Halo is the latest game getting the “Season Pass” treatment this year, not that it’s a bad thing as there are some savings to be made and a few extra treats for those who get it.
For your $24.99/2000 MS Points you get all 3 “War Games” map packs as they are released, so December, February and April. This gives you an overall saving of 15%, plus on top you get two in-game helmets, “Scanner” and “Strider” and a bonus in-game Emblem.
You can find more info on the map packs below:
Crimson Map Pack (December release timeframe)
Maps: Wreckage, Harvest, Shatter
Description: 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.
Majestic Map Pack (February release timeframe)
Maps: Landfall, Monolith, Skyline
Description: Landfall’s emphasis is on infantry battles against a glittering ocean on a distant world, while Monolith exposes you to the naked vacuum of space – and the firepower of opposing teams, and Skyline’s distinctly industrial feel provides new challenges in somewhat familiar, but occasionally confined spaces.
Castle Map Pack (April release timeframe)
Maps: Daybreak, Outcast, Perdition
Description: Daybreak is set in a military facility against the backdrop of an idyllic mountain range, while Outcast plunges you into the warrens, canyons and arches of an alien edifice, and Perdition takes players into the heart of an urban sprawl, with tactical speed and situational awareness its key features.
While may be some savings to be had compared to buying the Map Packs individually, the cost for content is a bit high. With only 9 maps and some in-game personalisation items, it’s not the same value as you would find in other games, eg. Call of Duty 1200 MSP gets you 5 maps, so getting two map packs already gives you more in terms of playable goods, and for a lesser price.
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