Halo 3 Map Pack Hits the Xbox 360

Halo 3 launched as the fastest selling video game of all time, and for good reason. When you look for your friends on Xbox LIVE, many of them are playing Halo 3 multiplayer games. Now there is even more reason to do so as the Heroic Map Pack hits Xbox LIVE Marketplace, the first downloadable contend from Bungie for Halo 3.

Available exclusively on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace for 800 Microsoft points, each map offers a different and unique experience. First, Standoff has a symmetrical valley with entrenched bases and fields of boulders and is perfect for mid-sized objectives. Rat's Nest is a vast labyrinthine of passages that brings the Halo 3 multiplayer experience indoors for a different experience. Then there is the Foundry which is considered the "ultimate Forge map". Players will be able to edit every object in this huge industrial warehouse, even place stairways, walls, bridges, and tunnels to create their own place to play.

The Heroic Packs are available in machmaking today for any who have them already downloaded. All three maps will be available to download on Xbox LIVE Marketplace for free in the spring of 2008, just before the release of the next three maps are set to be released for download.