So after many reports surfacing on the internet I decided to the test the theory that only 1 out of the 10 Majestic Map Pack Achievements for Halo 4 could be unlock through Custom Games instead of the usual DLC Matchmaking requirement.
Bird of Prey – 50 Gamerscore
In Majestic DLC matchmaking, perform 5 ‘airsassinations’.
Well, looks like there’s a glitch in the achievement matrix. No need for the blue or red pill. The Bird of Prey Achievement, which requires 5 air assassinations can be unlocked through Custom Games.
Hello everyone. Just thought I’d give my thoughts on the new Halo 4 Majestic Map Pack that was launched February 25th. In the video I talk about all things Majestic: the maps, playlists, new game variants, and the achievements. While also comparing it to the previous Crimson Map Pack.
The video features Infinity Rumble Gameplay (a new FFA variant) on one of the new maps, Skyline.
Hopefully you find this helpful as a buying decision tool. The map pack costs 800 Microsoft Points or “Free” if you own the War Games Map Pass (2000 Microsoft points or Limited Edition copy of Halo 4).
PS. There is 1 Map Pack left, the Castle Map Pack, which has a rumored release date of April 1, 2013. Hopefully that’s not a joke.
Back again with another Halo Waypoint code that has been discovered. This was discovered via the Majestic Map Pack. As far as the community knows there are no requirements to be able to redeem this code (You may need the Majestic Map Pack, not 100% sure).
This code will give you 25,000 XP for Halo 4 and unlock some concept art for the Majestic Map Pack for you to view!
Here is the code
So take the code enter it here and enjoy your free 25k XP or enter it via the Halo Waypoint App on the Xbox through the classified section.
ForgeWorldMaps has a video showing how to redeem the code and where to access the concept art
Back again with another look at this weeks Halo Waypoint Bulletin. This time we have information in regards to the Majestic Map Pack, Playlists, and the February Title Update (which I’ll post separately here). You can read the Bulletin in its entirety here but here are the highlights!
343 has planned a week of Majestic festivities:
Majestic Screenshot Galleries
Making Halo 4: Majestic Map Pack Trailer
Halo Bulletin 2.20.13
Majestic Map Pack Achievement Info
Welcome to Landfall – Map overview video
Welcome to Monolith – Map overview video
Welcome to Skyline – Map overview video
Majestic Map Pack Livestream – 343 Members
Matchmaking Playlist Update:
Spartan Ops “Designer’s Choice” missions
Episode 3 Mission 4 – Shootout in Valhalla
Episode 10 Mission 3 – Seize the Power
Episode 10 Mission 5 – One Last Time
Episode 4 Mission 3 – Random Transport
Episode 5 Mission 4 – The Cauldron Base
Majestic Map Pack Release
Majestic Team DLC – 4v4
Majestic FFA DLC – 8 Players
Infinity Rumble – FFA
Rumble Pro – like Doubles Pro
Doubles Pro Loadouts will update to match Rumble Pro
Read more for the settings for each playlist, map, and game variant!
Here we have 3 walkthroughs of the maps Landfall, Skyline, and Monolith from the Majestic Map Pack courtesy of IGN. And we also have raw gameplay from a free–lance reporter from IGN who was also invited to try out these maps.
Remember this is about “seeing” the maps, not about the gameplay. These are reporters and not MLG players. So keep that in mind.
Also take note in the new FFA game variant Infinity Rumble shown on Monolith.
Infinity Rumble is a free-for-all variant with a score to win of 250 points, 50 less than Regicide. It also has the Infinity Multiplayer system incorporated allowing for players to earn personal ordnance.
I can’t wait to play these maps February 25th. Make sure you check out my YouTube channel where I’ll be showing some gameplay from these maps soon!
Normally with the release of a Map Pack for Halo we expect at least one DLC exclusive playlist to get our feet wet with the new maps. However, this time around we are getting 2 DLC Playlists and we have an early announcement (pre-Halo Bulletin announcement) of one game variant being added along side with the Majestic Map Pack, Infinity Rumble.
What we know:
Majestic FFA DLC Playlist – 8 Players
Majestic Team DLC Playlist – 4 vs. 4
Infinity Rumble – FFA Game Variant
Exclusive to Majestic DLC Playlists (for a period of time)
Score to win 250 points (50 fewer than Regicide)
Infinity System added, i.e. personal ordnance
These won’t be the only updates and additions along side the release of the Majestic Map Pack on February 25th (which costs 800 Microsoft points by the way or free to War Games Map Pass owners). Expect the release of a Title Update (TU) to Halo 4 along with the DLC, which will bring some previously mentioned fixes:
Boltshot 1-hit kill range reduced from 20-25ft to 15ft
Removal of Friendly Fire EMP/Damage to vehicles (fully) owned by teammates in modes where Friendly Fire is turned off
Custom Game / Forge issue where people cannot adjust respawn timers and remove instant respawn.
Expect more details late tonight or tomorrow with the release of this weeks Halo Waypoint Bulletin which will have plenty of details about the Majestic Map Pack, Title Update, and more playlist information!
For those who stayed up late like myself, 343 just released a behind the scenes look at Halo 4’s next DLC, The Majestic Map Pack. As well as tons of screenshots.
The Majestic Map Pack will launch February 25th and will cost 800 Microsoft Points. It will be included for “free” to those who purchased the war games map pass.
The map pack brings you 3 new small-to-medium sized maps and a new mode, Infinity Rumble, to the Halo 4 War Games experience. These close-quarter maps shine in small team play and free-for-all.
As for the new game mode “Infinity Rumble” there are no details, but we should expect to see details in this upcoming bulletin as well as more details about the map pack. I’m speculating either an Infinity FFA variant or an Infinity Objective variant. Share your thoughts!
UPDATE: Infinity Rumble is a FFA variant with Infinity aspect added. i.e., personal ordnance.
Map Summaries and Screenshots:
Skyline: Smallest map for Halo 4. 2 Bases on 2 different levels. Great for 2v2 and 4v4.
Skyline puts you in the air on a new construction site, and its distinctly industrial surroundings and sky-high locale provides new challenges in confined spaces. Skyline, perched high above the sights of reconstruction in Cascade’s capital city, is small and symmetrical: Perfect for Regicide, with a mixture of high and low spaces and plenty of cover.
Monolith: Arena style map, 4 base symmetrical. 2 bases different from the other 2.
Monolith is an open battlefield; a Forerunner monument that exposes you to the naked vacuum of space – and the firepower of opposing teams. Monolith harkens back to more classic Halo arena-based maps, and its symmetry lends nicely to objective-based modes like Capture the Flag. Monolith is an open battlefield; wherever you look, you will witness the ferocious action that only a small and open map can provide.
Landfall: Asymmetrical, mid-size map. Contains both indoor and outdoor areas.
Landfall’s emphasis is on infantry battles amidst a glittering ocean and a city under siege on a distant world. Perfect for Infinity Slayer, this small-to-midsize asymmetrical map offers interiors with sparse cover, which encourages close-range combat, while the exteriors offer long lines of sight to stalk your opponents.
Thanks to some savvy tech people out there, images of Halo 4’s next DLC, the Majestic Map Pack, have been leaked. Here we gets some great, but brief, looks at the maps that will be in the DLC. We are expecting the map pack to be released February 25th and expecting a trailer video to be released sometime this week. Enjoy!
Side note. These maps are going to be small to medium sized maps, as opposed to the Crimson Map Pack which had medium to large sized maps.