______  __      ______           ______ 
___  / / /_____ ___  /_____      __|__ \
__  /_/ /_  __ `/_  /_  __ \     ____/ /
_  __  / / /_/ /_  / / /_/ /     _  __/ 
/_/ /_/  \__,_/ /_/  \____/      /____/ 
                                        
    __  ___      ____  _       __                     
   /  |/  /_  __/ / /_(_)___  / /___ ___  _____  _____
  / /|_/ / / / / / __/ / __ \/ / __ `/ / / / _ \/ ___/
 / /  / / /_/ / / /_/ / /_/ / / /_/ / /_/ /  __/ /    
/_/  /_/\__,_/_/\__/_/ .___/_/\__,_/\__, /\___/_/     
                    /_/            /____/             
    __  ___               ____             __  
   /  |/  /___ _____     / __ \____ ______/ /__
  / /|_/ / __ `/ __ \   / /_/ / __ `/ ___/ //_/
 / /  / / /_/ / /_/ /  / ____/ /_/ / /__/ ,<   
/_/  /_/\__,_/ .___/  /_/    \__,_/\___/_/|_|  
            /_/                                

=====================================
Halo 2 Multiplayer Map Pack ASCII Art
=====================================

===========================
Halo 2 Multiplayer Map Pack
===========================

===========
Version 1.0
===========

==============
By Roguesquad6
==============

===================================
E-mail: kevinstu93[at]yahoo[dot]com
===================================

Use @ and . for the appropriate areas in my e-mail address.

==========
What's New
==========

1/26/09: v1.0 complete

=================
Table of Contents
=================

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!

==============
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

=========
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

=============
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. 

=============
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.

==========
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"

==================================
9. Copyright and Legal Information
==================================

This guide is Copyright 2009 Roguesquad6.

Allowed sites to host this guide:
gamefaqs.com
neoseeker.com
supercheats.com
chaptercheats.com

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.

==================================
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-