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Halo Reach: New ‘Defiant Map Pack’ Gets Confirmed Release Date

A couple of weeks ago we began hearing rumors about the possibility of a new map pack arriving for Bungie’s popular first-person shooter, Halo: Reach. Well it now turns out that the rumors were correct, and Xbox 360 gamers can look forward to it arriving soon.

According to Mark Fajardo over on the website, Microsoft has recently confirmed that the new “Defiant Map Pack” will be arriving on March 15th. The upcoming DLC will feature three new maps: Unearthed, Highlands and Condemned.

As Mike Jackson at recently noted, the “Defiant Map Pack” will be available to purchase for 800 Microsoft Points. As well as adding three new maps to the Halo: Reach game, the new DLC will also give players 150 new Achievement points to unlock.

The “Unearthed” map takes place at a Titanium mine and refinery that’s located in the Viery civilian sector of the planet. This map enables up to 4 players to launch a counter-assault against the Covenant in Firefight modes such as Generator Defense.

“Highlands” is set on the Military Wilderness Training Preserve. This map supports 8-16 players, in gametypes such as Big Team Battle, Team Objective and Team Slayer. “Condemned” takes place aboard the Orbital Station Gamma, and supports 6-12 players in gametypes such as Free for All and Team Slayer.

Written by Tina Chubb

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  • nofaithin343

    For 10 bucks…you got what you paid for. The maps are clearly a departure from the quality Bungie has always fut forth in terms of design, appearance, and structured gameplay. These maps, are really really really ugly. Most people aren’t looking too closely at the maps now… go back in, forge one of them even, and look around. You WILl notice a completely different feel to the graphics. As though its using a completely different engine… like the Halo 3 engine I would bet. Waterfalls, bumpmapping, vertex shading, pixle shaders… look at the trees outside the map for god’s sake! I saw them, and was like “OMG! They look like trees from a 16 bit game! they’re PLUS SIGNS!!”

    Kids will love the maps to death, because…well…they’re KIDS..

    The maps felt like something my son would have forged… They’re just stupid maps…

    10 bucks..lesson learned

  • stranger

    no up at midnight to buy it and it's not out NOOOOO!

  • brenno

    I heard there were new armour effects coming with the map pack too…? can that be confirmed or denied? i hate rumours 😛


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