WHAT DO YOU GUYS/GIRLS THINK OF THE CHAMPIONS BUNDLE?
The Champions Bundle contains three DLC packs, as well as bonus content, including:
- Bullseye Pack (Includes Ricochet, a new game type)
- Steel Skin Pack
- Infinity Armor Pack
- Bonus content, including new stances, armor and weapon skins, and a new armor mod
All of this content makes the Champions Bundle unique from other DLC, and each of the aforementioned packs can be purchased separately or as a group. For example, if you’re most interested in the Bullseye pack, you can download it as a separate piece. However, bonus content is included with the entire bundle. Let’s break it down:
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.
When we first showed off Pitfall, a remake of Halo 3’s The Pit, the crowd at our panel was pretty excited. 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.
If you checked out our RTX panel, you know that I’m quite excited about Ricochet due to the pacing, strategy and unique mix of attack/defend dynamics. 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. If you’d like to see a live demo of the game type, you can check it out around the 58:40 mark of our panel live stream, where 343 staff were joined by our friends at Rooster Teeth for a little exhibition match—check it out! 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. The Bullseye Pack also includes the Ricochet armor (pictured above).
Infinity Armor Pack
Three new armors await in the Infinity Armor Pack: the legendary and classic Mark V armor from Halo: Combat Evolved, ODST armor and Forerunner armor. I cannot choose between the Mark V and the Forerunner armor, but it’s safe to say that I will likely be wearing one or the other at all times. Here’s the details for each. MARK V Armor DESIGNATION: MJOLNIR Powered Assault Armor System [GEN1] – MARK V MANUFACTURER: Materials Group TESTING SITE: Damascus, Vhalkem – CHI CETI IV ODST Armor DESIGNATION: MJOLNIR Powered Assault Armor System [GEN2] – ORBITAL DROP SHOCK TROOPER MANUFACTURER: Cascade Stronghold Technologies TESTING SITE: Mindoro, Lhopat – CASCADE PREFECT Armor DESIGNATION: MJOLNIR Powered Assault Armor System [GEN2] – PREFECT MANUFACTURER: The Watershed Division TESTING SITE: Denegroth, West Conamara – EUROPA
Steel Skin Pack
Inspired by classic steampunk aesthetics, the Steel Skin Pack covers all loadout weapons with ten elegantly crafted industrial textures. The above skins are included.
Halo 4 Champions Bundle Bonus Content
Five new weapon skins:
Eight new stances for your Player Card:
Five new armor skins:
* I GOT THIS ALL FROM HALO WAYPOINT