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Halo 4 War Games Map Pass Pricing and Details are Out

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It appears that gamers who are looking forward to buy their copy of Halo 4 will need to shell out $85. That’s Microsoft recently announced the game’s War Games Map pass. For $25, players will get nine maps that will be released from December 2012 to April 2013.

Inside Halo 4 War Games Map Pass

The map packs are available as a standalone downloadable content for $10 each. However, players can save up to 15 percent if they buy the $25 War Games Map pass. The pass is also available for 2,000 MS points.

Scheduled to be released this December, the first map title Crimson will include the Wreckage, Harvest, and Shatter maps. As stated on the game’s official press release:

Witness the chaos of a clash of civilizations in Wreckage, with its blend of claustrophobic spaces and dangerous exposures and venture into the human colony environs of Harvest, and explore a human foray on an alien moon in Shatter.

It will be followed by a February 2013 release, which brings in the Majestic map in the pack. The pack includes Landfall, Monolith, and Skyline environments. Lastly, the Castle map will be available on April next year, which will add the Daybreak, Outcast, and Perdition maps in the mix.

Aside from having access to nine upcoming maps, those who will buy the War Games Map will receive two in-game Scanner and Strider helmets, as well as the Falcon emblem. The pass is also available in the Halo 4 Limited Edition that is priced at $100.

Halo 4’s DLC Pass is one of the least expensive offering there is. Max Payne 3, Gears of War 3, Borderlands 2, and Forza 4 each has $30 pass available to users. The DLC Passes for Call of Duty: Black Ops II and Forza Horizon are from the higher-end of the spectrum, as it is priced at $50.

In addition to this, gaming website Examiner reported that 343 Industries opened the game’s “Forge” toy box last Thursday, together with a list of all the goodies that it contains.

Halo 4 will have a worldwide release on November 6 exclusively for Xbox 360. It is a direct sequel to Halo 3 that was released in 2007. The game is also the first-numbered entry in the series that was developed outside Bungie Studios. On the other hand, Halo 4 will be the first installment in the Reclaimer trilogy.

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