Halo 4 Champions Bundle DLC Revealed for August arrival [Trailer]

By Prarthito Maity , Updated Jul 08, 2013 08:47 AM EDT

Halo 5 could easily be the next big thing for the franchise, but that certainly doesn’t mean that the developing company will rest on its laurels and stop any kind of support for its previous massive hit Halo 4. As reported, Halo 4 is set to receive brand new multiplayer maps and an additional mode called Ricochet as part of the newly unveiled Champions Bundle. 343 Industries announced the same during a Rooster Teeth Expo livestream.

The Champions Bundle content will be available as both a complete bundle and in separate packs. The Bullseye Pack will introduce two multiplayer Pitfall maps (similar to Halo 3’s Vertigo and The Pit), a sports-themed Spartan armor and a new competitive “gravball” game type called Ricochet.

As far as Ricochet is concerned, it’s basically a new in-game mode that features 5v5 gameplay, something the developer has tagged as "combat basketball." Players will need to compete for possession of a ball while scoring points, both attacking and defending. There is also the option of either throwing the ball into the goal or run it in, and gaining more points as a reward.

Apart from this, The Halo 4 Champions Bundle also introduces the Infinity Armor Pack and a Steel Skin Pack. Buying the packs separately will offer new weapons and armor with the list including the likes of Prefect, Mark V and ODST armor sets. Players will need to purchase the map pack or complete bundle to receive the new mode for the first two weeks. The company will eventually make it live for everyone via matchmaking.

It is to be noted that each of the three DLC packs in the Champions bundle will be available as standalone purchases on launch day. The Bullseye Pack will be available for 480 MS Points and the Infinity Armor Pack and Steel Skin Pack will be available for 240 MS Points each. The bonus content will be made available only for a limited time exclusively through the bundle.

The Champions Bundle will be available starting Aug. 20 for 800 Microsoft Points. However, it will not come as a part of Halo 4's Season Pass. Check out the trailer below.

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