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Halo Wars

Halo Wars: Historic Battles

First DLC pack detailed

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Halo Wars: Historic Battles will be released on Xbox Live Marketplace on July 21 (800 points) and Microsoft have provided us with details of the new maps that are included. There will be a total of four new maps (2 1v1, 1 2v2, and 1 3v3) and the add-on has been developed by the studio formed by some of the remnants of the closed down Ensemble Studios under their new studio name - Robot Entertainment.

Four new achievements for a total 100 Gamerscore:
• Tour Coming Through: Hot drop 50 squads to your Covenant Leader in a single game on Memorial basin (30 points)
• Never Leave a Man Behind: Finish a game with 5000 net resources contributed to your teammates on Memorial Basin (15 points)
• Drain Cleaner: Kill 20 enemy squads with a continuous Covenant Leader Power on Memorial Basin (30 points)
• Killjoy: Disrupt 5 active Leader Powers in a single game on Blood River (25 points)

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Barrens (1v1 Map): Difficult terrain channels units into killing zones. The side that controls the Forerunner artifacts will have the advantage.
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Blood River (1v1 Map): Secure base locations on nearby cliffs overlook this naturally red-tinged river. The soldiers that fought over its two narrow crossings gave the river its name, which has since taken on a greater meaning.
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Memorial Basin (2v2 Map): The high ground in the middle offers good cover for infantry, while the generally open terrain transforms organized battle plans into bloodbaths.
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Glacial Ravine (3v3 Map): A snow-topped mountain range forms a natural barrier that cuts this region in half. Control of the two energy walls at the narrow central pass often determines the outcome of the battle, though clever use of the Sentinel Factories may play a role as well.

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