Mythic Map Pack Roundup
Posted by urk at 4/9/2009 11:15 AM PDT
Mythic Map Pack Roundup

The Mythic Map Pack is now available over the Xbox LIVE Marketplace as DLC.  If you've come to the site looking for more information before making your purchase, or if you've plunked down the requisite 800 Microsoft Points and you want to learn everything you can about the shiny new toy you have to play with, this is your one stop shop for everything Mythic here at

"The long-awaited Mythic Map Pack drops into Xbox LIVE Marketplace. Investigate Orbital’s abandoned hallways - before it was evacuated, the Quito Space Tether was heralded as the “Civil Engineering Monument of the Millennium.” Witness Assembly, where Scarab hulls loom overhead, being decontaminated in preparation for the city-sized Lekgolo colonies that will breathe life into the massive metal husks. An excavation site surrounded by deadly Forerunner defenses, the mysteries of Sandbox are hidden high above, deep below, and right before your eyes. There are no refunds for this item."

The Mythic Map Pack Trailer

"But wait, there's more!"

Xbox LIVE Marketplace (Queue for Download)
High Definition (WMV, Quicktime)
Standard (WMV, Quicktime)
Zune (WMV)
iPhone (m4v)
Low Quality (WMV, Quicktime)

The Mythic Theme

"Inspired by the Forger’s paradise, Sandbox, with nods to Assembly and Orbital, the Halo 3 Mythic Theme takes custom content to a whole new level, transforming your Xbox 360 into a sand swept playground."

Download the Mythic Theme

The New Mythic Hotness

If you're more of a visual learner, we've also rolled out a fancy new Mythic Map Pack Project Page, complete with some choice screenshots of each map front and center, and links below to all kinds of user-created content already made using the Mythic Map Pack.  If you want to see the collection of Map Variants, Films, and Screenshots created on Assembly, Orbital, and Sandbox, click the link below and check 'em out.

Mythic Map Pack Project Page

Your Mythic Content

For a more intimate look at some of the early content, we've also added some choice Map Variants, Screenshots, and Saved Films to Bungie Favorites to get you started.  This content is available in game, through the Bungie Favorites menu for download.  If you'd like to see a more detailed analysis, click on the Community Spotlight below before you dig in.

Mythic Map Pack Community Spotlight

Get Mythic, Get Bungie Pro

If you're still unsure, we're going to make our Mythic deal even sweeter.  If you pick up the Mythic Map Pack, we'll throw in a complimentary, limited time offer for Bungie Pro.  Since you're going to be making tons of your own Mythic content, we figured you'd need an expanded File Share to compensate.  If you don't have Bungie Pro, or your current subscription expires before July, this offer will add or extend your Bungie Pro until July of 2009.  If you were an early adopter via Halo Wars LCE, we're gonna grandfather you in as well. 

Get Mythic and get Bungie Pro until July of 2009.

For more information about Bungie Pro, our enhanced File Share offering, check out the link below to get all the gory details. Guide: "How-To Bungie Pro"

All the Mythic News

For all the Mythic Map Pack information we've collected in the Bungie Blog and in our Top Stories, click on the following link - there's nearly forty pages of reviews, screenshots, information, montages, comics, machinima, and just about anything else you would ever want to see pertaining to the Mythic Map Pack.

Mythic Map Pack Coverage

Mythic Game With Flame

In the early goings, back when the Mythic Maps were only available to a handful of folks, we ventured into Matchmaking to put our Halo 3 skills to the test against the best of the best.  How did we fare?  Click the link below to find out.

Game with Flame - Mythic Community Humpday

We're the Mythic Kids

And last, but certainly not least, the latest Bungie Podcast.  In this sonorous sit-down, we talk to Dan Miller, one of the designers who brings us the Mythic Map Pack, and Dorje Bellbrook, a concept artist with the studio that worked on both Assembly and Orbital's awesome vistas.

"Concept Artist Dorje Bellbrook graces the Bungie Podcast for the first time to talk about artful skyboxes and artistic inspirations, and Dan Miller drops in to talk about life, love, and the Mythic Map Pack. Shishka stops by to close out the show with some Matchmaking love."

Bungie Podcast: 040109 (1:18:27) (72 MB]
Mythic 2 Map Pack Coming to Marketplace 

Posted by urk at 1/20/2010 10:09 AM PST

Still waiting for the second half of the Mythic Map Pack?

Your wait will be over soon.  As of February 2nd, Heretic, Citadel, and Longshore will be available as a standalone map pack via Xbox LIVE Marketplace.  Read on for more details.

"Microsoft has announced that the Mythic 2 Map Pack, previously only available on the Halo 3: ODST multiplayer disc, will be released on Xbox LIVE on February 2, 2010.

The release of the Mythic 2 Map Pack brings the total number of Halo 3 multiplayer maps to 24.

  • Heretic brings players to familiar ground as the Halo 2 arena Midship returns in Halo 3. The stark interior of the Pious Inquisitor might appear austere on first glance, but Heretic's symmetrical spaces require players to execute complex strategies in order to outplay their opponents.
  • Citadel may be a long abandoned Forerunner stronghold, but its small, symmetrical confines are far from secure. Two opposing bases offer little safety for players looking for solace. Instead, Citadel forces small squads to stay in constant communication, keep their heads on a swivel, and be prepared to adjust combat tactics in close quarters.
  • Longshore lacks the commercial ships that once made it a lucrative port for Old Mombasa, but it still bustles with activity. Designed for large-scale combat and well-suited for smaller affairs, Longshore’s multitude of industrial buildings, elevated walks, and open inlets conspire to create a complex battleground tailored for multiple combat scenarios.

Mythic 2 Map Pack will be available on Xbox LIVE for 800 Microsoft Points.

Additionally, Halo fans can contribute to Bungie’s relief efforts for Haiti by participating in the "Be a Hero" campaign on Xbox LIVE. For every 1,000 people that wear a red heart emblem and play Halo 3 or Halo 3: ODST online today or tomorrow, Bungie will donate $100 to Red Cross, up to $77,000."

HBO's Mythamanjaro 

Posted by urk at 8/3/2009 9:06 AM PDT

Got Mythic?

If not, Domino Theory and HBO are looking to hook you up.  Nice guys, eh?  All you gotta do is fill out a brief form (don't worry, it's safe) and make sure you play by the rules.

Mythamanjaro - HBO Mythic Map Pack Code Giveaway

PlanetXbox360's Mythic Map Pack Giveaway 

Posted by urk at 7/27/2009 10:19 AM PDT

Register and reply and you could win a prize.

The good folks over at PlanetXbox360 want to make you an offer.  They've got Mythic Map Packs and you have a keyboard.  Use it to register for their forums, make a reply in the correct thread, and wait to see if they pluck your name from the hat for a free Mythic Map Pack.  Easy, eh?

PlanetXbox360 Giveaway: Halo 3 "Mythic Map Pack" Codes

Reclaimer 182 - The Mother of Invention 

Posted by urk at 5/6/2009 9:14 AM PDT

A patchwork plan.

Reclaimer needs access to the UNSC datanets, but first some repairs are in order.  And of course, it's not as simple as just plugging some stuff in or turning a bolt.  That would be far too easy.

Reclaimer 182 - The Mother of Invention

'Mythic Recon' Screenshot Contest Over 

Posted by urk at 5/4/2009 9:42 AM PDT

Stop your screenshots.

If you submitted a screenshot for the Mythic Recon screenshot contest, sit tight.  We're going to pour through the pile this week, pluck out some winners, and notify them via PM.  Since there were so many participants, please exercise some patience.  We're looking at having our selections made and the winners notified by Friday.

In the meantime, please hold off on PMing us for details.  We won't have any.  You'll just be delaying the process and probably ruling yourself out from consideration.


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