Bungie’s Weekly Update has announced the secrets behind two of their Easter eggs, Ranked BTB information and a few details about upcoming maps for Halo 3.
The man on the moon is “Chris Carney”. The “Ben Affleck” look-alike on Standoff is “Travis Brady. Known internally at erstwhile Microsoft as, “WRNG TRAVIS” for reasons too controversial to explain.” Ranked BTB (Big Team Battle) is still being tuned into “the next Matchmaking Playlist update and will let you know precisely what’s planned fairly soon.”
One user asked whether “the orange worm-type thingies in the back of the Scarab the same things as the worms in Hunters, or is it just superficial resemblance?” Bungie replied: “The resemblance is not just superficial. A future DLC map might expand upon that mystery,” which hints at a possible Covenant-related map. Moon Base Alpha “is definitely still being worked on. It’s received some new lighting and different switches to enable and disable access to various parts of the map… and it may appeal to fans of Elongation, but is absolutely NOT a remake.” There will “absolutely” be more maps with water and “there will be vehicle variations, both aesthetic and functional, specific to certain maps in DLC,” but it seems there is no “plans to introduce a brand new vehicle to the Halo 3 sandbox.”
More details can be found on the Bungie Weekly Update and the Halo 3 Heroic Map Pack is currently available to download for 800 Microsoft Points (with the download content becoming free in the Spring).