We must have the Cyber Monday fever, because we just cooked-up something crazy to commemorate the so-called Cyber Week sales: a free download code for the Halo Reach Noble Map Pack that releases on Tuesday. For what it’s worth, Halo: Reach can be had for cheap at Amazon’s Cyber Monday sales, so if you need to get the game before the download code, go grab it from the link above. You can also just check out all of Amazon’s Cyber Monday sales there, too, if you’re curious.
So, just what is the Halo: Reach Noble Map Pack? Only the biggest batch of DLC so far for the last Halo game Bungie will create, that’s all. Available for 800 Microsoft Points — or for free, if you win this contest — the Noble Map Pack includes seven new Achievements worth a total of 250 Gamerscore points and three new environments for the Halo: Reach multiplayer arena:
- Tempest — “Though we may never fully understand these devices, it is not our nature to leave ancient stones unturned.” 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. Tempest supports 8 to 16 players and offers a variety of modes including Free for All, Team Slayer, Team Objective and Big Team Battle. Tempest also provides players with a huge Forge palette, allowing them to create new custom map variants that can be shared with the community-at-large.
- Anchor 9 — “Orbital dockyards provide rapid refueling and repairs for a variety of UNSC vessels.” 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 – whether the close quarters combat is occurring inside or out of its artificial gravitational field. Anchor 9 allows two to eight players to face off in game variants including Free for All, Team Slayer and Team Objective.
- Breakpoint — “ONI officials believe the data buried within this artifact is key to our survival.” 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 dig site must yield salvation, or it will become a grave. Breakpoint offers multiplayer mayhem for eight to 16 players, and supports the Invasion and Big Team Battle game variants
So again, to commemorate all those Cyber Monday and Cyber Week sales, we’re giving away one free download code for this Halo: Reach DLC in this giveaway. The contest only lasts this week, though, so we’ve opened it up to unlimited entries for those who really want to win. We’ll also double your entries if you follow DailyGame on Twitter, so you can increase your chances of winning that way (after you follow us on Twitter, be sure to put your Twitter handle in the “Address Line 2” section below so we know who’s who).
Otherwise, simply complete and submit the entry form below by 11:59pm PST on December 4, 2010. Anyone worldwide 18 years old or older can enter once per day per email address. Winners will be randomly chosen. Odds of winning vary based on the number of entries received, and you can increase your chances of winning by coming back to enter every day. Good luck. And remember to check out all our other free contests right here.