The Master Chief Collection will test Halo 2, Forge mode by the end of the month

Not two weeks after Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary snuck onto PC, and we’re already talking about the sequel. Steady on, team. This week, John “Masterchief” Halo’s handlers over at 343 Industries announced plans to flight (that’s Halo-speak for “test) Halo 2‘s return to PC in The Master Chief Collection. It’ll trial alongside Forge and Theatre modes for Halo: Reach by the end of the month, with potential fixes for that game’s stubborn audio bugs. (more…)

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343 Industries share progress on Forge for Halo: Reach, Halo 3, and Halo 2 Anniversary

343 Industries have released their January development update for the Halo: Master Chief Collection and it’s a chunky one. The update goes over progress made on all of the Halo games that 343 are bringing to PC as part of the collection, from test flight plans to matchmaking playlists, and Halo Forge. I’ll stick to the last one and let you read the rest of the novel if you so choose. (more…)

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Play Sea of Thieves and Halo: Reach for pennies Game Pass is only 1 right now

I ve been spending the past few weeks playing co-op games with my BFF. I wanted to try Sea of Thieves, because when I m not dreaming of being an astronaut, I m dreaming of being a pirate. Being Scottish, I suggested we use Game Pass, Microsoft s games subscription service, and was surprised to see that it was only 1. Then I was surprised to see that the next renewal date for my sub is April. Score! It s a holiday discount, so you ll probably need to be super quick, and though it claims…

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Halo: Combat Evolved testing could begin in January, 343 Industries says

Have you been banned from Halo: Reach, and you're pretending that you don't know why? The latest Halo: The Master Chief Collection development update might be able to help clarify where you went wrong."We are committed to ensuring that players have a positive, fair, and safe experience playing MCC online," developer 343 Industries wrote. "While many of the behaviors we’ve seen may seem innocuous, the reality is that when a player participates in something like 'AFK farming' in Grifball, they’re creating…

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Halo: Reach kicks off PC Halo rereleases in December

The revamped PC rereleases of Bungie’s classic console shooter series Halo will kick off with Halo: Reach on December 3rd, Microsoft announced today. Reach was the fifth Halo FPS to be released but will be the first to come from The Master Chief Collection cos it’s a prequel to the lot. Have a gander at the new trailer below. (more…)

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Steam Charts: Put Out Of Its Misery Edition

This is, really and truly, the last ever Steam Charts.Which, I realise, is something I’ve said before. More than once. But this time it’s really true!Erk, I’m not really sure how to convince anyone of this. I’m the boy who cried last ever Steam Charts. (more…)

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How does Halo Reach on PC improve over Xbox 360?

It's been a long wait but Halo: The Master Chief Collection is finally coming to PC. At X019 last week, Microsoft confirmed that the planned episodic roll-out of the collection is set to kick off on December 3rd with the arrival of Halo: Reach. We went hands-on with the port at the event, grabbed a bunch of capture and dug deep into the settings menus. We also spotted the intriguing addition of an 'enhanced mode' that uses the extra power of modern hardware to further upgrade the Reach experience…

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Halo: Reach will let you bypass anti-cheat so you can use mods

One of the most exciting things about Halo: The Master Chief Collection's imminent arrival on PC, starting with Reach today, is that the modders will be able to get their hands on it. While 343 Industries confirmed mod support earlier in the year, it won't be ready for launch, but in the meantime there's a solution that will allow you to muck around in the campaign and custom modes. In the Halo subreddit's recent Weekly Discussion (cheers ResetEra), a 343 employee clarified that, while official mod…

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Halo: Reach has launched on PC

Halo’s Master Chief Collection starts today with the release of Halo: Reach, the prequel to the rest of the sci-fi space marine stories and the first of the revamped bunch to spawn on PC. Five other Halo games will follow, ending with Halo 4 by the end of 2020. (more…)

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Halo: Reach brings the series back to PC with a mostly fantastic port

Five years ago, Microsoft released Halo: The Master Chief Collection on the Xbox One, uniting nearly the entire Halo series in one mammoth game. It was a disaster. The collection was so buggy and broken, Halo developer 343 Industries has spent the past few years fixing its many, many issues. Today that apology tour finally arrives on PC with Halo: Reach, the 2019 release of a 2010 Xbox 360 game. I played it on Steam alongside 140,000 other people who are, clearly, excited to play a Halo game on PC…

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Everything you should know about Halo: Reach season points

How do you get Halo: Reach season points? Halo: The Master Chief Collection has finally made its way onto the PC and with it comes a bundle of classic Halo games. Halo: Reach is the first to release with Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 2: Anniversary, ODST, 3, and 4 to follow in 2020. Considering Halo: Reach released on the Xbox 360 just under a decade ago, 343 Industries has made some changes: one of those are the introduction of season points. Halo:  Reach season points are a new progression…

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5 reasons why Reach is the best Halo game

I can t help but love Halo. It s one of the few things that lodged firmly enough in my teenage heart to build itself a permanent nest there, and it still comes and goes freely, even though the iron gate of age has barred so much else from getting in. Ever since 2001, when I saved to buy an OG Xbox purely for the sake of playing Combat Evolved, I ve gotten needlessly excited about playing each new release on launch day. I was also the guy Nate wrote this article about. Over the last eighteen…

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Wot I Think: Halo: Reach

I’m bad at liking old shooters, because I struggle to see through the ways they’ve been surpassed. Modern games look better. They feel better. They have bumslides. They are generally obliged to develop their protagonists into something more than a number and a helmet. These are all problems for the nine-year-old Halo: Reach, but I’ve ultimately…

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Halo: Reach's remaster is OK - but key improvements are required

This week's arrival of Halo: Reach on Xbox One, Windows Store and Steam is a highly significant release. Nine years after its Xbox 360 debut, it has finally been added to the Master Chief Collection with all last-gen Bungie and 343 titles now available to Xbox One users. It's also available on PC as part of a scheduled, episodic roll-out of Halo titles - and it's the first full franchise release to hit the platform since 2004. It's a big deal then, but how does it improve on the original and are…

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Local Co-op for Halo on PC: answers at last

Ever since the Master Chief Collection was announced for PC back in March, fans have been clamouring for the Xbox version s classic split screen local co-op to be included in the PC port. But so far, it seems they ve had no luck. In a Reddit AMA at the time, 343 Industries community director Brian ske7ch Jarrard said it was a tricky issue, and that 343 was still looking at what can be supported . Eight months later, the collection s roll-out on PC has started with Halo:…

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