Bungie has announced that the first map pack for Halo: Reach will be released on the 30th of November.
Called the Noble Map Pack, it includes three maps, “Tempest”, “Anchor 9” and “Breakpoint”.
As you’d expect the map pack includes new achievements with a Gamerscore totalling 250 points.
The DLC will cost 800 Microsoft Points.
"Our DLC team has been hard at work these last few months, cloistered together in the heart of the studio preparing three new multiplayer maps for your Halo: Reach multiplayer pleasure," writes Bungie’s Eric Osborne.
“Though they're still putting the finishing touches on what we've now dubbed the Noble Map Pack as we speak, we've been itching like crazy to show off the trio of maps for quite some time now. Today, you get your first good look.”
Anchor 9 is for two to eight players in game modes Free-For-All, Team Slayer and Team Objective: “Within the confines of this low orbit dry-dock, UNSC craft undergo rapid repair and rearmament in support of the enduring war effort. But for the small squads of infantry who now fight over the mirrored interior hallways and open central hangar bay, this platform no longer provides any safe harbor whatsoever – whether the close quarters combat is occurring inside or out of its artificial gravitational field.”
Tempest, for eight to sixteen players, is available in Free-For-All, Team Slayer, Team Objective and Big Team Battle: “This abandoned shoreline facility bends both sea and sky to an unnatural purpose, but the ground itself has quickly become another all too familiar battlefield. Though the two opposing symmetrical bases may never reveal their ancient purpose, both now offer makeshift shelter and access to strategic routes perfectly suited for small and large scale skirmishes alike.”
Breakpoint, also for eight to sixteen players, supports both Invasion and Big Team Battle variants: “Atop this icy precipice, the Invasion continues. These modular archaeological labs were never intended to withstand such a large scale onslaught of Covenant military power, but the information being extracted here may prove vital to humanity’s survival. In response to the imminent Covenant threat, UNSC ground and air assets have been deployed to bolster entrenched Spartan countermeasures. This site must yield salvation, or it will become a grave.”