X360 Tuesday, March 25, 2008 | 8:41 PM

Blackout in Halo 3

Blackout in Halo 3

Bungie has announced the third and final map in the upcoming Downloadable content pack for Halo 3, the Legendary Map Pack. Blackout is a remake of the Halo 2 favourite Lockout, and it is supposed to be a strict remake of it without too much changes made. There is more information on Bungie's site, while the first images are available here.


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Commented on 2008-03-25 21:00:42
Well, it's kinda ugly compared to the original.
Commented on 2008-03-25 21:04:21
Off-shore oil rig?
Commented on 2008-03-25 21:21:27
sure beats the typical halo 3 style, metal everything. good to see they've realised the halo 3 maps where crap and have started porting over the old stuff. halo 2 maps where great. just a shame we have to pay for them, especially when they're essentially old maps like this.
Commented on 2008-03-25 21:33:31
Aha yeah! Loved Lockout! Might actually get me into Halo 3 again. I will definitely check it out atleast.
Commented on 2008-03-25 21:52:20
so now lockout its an oil rig in the Himalayas instead of a secret facility on the side of a mountain in the Himalayas.
Commented on 2008-03-25 22:15:30
Wow, I think it's looking awesome!
Commented on 2008-03-25 22:28:04
Its gonna be awesome just like the original, atm I prefer the old looks, will have to run around in it to make a decision.
Commented on 2008-03-25 23:11:15
i want the original blood gultch not the lame ass one in halo 3
Commented on 2008-03-26 00:40:21
Don't ever remember playing this map in Halo 2. Hmm.
Commented on 2008-03-26 00:48:18
"yawn"... someone work me up when bungie unveils a new game
Commented on 2008-03-26 03:34:58
My favorite balanced map in Halo 2. Unfortunately, I miss the old design, including the fog and snow, as it really added more strategy to the map with lower visibility. I'll just have to see how this works out. By the way I really wish that they would bring back a few of the extremely large maps from Halo 1.
Commented on 2008-03-26 03:45:28
That really looks nice. I'm gutted and pissed off that I will have to wait ages before this becomes free.

Some straight ports of original maps would be nice. Oh how I miss Halo 1 Multi'.

Snipers on Boarding Action was hella good.
Commented on 2008-03-26 04:55:27
It's ugly a sin, for one. Hopefully it'll at least play like its predecessor.
Commented on 2008-03-26 05:01:40 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
sure beats the typical halo 3 style, metal everything. good to see they've realised the halo 3 maps where crap and have started porting over the old stuff. halo 2 maps where great. just a shame we have to pay for them, especially when they're essentially old maps like this.
Weapon placement aside, Guardian is better than Lockout. Halo 3 has some awesome maps really.. it's a shame that the playlists (last I played) seemed to be stuck on a small handful of levels.

This looks nice though. I look forward to it being free.
Commented on 2008-03-26 05:32:29 In reply to jackdoe
Posted by jackdoe
Don't ever remember playing this map in Halo 2. Hmm.
Then you've never, ever played Halo 2. Lockout was not only arguably the most popular map, it also came up the most often in matchmaking.
Commented on 2008-03-26 09:50:48 In reply to KORNdog
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Commented on 2008-03-26 10:37:47 In reply to Getpwned
Posted by Getpwned
Yeah, you know, you're right. Halo 3 maps suck. Glad you can tell us this!

Keep your opinion to yourself. Next you're going to claim you actually have the game. Oh, please. Just like you said Gears looks blurry up close. Yeah. Good luck with that.

Now why can't MGS4 have this kind of detail? What a shame, especially considering Cell was supposed to destroy the 360. At least that's what Sony said. Unless they lied again, like they do every gen. I guess we'll never know.
You are one dumb mtrfkr. It's his opinion, which i share btw. Halo 2 maps were a lot better if you ask me. And then the MGS4 comment. pffff
Commented on 2008-03-26 11:12:24 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
sure beats the typical halo 3 style, metal everything. good to see they've realised the halo 3 maps where crap and have started porting over the old stuff. halo 2 maps where great. just a shame we have to pay for them, especially when they're essentially old maps like this.
Sorry, but I also have no idea what you're talking about. The majority of the maps take place in large outdoor structures like this. If you're talking about what the buildings are made out of in them, then yes, they're all metal, but I wouldn't expect to see wooden buildings in a game like this. And this one seems to have just as much metal, if not more than most of them?
Commented on 2008-03-26 19:52:55
Looks cool.
Commented on 2008-03-27 06:16:37 In reply to WinterSnowblind
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Commented on 2008-03-27 15:49:10 In reply to Contra
Posted by Contra
By the way I really wish that they would bring back a few of the extremely large maps from Halo 1.
From Halo 1? There were only 2 extremely large maps in halo 1, hell there were only two vehicle maps in Halo 1. One of which was sidewinder, and a remake of that is in this same map pack.
Commented on 2008-03-27 16:46:03
A dark outside Halo Map? Is this the 1st?
Commented on 2008-03-27 21:28:06
Well said getpwned.

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