Halo Alpha
Halo Alpha

“Defy the Covenant”
— Defiant Map Pack motto[1]

The Defiant map pack is the second DLC map pack for Halo: Reach. It was released on March 15, 2011, at the cost of 800 Microsoft Points. The map pack includes 6 new achievements that would amount to a total of 150 Gamerscore, and two multiplayer maps, Condemned and Highlands, and a Firefight map, Unearthed. It is now free.


Preview Name Description
DMP - Condemned Condemned Condemned is set in the human space station, Reach Station Gamma overlooking Reach. Prior to the Fall of Reach, the space station was essential in providing long-range communications for the UNSC between Reach and Earth.

Suggested number of players for this map is 2-8 players; supported playlists include Team Slayer, Team Objective, and Rumble Pit.

DMP - Highlands Highlands Highlands is a large map set in a SPARTAN-II training facility in the Military Wilderness Training Preserve within Reach's Highland Mountains.

Suggested number of players for this map is 6-16 players; supported gametypes include CTF and Invasion.

DMP - Unearthed Unearthed Unearthed is a large Firefight map set in a BXR mining open-cast titanium mine and refinery facility in a civilian sector of the Viery Territory on Reach.


Icon Name Description
Candy from a Baby Candy From a Baby - 75G Capture two flags from an enemy capture zone in a matchmade Stockpile game.
Crackin Skulls Crackin' Skulls - 45G Kill 3 players with the Oddball in a matchmade Oddball game.
Return to Sender Return to Sender - 30G Successfully return two flags in a matchmade CTF game.
Paper Beats Rock Paper Beats Rock - 15G Assassinate a player who has just exited armor lock
All Alone All Alone - 10G Be the last human player in a matchmade Infection game.
Don't Touch That! Don't Touch That! - 25G Prevent the attacking team from taking the flag in a matchmade 1-Flag CTF game.


  • On Condemned, if you look outside and focus your attention on the Banshees, they are actually the Ground Support Aircraft, not the Space Banshees seen in Long Night of Solace in Halo: Reach.
  • Also on Condemned, destroyed Sabre Fighters explode in a blue purple explosion, similar to how Covenant vehicles explode. This is strange, as most UNSC vehicles explode in a red orange explosion.
  • It is possible to unlock the Candy from a Baby, Crackin' Skulls and Return to Sender achievements via Custom Games by using the official game modes from Matchmaking.


  • The Defiant map pack was developed by Certain Affinity and published by 343 Industries of Microsoft.[2]
  • The maps, Condemned and Highlands are based on known locations found in the Halo novels.
  • If you go close to the downed Pelican in Highlands, you can hear a radio coming from the cockpit, although the comm chatter is filled with static.
  • In some screenshots for the map pack, a new, unused helmet can be seen. It was originally going to be the GRD helmet, but due to time constraints, was cut from the final version.


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