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Seasons are a feature of Halo: Reach, Halo 5: Guardians, Halo Wars 2, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, and Halo Infinite, primarily focused on their games' respective competitive modes. Seasons have typically accompanied new ranked settings, a handful of title updates and patches and accompanied the release of DLC. Leaderboards on Halo Waypoint are additionally organised by season, with a new season seeing the reset of leaderboards and new matchmaking playlists.

Seasons were introduced to Halo: The Master Chief Collection following the 2019 release of Halo: Reach and the collection for PC, serving as the game's ongoing post-launch support with each new season bringing new cosmetic customization unlocks and gameplay improvements.

Halo: Reach[edit]

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Halo 5: Guardians[edit]

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Halo Wars 2[edit]

Seasons are present in Halo Wars 2. During the first year of the game's life cycle, seasons were released roughly once a month to coincide with downloadable content releases or other events such as the launch of Xbox One X. Since then, the output of Seasons has slowed to as little as one per-year. Seasons are a fixture of the game's ranked multiplayer, used for leaderboard and rank resets. Season refreshes are typically accompanied by a Title Update, and may have several mid-season patches.


For a full list of seasons, click show below;

Halo Wars 2 seasons
Season Start date End date
HW2 Season 0 Icon.png February 28, 2017 March 20, 2017
HW2 Season 1 Icon.png March 20, 2017 April 28, 2017
HW2 Season 2 Icon.png April 28, 2017 May 22, 2017
HW2 Season 3 Icon.png May 22, 2017 June 28, 2017
HW2 Season 4 Icon.png June 28, 2017 July 25, 2017
HW2 Season 5 Icon.png July 25, 2017 August 17, 2017
HW2 Season 6 Icon.png August 17, 2017 September 26, 2017
HW2 Season 7 Icon.png September 26, 2017 November 2, 2017
HW2 Season 8 Icon.png November 2, 2017 January 16, 2018
HW2 Season 9 Icon.png January 16, 2018 March 29, 2018
HW2 Season 9.5 Icon.png March 29, 2018 April 2, 2018
HW2 Season 10 Icon.png April 2, 2018 July 18, 2018
HW2 Season 11 Icon.png July 18, 2018 December 13, 2018
HW2 Season 12 Icon.png December 13, 2018 May 30, 2019
HW2 Season 13 Icon.png May 30, 2019 December 16, 2019
HW2 Season 14 Icon.png December 16, 2019 August 13, 2020
HW2 Season 15 Icon.png August 13, 2020
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Halo: The Master Chief Collection[edit]

Seasons were first introduced to Halo: The Master Chief Collection with the addition of Halo: Reach to the collection in December 2019. Players can earn season points and spend them in any Season of their choice to claim its rewards. Initially, 343 Industries intended to support the game with seasonal content roughly every two months, planing to give the game ten total seasons.[1] Later in Halo: The Master Chief Collection's lifespan, it was announced that Season 8 will be its last update on a seasonal model, however the game will still recieve more updates smaller that are in scope, with additional features, fixes and content, which are going to be released in 2022 as they're ready.[2]

List of Seasons
Season Description Start Date
Season 1: Noble icon
Season 1: Noble
The first season implemented within The Master Chief Collection. Titled "Noble" after NOBLE Team, this season focuses on Halo: Reach, including the game's armor customization system. December 3, 2019
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Season 2: Spark
This season was launched following the release of Halo 3 for PC. Titled after 343 Guilty Spark, this season focuses on Halo: Combat Evolved, adding vehicle and weapon skins, visor colors, and nameplates. July 14, 2020
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Season 3: Recon
The third season was launched with the release of Halo 3: ODST for PC. Titled after Halo 3: ODST's original title (Halo 3: Recon), this season focuses on Halo 3 and Halo 3: ODST, adding weapon skins and visor colors to Halo 3, while reintroducing ODST's playable Firefight characters, and also adding nameplates. September 21, 2020
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Season 4: Reclaimer
Season 4 was launched with the release of Halo 4 for PC. Titled after the Forerunner term for humanity reclaiming the Mantle, this season brings additional cosmetic customization options to Halo 3 and Halo 4, and nameplates.[3][4] November 16, 2020
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Season 5: Anvil
Titled after both the Anvil Initiative and ANVIL Station, Season 5 added the AKIS and Mariner helmets into Halo: Reach, years after being teased in promotional material for the Defiant Map Pack in 2011[5], alongside nameplates and additional cosmetic customization options to Halo: Reach and Halo 3, including 12 armors from the cancelled Halo Online for the latter. January 27, 2021
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Season 6: Raven
Season 6 succeeded Season 5, in April 2021. Named after the ODST team Fireteam Raven, this season included new customization options for Halo 3, including animated visors and nameplates, back accessories, and new armor permutations from Halo: Online, as well as the four ODST armors used by Fireteam Raven in the namesake game. It also added a new map for Halo 3, Waterfall. April 7, 2021
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Season 7: Elite
Season 7 succeeded Season 6, in June 2021.[5] Named after the human designation for the Sangheili, the season included seven new armor permutations from Halo Online for the Elites as well as skins for the Type-1 energy sword for Halo 3, alongside vehicle skins and graphical updates for Halo: Combat Evolved, and the Champions Bundle content, weapon skins, armor effects, and the KEYSTONE helmet for Halo 4. It also added a new map for Halo 3, Edge. June 23, 2021
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Season 8: Mythic
Season 8 succeeded Season 7, in October 2021.[1] It included new non-canon armors, a new map, new collectibles, and Custom Game Browser support for Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 3. October 13, 2021

Season points[edit]

The season point currency icon.

Season points are a new in-game currency introduced with the Season system. They can be used within the various unlock tiers of each season to unlock armor permutations, skins, nameplates, Firefight voices, and more. Initially, season points could only be earned by progressing in the game's rank scheme through regular multiplayer, though the addition of Challenges has resulted in a wider array of season point earning potential across multiplayer, campaign, Firefight, Forge and custom games. Season points are a purely in-game currency, and cannot be bought through real-world purchases. Season points are not reset between seasons, so any points earned will carry over into subsequent seasons.

Halo Infinite[edit]

Seasonal content for Halo Infinite multiplayer will include armor permutations.[6] Four seasons have been mentioned for the game, though due to its pre-release nature these aspects are subject to change. Like The Master Chief Collection, seasons are expected to last and release every 2-3 months.[7] Unlike The Master Chief Collection, Halo Infinite's Seasonal progress will be based on earning XP via the completion of daily and weekly challenges; each unlock across the 100-tier Pass will require the same amount of XP.

List of Seasons
Season Description Start Date
Season 00: For Our Tomorrow The first season for Halo Infinite. TBA
Season 01: Heroes of Reach TBA TBA
Season 02 This season is expected to see the release of cooperative campaign play.[7] TBA
Season 03 This season is expected to see the release of Forge mode.[7] TBA

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