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Challenges/Halo: The Master Chief Collection

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Challenges are a feature of Halo: The Master Chief Collection added with the launch of Season 2: Spark. Challenges can be earned in all gameplay modes of The Master Chief Collection across all games, and upon completion provide the player rewards of XP for ranking up and Season point Season Points to spend on player customisation items such as armor permutations for Halo: Reach and skins for Halo: Combat Evolved. The addition of challenges allows players who don't wish to engage in competitive matchmaking multiplayer a way to still earn progression via campaign, Firefight, custom games and even Forge.

Challenge types[edit]

Challenges are divided into three categories; Weekly PvP, Weekly PvE and Seasonal, with a special fourth category available on occasion for in-game events. The weekly challenges reset every Wednesday, providing a constant new source of activities to do, while the Seasonal challenges reset at the launch of a new Season. As such, Seasonal challenges take longer to complete but offer larger rewards.

Weekly PvP[edit]

PvP challenges can be unlocked by playing Social and Competitive multiplayer matchmaking. These challenges typically offer 15,000-25,000XP and Season point 0-1, and can be unlocked for winning matches, performing kills with certain weapons/vehicles, earning Medals and other similar tasks.

Weekly PvE[edit]

PvE challenges can be unlocked via Campaign and Firefight, involving the killing of AI enemies. They tend to revolve around completing missions and killing certain enemy types.

Seasonal[edit]

Seasonal challenges, as their name suggests, are long-lasting challenges that take up an entire season.

Season 2: Spark challenges[edit]

The following seasonal challenges can be unlocked in Season 2: Spark. As Spark is the first season to contain challenges, no challenges are available for Season 1: Noble.

Name Requirement Games Rewards Notes
Trusty Sidekick Kill 500 enemies with the Pistol. All games HCE Pistol Golden Skin.png
Pistol Golden skin
Can be unlocked in campaign, and Firefight on Heroic or Legendary difficulty, or in competitive multiplayer.
Thanks, Misriah Kill 500 enemies with the Assault Rifle. All games HCE AssaultRifle Golden Skin.png
Assault Rifle Golden skin
Can be unlocked in campaign, and Firefight on Heroic or Legendary difficulty, or in competitive multiplayer.
Zero-Five-Eight Kill 500 enemies with the Sniper Rifle. All games HCE SniperRifle Golden Skin.png
Sniper Rifle Golden skin
Can be unlocked in campaign, and Firefight on Heroic or Legendary difficulty, or in competitive multiplayer.
Hot Shotty Kill 500 enemies with the Shotgun. All games HCE Shotgun Golden Skin.png
Shotgun Golden skin
Can be unlocked in campaign, and Firefight on Heroic or Legendary difficulty, or in competitive multiplayer.

Season 3: Recon challenges[edit]

The following seasonal challenges can be unlocked in Season 3: Recon.

Name Requirement Games Rewards Notes
Endure Complete the fourth set in four-player Firefight on Heroic or harder. Must use the built-in FF Classic game variant. Halo 3: ODST H3ODST Buck Splatter NoHelmet Icon.pngH3ODST Romeo Injured NoHelmet Icon.png
Bug-splattered Buck (helmetless) and Injured Romeo (helmetless) Firefight characters
Can be unlocked in Halo 3: ODST Firefight. This challenge's name and requirements are identical to the Vidmaster Challenge: Endure achievement in the original Halo 3: ODST game.
Bug Bomb Defeat Drones in Halo 3: ODST on Heroic or harder. Halo 3: ODST H3ODST Buck Splatter Helmet Icon.png
Bug-Splattered Buck Firefight character
Can be unlocked in campaign and Firefight on Heroic or Legendary difficulty.
Hurty Thirty Defeat 30 Brute Chieftains in Halo 3: ODST on Heroic or harder. Halo 3: ODST H3ODST Romeo Injured Helmet Icon.png
Injured Romeo Firefight character
Can be unlocked in campaign and Firefight.

Season 4: Reclaimer challenges[edit]

The following seasonal challenges can be unlocked in Season 4: Reclaimer.

Name Requirement Games Rewards Notes
Fireteam Spree Reach Rank MCC - Rank 15.png in the Halo 4 Squad Battle competitive playlist. Halo 4 H4 DMR BLD Skin.png
DMR Blood (BLD) weapon skin
N/A
Fireteam Frenzy Reach Rank MCC - Rank 25.png in the Halo 4 Squad Battle competitive playlist. Halo 4 H4 BattleRifle BLS Skin.png
Battle Rifle Blast (BLS) weapon skin
N/A

Event[edit]

Halo 3 Celebration[edit]

For the launch of Halo 3 on PC, the following challenges were made temporarily available between July 14 and July 29, 2020. After the end of July, the Alliance Nameplate and Acrophobia Skull were made automatically unlocked to anyone who signed into The Master Chief Collection prior to the launch of Halo 3: ODST. After the launch of ODST, the Alliance nameplate will no longer be accessible, while Acrophobia will be added to the menus for all players.[1]

Name Requirement Games Rewards Notes
Acrophobia Kill 343 flying enemies in the Halo 3 campaign. Halo 3 HTMCC Skull Acrophobia.png
Acrophobia Skull
Valid enemies include Banshees, Drones, Aggressor Sentinels and Phantoms.
Three's Company Complete three Halo 3 co-op campaign missions. Halo 3
HTMCC Nameplate Alliance.png

Alliance Nameplate
Can be unlocked in campaign, and Firefight on Heroic or Legendary difficulty, or in competitive multiplayer.

Haloween Celebration[edit]

These challenges were created during October of 2020 for the celebration of Halloween. The event launched on October 14 and ended on November 4.

Name Requirement Games Rewards Notes
Shell Game Defeat 50 enemies with a shotgun. Halo: Reach
Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary
Halo 2
Halo 2: Anniversary
Halo 3
Halo 3: ODST
Halo 4
HTMCC Nameplate ShotgunShell.png

Shotgun Shell nameplate
Can be completed in PvP or in Heroic and Legendary PvE modes.
Widow Complete 10 matchmade infection or Flood games. Halo: Reach
Halo 2: Anniversary
Halo 3
Halo 4
HTMCC Nameplate SpiderWeb.png

Spider Web nameplate
Valid gametypes include Infection and Flood.

Recon Slayer[edit]

This challenge was commenced on October 21, 2020, with anyone who reached the required level prior to the start of Season 4 getting the skin immediately upon its release.[2] The challenge was included as a Seasonal challenge following the start of Season 4, and will end on November 25.

Name Requirement Games Rewards Notes
Recon Renegade Reach Rank MCC - Rank 20.png in the competitive Halo 3 Recon Slayer playlist. Halo 3 H3 SniperRifle Avalanche Skin.png
Avalanche Skin
N/A

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Halo Support, Halo: The Master Chief Collection Patch Notes – 7/29/20
  2. ^ Twitter, Halo (@Halo): "This week brings the arrival of Halo 3 Recon Ranked Slayer - and if you hit rank 20, you'll unlock the ice-cold Avalanche Sniper Rifle skin once Season 4 lands." (Retrieved on Nov 17, 2020) [archive]