Season Passes are the new black.
Today, Microsoft announced the Halo 4 War Games Map Pass, which will grant you discounted access to the first three maps packs when they are released over the next six months and a few other bonus items.
Priced at 2000 MS Points ($24.99), the Halo 4 War Games Map Pass includes access to the Crimson, Majestic and Castle map packs when they are released in December, February and April, along with two bonus in-game helmets, Scanner and Strider, and the in-game Falcon emblem. Buying the War Games Map Pass will save you $5 in the end as each map pack will be 800 MS Points ($10) on their own which would be $30 for all three, plus you get the bonus items as well.
You can read more about each map pack below.
Crimson Map Pack (December release timeframe)
Maps: Wreckage, Harvest, Shatter
Description: Witness the chaos of a clash of civilizations in Wreckage, with its blend of claustrophobic spaces and dangerous exposures and venture into the human colony environs of Harvest, and explore a human foray on an alien moon in Shatter.
Majestic Map Pack (February release timeframe)
Maps: Landfall, Monolith, Skyline
Description: Landfall’s emphasis is on infantry battles against a glittering ocean on a distant world, while Monolith exposes you to the naked vacuum of space – and the firepower of opposing teams, and Skyline’s distinctly industrial feel provides new challenges in somewhat familiar, but occasionally confined spaces.
Castle Map Pack (April release timeframe)
Maps: Daybreak, Outcast, Perdition
Description: Daybreak is set in a military facility against the backdrop of an idyllic mountain range, while Outcast plunges you into the warrens, canyons and arches of an alien edifice, and Perdition takes players into the heart of an urban sprawl, with tactical speed and situational awareness its key features.