Come Monday, April 8, the Halo 4 multiplayer base will be getting three new maps via the Castle Map Pack. The three maps are "Peridition", "Outcast", and "Daybreak", which are described as "medium-to-large" with an emphasis on vehicular fights and larger battles.
Upon release, the maps will be added to existing Infinity Slayer, Big Team Objective, and Dominion playlists, but they'll only appear if all players in a match have the content unlocked. A six-on-six playlist will also be released, dubbed "Castle DLC."
Anyway, here's the lowdown on each of the new maps. A trailer and screenshots can be found just a little further below.
Daybreak: Two UNSC bases oppose each other in this large asymmetrical map. Teams must split focus between attacking the enemy base while playing close defense to their own. Claim your team’s sniper rifle to cover the central Man Cannon, or grab a Warthog to push through the side channels and flank the enemy base. The Rocket Launcher and Banshee both spawn in positions diagonal to the starting bases; claiming their firepower early is crucial to land the first flag cap or take an early lead in kills.
Outcast: Controlling vehicle paths is critical in this circular map set in a desert environment. Outcast features frequent Mantis vs. Wraith battles, so teams must keep their drivers informed with constant communication to get the drop on enemy vehicles. While driving the Mantis, you can target fusion coils in tunnels to flush out camping opponents directly into your rain of fire, or cover your flag runner’s dash to a friendly Warthog. If you find yourself without a vehicle, race to the secondary bases to secure a power weapon or drop on enemies for a game-changing hijack.
Perdition: Blending long sightlines, vehicles, and close-quarters combat, Perdition caters to nearly any gameplay style. Wheelmen and gunners will be right at home in this urban environment as a well-placed Warthog can lock down a quarter of the map, securing valuable ordnances for the team. Learning the interior routes is essential to both escaping danger and finishing off ranged kills. Be sure to look for the Gravity Hammer in Power Station 3 – an ideal revenge weapon against a pesky sniper or a big surprise for an enemy Warthog.
Note that the Castle Map Pack is the last add-on to be included in the Halo 4 War Games Map Pass. After the third pack hits, all future DLC will have to be purchased the old fashioned way.
Castle Map Pack trailer - YouTube