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."