The first Halo 3 Downloadable Content arrives on the Xbox 360 today, as the Halo 3 Heroic Map Pack hits the Xbox Live Marketplace. The Heroic Map Pack, which contains three new Halo 3 multiplayer maps, is the first in a series of downloadable content from Bungie Studios.
Available for 800 Microsoft Points, each map offers a unique experience. Standoff’s symmetrical valley, with its entrenched bases and fields of boulders, is ideal for mid-sized objective and Slayer game types. The vast, labyrinthine passages on Rat’s Nest, meanwhile, bring something new to the Halo multiplayer experience: an indoor vehicle paradise, strongly influenced by the Campaign mode, ideal for big team battles. Finally, Foundry is the ultimate Forge map: players can edit every single object in this industrial warehouse, place stairways, walls, bridges and tunnels to create an entirely new play space and build almost any kind of map they can think of.
Forge also allows players to edit and customize all three maps.
The maps of the Halo 3 Heroic Pack are available in matchmaking today to those who have purchased the download. All three maps will become available as a free download via Xbox Live Marketplace in Spring 2008, just prior to the next wave of all new Halo 3 multiplayer maps.