Halo 4 has barely been out for a month, but that isn't stopping 343 Industries from dropping their first map pack. The best part is: those who participated in Microsoft's 14 day play promotion can have limited free access to these new maps, available until December 18. So if you were skeptical about buying them, feel free to download them and give them a shot. Still not convinced? Well we at Entertainment Fuse got a chance to dive in recently and played a few rounds on some of the new maps.
The three new maps, Harvest, Wreckage, and Shatter, are all fine additions to Halo 4 matchmaking, but only one of them really stood out, and that was Harvest. Aesthetically all of the maps have that classic Halo look and feel, and that's fine. Harvest is the most close-quarters map of the three, offering a lot of close up action. Two buildings separate the map, filled with a lot of ramps and vertical gameplay. The map gives a slight reminder of some of the Halo: Reach maps, and offers up a great environment tailor made for capture the flag matches.