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Today 343 has announced the 3rd DLC drop for Halo 4 – the “Castle map pack”. The latest DLC pack contains some nice objective-based multiplayer, large-scale maps, and even see’s over-the-top vehicular combat return to Halo 4.

The DLC features 3 “medium-to-large” maps; Daybreak, Outcast and Perdition. The Castle Map pack also comes with 9 new Achievements worth a total of 250 Gamerscore to your profile. The Castle Map pack will be available Xbox Live on the 8th of April for free for all Map Pass holders, or for 800 Microsoft Points for others.

Remember, Castle is the final map pack associated with the Halo 4 Map Pass.

Check out the official descriptions and some pics for the pack below:

Daybreak: Two UNSC bases oppose each other in this large asymmetrical map. 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 enemy base. The Rocket Launcher and Banshee both spawn in positions diagonal to the starting bases; claiming their firepower early is crucial to land the first flag cap or take an early lead in kills.

Outcast: Controlling vehicle paths is critical in this circular map set in a desert environment. Outcast features frequent Mantis vs. Wraith battles, so teams must keep their drivers informed with constant communication to get the drop on enemy vehicles. While driving the Mantis, you can target fusion coils in tunnels to flush out camping opponents directly into your rain of fire, or cover your flag runner’s dash to a friendly Warthog. If you find yourself without a vehicle, race to the secondary bases to secure a power weapon or drop on enemies for a game-changing hijack.

Perdition: Blending long sightlines, vehicles, and close-quarters combat, Perdition caters to nearly any gameplay style. Wheelmen and gunners will be right at home in this urban environment as a well-placed Warthog can lock down a quarter of the map, securing valuable ordnances for the team. Learning the interior routes is essential to both escaping danger and finishing off ranged kills. Be sure to look for the Gravity Hammer in Power Station 3 – an ideal revenge weapon against a pesky sniper or a big surprise for an enemy Warthog.

The Castle Map Pack also brings a new playlist to the War Games experience called wait for it – “Castle DLC,”. The new playlist is a six-versus-six match that focuses on both team play and coordinated objective gameplay. Finally, 343 has also confirmed the new maps will also be integrated into existing Infinity Slayer, Big Team Objective, and Dominion playlists.

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