Upcoming Halo 4 Maps Storm the Castle

By Michelle Balsan,
Not all that long ago we were bringing you details about the "Majestic Map Pack" in 343 Industries' Halo 4. With the dust barely settled on that one, the third map pack for the game, titled the "Castle Map Pack", has now been revealed. It will contain three new maps, Daybreak, Outcast, and Perdition, as well as a new "Castle DLC" playlist.

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Daybreak 5

Daybreak 4

Daybreak 3

Daybreak 2

Daybreak 1

Two UNSC bases oppose each other in this large asymmetrical map. Teams must split focus between attacking the enemy base while playing close defense to their own. Claim your team's sniper rifle to cover the central Man Cannon, or grab a Warthog to push through the side channels and flank the enemy base. The Rocket Launcher and Banshee both spawn in positions diagonal to the starting bases; claiming their firepower early is crucial to land the first flag cap or take an early lead in kills.
Outcast 6

Outcast 5

Outcast 4

Outcast 3

Outcast 2

Outcast 1

Controlling vehicle paths is critical in this circular map set in a desert environment. Outcast features frequent Mantis vs. Wraith battles, so teams must keep their drivers informed with constant communication to get the drop on enemy vehicles. While driving the Mantis, you can target fusion coils in tunnels to flush out camping opponents directly into your rain of fire, or cover your flag runner's dash to a friendly Warthog. If you find yourself without a vehicle, race to the secondary bases to secure a power weapon or drop on enemies for a game-changing hijack.
Perdition 1

Perdition 2

Perdition 3

Perdition 4

Perdition 5

Perdition 6

Blending long sightlines, vehicles, and close-quarters combat, Perdition caters to nearly any gameplay style. Wheelmen and gunners will be right at home in this urban environment as a well-placed Warthog can lock down a quarter of the map, securing valuable ordnances for the team. Learning the interior routes is essential to both escaping danger and finishing off ranged kills. Be sure to look for the Gravity Hammer in Power Station 3 – an ideal revenge weapon against a pesky sniper or a big surprise for an enemy Warthog.

Here are the details for the "Castle DLC" playlist:

The Castle Map Pack brings a new playlist to the War Games experience called "Castle DLC," a six-versus-six playlist that focuses on both team play and coordinated objective gameplay.
In addition to the new playlist, the Castle maps will also be available in the Infinity Slayer, Big Team Objective, and Dominion playlilsts.

The "Castle Map Pack" DLC for Halo 4 will be available for 800 MSP on April 8th. Gamers who have the War Games Map Pass will be able to download this content for no additional charge. It will add nine achievements worth 250G.

We've got the full list of Halo 4 achievements - check the list for guides to unlocking them.
Michelle Balsan
Written by Michelle Balsan
Michelle is the Assistant Manager of the Newshounds at TrueAchievements and has been a member of staff since 2010. When not contributing to gaming websites, she makes her living as a mild-mannered librarian. She can be compelled to play just about anything if there's a co-op component, and has been playing games with friends and siblings since the Atari 2600. As it's reportedly healthy to have hobbies outside of gaming, she also roots for some of the most difficult sporting franchises to root for, the New York Mets and New York Jets, but offsets that by rooting for the New Jersey Devils. She's also seen pretty much none of the movies you have, but she's working on that.