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Free DLC for Halo 5: Guardians.

Downloadable content, or DLC for short, are additional content items for use in video games. DLC released for Halo can be distributed in several ways ranging from disk based, to the internet through services like Xbox LIVE.

Halo 2 DLC[edit]

Due to Xbox LIVE being discontinued for Original Xbox consoles and games. It is no longer possible to get all the Halo 2 DLC that was obtainable though that service.[1]

Bonus Map Pack[edit]

Main article: Bonus Map Pack

Bonus Map Pack: Released on Xbox Live on April 25, 2005 for free. It contained the maps Containment and Warlock. It is no longer possible to download this DLC through Xbox LIVE.

Game type: Zombies[edit]

Main article: Zombie

Game type: Zombies: Released though the Official Xbox Magazine in Demo disc 45 as a download for Xbox in June, 2005.[2] This is the only official way to get the game type on the Xbox version of the game.

Killtacular Pack[edit]

Main article: Killtacular Pack

Killtacular Pack: Released on Xbox LIVE on April 25, 2005 for $4.99, and was made permanently free on June 28, 2005. It contained the maps Sanctuary and Turf. It is no longer possible to download this DLC through Xbox LIVE.

Maptacular Pack[edit]

Main article: Maptacular Pack

Maptacular Pack: Released on Xbox LIVE on July 5, 2005 for $11.99, and was made permanently free on August 30, 2005. It contained the maps Gemini, Elongation, Backwash, Relic, and Terminal. It is no longer possible to download this DLC through Xbox LIVE.

Halo 2 Multiplayer Map Pack[edit]

Main article: Halo 2 Multiplayer Map Pack

Halo 2 Multiplayer Map Pack: Released on disk on July 5, 2005. It included the maps found in the Bonus, Maptacular and Killtacular map packs.

Blastacular Pack[edit]

Main article: Blastacular Pack

Blastacular Pack: Released on April 17, 2007 for $4.00, and re-released as an updated package on May 7, 2007 (still for $4.00), as several glitches discovered in the included content had been fixed, and made permanently free on July 7, 2007. It contained the maps Desolation and Tombstone. It is no longer possible to download this DLC through Xbox LIVE.

Halo 3 map packs[edit]

Heroic Map Pack[edit]

Main article: Heroic Map Pack

Heroic Map Pack: Released on December 11, 2007 for $10.00 (800 Microsoft Points), and was made permanently free on March 25, 2008. It contained the maps Standoff, Rat's Nest, and Foundry.

Legendary Map Pack[edit]

Main article: Legendary Map Pack

Legendary Map Pack: Released on April 15, 2008 for $10.00 (800 Microsoft Points), and was made permanently free on July 7, 2017. It contained the maps Avalanche, Blackout, and Ghost Town.

Cold Storage[edit]

Main article: Cold Storage

Cold Storage: Released on July 7, 2008 for free to commemorate Bungie Day. It contained the map Cold Storage.

Mythic Map Pack[edit]

Main article: Mythic Map Pack

Mythic Map Pack: Released though the Halo Wars: Limited Edition on February 26, 27, and made publicly available on March 3, 2009 for $10.00 (800 Microsoft Points), and made permanently free on July 7, 2017. It contained the maps Assembly, Orbital, and Sandbox.

Mythic II Map Pack[edit]

Main article: Mythic II Map Pack

Mythic Map Pack: Released as part of the Halo 3: Mythic disc that comes bundled with Halo 3: ODST along with all the other map packs on September 22, 2009, and later made separately available on February 2, 2010 for $10.00 (800 Microsoft Points), and made permanently free on July 7, 2017. It contained Citadel, Heretic, and Longshore.

Halo 3: ODST DLC[edit]

Drop Sgt. Johnson into Firefight[edit]

This was a pre-order bonus exclusive to those who pre-ordered the game. It allowed the player to play as Avery Johnson in Firefight.[3]

Description: Sergeant Avery Junior Johnson is a tough as nails career Marine that has been in more life or death battles than you've had hot meals. He has survived more infectious Flood outbreaks, greased more Covenant bad guys, and in general kicked more alien ass than any twenty other Marines. Now you get to walk a mile in his shoes. If you enlisted early by pre-ordering your copy of Halo 3: ODST at select retailers, redeem your code to unlock Sgt. Johnson for use in Firefight.

Halo Wars DLC[edit]

Unique unit: Fireball Warthog[edit]

This was a pre-order bonus exclusive to those who pre-ordered the game. It changed the color of the Warthog to the Fireball skin, also known as the Spirit of Fire variant.[4] This DLC was later included as part of the Halo Wars: Definitive Edition regardless of whether the user pre-ordered or not.

Description: Upgrade your Warthogs to the unique Spirit of Fire variant!

Unique unit: Honor Guard Wraith[edit]

This was a pre-order bonus exclusive to those who pre-ordered the limited edition of the game. It changed the color of the Wraith to the Honor Guard variant.[5] This DLC was later included as part of the Halo Wars: Definitive Edition regardless of whether the user pre-ordered or not.

Description: Upgrade your Wraiths to the unique Honor Guard variant!

Strategic Options Pack[edit]

Main article: Strategic Options Pack

Three gametypes were released for 800 Microsoft Points on May 19, 2009. It also included four new achievements.

Historic Battle map pack[edit]

Main article: Historic Battle map pack

The only multiplayer map pack for this game was available for download for 800 Microsoft Points on Xbox Live, and was released on the July, 21st 2009. It also included four new achievements.

Halo: Reach map packs[edit]

Noble Map Pack[edit]

Main article: Noble Map Pack

The Noble Map Pack was the first map pack released for Halo: Reach. It contains 3 new multiplayer maps and 7 new Achievements worth 250 Gamerscore and was released on November 30 for 800 Microsoft Points.

Defiant Map Pack[edit]

Main article: Defiant Map Pack

The Defiant Map Pack was the second map pack released for Halo: Reach. It contains two new multiplayer maps and one Firefight map. It includes three brand new achievements. It was released on 15 March 2011 for 800 Microsoft Points.

Anniversary Map Pack[edit]

Main article: Anniversary Map Pack

Included with Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary and available on the Xbox Live Marketplace for $20.00, comes with seven new maps and achievements. Includes six remade classic multiplayer maps from Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2 as well as one new Firefight map.

Halo 4 DLC[edit]

Armor/Emblem/Skin/Other DLC[edit]

Main article: Halo 4 Bonus items

Halo 4 had several items exclusive for several reasons including pre-ordering.

Crimson Pack[edit]

Main article: Crimson Map Pack

The Crimson Map Pack was the first map pack released for Halo 4. It contains three new multiplayer maps and eight new achievements. It was released on December 10, 2012 for 800 Microsoft Points.[note 1]

Majestic Map Pack[edit]

Main article: Majestic Map Pack

The Majestic Map Pack was the second map pack released for Halo 4. It contains three new multiplayer maps and ten new achievements. It was released in February 2013 for 800 Microsoft Points.

Castle Map Pack[edit]

Main article: Castle Map Pack

The Castle Map Pack was the third map pack released for Halo 4. It contains three new multiplayer maps and nine new achievements. It was released in April 2013 for 800 Microsoft Points.

Forge Island[edit]

Main article: Forge Island

This map was released for free on its own, on March 29, 2013.

Champions Bundle[edit]

Main article: Champions Bundle

The Champions Bundle was the fourth content update released for Halo 4. It contains two multiplayer maps, four new sets of armor, a new gametype, and ten new achievements. It was released on August 20 for 800 Microsoft Points.

Halo: Spartan Assault DLC[edit]

Main article: Operation F: Hydra

Five campaign missions were added as part of a title update on August 29, 2013.

Halo 2: Anniversary DLC[edit]

Main article: Remnant

This map was released for free to Halo: The Master Chief Collection on May 30, 2015.

Halo 5: Guardians content updates[edit]

Battle of Shadow and Light[edit]

Main article: Battle of Shadow and Light

Battle of Shadow and Light was the first content update for Halo 5: Guardians. It contained four forge maps and was released on November 18, 2015.

Cartographer's Gift[edit]

Main article: Cartographer's Gift

Cartographer's Gift was the second content update for Halo 5: Guardians. It contained four maps and was released on December 16, 2015.

Infinity's Armory[edit]

Main article: Infinity's Armory

Infinity's Armory was the third content update for Halo 5: Guardians. It contained two maps and was released on January 26, 2016.

Hammer Storm[edit]

Main article: Hammer Storm

Hammer Storm was the fourth content update for Halo 5: Guardians. It contained one map and was released on February 24, 2016.

Ghosts of Meridian[edit]

Main article: Ghosts of Meridian

Ghosts of Meridian was the fifth content update for Halo 5: Guardians. It contained two maps and was released on April 6, 2016.

Memories of Reach[edit]

Main article: Memories of Reach

Memories of Reach was the sixth content update for Halo 5: Guardians. It contained one Arena map and was released on May 12, 2016.

Hog Wild[edit]

Main article: Hog Wild

Hog Wild was the seventh content update for Halo 5: Guardians. It contained several REQs and was released on May 31, 2016.

Warzone Firefight[edit]

Main article: Warzone Firefight

Warzone Firefight was the eighth content update for Halo 5: Guardians. It contained four maps and was released on June 29, 2016.

Anvil's Legacy[edit]

Main article: Anvil's Legacy

Anvil's Legacy was the ninth content update for Halo 5: Guardians. It contained two maps and was released on September 8, 2016.

Monitor's Bounty[edit]

Main article: Monitor's Bounty

Monitor's Bounty was the tenth content update for Halo 5: Guardians. It contained two Forge canvases and a customs game browser and was released on December 8, 2016.

Overtime[edit]

Main article: Overtime

Overtime was a free DLC update which includes 7 new commedations, weapon tuning, Xbox One X enhancements, new emblems, weapon skins, the Oddball game mode and the Relic Sword.

Halo Wars 2 DLC[edit]

Content from the Halo Wars 2 season pass.

Sergeant Forge[edit]

Main article: John Forge

Sergeant John Forge was the first DLC leader for Halo Wars 2. He was released during the game's launch for free.

Kinsano[edit]

Main article: Morgan Kinsano

Morgan Kinsano was the second DLC leader for Halo Wars 2. She was released on March 21, 2017 for $5.99.[note 2]

Colony[edit]

Main article: Colony

Colony was the third DLC leader for Halo Wars 2. It was released on April 27, 2017 for $5.99.

Sergeant Johnson[edit]

Main article: Avery Johnson

Sergeant Major Avery Johnson was the fourth DLC leader for Halo Wars 2. He was released on May 22, 2017 for $5.99 alongside two free Blitz maps Nocturne and Sirocco.

Icons of War[edit]

Main articles: Jerome-092 and Ripa 'Moramee

Commander Jerome-092 and Arbiter Ripa 'Moramee were the fifth and sixth DLC leaders for Halo Wars 2. They were released on June 28, 2017 for $9.99 together or $5.99 individually.

Serina and Operation: SPEARBREAKER[edit]

Main articles: Serina and Halo Wars 2: Operation: SPEARBREAKER

Serina is the seventh leader for Halo Wars 2. She was released alongside Operation: SPEARBREAKER, two campaign missions about a squad of ODSTs. Operation: SPEARBREAKER and Serina were released on July 25, 2017 for $9.99 together or $5.99 individually.

Yapyap the Destroyer[edit]

Main article: Yapyap

Yapyap the Destroyer is the eighth leader for Halo Wars 2. He was released on August 17, 2017 for $5.99.

Awakening the Nightmare[edit]

Main article: Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare

A DLC campaign featuring the Banished fighting the Flood after the events of Halo Wars 2. Includes the two Jiralhanae leaders Pavium and Voridus, a campaign, two multiplayer maps, and Terminus Firefight. It was released on September 26, 2017 for $19.99.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Crimson, Majestic, and Castle Map Packs were free for players who purchased the Halo 4 Season Pass for $20.00
  2. ^ All paid DLC besides Awakening the Nightmare is free for players that purchased the Halo Wars 2 Season Pass for $20.00

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