Halo 4 Enters the Realm of the Champions

By Rebecca Smith, 5 years ago
Yesterday's Armor Mod Update for Halo 4 was just the beginning. Today brings along another matchmaking update due to the new DLC that has been released. The "Bullseye Pack" contains two new maps - Vertigo and Pitfall - and a new game type. The "Halo 4 Bullseye Pack" costs 480 MSP and can be downloaded from here.

Vertigo is an asymmetrical map that provides a wide variety of indoor and outdoor combat. The map lends itself best to Slayer and Extraction game types and is best played with anywhere from 8 to 10 players. Vertigo also touts the return of a dynamic, interactive element in a Halo multiplayer map: Each base has a trigger point that depletes the shields of all players in range when shot. The map also contains a series of caves on each side as well as three levels of verticality, providing players with several different routes for attacking each base.
Pitfall is a remake of The Pit from Halo 3:

Not only will Pitfall add another medium-sized symmetrical map to Halo 4 Matchmaking, but the remake also includes updated features (such as strategically placed crates and ledges) that provide increased pace and flow. Whether you’re playing Capture the Flag, Slayer or the new Ricochet game type, Pitfall will bring back memories of sweet, sweet carnage on The Pit. We’re excited to integrate both of these awesome maps into Halo 4 Matchmaking next month.
Pitfall comparison 1

Pitfall comparison 2

Ricochet is the new game type. The "Bullseye Pack" also contains the new Ricochet armour.

The objective of the game type is to protect your team’s goal (a zone that is similar to a Hill in King of the Hill) while scoring in the opposing goal, either by throwing or running the ball into the goal. Running the ball into the goal earns you 50 points, while throwing the ball into the goal gets you 20 points. [...] The game type will be exclusive to the Bullseye Pack for a limited time of 2 weeks, after which it will become available to all players.
Ricochet Armour

The DLC has now got its own Matchmaking playlist. This playlist is the only place where players will be able to play the new "Bullseye Pack" content for the first two weeks of release. The selection of 4v4 game types are:

Pitfall Infinity Slayer
Pitfall Slayer Pro
Pitfall Ricochet
Pitfall Capture the Flag
Vertigo Infinity Slayer
Vertigo Slayer Pro
Vertigo Extraction
Vertigo King of the Hill

The "Halo 4 Infinity Armor Pack" contains three new armour skins. The DLC costs 240 MSP and can be downloaded from here.

MARK V Armor
DESIGNATION: MJOLNIR Powered Assault Armor System [GEN1] – MARK V
MANUFACTURER: Materials Group
TESTING SITE: Damascus, Vhalkem – CHI CETI IV

ODST Armor
MANUFACTURER: Cascade Stronghold Technologies

DESIGNATION: MJOLNIR Powered Assault Armor System [GEN2] – PREFECT
MANUFACTURER: The Watershed Division
TESTING SITE: Denegroth, West Conamara – EUROPA
Infinity Armor Pack

The "Halo 4 Steel Skin Pack" contains skins for all of the loadout weapons. The DLC also costs 240 MSP and can be downloaded from here.

Steel Skin Pack

All three of the above DLC packs can be bought together in one bundle. The "Halo 4 Champions Bundle" also contains exclusive content that can't be purchased outside of the bundle. Part of the content are these five new weapon skins:

Champions Bundle Skins

There are also eight new Spartan stances for the lobby playercards:

Champions Bundle Stances

To round out the exclusive content, there are five new armour skins (Tracer, Column, Python, Bayonet and Solid) and a preview of the Resistor armour mod. For a short space of time, this allows players to keep the full range of mobility while under fire. The mod will eventually be arriving as a free update for all Halo 4 players.

If you'd like to take a look at all of the DLC in action, check out this trailer:

The "Halo 4 Champions Bundle" costs 800 MSP and can be downloaded from here. Although the ten new achievements (worth a total of 250G) are tied to the "Bullseye Pack", players will need to purchase the "Champions Bundle" to be able to obtain all of the mods needed to earn the achievements.
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.