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Cut Halo: The Master Chief Collection customization

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This page discusses elements of deleted material and cut content. Some information on the page is sourced from game files and may not be verifiable through external sources. Where possible, such information should be clearly-marked and replaced with a proper external source as soon as one is available.

Throughout its history, Halo: The Master Chief Collection has seen a huge variety of player customisation options. Many of these options have been removed from the game in subsequent updates, though several have never been useable.

Armour[edit]

Blackguard Tearful Bishop[edit]

"The faith of the newly converted burns bright enough to consume any truth.[1]"

The Tearful Bishop helmet was available as part of the flighting test for Season 8: Mythic, though was cut from the final release for unknown reasons. The helmet would have been available as part of the Blackguard series of Fracture armour for Halo 3 and Halo: Reach.[1] The helmet would be re-added into the MCC in the November 3 update, but the name was changed to "Blackguard Fallen Equerry", and the cross-shape visor and description were altered.

Belos Valorous[edit]

In the original flights for Season 8, the Valorous shoulder piece for the Belos Fracture set featured a large V symbol. In the final release, this was changed to the Season 8 lion emblem, for unknown reasons.

Evalach's Lament[edit]

With the release of Season 8, the Evalach's Lament back accessory was altered for unknown reasons. During the flight, it was painted with a cross, while the final version was changed to be four squares.

Blaster[edit]

One of many armour sets created for the now-cancelled Halo Online, the Blaster armour appeared in the game files for the Season 7: Elite flight, though has since seemingly been removed.

Extractor[edit]

Another cut Halo Online armour set intended to be included in Halo 3, this set's icons were included in the flight files for Season 7 though ultimately never released.

Knight[edit]

Another cut Halo Online armour set intended to be included in Halo 3, this set's icons were included in the flight files for Season 7 though ultimately never released.

Preserve[edit]

Main article: Preserve

One of several pieces of equipment cut from the original release of the Anniversary Map Pack for Halo: Reach in 2011, the "Preserve" chest can be found in the files of the collection, fully-textured. Unlike its siblings in the EXO/TSCS chest and AKIS & Mariner helmets, this chest has yet to be implemented for use as an armor permutation.

Operator[edit]

Main article: OPERATOR-class Mjolnir

Another cut Halo Online armour set intended to be included in Halo 3, this set's icons were included in the flight files for Season 7 though ultimately never released. This set can be seen in the Season 5 Trailer.

Spectrum[edit]

Another cut Halo Online armour set intended to be included in Halo 3, this set's icons were included in the flight files for Season 7 though ultimately never released. This set can be seen in the Season 5 Trailer.

Utility[edit]

Named "Utility" in the files, this Halo Online iteration of the DEFENDER-class Mjolnir was included in the flight files for Season 7, though was ultimately never released.

Rhine[edit]

Named the "Rhino" armor in the files, this Halo Online armor set was changed prior to its release as shown by its unused icon images, which display it having no gold, no forearms and different shoulders. This also could mean that Rhine was originally unlockable via the Season 6 Pass.

Sword and Board back accessory[edit]

Featured in the release of Season 6: Raven, the Sword and Board back accessory in the Season 6 Flight originally was blue and provided two Machetes on the shield, while in the final game it changes color depending on the player's primary color, and features one Machete rather than two.

Azure Techsuit[edit]

Introduced with the release of Season 6: Raven, the Azure techsuit used a bright teal coloration during the Season 6 flight. In the final release, this would be changed to a more deep blue.

Skins[edit]

The following skins for Combat Evolved have been made unavailable for use.

Unreleased[edit]

Skins with the following filenames were shown as icons in the files of the collection for a time when Season 2: Spark launched, though have since been removed. All resembled pink placeholder textures.

  • T_Im_WeaponSkin_h1FlamethrowerGolden.png
  • T_Im_WeaponSkin_h1FlamethrowerInsurrection.png
  • T_Im_WeaponSkin_h1FuelRodGunGolden.png
  • T_Im_WeaponSkin_h1NeedlerGolden.png
  • T_Im_WeaponSkin_h1RocketLauncherGolden.png
  • T_Im_WeaponSkin_h1RocketLauncherGreatJourney.png
  • T_Im_WeaponSkin_h1RocketLauncherWoodland.png

Removed[edit]

Two skins for the Halo: Combat Evolved Warthogs, both referencing Jurassic Park, were later removed from the game in the Season 5: Anvil update for unknown reasons. The skins were replaced with the Park Ranger and Field Medic skins, respectively.

In-game Type Appearance Name Original Unlock Requirements Description Removal details
HCE Warthog ParkRanger Skin original.png
Warthog Park Ranger Season 2, Tier 11 (Season point 1) Spared no expanse. Removed during the Season 5: Anvil update and replaced with a new Park Ranger skin.
HCE RocketWarthog CleverGirl Skin.png
Rocket Warthog Clever Girl Season 2, Tier 29 (Season point 1) Objects in mirror are closer than they appear. Removed during the Season 5: Anvil update and replaced with the Field Medic skin.

Nameplates[edit]

The following nameplates were changed or removed from The Master Chief Collection at various points, or were never available to use.

Unreleased[edit]

Name In-game Appearance
Came... From... Behind
HTMCC Nameplate Came
Guilty Spark
HTMCC Nameplate Guilty Spark
Boat Cops
HTMCC Nameplate Boat Cops
Dreamhack
HTMCC Nameplate Dreamhack
NEEDS NAME
HTMCC Nameplate NEEDS NAME
Warthog Tread
HTMCC Nameplate WarthogTread.png
Gator Chops
HTMCC Nameplate GatorChops.png
White Tiger
HTMCC Nameplate WhiteTiger.png
Tank Tread
HTMCC Nameplate TankTread.png
Crock Skin
HTMCC Nameplate CrockSkin.png
Dead End
HTMCC Nameplate DeadEnd.png
MJOLNIR
HTMCC Nameplate MJOLNIR.png
Phalanx
HTMCC Nameplate Phalanx.png
Rubricae N/A
Happy Halodays
HTMCC Nameplate HappyHalodays.png

Removed[edit]

Name Unlock Requirements Status In-game Appearance
MVP Play Halo: The Master Chief Collection before December 19, 2014. Replaced by "Fronk" on 20 September 2018.
HTMCC Nameplate MVP
Pro Play Halo: The Master Chief Collection before December 19, 2014. Replaced by "Halo Championship Series" on 20 September 2018.
HTMCC Nameplate HCS Pro
Rank 44 Reach rank 44 Removed in the first patch.
HTMCC Nameplate Rank 44
Rank 45 Reach rank 45 Removed in the first patch.
HTMCC Nameplate Rank 45
Rank 46 Reach rank 46 Removed in the first patch.
HTMCC Nameplate Rank 46
Rank 47 Reach rank 47 Removed in the first patch.
HTMCC Nameplate Rank 47
Rank 48 Reach rank 48 Removed in the first patch.
HTMCC Nameplate Rank 48
Rank 49 Reach rank 49 Removed in the first patch.
HTMCC Nameplate Rank 49
Rank 50 Reach rank 50 Removed in the first patch.
HTMCC Nameplate Rank 50
Sirens Season 3, Tier 39 (Season point 1) Removed after the Season 3 Flight and before the launch of Season 3, due to real-world police controversy.
HTMCC Nameplate Sirens.png
Dino Tracker Season 3: Recon, Tier 45 (Season point 1) Removed during the December 2020 patch along with other Jurassic Park references in skins. Replaced with a new nameplate of the same name in the same requirement.
HTMCC Nameplate DinoTracker 1.png

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