With Halo 4 releasing on November 6th, Microsoft and 343 Industries revealed that there will be extra content released in the months after the game initial release.
Selling for $24.99 or 2000 Microsoft Points, the Halo 4 War Games Map Pass allows access to the extra maps as they are released in December, February, and April. Alongside the maps, the War Games Pass will grant players two new helmets, Scanner and Strider and the unique emblem, Falcon.
Release dates and descriptions for each map are as follows:
Crimson Map Pack ( To be released in December)
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 (To be released in February)
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 (To be released in April)
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.