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Halo: MCC

There won't be a public beta of the latest Halo: The Master Chief Collection update


Maybe the public should be testing, though?
Feb 10
The Halo: Master Chief Collection saga has been a tumultuous one. It was released back in November, and we're still hearing about fixes and updates. But there's a team hard at work on delivering a smooth experience for player... read
Halo 5

The Halo 5 beta had exactly one Killpocalypse, here it is


He's probably better than you
Feb 06
Any Killpocalypse medal earned in Halo is an impressive one. Perhaps that's why there was only a singular instance of it happening throughout the entirety of the Halo 5: Guardians beta. For those who aren't in the know,... read
Halo 5 changes

Player feedback led to these changes in Halo 5


For starters, you can disable Spartan Abilities in custom games
Feb 05
Given the adjustments to the long-running Halo formula present in Halo 5: Guardians, players were bound to be vocal about what they did and didn't like in the multiplayer beta. 343 Industries is incorporating that feedback in... read
Halo MCC still broken

Halo: The Master Chief Collection players must wait for next major patch


You made me promises, promises, you knew you'd never keep
Feb 02
There were some shaky launches last year. While Assassin's Creed: Unity had faces disappearing and slowdown, and Dragon Age: Inquisition had weird character freezes and misfiring dialog triggers, these games couldn'... read
Master Chief beta

Halo: The Master Chief Collection's next update requires public beta testing


So it's come to this
Jan 21
343 Industries has had enough issues with Halo: The Master Chief Collection that, two months after release, it's come to this: public beta testing for an impending large-scale content update. Testers will be chosen from a poo... read
Halo 5

'Flinch' being removed from Halo 5


Get shot like it's nothin'
Dec 31
If you've ever played the Halo series in any sort of competitive setting you're probably aware of 'Flinch', a mechanic where your aiming reticule moves up slightly when you're hit. First introduced as a replacement for de-sco... read
Halo 5

Maybe don't spend $250 pre-ordering Halo 5: Guardians, okay?


It's a mystery box
Dec 29
There's a certain allure behind mystery boxes. What's in them? It could be anything. It could even be a boat; you know how much we've always wanted one of those. Well, Microsoft's offering a mystery box of its own today for p... read
ODST

343 apologizes for Master Chief Collection issues with free ODST remake


It's becoming a trend
Dec 22
The troubled launch of 343 Industries' Halo: The Master Chief Collection has been well-documented. Ever since its November 11 release, players routinely experienced difficulties getting the multiplayer component of ... read
Halo 5 beta

Remember the Halo 5 beta? It will launch with spectator options


Due December 29
Dec 12
Halo 5 looks damn good visually, but I'm a bit concerned in terms of the gameplay based on what I've heard so far. Thankfully I'll get a chance to try it out for myself later this month. Yep, the Halo 5 beta is inde... read
Master Chief Collection

343's released yet another patch to try to fix Halo


Enough patches to make a quilt
Dec 08
343 Industries is caught in a tough place when it comes to trying to fix Halo: The Master Chief Collection's broken multiplayer component. It obviously wants to roll out updates as quickly as possible. But, it also wants ever... read
Halo woes

343 'working 24/7' to fix Halo matchmaking issues


The Master Chief Catastrophe
Nov 14
If I owned an Xbox One, I'd be digging into Halo: The Master Chief Collection right about now. Well, attempting to, anyway: the compilation has issues with multiplayer matchmaking taking forever or otherwise not working as i... read
Not my granpappy's Halo
I am not opposed to change. While certain circles of Halo fans find it popular to hate Halo 4, I've always appreciated what 343 Industries did with that game. Sprint was a logical next step to character movement, while loadou... read feature

I swear to God, if anyone is confused by that headline...
At a recent Xbox event, I got to play a bunch of multiplayer stuff in Halo: The Master Chief Collection. I was caught off guard when we were suddenly dropped into the online multiplayer for Halo: Combat Evolved's PC version,... read feature

The master of remasters
Although Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary was a noble effort to remaster the original game that brought first-person shooters on consoles into a post-Goldeneye era, I couldn't help but feel a bit underwhelmed by the over... read feature

Halo 2 documentary

I didn't make it all the way through the Halo 2 documentary


'Remaking the Legend - Halo 2: Anniversary'
Nov 04
343 and Run Studios' hour-long Halo 2: Anniversary documentary is now up on YouTube. I enjoyed the first 20 minutes, a nostalgic look at the original game and its sequel with fun behind-the-scenes tidbits sprinkled throughou... read
Halo multiplayer

Master Chief Collection's multiplayer ranking system is just like Halo 2's


No 'master' ranking
Oct 31
Halo: The Master Chief Collection is going to include a whole lot of multiplayer action. That's what happens when you cram four separate games into one bundle -- all of them renowned for their competitive play. As such, ... read
Halo 2

Halo 2 Anniversary's new cutscenes look so damn good


Well done, Blur
Oct 29
Blur Studio has been killing it lately. You might not know the company by name, but as someone who plays modern videogames you'll surely recognize the company's visual effects. When Halo 2 Anniversary debuts in The Master Ch... read
Halo

The Master Chief Collection's remastered Halo 2 maps look beautiful


Check out Coagulation
Oct 28
Microsoft is calling Blood Gulch, and its successor Coagulation, the quintessential multiplayer Halo map, and I have to agree. After spending hundreds of hours playing LAN games in the original Halo on it, it was easily ... read
Halo 2 Anniversary

I'm down for this Halo 2 Anniversary making-of documentary


'Remaking the Legend'
Oct 20
You may have heard that Halo: The Master Chief Collection will require a 20GB day-one update, but did you also know that there's a documentary for Halo 2 Anniversary, one of the games in this compilation, on the way? (I hope... read
Halo Achievements

It's going to take so long to unlock every Achievement in Halo: The Master Chief Collection


There's, uh, more than 400 of them
Oct 10
After looking over IGN's full list of Achievements in Halo: The Master Chief Collection, yeah, I won't be earning all 4,000 (!) Gamerscore points. Hell, I knew that after reading the literal first Achievement description: "Co... read
Halo 4

343 Industries fixes Halo 4 achievement glitch...after months of waiting


Terrible
Oct 10
In the grand scheme of things, achievements don't really matter a whole lot, but if they're included in games, you probably expect them to...work. Well that wasn't the case with eight achievements in Halo 4, which were comple... read
Halo

Warlock is the final Master Chief Collection map to be revamped


A fan favorite
Oct 08
Six maps from Halo 2 are being given preferential treatment when Halo: The Master Chief Collection releases on November 11. The previously revealed ones are Ascension, Coagulation, Zanzibar, Sanctuary, and Lockout. ... read
Halo

Halo: CE's PC-only maps will be in The Master Chief Collection


That pose!
Oct 03
In a short FAQ on its blog, 343 Industries notes that the maps previously exclusive to Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2 on PC will in fact be a part of Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Weapons like the Fuel Rod Gun and Flame... read
Wort wort wort!
I recently got to check out Halo: The Master Chief Collection at an Xbox event, which gave me a big ol' happy, because I love me some sweet, sweet Covie-killing action. In 343 Industries' presentation, they spent half of the... read feature

Hit markers, grenade indicators, nit pickers
343 Industries has shown off about an hour of the re-mastered Sanctuary and Ascension maps from Halo 2: Anniversary, which is one part of the Halo: The Master Chief Collection (Halo 1-4) coming to Xbox One in November.  read feature

Games as a service
Xbox's flagship franchise isn't something that Microsoft's going to stray from anytime soon. Why would it? If there was any doubt about Halo's lasting appeal, it was dashed with the E3 reveal of Halo: The Master Chief Collect... read feature

It's the return of Sanctuary in Halo: The Master Chief Collection


Good for competitive mataches
Aug 12
Lots of Halo news today, but this should be the last of it for now. Check out the updated return of Sanctuary that you'll be able to experience in Halo: The Master Chief Collection.  read
Halo

You get 12 inches of pure Master Chief with the UK-only Mjolnir Edition of Halo: Master Chief Collection


I think Halo is a pretty cool guy...
Aug 07
The Halo: The Master Chief Collection Mjolnir Edition has been revealed and includes a 12-inch Master Chief figure made by Artfx. The figure has two sets of interchangeable arms so you can pose Master Chief all nonchalant wit... read

Zanzibar gets reimagined for Halo: The Master Chief Collection


Blur does great stuff
Jul 25
Halo's presence at San Diego Comic-Con continued today with some new details on Halo: The Master Chief Collection. The team at 343 and Certain Affinity showed off for the first time the re-mastered Zanzibar map from Halo 2. ... read
Halo

Here's our debut look at Halo: Nightfall


Digital series streaming this November on Xbox Live
Jul 24
Ridley Scott is executive producing Halo: Nightfall, a live-action digital series that will bridge the gap between Halo 4 and Halo 5: Guardians. The latter game prominently features a new character, "legendary manhunter" Jam... read
Halo

Check out the full Halo: Master Chief Collection RTX panel here


Shiny, happy Master Chief
Jul 09
We all miss big events. It happens. But if you weren't able to make it to RTX this past weekend but are still jonesing for some Halo: The Master Chief Collection tidbits, the entire panel is now available to watch in its ent... read
They probably shouldn't tinker with the multiplayer
During 343 Industries' stint at RTX 2014, they announced some multiplayer game modes which will appear in Halo 2: Anniversary Edition, coming by way of the Halo: Master Chief Collection to the Xbox One this Fall. They also announced a modified version of Halo 2's Mongoose vehicle, called the Gungoose. read feature







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