Holder to the keys of the Halo franchise 343 Industries are currently at the annual Rooster Teeth Expo this weekend, where they've revealed the next DLC ready to release for Halo 4. It's actually made up of several pieces of content that can either be bought individually or in a pack dubbed the "Champions Bundle".
The bundle is made up of three main pieces - the "Bullseye" pack, the "Infinity Armour Pack" and the "Steel Skins" pack. The Infinity Armour pack is, as the name suggests, made up of three new armour sets named "Perfect", "Mark V" and "ODST". The Steel Skins pack gives both Covenant and Human weapons a steampunk flavour.
Meanwhile, the Bullseye pack makes up arguably the meat of the update with two new maps - Vertigo and Pitfall. The former is an arena featuring environmental features, allowing canny teams to send an electric shock through parts of the map, zapping the shields of any foolhardy players standing in the vicinity. Pitfall is a remake and update of classic Halo 3 map The Pit, overhauled to take advantage of Halo 4's new features and tweaked with additions such as a grav-lift at the back of the arena.
The bundle also highlights a new mode called Ricochet -a five-on-five team based gametype that plays similar to the popular Grifball mode with a couple of key differences. Firstly, you can throw the ball into the goal area for slightly fewer points than carrying it into the goal and secondly: everyone has access to ranged weapons. Ricochet will be exclusive to those who have purchased the entire bundle for the first two weeks, then 343 are releasing it to everyone else after that.
Spartans can watch the replay of the stream, including footage of the new maps and gametype in action at 343 Industries' Twitch channel. You can either pick up the packs indvidually - the Infinity Armour and Steel Skins pack will cost you 240MSP each with the Bullseye pack setting you back 480MSP - or grab the entire bundle for 800MSP (around $10USD) all from August 20th.
Are you still playing Halo 4's multiplayer and looking forward to the new content? Perhaps you're making your own maps with the advice from Ed's interview with 343 and Certain Affinity? Let us know in the comments below