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    Halo 2 Multiplayer Map Pack ASCII Art
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    Halo 2 Multiplayer Map Pack
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    Version 1.0
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    By Roguesquad6
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    E-mail: kevinstu93[at]yahoo[dot]com
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    Use @ and . for the appropriate areas in my e-mail address.
    
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    What's New
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    1/26/09: v1.0 complete
    
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    Table of Contents
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    Introduction
    1. Multiplayer
    2. Bonus Map Pack
    3. Killtacular Pack
    4. Maptacular Pack
    5. Exclusive Videos
    6. Extras
    7. Frequently Asked Questions
    8. Additional Halo 2 Information
    9. Copyright and Legal Information
    10. Conclusion and End of Document
    
    ============
    Introduction
    ============
    
    Hello and welcome to my Halo 2 Multiplayer Map Pack Guide! Halo 2 was an
    incredible game and its expansion pack is even better. Throughout this guide I
    will answer questions about the expansion and go over the additional maps, but
    I don't intend on adding any strategies as of now. Enjoy the guide!
    
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    1. Multiplayer
    ==============
    
    This is probably the reason you bought this disc. You can update Halo 2 and
    upload 3 exclusive map packs to your Xbox's hard drive (an original Xbox and a
    copy of Halo 2 are required). Also note copying the maps to another Xbox, such
    as your friend's, is perfectly legal. The three map packs included on this
    disc are Bonus Map Pack, Killtacular Map Pack, and Maptacular Map Pack.
    
    NOTE: This disc does not include Tombstone, Desolation, and Auto-Updates 4 and
    5 because it was released before those were released.
    
    =================
    2. Bonus Map Pack
    =================
    
    Notes: Available on Halo
    2 Multiplayer Map Pack
    disc or on Xbox Live on
    August 30, 2005.
    
    Bonus Map Pack has 2
    available maps.
    
    Maps:
    
    Containment
    Warlock
    
    ================
    2.1. Containment
    ================
    
    In-Game Description:
    
    "Fighting for a patch of dirt abutting a wall containing a galaxy-devouring
    parasite may seem pointless to some, but ... um ...."
    
    Location: Installation 05
    
    Terrain: Snowy, Icy Valley
    
    Weapons on Map:
    
    Battle Rifle
    Brute Shot
    Carbine
    Frag Grenades
    Magnum
    Needler
    Plasma Grenades
    Plasma Pistol
    Plasma Rifle
    Rocket Launcher
    SMG
    Shotgun
    Sniper Rifle
    
    Vehicles on Map:
    
    Banshee
    Gauss Warthog
    Scorpion
    
    Power-Ups on Map:
    
    Active Camo
    Overshield
    
    Recommended Game Types:
    
    Capture the Flag
    Slayer
    
    Recommended # of Players:
    
    6-16
    
    Territories:
    
    Blue Cave
    Blue Gate House
    Bridge
    Red Cave
    Red Gate House
    
    Notes:
    
    Notable for being the
    biggest map available
    for Halo 2.
    
    ============
    2.2. Warlock
    ============
    
    In-Game Description:
    
    "Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary some stubbornly maintain that
    this structure was once a Forerunner arena."
    
    Location: Installation 05
    
    Terrain: Forerunner Arena
    
    Weapons on Map:
    
    Battle Rifle
    Frag Grenades
    Magnum
    Needler
    Plasma Grenades
    Plasma Rifle
    SMG
    Shotgun
    
    Vehicles on Map:
    
    None
    
    Power-Ups on Map:
    
    Active Camo
    
    Recommended Game Types:
    
    Capture the Flag
    Oddball
    Slayer
    
    Recommended # of Players:
    
    2-8
    
    Territories:
    
    Blue Base
    Center
    Green Base
    Red Base
    Yellow Base
    
    Notes:
    
    4-way Symmetrical Map
    Similar to Halo: CE
    map Wizard.
    Metalock is a very
    popular Halo 3 remake
    of this map.
    
    =======================
    3. Killtacular Map Pack
    =======================
    
    Notes: Available on Halo
    2 Multiplayer Map Pack
    disc or on Xbox Live on
    August 30, 2005.
    
    Killtacular Map Pack
    has 2 available maps.
    
    Maps:
    
    Turf
    Sanctuary
    
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    3.1. Turf
    =========
    
    In-Game Description:
    
    "Though they dominate on open terrain, many Scarabs have fallen victim to the
    narrow streets of Earth's cities."
    
    Location: Old Mombasa, Earth
    
    Terrain: Shopping Centre
    
    Weapons on Map:
    
    Battle Rifle
    Brute Plasma Rifle
    Brute Shot
    Frag Grenades
    Plasma Grenades
    Plasma Pistol
    Plasma Rifle
    SMG
    Shotgun
    Sniper Rifle
    
    Vehicles on Map:
    
    Warthog
    
    Power-Ups on Map:
    
    None
    
    Recommended Game Types:
    
    King of the Hill
    Oddball
    Slayer
    Territories
    
    Recommended # of Players: 2-10
    
    Territories:
    
    Scarab
    Street
    Warehouse
    
    Notes:
    
    On the walls you can see newspaper clippings of Master Chief firing a M247
    machine gun.
    
    ======================
    4. Maptacular Map Pack
    ======================
    
    Notes: Available on Halo
    2 Multiplayer Map Pack
    disc or on Xbox Live on
    August 30, 2005.
    
    Maptacular Map Pack
    has 5 available maps.
    
    Maps:
    
    Terminal
    Backwash
    Relic
    Elongation
    Gemini
    
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    4.1. Terminal
    =============
    
    In-Game Description:
    
    "The CTMS made New Mombasa's rail system one of the safest on Earth;
    unfortunately it was one of the Covenant's first targets."
    
    Location: New Mombasa, Earth
    
    Terrain: Train Station
    
    Weapons on Map:
    
    Battle Rifle
    Carbine
    Energy Sword
    Magnum
    Plasma Pistol
    Plasma Rifle
    Rocket Launcher
    Shotgun
    SMG
    Sniper Rifle
    Frag Grenades
    Plasma Grenades 
    
    Vehicles on Map:
    
    Ghost
    Warthog
    Wraith
    
    Power-Ups on Map:
    
    Overshield
    
    Recommended Game Types:
    
    Assault
    Capture the Flag
    Slayer
    
    Recommended # of Players:
    
    6-16
    
    Territories:
    
    Train Crossing
    Station Courtyard
    Lower Garage
    
    Notes:
    
    You can be hit by one of the trains.
    
    If you are hit by a train it will say "Killed by the Guardians".
    
    Terminal is an asymmetrical map. 
    
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    4.2. Backwash
    =============
    
    In-Game Description:
    
    "There are strong indications that beneath the shroud of mist drowning this
    swamp on Delta Halo lies a powerful intelligence."
    
    
    Location: Installation 05
    
    Terrain: Swamp
    
    Weapons on Map:
    
    Battle Rifle
    Brute Shot
    Covenant Carbine
    Energy Sword
    Plasma Pistol
    Magnum
    Plasma Rifle
    Sentinel Beam
    Shotgun
    SMG
    Fragmentation Grenades
    Plasma Grenades
    
    Vehicles on Map:
    
    Warthog
    
    Power-Ups on Map:
    
    Active Camo
    
    Recommended Game Types:
    
    Capture the Flag
    Slayer
    
    Recommended # of Players:
    
    2-10
    
    Territories:
    
    N/A
    (Backwash was removed from
    Halo 2 Matchmaking as of
    April 2006)
    
    Notes:
    
    Hidden message on Backwash
    
    If you jump up on the blue base and sword cancel numerous times, you can get
    behind the invisible wall. If you walk forward and then follow the end of the
    ground all the way around you will see the message written in red. The message
    says "Its looking a little rough out here". There is also another spot on the
    ground, to the left that the word "Here" appears.
    
    I haven't successfully accomplished the above trick, if anyone has strategies
    or a tutorial/video on accomplishing the above, please e-mail me.
    
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    4.3. Relic
    ==========
    
    In-Game Description:
    
    "Covenant scripture dictates that structures of this type are memorials to
    Forerunners who fell in battle against the Flood."
    
    Location: Installation 05
    
    Terrain: Island, Forerunner Memorial
    
    Weapons on Map:
    
    Battle Rifle
    Beam Rifle
    Carbine
    Energy Sword
    Magnum
    Needler
    Plasma Pistol
    Plasma Rifle
    Rocket Launcher
    Shotgun
    SMG
    Sniper Rifle
    Frag Grenades
    Plasma Grenades 
    
    Vehicles on Map:
    
    Ghost
    Warthog
    
    Power-Ups on Map:
    
    None
    
    Recommended Game Types:
    
    1 Flag Capture the Flag
    Slayer
    
    Recommended # of Players:
    
    6-16
    
    Territories:
    
    Pinnacle
    Watchtower
    Beach
    Rear Base
    Teleporter Ridge
    
    Notes:
    
    The size and shape of Relic may have been inspired by the Halo PC map Death
    Island.
    
    ===============
    4.4. Elongation
    ===============
    
    In-Game Description:
    
    "A well-placed bribe can speed a cargo ship through what are surely some of
    the longest inspections in the galaxy."
    
    Location: UNSC freighter Onan
    
    Terrain: Freighter ship
    
    Weapons on Map:
    
    Battle Rifle
    Brute Shot
    Magnum
    Shotgun
    SMG
    Plasma Pistol
    Plasma Rifle
    Frag Grenades
    Plasma Grenades
    
    Vehicles on Map:
    
    None
    
    Power-Ups on Map:
    
    None
    
    Recommended Game Types:
    
    Capture the Flag
    King of the Hill
    Oddball
    Slayer
    
    Recommended # of Players:
    
    2-6
    
    Territories:
    
    Red Base
    Center
    Blue Base
    Red Ledge
    Blue Ledge
    
    Notes:
    
    Elongation is a remake of the map Longest, from Halo: Combat Evolved.
    
    ===========
    4.5. Gemini
    ===========
    
    In-Game Description:
    
    "This sanctuary now rings with the sound of combat - the end of the ancient
    duality of the Covenant is truly at hand."
    
    Location: High Charity
    
    Terrain: Close to Prophets Chambers
    
    Weapons on Map:
    
    Beam Rifle
    Brute Shot
    Carbine
    Energy Sword
    Shotgun
    SMG
    Plasma Pistol
    Plasma Rifle
    Frag Grenades
    Plasma Grenades
    
    vehicles on Map:
    
    None
    
    Power-Ups on Map:
    
    Overshield
    
    Recommended Game Types:
    
    King of the Hill
    Oddball
    Slayer
    
    Recommended # of Players:
    
    2-6
    
    Territories:
    
    Lower Level
    Upper Level
    Walkway
    
    Notes:
    
    Gemini can be spotted in Campaign mode in Halo 2.
    
    ===================
    5. Exclusive Videos
    ===================
    
    Another Day at the Beach - A three minute Halo 2 side-story cutscene.
    Another Day at the Beach - YouTube video:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzB5BEodHI4
    
    Halo 2: Killtacular - A documentary on how Bungie Studios made the nine maps
    included on this disc.
    
    =========
    6. Extras
    =========
    
    Halo: Combat Evolved E3 2000 trailer
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSq-Jd5c73I
    
    Halo 2 August 2002 announcement trailer
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIUHd-kejAs
    
    An audio test video used for testing your surround sound set-up (This video
    was also in Halo 2 Limited Collector's Edition).
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ln6_cPaB1Gs&feature=channel_page
    
    Also included on this disc:
    Xbox live Auto-Update 1, Auto-Update 2 and Auto-Update 3
    
    =============================
    7. Frequently Asked Questions
    =============================
    
    This section will cover common questions about this disc and provide answers.
    
    Q: Do I need a copy of Halo 2 to use this disc?
    A: Yes, a copy of Halo 2 is essential for this disc.
    
    Q: Do I need Xbox Live to use this disc?
    A: No, Xbox Live isn't required. If you want to play online with the new maps,
    however, Xbox Live is necessary.
    
    Q: What content is on this disc?
    A: Three exclusive Map Packs, all containing nine multiplayer maps.
    
    Q: Is this disc backwards compatible with the Xbox 360?
    A: Yes, Halo 2 Multiplayer Map Pack is backwards compatible with the Xbox 360.
    
    Q: What does this affect?
    A: Multiplayer is affected only.
    
    Q: What is the purpose of this disc?
    A: To use the new available maps for
    people who don't have Xbox Live or
    an Internet connection (or both).
    
    Save Files:
    Bonus Map Pack - 5787 blocks
    Killtacular Pack - 6326 blocks
    Maptacular Pack - 14244 blocks
    
    Unless you're very low on hard disk space,
    you should be fine and have no download
    problems.
    
    Q: Is Backwash available for Halo 2 Matchmaking?
    A: No, Backwash was removed from matchmaking in
    April of 2006.
    
    Q: Will I be able to play System Link with the new maps?
    A: Yes, the host Xbox has the maps copied already, and it
    determines what maps you'll play for System Link.
    
    Q: Any other way to get the maps?
    A: No, only the Map Pack disc or Xbox Live.
    
    Q: Where can I find out more information on Halo 2?
    A: The best place would be bungie.net, the
    developer's website.
    
    Q: If I downloaded the maps to one Xbox already,
    do I need to download them again?
    A: No you don't. Only if you manually erased the
    Halo 2 map pack content from the Xbox dashboard.
    
    Q: Can I copy the maps to any Xbox I want?
    A: Yes, it's free and absolutely legal.
    
    Q: How much is the Map Pack disc nowadays?
    A: Very cheap, probably under $20. I got
    it last year for only $12.99.
    
    Q: Is this game Xbox only?
    A: This guide is for the Xbox version.
    However there are Mac/PC versions of
    Halo 2 available.
    
    Q: Do I need an Xbox or Xbox 360?
    A: Either will do. You DO need
    a copy of Halo 2, though.
    
    Q: What are all the new maps?
    A: Containment, Warlock, Turf,
    Sanctuary, Terminal, Backwash,
    Relic, Elongation, Gemini.
    
    Q: Are you going to update this guide?
    A: Of course I will.
    
    NOTE:
    E-mail me if you have questions
    or suggestions/contributions.
    They will be posted and you
    will be credited for your
    submissions.
    
    ================================
    8. Additional Halo 2 Information
    ================================
    
    Developer: Bungie Studios
    
    Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
    
    Genre: First-person shooter
    
    ESRB Rating: M (Mature)
    
    Media: DVD
    
    The map pack does not always work on Xbox 360.
    
    Halo 2 Multiplayer Map Pack was released on July 5, 2005.
    
    The disc is intended for use on the original Xbox, however it is backwards
    compatible with the Xbox 360.
    
    When inserting the disc on Original Xbox, you will sometimes get the DVD error
    message (You need to connect a DVD Playback Kit receiver to a controller port
    to watch movies.).
    
    At the time of release, Halo 2 Multiplayer Map Pack costed 20 USD. Since then
    the price tag has dropped significantly.
    
    Find Your Xbox's Name
    
    This secret is for Halo: Combat Evolved only, but I thought it was worth
    adding to the guide.
    
    In Halo: Combat Evolved, start up a multiplayer match. At the multiplayer pre-
    match screen (also known as the Team Select screen), your Xbox's name will be
    above the Xbox icon there. My Xbox's name was Darling. Don't know why though.
    
    For more information about the above easter egg, go here:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/817092
    
    Hidden Message in Coagulation
    
    Go to the area with the three trees in Coagulation. Enter the cave with water
    and walk down the path to the left, and before you fall reach the water area,
    look at the wall to the left to find the following etched into the wall: "Not
    Sid was here"
    
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    9. Copyright and Legal Information
    ==================================
    
    This guide is Copyright 2009 Roguesquad6.
    
    Allowed sites to host this guide:
    gamefaqs.com
    neoseeker.com
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    E-mail me at kevinstu93[at]yahoo[dot]com for
    permission and I will most likely let you. Credit
    me as Roguesquad6 (my GameFAQs Contributor name).
    
    Notify me if a site/person plagiarized my work or
    infringed on the copyright of this guide. Also
    notify me if any of the links I provided in this
    guide are out-of-date or non-working/incorrect.
    
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    10. Conclusion and End of Document
    ==================================
    
    To sum up, I hope you found something useful or learned something new from
    my guide. To see other guides I have written, visit my GameFAQs Contributor
    Page. I also wrote a review for Halo 2 Multiplayer Map Pack. It can be found
    here: http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/xbox/review/R131291.html
    
    -End of Document-