Mythic 2 Map Pack Coming to Marketplace

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."

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HBO's Mythamanjaro

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

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PlanetXbox360's Mythic Map Pack Giveaway

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

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Reclaimer 182 - The Mother of Invention

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

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'Mythic Recon' Screenshot Contest Over

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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Halo 3 Racetrack 'Quantum'

Twists and turns.

HaloTutorial made a video of some racing on bam3214's custom Sandbox track, "Quantum."  This one's a bit more advanced than most, with tight quarters, banks, and broken track that requires drivers to hang on tight.  Video contains annotation with an expletive, but if you're not offended by such things, the embed and link to the Map Variant are listed below.

YouTube Halo 3 Racetrack "Quantum" - "Quantum"

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HBO Mythic Map Code Giveaway

Need Mythic?

Domino Theory and HBO might have your solution.  Hit the link below, read the instructions, and then reread the instructions.  When you're done reading the instructions, go ahead and submit an entry for your chance to win.

HBO Mythic Map Code Giveaway

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Bungie Weekly Update: 04/24/09

Some therapy, a little Punishment, and a quick look at what's coming in May.

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Reclaimer 179 - Ripple in the Stream

An unwelcome development.

Episode 179 of Reclaimer is ready, just in time for convergence.  Ferial continues to make plans. Seems timing is key.

Reclaimer 179 - Ripple in the Stream

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Bungie Weekly Update: 04/17/09

A little bit of recap, a look at another user-created map, and seismic activity on Sandbox explained.

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Reclaimer 178 - Unrest and Apostate

An unholy union.

Ferial's (or is it Ferials'?) long-laid, intricate plans are becoming reality as sights are set on a weapon that could change everything.   Enter the world of the Reclaimer to see how it all unfolds.

Reclaimer 178 - Unrest and Apostate

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Team Melee Double EXP Weekend!

Beat Down your work week blues.

As of this very instant, those looking to work out the stress and tension built up from this week's work can exorcise their demons in the Team Melee Double EXP Playlist.  It's been updated to include a team-oriented version of Punchout, previously branded "Black Friday" in the Turkey Day Playlist from last November.

Team Melee is available from 11am PDT April 16th (today) and runs until 2am Monday morning.  Heroic, Legendary, and Cold Storage are required.  Mythic is optional.

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Reclaimer: Sandbox Results!

Who made the cut?

HBO pointed out that the winners of the Reclaimer: Sandbox Forge competition have been announced.  Reclaimer was looking for a new set piece for the comic, not necessarily a fully-functioning map, but if you're interested in checking out who won, or just seeing the Map Variants that were entered, click the link below.  They're all ready for download in case pictures aren't your thing.  Fire them up and check 'em out first hand.

Reclaimer: Sandbox Result!

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Simpsons Rube Goldberg

"Don't have a cow, man."

UrbanTwisticle slapped together this great Simpsons-themed Rube Goldberg using The Forge and Sandbox.  Set to the seminal series' opening score, it's quite a sight to behold.  There's a warning though: If you're put off by the thought of seeing Bart Simpsons' bum, don't click on the links below.

YouTube - Simpsons Rube Goldberg in Halo 3 Map Variant - The Simpsons

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Bungie Weekly Update: 04/10/09

Mythic in Marketplace, not one, but two Q&A's, and a deeper dive into some community content.

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Humpday Challenge: Joystiq

The Road to Recon leads to a Humpday Challenge.

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Mythic Map Pack Roundup

Everything you and your mom need to know about the Mythic Map Pack.

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Mythic Community Content Spotlight

Our early favorites and a complimentary offer.

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Mythic Map Pack Trailer and Theme

But wait, there's more!

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Halo 3 Mythic Map Pack 4/7/2009 10:06 AM PDT

HBO Mythic Movie Contest

We have a winner...

...well, six to be precise.  If you submitted an entry, and replied to your emails over the weekend, then you already know if you're among to top tier.  If you submitted, didn't win, and want to see the stiff competition that beat you out, or if you just want to check out what some sweet trailers, check out the damage after the jump.

HBO Mythic Movie Contest - Winners

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Bungie Weekly Update: 04/03/09

Time goes marching on, we get a little Vindictive, and the studio's wheels roll on.

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USA Today Mythic Map Pack Giveaway

This is no joke. 50 Mythic codes up for grabs.

It might be April Fool's, but this is no joke.  If you want to get your hands on the Mythic Map Pack early, hit the link below and follow the rules.

"If you haven't warped into the recently-released Mythic Map Pack for Halo 3, here's a chance to try them out for free. Courtesy of Microsoft Game Studios, the Game Hunters are giving away 50 codes to download the maps for free. The three maps included are Sandbox, Assembly and Orbital. They do not become available on Xbox Live until April 9 (800 points or $10). However, they were included in the Limited Edition of Halo Wars.

Connect to the sweepstakes at between now and 9 a.m. ET Thursday and get a chance to be one of our 50 randomly selected winners. Look for a message about 10 a.m. ET Thursday about the results."

USA Today Mythic Map Pack Giveaway

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'Halo' Beaten in Mythic Style

And in record time, no less.

Tyrant once again wrote in to let us know that yet another record time has fallen in his level-by-level Halo 3 "Mythic" competition.  This time out, 'Halo' was taken down in 12:27.  Pretty incredible considering most players can't even complete a single level on this difficulty setting.  For his efforts, this week's winner gets his very own Mythic Map Pack.

If you want to try your hand at "Mythic,' click the thread below to get some tips and tricks from the master himself.

Official Halo 3 "Mythic" Walkthrough

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"Chieftain" Screenshot Closed

Leader of the pack.

If you don't have your Chieftain screenshots in your File Share by now, it's too late.  Contest closed.  If you're work is selected, you'll be notified by Private Message by the end of the day today.

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Bungie Weekly Update: 03/27/09

The Mythic Map Pack dated, more custom content explored, and the aftermath from GDC.

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