New Halo: Reach map pack is apparently called "Defiant". Step right up for all the blurry screens

One of the many winning qualities of the internet is its ability to host high-res images that make your pupils go positively wobbly at the knees (well, it that wasn't anatomically impossible). Unfortunately, you won’t be getting a single image with a respectable resolution here. Instead, what we can give you is brand new, leaked screens, which have apparently been taken from Halo: Reach’s latest map pack, Defiant.

Above: Here's a tip - squint your eyes really hard and these shots are almost passable

Snuck out by unofficial Halo fan site HaloDestiny (which is currently down), the tiny images apparently show off three new maps from the rumoured, upcoming pack. First, we’ve got Condemned, which takes place on a human frigate. Next, is Unearthed, which looks to be set around a facility in the desert. And finally, there’s Highlands. Not only does the latter map show a huge Covenant craft glassing the space shit out of a planet, but it also interestingly poses more than a passing resemblance to Halo 3’s High Grounds.

Though the screens were quickly taken down from the fan site, you can still find all of them at this Flickr account.

So, are you excited about the prospect of a new set of maps for Reach? Or are you reluctant about splashing out more MS points so soon after Noble Map Pack? Share the contents of your juicy brains in the comments section below.

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  • BadCompanyBrik - February 13, 2011 7:02 a.m.

    @Crabhand I assume interactivity, and not being static means he wants something more like Last Resort. The wheel was in constant motion, and you could lower the bridge. (Again, I assume) he's saying that all the maps in Reach are just immobile maps with nothing interesting about them. It is true that most, if not all, maps in H3 had some very interesting features.
  • Stack - February 10, 2011 10:16 p.m.

    I wanna get it but i dont feel like a play halo enough anymore to justify buying it
  • Ariaka - February 10, 2011 7:53 p.m.

    Interesting, kind of pretty. But worth the money? I can only hope. =)
  • d20Dark - February 10, 2011 7:22 p.m.

    I saw this post yesterday (talked about a lot on Halo last night) and downloaded these crappy little screens just in case someone took them down. I'm looking forward to more maps- and to know that there's some new Firefight maps coming out is GREAT news- same with an Armor Lock counter... also awesome news.
  • BobberyFan98 - February 10, 2011 6:37 p.m.

    The one in the middle look's to me like a Boneyard clone, but the two other one's are completely new IMO.
  • g4m3rk1dd - February 10, 2011 6:33 p.m. not buying these... "is it just me or do they look very similar to current Reach maps?" thats because they are just rehashes...
  • Enaksan - February 10, 2011 5:59 p.m.

    Is it just me or do they look very similar to current Reach maps? I know they're small and blurry but a few screens look like they are from Forge World. Although if they provide the standard Halo fun they could be made out of black and white blocks.
  • spideralex90 - February 10, 2011 5:50 p.m.

    These look like awesome maps. But I'm pissed that Bungie introduces an awesome new variant (invasion) and doesn't do much to support it afterwards. Only 2 maps, 3 if you bought the map pack (invasion slayer doesn't count imo) and thats it. How many times can you play 3 maps? I really like the maps they have but the freshness is fading from them. I'm not sure why they didn't make any from Forge world. Anyhow I'm excited for these though, still love me some team slayer.
  • FOZ - February 10, 2011 4:33 p.m.

    The top left looks like a screenshot from Metroid Prime 3.
  • crazyW01F - February 10, 2011 3:48 p.m.

    I wanna know how some people can tell, from just a couple screenshots, how much interactivity is in a map. Do you see more than I do?
  • Crabhand - February 10, 2011 3:29 p.m.

    @CancerMan Interactivity with what, exactly? Which Halo CE or Halo 2 maps were so innovative that these screens clearly indicate inferiority?
  • CancerMan - February 10, 2011 3:07 p.m.

    Bungie has been so unimaginative with their maps after Halo 2. I just don't see the point in shelling out money for three static, boring maps. Interactivity man!
  • PopeLikeDope - February 10, 2011 11:39 a.m.

    Looks better than the maps already out, they sucked ass compared to the other maps in the series, maybe this can redeem it.
  • conn30r - February 10, 2011 11:07 a.m.

    First, and this looks awesome. My friend will be so happy when he finds this out.

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