When Homefront arrived in March we heard lots of mixed reactions from our readers, the general feeling was that the campaign’s story was great and it certainly set solid foundations for a follow-up game, however visually and in terms of campaign length it was lacking. What was clear was that the game’s multiplayer showed promise, we are now hearing that new DLC is available for Xbox 360.
This map pack is called the rock map pack, it consists of four exciting new maps, these are called Alcatraz, Bridge, Waterway and Overpass. The DLC can be added to your 360’s download queue here, it costs just 400 Microsoft Points and is just shy of 450MB in size. We think that the pricing is very fair, let’s face it Black Ops DLC costs 1200 MP a pop, you do get 4 maps and a zombies map, but at triple the price of Homefront’s map pack you have to admit that Kaos Studios and THQ could have easily priced it higher.
The tagline which promotes this DLC reads “We’re going to take back San Francisco, one piece at a time”, the Alcatraz map will give gamers plenty of close-quarters fighting, Bridge will be a large map where gamers must attempt to secure the Golden Gate Bridge and the North Tower. Waterway will see you battle it out on a map which sounds pretty small, expect plenty of shopfronts and streets. Finally we don’t quite know what to expect from the Overpass map, the official description says “Battle in a fan-favorite Ground Control space for the first time in Team Deathmatch!” What do you make of this?
If you are a PS3 or PC gamer the bad news is that we do not know when this DLC will hit your platforms, like with Call of Duty: Black Ops Microsoft’s console has priority over its competitors when it comes to Homefront’s DLC, we will have to keep you posted as we hear more regarding a PS3 / PC launch date for the additional content.
We have embedded the official trailer for this DLC below, the maps looks great in our opinion and well-worth 400 Microsoft Points, do you agree? If you have purchased the content feel free to share your thoughts on it in the comments section below.