First Halo: Reach map pack dated, priced

Halo: Reach, hailed to be as complete a package a game can be, will soon get even more so; Microsoft’s readying new online content for next month.

Announced today is the Noble Map Pack, a 800 MS Point collection of three new multiplayer locales: the low-orbit Anchor 9 (2-8 players), the abandoned shoreline facility of Tempest (8-16 players), and Breakpoint (8-16 players), a frozen xeno-archaeology site.

The pack brings 250 Gamerscore and will be available via Live starting late next month, November 30th. Just in time for the holiday gaming marathons.

Catch the first screens and the official word on all three maps below.

Anchor 9
Within the confines of this low orbit dry-dock, UNSC craft undergo rapid repair and rearmament in support of the enduring war effort. But for the small squads of infantry who now fight over the mirrored interior hallways and open central hangar bay, this platform no longer provides any safe harbor whatsoever – whether the close quarters combat is occurring inside or out of its artificial gravitational field.


This abandoned shoreline facility bends both sea and sky to an unnatural purpose, but the ground itself has quickly become another all too familiar battlefield. Though the two opposing symmetrical bases may never reveal their ancient purpose, both now offer makeshift shelter and access to strategic routes perfectly suited for small and large scale skirmishes alike.


Atop this icy precipice, the Invasion continues. These modular archaeological labs were never intended to withstand such a large scale onslaught of Covenant military power, but the information being extracted here may prove vital to humanity’s survival. In response to the imminent Covenant threat, UNSC ground and air assets have been deployed to bolster entrenched Spartan countermeasures. This site must yield salvation, or it will become a grave.