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#1 Edited by Vinny_Says (5914 posts) -

Yeah I don't know what happened over at 343 but their crimson map pack is out now, free of charge. I'll probably get in real shit later on but this is on them not me :)

Insert your halo 4 disc and go to marketplace to get it.

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#2 Edited by Lukeweizer (3277 posts) -

Thanks for the link. EDIT: Looks like it's fixed. Move along people, nothing to see here. Please, disperse.

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#3 Posted by bibamatt (1129 posts) -

I looked on the Xbox Marketplace and on Xbox.com and it's still priced normally for me...

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#4 Posted by Vinny_Says (5914 posts) -

@bibamatt said:

I looked on the Xbox Marketplace and on Xbox.com and it's still priced normally for me...

I put in the disc and went to the "marketplace" option and it was 0 ms points. It may not work for everybody though.....

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#5 Posted by RazielCuts (3272 posts) -

@Vinny_Says: You sure you didn't get the Limited Edition? The maps come free with that version.

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#6 Posted by musclerider (815 posts) -

Boy am I glad I got the season pass.

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#7 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (5726 posts) -

Ahh too late. Oh well I'll buy it once I'm done with my other games and am ready to play more Halo 4.

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#8 Posted by Vinny_Says (5914 posts) -

@RazielCuts said:

@Vinny_Says: You sure you didn't get the Limited Edition? The maps come free with that version.

regular edition, that's why it was a nice surprise

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#9 Posted by brutushayesosu (177 posts) -

free for me too. Pretty cool since I never buy map packs.

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#10 Posted by mintyice (260 posts) -

Worked for me. Odd! Thanks Vinny.

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#11 Posted by RazielCuts (3272 posts) -

No go for me. I wouldn't get the Season Pass though, 4000 MS points for 2 map packs and some helmets when you could pick up Mark of the Ninja, Dust:: An Elysian Tail and Trails Evolution for that with some change left over.

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#12 Posted by musclerider (815 posts) -
@RazielCuts the season pass is 2000 spacebucks. If they released three map packs at 800 a piece then it would be worth it.
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#13 Posted by triple07 (1262 posts) -

So I just downloaded it free of charge it looks like. Very strange since I don't think I bought the limited edition or anything.

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#14 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (5726 posts) -

Never mind, looks like it works then. Cool.

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#15 Posted by Demoskinos (17338 posts) -

@RazielCuts said:

No go for me. I wouldn't get the Season Pass though, 4000 MS points for 2 map packs and some helmets when you could pick up Mark of the Ninja, Dust:: An Elysian Tail and Trails Evolution for that with some change left over.

Its three map packs not two. Nine Maps total and its not $50

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#16 Posted by HatKing (7272 posts) -

Uh oh. I wonder if the Limited Edition/Season Pass folks will get something extra, because it's sort of looking like they just got fleeced.

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#17 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (5726 posts) -

@triple07: It's clearly a glitch because pressing xbox marketplace should take you to the list of downloads for Halo 4 not take you directly to the confirmation screen for the crimson pack dlc.

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#18 Posted by laserbolts (5506 posts) -

@RazielCuts said:

No go for me. I wouldn't get the Season Pass though, 4000 MS points for 2 map packs and some helmets when you could pick up Mark of the Ninja, Dust:: An Elysian Tail and Trails Evolution for that with some change left over.

what?

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#19 Posted by Demoskinos (17338 posts) -

@HatKing said:

Uh oh. I wonder if the Limited Edition/Season Pass folks will get something extra, because it's sort of looking like they just got fleeced.

How? It was their fuck up. The problem was this morning that for whatever reason XBL wasn't recognizing the season pass to give you the pack without charging you. As long as I got the maps then were cool. I don't feel slighted because some people were able to snag the pack for free in Microsoft's scramble to try to fix the season pass issue.

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#20 Posted by RazielCuts (3272 posts) -

@musclerider said:

@RazielCuts the season pass is 2000 spacebucks. If they released three map packs at 800 a piece then it would be worth it.

So it is, don't know why I thought 4000. I must of subconsciously wanted it to be to make myself feel better.

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#21 Posted by Ryalm (42 posts) -

Works for me... awesome! Thanks Vinny

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#22 Posted by WalkerD (498 posts) -

Still working as of this post. Jump on it while you still can.

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#23 Posted by zyn (2765 posts) -

It says 800 MSP for me :(

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#24 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (5726 posts) -

Must be random then cuz I got it and I told my friend who doesn't live far from me and it doesn't work for him.

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#25 Posted by Fredddi43 (534 posts) -

Not working for the European Store, but congrats to you guys, I didn't like the maps, so I wouldn't pay for that pack, but free is always a good deal :P

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#26 Posted by bibamatt (1129 posts) -

People on the Halo subreddit saying that they got it after a few tries (quitting to the dashboard, reloading Halo 4, going to the Marketplace in-game). Still not working for me after 10 or 11 tries though. Damn!

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#27 Posted by DeathbyYeti (790 posts) -

got it

still working as of 4:56 p.m. central time

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#28 Posted by HatKing (7272 posts) -

@Demoskinos said:

@HatKing said:

Uh oh. I wonder if the Limited Edition/Season Pass folks will get something extra, because it's sort of looking like they just got fleeced.

How? It was their fuck up. The problem was this morning that for whatever reason XBL wasn't recognizing the season pass to give you the pack without charging you. As long as I got the maps then were cool. I don't feel slighted because some people were able to snag the pack for free in Microsoft's scramble to try to fix the season pass issue.

Ah, the impression I got by some of the posts was that it was a glitch that was on-going. I've seen stuff like this before happen and they just make the map pack free for everybody. I think this happened with Max Payne 3. I guess I wouldn't be surprised if they did something a little extra for the people who did actually have to pay for it.

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#29 Posted by AgnosticJesus (547 posts) -

Worked for me at 6:05 eastern time

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#30 Posted by WalkerD (498 posts) -

@HatKing: My guess is they'll prevent people who didn't have to pay for the map pack from playing the maps until they pay for them. Once they finally get on top of the issue anyway. As it stands the maps aren't that great, so I don't feel like I'll be missing them if they do take access away.

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#31 Posted by Redsox44 (524 posts) -

I just tried and couldn't get it

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#32 Posted by Demoskinos (17338 posts) -

@HatKing: I suppose. I wouldn't mind if they gave season pass holders a bunch of double XP tokens or something but only thing I was concerned about is actually getting the maps since they weren't showing up for free like they should have earlier. If anything that just means more people playing the DLC playlist which means easier to find matches. =p

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#33 Posted by Murtaug (352 posts) -

Just worked for me at 18:16 EST.

I have the regular edition, no season pass.

Cool if it sticks, was going to buy them any way, Halo 4 is one of the few multiplayer games I have found myself going back to on a regular basis in quite some time.

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#34 Posted by WalkerD (498 posts) -

@Redsox44: You have to have a star next your marketplace button on the Halo 4 title screen. If it isn't there, deleting the most recent title update and redownloading it should make the star appear.

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#35 Edited by L44 (638 posts) -

I should probably go do this.

EDIT: didn't work.

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#36 Posted by Hector (3547 posts) -

I just logged on and did exactly what Vinny said and I got it for free 0_0....

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#37 Posted by WalkerD (498 posts) -

Apparently you get to keep the maps without penalization according to one of the Xboxsupport twitter accounts.

https://twitter.com/XboxSupport1/status/278274956276674560

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#38 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (5726 posts) -

Just realized it will be cheaper to get the rest of the maps individually than getting the season pass now that I got the first pack free. I might actually stick up to date with Halo DLC for once.

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#39 Edited by DeathbyYeti (790 posts) -

@WalkerD: yea microsoft is really bad at this free stuff business

I managed to get me and 4 other friends about 8 years total of live for free because of Microsoft "promotions"

Update: It seems players who redeemed the Specialzation unlock code are getting the maps for free right now. Can anyone comment on this or confirm? I have a friend who gave his sister an extra Spec code that came with the LE and it worked for her. Please respond

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#40 Posted by WalkerD (498 posts) -

@DeathbyYeti: For a while I was letting my gold lapse every month so I could get the $1/month gold deal. Worked for two years straight before they finally fixed it.

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#41 Edited by Arnox (26 posts) -

Protip: Wait until they release most of the map packs for free. Or they may do it ODST style and package a multiplayer disc in their next game with all the maps on it.

Ultra Protip: Build your own maps in Forge.

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#42 Edited by Zollington (12 posts) -

Worked for me as of 6:13pm CST. I have redeemed the specialization unlock, so perhaps there is some truth to that theory.

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#43 Posted by Shookems (479 posts) -

Didn't work for me, but I haven't redeemed the specialization unlock.

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#44 Posted by ArtelinaRose (1995 posts) -

Woah, this worked! Now to enjoy it before they take it away...

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#45 Posted by Rawrz (623 posts) -

Glad I got them free since id be pretty mad about paying for them since Harvest is decent, Wreckage is a clusterfuck and Shatter is terrible.

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#46 Posted by big_jon (6439 posts) -

@Rawrz said:

Glad I got them free since id be pretty mad about paying for them since Harvest is decent, Wreckage is a clusterfuck and Shatter is terrible.

Quality feedback. ;)

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#47 Posted by Rawrz (623 posts) -

@big_jon: haha I thought so. By the time I posted i figured the glitch would have been fixed so why not turn this into talking about the maps instead of just free or not free

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#48 Posted by meaninoflife42 (651 posts) -

I didn't get the limited edition or the 2000 season pass and yet I still got it for free. Thanks 343?

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#49 Posted by Nhoj_Sllew (192 posts) -

I bought the LE rabble rabble!

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#50 Posted by Redsox44 (524 posts) -

So I've played the game since Day 2 and haven't gotten a code in either email associated with my GT and no message on live. Is my only hope to contact support? Not that big a deal since that trial crap but I would still like to try them out.

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