Its here people, [b] Microsoft Game Studio?s [/b] has announced that the [i] Halo 2 Multiplayer Map Pack [/i] has hit store shelves today. As most know the map pack includes nine new multiplayer maps that will add hours of new game play.
Here is a quick run down of each map:
Set in a Forerunner environment on Delta Halo, [b]Containment[/b] is a massive, icy outdoor area suitable for vehicle combat and large team-objective games. [b]Warlock[/b], a small- to midsized indoor arena set in ancient Forerunner ruins, offers ample opportunities for a variety of game types. Located in the streets of Old Mombasa near the wreckage of a downed Covenant Scarab, [b]Turf[/b] is a midsize urban combat environment with narrow streets, dark alleyways and heavily defended buildings. [b]Sanctuary[/b] is a medium-sized symmetrical environment in the sunlit remains of an ancient Forerunner temple. [b]Gemini[/b] is a smaller map set high in space above the lights of High Charity. [b]Relic[/b] is a medium-sized map set on a beach littered with wreckage from a dropship. Featuring narrow passageways and a constantly moving conveyor belt, [b]Elongation[/b] provides a challenging environment ideal for a variety of game types. Terminal is a large map that is great for team-objective games, and it is filled with hazards including an active monorail that players can move across. [b]Backwash[/b] is set within the valley of a large swamp covered with a thick mist. Rainfall and sound effects help evoke the feel of a highly organic eco-system.
What the pack will also offer is an auto update that will implement a cheating countermeasure. Also, because of the high demand for it, their has been a tweaking update to the weapons arsenal to make a more well balanced experience.
Bungie has also gave gamers who buy the pack a special treat in the form of a animated feature that depicts the side events during the Old Mombasa mission of Halo 2. Also there is a behind-the-scenes documentary that goes inside Bungie Studios, where you can watch interviews with designers and see what drove the map ideas and updates.
Hope you all have fun with this one, and just when you thought Halo was getting old right?
[a] https://www.mygamer.com/index.php?id=551030&page=gameportal&mode=screens[aa] Screenshots[/a]