Halo 4 Castle Map Pack Preview & Walkthrough

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Thanks to 343 Industries and @HaloWaypoint I won early access to the Castle Map Pack for Halo 4! So I decided to make a walkthrough giving you all a preview of all three maps: Daybreak, Perdition, and Outcast.

Hopefully you enjoy and find this video helpful in making your decision to purchase the map  pack.

Castle Map Pack costs 800 Microsoft points or is free to War Games Map Pass owners

– Chief Landless

Geronimo!

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Halo 4 Castle Map Pack Strategy: Outcast

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Welcome to Outcast!

Outcast is a fortified network of rebel facilities that features a winding network of vehicle pathways. Built for vehicular combat such as Mantis vs. Wraith battles, this map offers a wide open outer ring with a central tunnel system that demands close quarters combat at times. Suggested game modes on this map include King of the Hill, Team Slayer and Capture the Flag, but the map will support a variety of game modes within Halo 4.

Set in a desert cliff environment, Outcast is a fortified network of rebel facilities hidden in one of Talitsa’s remote and harsh territories. This is why you can expect the medium-sized labrynthine map to be a treasure-chest of explosive, four wheel (and flying)-fueled battle. Controlling vehicle paths is critical in the circular map. As Outcast features frequent Mantis vs. Wraith battles, teams must keep their drivers informed with constant communication to get the drop on enemy movement. While driving the Mantis, target fusion coils in tunnels to flush out camping opponents, or cover your flag runner’s dash to a friendly Warthog.

To read more of Bravo’s tips click here

– Chief Landless

Geronimo!

Halo 4 Castle Map Pack Strategy: Perdition

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Welcome to Perdition!

Perdition is an industrial, asymmetrical map that features a mixture of both open and tight spaces. This map offers many different vehicle routes, with a variety of ramps, bridges and corridors. Suggested game modes on this map include King of the Hill, Team Slayer and Capture the Flag, but Perdition will support a wide variety of Halo 4’s game modes.

When playing, you’ll likely notice that the Warthogs and Ghosts are deadly on this map due to its track-like outer roadway – be sure to control these vehicles along with the power weapons in order to establish map control.

New Carthage has always been a shining example of a healthy, growing colony –but hidden below the sky-high city of Pilvrosis this dangerous secret: one of the reactors is failing, and the entire city is now under evacuation. This large urban and industrial environment offers an up-close-and-personal view of the stunning yet unstable reactor and provides multiple vehicles, long sightlines, and close quarters combat, catering to nearly any gameplay style. Wheelmen and gunners will be right at home as a well-placed Warthog can lock down a quarter of the asymmetrical map, securing valuable ordnance for the team. Learning the interior routes is essential to both escaping danger and staging ranged kills. Be sure to look for the Gravity Hammer in Power Station 3, our team’s favorite revenge weapon against a pesky sniper or a big surprise for an enemy Warthog.

To read more of Bravo’s tips click here

– Chief Landless

Geronimo!

Halo 4 Castle Map Pack Strategy: Daybreak

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Welcome to Daybreak!

Daybreak is an asymmetrical cluster of research facilities residing in the scenic highlands of the planet Oban. Built with Capture the Flag in mind, this map features a central top middle control area as well as outer roadways that circle the bases that lie within. Suggested game modes on this map include Capture the Flag, King of the Hill and Team Slayer, but the map will support many more Halo 4 game modes.

When playing, you’ll notice that it is a challenge to navigate the map with the Banshee, and that only skilled pilots will be able to eliminate the infantry fighting within Daybreak’s winding channels. If you know the enemy is in the Banshee, be ready for the opportunity to get a Skyjack medal or two – pilots are often forced low to the ground.

Operation: DAYBREAK is a cluster of research facilities residing in the scenic highlands on the planet Oban. The map itself is comprised of two such UNSC facilities opposing each other in this large asymmetrical map. Strategy here is key; teams must split focus between attacking the enemy base while playing close defense to their own. Claim your team’s sniper rifle to cover the central Man Cannon, or grab a Warthog to push through the side channels and flank the other team’s base. The Rocket Launcher and Banshee both spawn in strategic positions as well. On Daybreak, claiming early power is essential to landing the first flag or taking an early lead.

To read more of Bravo’s tips click here

– Chief Landless

Geronimo!

Halo 4 Castle Map Pack Achievements Info

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The Castle Map Pack DLC achievement list was posted today over at Halo Waypoint. There are a total of ten brand new achievements, totaling 250 gamerscore. The Castle Map Pack will released April 8th, 2013.

Halo 4 Majestic Map Pack Achievement

What is Yours is Also Mine – 40G
In Castle DLC Matchmaking, disabled a vehicle and hijack it.

 

 

 

Dodge This! – 20G
In Castle DLC Matchmaking, get two direct Spartan Laser kills in one match.

 

 

 

Hello Nurse! – 30G
In Castle DLC Matchmaking, heal a near-death teammates with the Regen Field 5 times.

 

 

 

That Won’t Save You – 30G
In Castle DLC Matchmaking, assassinate an enemy who is using a Hardlight Shield.

 

 

 

Ashes to Ashes – 10G
In Castle DLC Matchmaking, disintegrate 6 enemies using Forerunner weapons.

 

 

 

Beating up the Beat – 30G
In Castle DLC Matchmaking, perform 5 melee kills in a single match.

 

 

 

Sight Seeing – 20G
In Castle DLC Matchmaking, completely a match in any mode for each Castle map.

 

 

 

Scrapyard – 30G
In Castle DLC Matchmaking, destroy 2 vehicles during a single game.

 

 

 

Outta My Way! – 40G
In Castle DLC Matchmaking, kill 5 enemies during a match by running them over.

 

 

 

The Castle Map Pack is planned to release on April 8th, 2013 for 800 Microsoft Points, or free to Map Pass holders.

– Chief Landless

Geronimo!

Halo 4 Castle Map Pack Trailer

  • 3 Medium to large size multiplayer maps (in no particular order):
    • Perdition
    • Outcast
    • Daybreak
  • April 8th, 2013 Release date
  • 800 Microsoft Points (or “free” with the War Games Map Pass)
  • 9 New multiplayer achievements totally 250 Gamerscore

“343 Industries today announced the third major expansion in the Halo Infinity Multiplayer experience, the Castle Map Pack, launching Monday, April 8. Developed by Certain Affinity, in collaboration with 343 Industries, the Castle Map Pack brings players three medium-to-large, stunning maps that emphasize vehicular warfare and large battles over open spaces, where team strategy is key to successfully conquering the battlefield.

Daybreak places you amidst military facilities, against the backdrop of an idyllic mountain range, while Outcast plunges you into the natural tunnels and arches of a secluded rebel outpost. Perdition takes players into the heart of an urban battleground, where tactical speed and situational awareness are essential to achieving victory. The Castle Map pack provides 9 new Achievements worth a total of 250 Gamerscore.”

– Chief Landless

Geronimo!