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“Halo 4” PAX East Panel Video Available on Halo Waypoint

LONDON, Monday 25 th March 2013– At PAX East this weekend, 343 Industries hosted a panel called “‘Halo 4’ Multiplayer: Past, Present, and Future,” where thousands of passionate fans received a sneak peek at what’s on the horizon for“Halo 4” Infinity multiplayer. 343 announced a new 1-50 level ranking system called“Competitive Skill Rank” (CSR), which measures your performance in War Games, intelligently matches you against opponents of comparable skill, and displays your rank on your Halo Waypoint player profile.

Additionally, 343 showcased a live demo of“Forge Island,” a massive new play space that will give Forge creators both the space and new building assets to craft an infinite range of multiplayer maps for the“Halo” community to explore and enjoy– available for free on Xbox LIVE on 11 th April.

343 also unveiled some of the new improvements coming to Infinity multiplayer in the next“Halo 4” title update, discussed the exciting new maps and game types players can look forward to in the Castle Map Pack (which launches on 8 th April alongside CSR), and shared some of the highlights and eye-popping stats the community has achieved in War Games since launch.

Check out the full PAX East panel video now on Halo Waypoint.

The Castle Map Pack will be available on Xbox LIVE for 800 Microsoft Points. Players who have purchased the“ Halo 4” War Games Map Pass* or“Halo 4” Limited Edition game will receive access to all three Map Packs (Crimson, Majestic, and Castle) at a 15 percent savings versus purchasing them individually ** .? The new maps will also be integrated into existing Infinity Slayer, Big Team Objective, and Dominion playlists. DLC maps will appear in a playlist if all members of the match have the content purchased or the War Games Map Pass.

“Halo 4” is the latest blockbuster installment of the iconic franchise that has shaped entertainment history and defined a generation of gamers. Developed by 343 Industries,“Halo 4” continues the story of the series’ iconic hero the Master Chief as he returns to confront his destiny and face an ancient evil that threatens the fate of the entire universe.“Halo 4” takes the series in a bold new direction by delivering its most epic and explorative campaign yet, alongside an emotionally resonant story and a groundbreaking multiplayer offering unlike anything before it– setting the stage for an epic new sci-fi saga. The standard edition of“Halo 4” is available for?49.99 ERP **

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    <*>Content includes Crimson, Majestic and Castle Map Packs plus 2 in-game helmets and an emblem at a special value. If you own this Map Pass, access map packs thru the Halo 4 in-game store. Do not download from Xbox LIVE Marketplace or you will be charged twice.“Halo 4” game, 4GB storage,&Xbox LIVE Gold membership (each sold separately) required to use this content. (Map Pass included with“Halo 4” Limited Edition.)

** Estimated Retail Price. Actual retailer prices may vary.

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