Halo 3 Legendary Map Pack Available

Halo 3 Legendary Map Pack Available


The Halo 3 multiplayer experience keeps on rolling with three new maps and even more Forge options. Additionally, those who purchase the download will be given a free four month subscription to Bungie PRO and be automatically entered in the “Halo 3 Legendary Map Pack Play & Win Sweepstakes”.

The Legendary Map Pack is now available on Xbox Live Marketplace for 800 Microsoft Points. The pack is the second major additional content release for the game. The original Heroic Map Pack that was released in December is now available for free download. Here’s what the press release had to say:

Avalanche and Blackout revive two fan-favorite maps from previous Halo games, while Ghost Town welcomes desolate jungle combat to the experience. And now, using new options in the Forge, players can create more detailed challenges and map variants than ever, while also utilizing a variety of visual effects to create new, unique screenshots and saved films.

Avalanche is a throwback all the way to Halo: Combat Evolved. This snowy battlefield was inspired by the original Sidewinder, but the massive, vehicle-oriented objective map adds a twist to its classic predecessor with all new interiors, dramatically reshaped exteriors and brand new vehicle variants. Admire the view from above, as Avalanche also marks the arrival of the Hornet to Halo 3 multiplayer.

In keeping with the theme of “fan-favorites,” Blackout will fill the void left by fans of Halo 2’s Lockout. Although fully re-visualized, this map adheres very faithfully to the tightly wound perfection of the original, but eschews Forerunner architecture in favor of industrial human design. Blackout is perfect for fans of small battleground Slayer matches.

The Legendary Map Pack also packs a brand new punch, in addition to the two classics, with Ghost Town — a battle-scarred maze of narrow passages and dangerous ruins. Collapsed ceilings and shell-battered buildings provide both valuable cover and deadly traps, as catwalks and stairways take the fight from claustrophobic ground combat to dizzying rooftop battles. Ghost Town is a mid-sized map ideal for Team Slayer games and smaller, objective types.

As an added bonus, for a limited time only, gamers who purchase the Legendary Map Pack will receive a four month subscription to “Bungie PRO” via Xbox Live. Bungie PRO greatly expands the Halo 3 experience by increasing the maximum number of file share storage slots from six to twenty-four while also increasing the total file storage size to 250MB. This will allow players to upload and share more films, maps, screenshots and game-types than ever before.

After downloading the new maps, gamers can register on Xbox Live for the “Halo 3 Legendary Map Pack Play & Win Sweepstakes” for their chance to win great prizes including a Halo 3 Edition console, Halo ActionClix: Scarab Vehicle Pack, a complete set of Halo 3 Series 1 Action Figures from McFarlane Toys, nearly one million MS Points and much more.

The maps of the Legendary Map Pack are available in matchmaking today to those who have purchased the download. Additionally, fans that have yet to purchase the Heroic Map Pack, which released in December, can now download it for free on Xbox Live Marketplace.

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