In preparation for Tuesday’s release of the Halo 4 ‘Champions Bundle,’ two new support upgrades have been released in the game’s most recent title update, available to players free of charge. Between 343 Industries’ releases today and tomorrow, Spartans will have plenty of new material to keep themselves busy.
Consumers who are willing to shell out 800 Microsoft Points (roughly $10) tomorrow will gain access to the full ‘Champions Bundle.’ If you prefer to pick and choose which add-on content to use, three smaller bundles will also be available.
The “Recharge” support upgrade decreases the time it takes for a player’s shield to recharge and the “Survivor” upgrade will automatically eject the player from a vehicle that is on the verge of exploding. Sounds pretty nifty for all those reckless Warthog drivers out there…you know who you are.
The bulk of the new content can be purchased in the ‘Bullseye Pack’ for 480 MS Points; the pack includes the two new multiplayer maps, a sports-themed Spartan armor, and a new game type called ‘Ricochet.’ The ‘Infinity Armor’ pack will unlock three new Spartan armor models for 240 MS Points, and the ‘Steel Skin Pack’ offers a variety of steampunk weapon skins for 240 MS Points.
One of the new maps, ‘Pitfall,’ is a remake of Halo 3‘s ‘The Pit’ re-designed with pro and community feedback in mind to incorporate new features for increased pace and flow. The other new map is called ‘Vertigo,’ designed specifically with fans of ‘Slayer’ and ‘Extraction’ game types in mind, featuring a trigger point that when shot at, depletes the shields of all nearby Spartans.
The new game type, ‘Ricochet,’ is a Gravball competition. Participants will race to 150 points, awarded 50 points for running the ball across the goal, or 20 for throwing it in from a safe distance.
It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to anyone that fans of the Halo franchise are still battling away in Slayer bouts and Capture the Flag challenges over nine months after the initial release of Halo 4. The most recent entry in the iconic first-person shooter franchise is highly-rated amongst critics (check out our review) and also holds the title of top-selling Microsoft Studios title of all time in the U.S. market, so it makes sense that the barrage of add-on content hasn’t slowed down.
Even though Master Chief addicts had the opportunity to enjoy a new Halo trailer at E3 a few months back, it seems like add-on content to Halo 4 is still the only new content 343 Industries will be sharing in the near future. Hopefully, the DLC will keep everyone busy until we find out more about the new installment in the franchise.
The Halo 4 ‘Champions Bundle’ will be available on Tuesday, August 20.
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Source: Halo Waypoint