This is an update to my previous post about the temporary free access to the Halo 4 Crimson Map Pack.
Many people have asked questions why they can’t download it for free and apparently there is a catch/requirement to have complimentary free access to the map pack till the 18th.
The requirement is that you had to have received the code (via email associated to your gamertag or via Xbox live message) granting you access to the remaining 6 specializations. In order to receive this code, you had to have played Halo 4 prior to November 20th.
So many Europeans were never eligible to receive the specialization code, thus they are not eligible to have this temporary access to the Crimson Map Pack for free (till the 18th)
Apologizes for the confusion I may have caused,
I’m only human
– Chief Landless
Many of you participated in our “14 Day – Buy and Play” program, a special offer that granted early access to six Specializations. As part of that program, we are providing complimentary access to the Crimson Map Pack for a limited time (through Tuesday, December 18 at 9am UTC/GMT). At that time, the complimentary limited access to the Crimson Map Pack will close, and “14 Day – Buy and Play” program participants will no longer be able to access the content for online play (please note anybody who has already purchased the Crimson Map Pack or owns the Halo 4 Map Pass or Limited Edition will not be impacted and will continue to have access to the content after the complimentary access period ends).
If you enjoy the new maps and would like to continue playing on them after that date, the Crimson Map Pack can be purchased through the Xbox LIVE Marketplace for 800 MS Points, or via purchase of the War Games Map Pass. We hope you’re enjoying the special Crimson Map Pack preview, and we’ll see you on the (new!) virtual battlefields.
– Halo Waypoint