GIVEAWAY: Halo: Reach ‘Defiant Map Pack’ DLC

Three new maps are being added to Reach, here's your chance to win them!

Erik Norrisby Erik Norris

GIVEAWAY: Halo: Reach 'Defiant Map Pack' DLC

Halo fans, get excited. We have a new Halo-themed giveaway for you. Tomorrow launches the next batch of Halo: Reach DLC, the “Defiant Map Pack.” You can probably see where this is going… 

We have 5 Defiant Pack DLC codes to give away to you, dear readers!

Entering is easy: just log into Twitter (or create an account if you don’t already have one) and follow @CraveNGN. You will see a tweet by us announcing the giveaway. Simply retweet that tweet and pray you’re one of the lucky five chosen.

The giveaway period starts now and will run until 12:00 PM EST tomorrow, Tuesday, March 15, 2011. Winners will be notified shortly thereafter. There is no localization restriction; so come one, come all!

And for those who are unfamiliar with what the Defiant Map Pack brings to Halo: Reach, here’s the skinny straight from Microsoft’s mouth:

Available on Xbox LIVE for 800 Microsoft Points on March 15, the “Halo: Reach” Defiant Map Pack introduces three stunning new battlefields for the most critically acclaimed shooter of 2010, and includes all-new Achievements worth a total of 150 Gamerscore. With maps set on a giant orbital station high above the burning surface of the planet, hidden inside the forest of a military wilderness training facility, and dug into the remnants of a civilian mining site, the Defiant Map Pack brings awesome new environments for Firefight matches and all competitive multiplayer modes.

·         Condemned: Condemned takes place aboard Orbital Station Gamma, a massive space station high in orbit above the planet Reach.  Prior to the Covenant’s overwhelming invasion, Orbital Station Gamma provided long range communications for UNSC fleets and a vital lifeline between Reach and Earth.  During the Battle of Reach, the station suffered terrible punishment at the hands of the Covenant but a few fortified sections remain intact, fully pressurized, and ready for combat. Condemned supports 6 – 12 players in a variety of action-packed game types, including Team Slayer, Team Objective and Free for All.

·         Highlands: Highlands takes place on the top-secret Military Wilderness Training Preserve on Reach.  The Preserve is a large, wooded area where Spartan super-soldiers trained long before the war with the Covenant began.  During the Battle of Reach, the Preserve was the site of key battles between the alien invaders and a group of Spartans who used their familiarity with these UNSC training grounds to significant tactical advantage…but not everyone who enters these woods makes it out alive. Highlands expands the fight with massive-scale engagements for 8 – 16 players in Big Team Battle, Team Slayer and Team Objective.

·         Unearthed: Unearthed takes the battle for Reach to a large Titanium mine and refinery located in the Viery civilian sector of the planet. This particular mine was built to take advantage of the exposed titanium inside a massive meteor crater.  The titanium produced here is used in much of the UNSC hardware, from the chassis of the Warthog to the meters-thick armor plating of capital ships like the UNSC Pillar of Autumn. While this facility was quickly abandoned when the Covenant arrived on Reach, it still has significant tactical (and economic) value and it won’t be long before both humans and Covenant return to battle for control. Unearthed allows up to 4 players to launch a counterassault against the Covenant in Firefight and Firefight modes such as Generator Defense.