smart one, though they do need to make more invasion maps

Smoothy08
Smoothy08

I dont think i can afford it after just pre-ordering Fallout New Vegas, Fable III & Black Ops. My missus is so gonna kick my arse when she looks at our monthly bank statement :D

ColdP1zza
ColdP1zza

@nickery123 The MW2 map packs were actually a better value because it was 5 maps, not 3.

maybock3000
maybock3000

I never understood why they only released 3 maps at a time. I think it should be 5 map for every map pack. And still charge 800 msp.