It’s no surprise that Halo: Reach is a huge success. After setting all kinds of records with its $200 million opening day gross, the game did not disappoint once you got it home, ripped it open and started getting destroyed.
Flying around with jetpacks, murdering people with sticky-grenade launching guns and sending holographic versions of yourself out for slaughter are just a few of the many things that make the last Bungrie-created entry such a joy to play.
While the Campaign mode is always a treat, the real pleasure comes in the multiplayer experience; it’s something other franchises have tried to copy but have yet to match the success of the Halo games. As soon as details about Reach shipping with “only” 16 total boards (split over regular multiplayer and Firefight mode), the cry for more went out.
Today that plea has been answered: Bungie has announced the release of the Noble Map Pack on November 30th, at 800 MS points! The pack will add three new maps and some achievements to help elevate your GamerScore
From Bungie directly, here are the details for the Noble Pack:
“Within the confines of this low orbit dry-dock, UNSC craft undergo rapid repair and rearmament in support of the enduring war effort. But for the small squads of infantry who now fight over the mirrored interior hallways and open central hangar bay, this platform no longer provides any safe harbor whatsoever – whether the close quarters combat is occurring inside or out of its artificial gravitational field.”
Anchor 9 allows 2-8 Players to face off in game variants including Free for All, Team Slayer and Team Objective.
Atop this icy precipice, the Invasion continues. These modular archaeological labs were never intended to withstand such a large scale onslaught of Covenant military power, but the information being extracted here may prove vital to humanity’s survival. In response to the imminent Covenant threat, UNSC ground and air assets have been deployed to bolster entrenched Spartan countermeasures. This site must yield salvation, or it will become a grave.
Breakpoint offers multiplayer mayhem for 8-16 Players, and supports the Invasion and Big Team Battle game variants.
This abandoned shoreline facility bends both sea and sky to an unnatural purpose, but the ground itself has quickly become another all too familiar battlefield. Though the two opposing symmetrical bases may never reveal their ancient purpose, both now offer makeshift shelter and access to strategic routes perfectly suited for small and large scale skirmishes alike.
Tempest supports 8 – 16 Players and offers a variety of modes including Free for All, Team Slayer, Team Objective and Big Team Battle. Tempest also provides players with a huge Forge palette, allowing them to create new custom map variants that can be shared with the community-at-large.