Season 2: Spark

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Season 2: Spark
HTMCC Season2 Emblem.png

Start date:

July 13, 2020

End date:

September 21, 2020

Number of tiers:


Total unlock cost:

Season point 100

Includes content for:


Season 2: Spark was the second Season implemented into Halo: The Master Chief Collection. The Season debuted on July 13, 2020,[Note 1] with the launch of Halo 3 as part of the collection on Steam and Windows. Although launching alongside Halo 3, the cosmetic unlocks available focus on adding new Skins for Halo: Combat Evolved multiplayer alongside new nameplates. This season was preceded by Season 1: Noble and is followed by Season 3: Recon with the launch of Halo 3: ODST for PC on September 21, 2020. The season's logo is a stylised representation of 343 Guilty Spark.

Season 2 was intended to release earlier in the year - likely coinciding with the release of Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary for PC in February 2020 - though ended up delayed due to unforseen development issues (likely including the COVID-19 pandemic).[1]

Seasonal events and challenges[edit]

Main article: Halo: The Master Chief Collection Challenges

Season 2 saw the launch of the Challenges feature in The Master Chief Collection. To celebrate the launch of Halo 3, two limited-time challenges were introduced to unlock the Acrophobia Skull and Alliance Nameplate. Additionally, a number of season-long challenges were introduced to earn the gold skins for the Assault Rifle, Shotgun, Pistol and Sniper Rifle alongside XP and Season point Season Point rewards.

Season unlocks[edit]

The seasonal unlocks for Season 2: Spark take the form of the skins for weapons, vehicles and visors in the multiplayer of Halo: Combat Evolved and nameplates for use in the menus. For The Master Chief Collection, the unlocks have been divided into 10 tiers of ten unlocks each. To progress a tier, all ten unlocks within must be unlocked.

Each unlock slot can be unlocked for Season point 1, rewarded through the collection's updated rank scheme or the Challenges implemented in the Spark update.

Page 1[edit]

Tier Unlock requirements Unlocks Images
1 Season point 1 Blue visor and Assault Rifle Desert skin HCE Blue Visor Icon.pngHCE AssaultRifle Desert Skin.png
2 Season point 1 Pistol Desert skin HCE Pistol Desert Skin.png
3 Season point 1 Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary nameplate
HTMCC Nameplate HCEA.png
4 Season point 1 MCC PC nameplate
HTMCC Nameplate MCCPC.png
5 Season point 1 Dark Blue visor and Blue Splatter nameplate HCE DarkBlue Visor Icon.png
HTMCC Nameplate BlueSplatter.png
6 Season point 1 Miranda Keyes nameplate
HTMCC Nameplate MirandaKeyes.png
7 Season point 1 Green visor HCE Green Visor Icon.png
8 Season point 1 Shotgun Great Journey skin HCE Shotgun GreatJourney Skin.png
9 Season point 1 Fuel Rod Gun Brutal skin. HCE FuelRod Brutal Skin.png
10 Season point 1 Ghost Schism skin and Sniper Rifle Desert skin HCE Ghost Schism Skin.pngHCE SniperRifle Desert Skin.png

Page 2[edit]

Tier Unlock requirements Unlocks Images
11 Season point 1 Warthog Park Ranger skin and Plasma Pistol Brutal skin HCE Warthog ParkRanger Skin.pngHCE PlasmaPistol Brutal Skin.png
12 Season point 1 Dark Green visor HCE DarkGreen Visor Icon.png
13 Season point 1 Rocket Launcher Desert skin HCE RocketLauncher Desert Skin.png
14 Season point 1 Pistol Great Journey skin HCE Pistol GreatJourney Skin.png
15 Season point 1 Purple visor HCE Purple Visor Icon.png
16 Season point 1 Needler Brutal skin HCE Needler Brutal Skin.png
17 Season point 1 Halo 3 Master Chief nameplate
HTMCC Nameplate H3MasterChief.png
18 Season point 1 Bronze visor HCE Bronze Visor Icon.png
19 Season point 1 Ghost Brutal skin HCE Ghost Brutal Skin.png
20 Season point 1 Flamethrower Hot Pepper skin and Scorpion tank Arctic skin HCE Flamethrower HotPepper Skin.pngHCE Scorpion Arctic Skin.png

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Tier Unlock requirements Unlocks Images
21 Season point 1 Banshee Schism skin and Covenant Hex nameplate HCE Banshee Schism Skin.png
HTMCC Nameplate CovenantHex.png
22 Season point 1 Dark Purple visor HCE DarkPurple Visor Icon.png
23 Season point 1 Halo: Combat Evolved Cortana nameplate
HTMCC Nameplate HCECortana.png
24 Season point 1 Red visor and Pink Splatter nameplate HCE Red Visor Icon.png
HTMCC Nameplate PinkSplatter.png
25 Season point 1 Needler Zealot skin HCE Needler Zealot Skin.png
26 Season point 1 Fuel Rod Gun Schism skin HCE FuelRod Schism Skin.png
27 Season point 1 Halo: Combat Evolved Johnson nameplate
HTMCC Nameplate HCEJohnson.png
28 Season point 1 Yellow visor HCE Yellow Visor Icon.png
29 Season point 1 Rocket Warthog Field Medic skin and Assault Rifle Woodland skin HCE RocketWarthog FieldMedic Skin.pngHCE AssaultRifle Woodland Skin.png
30 Season point 1 Flamethrower Dear John skin HCE Flamethrower DearJohn Skin.png

Page 4[edit]

Tier Unlock requirements Unlocks Images
31 Season point 1 Scorpion Bengal skin and Fuel Rod Gun Zealot skin HCE Scorpion Bengal Skin.pngHCE FuelRod Zealot Skin.png
32 Season point 1 Rocket Launcher Hunter's Blood skin HCE RocketLauncher HuntersBlood Skin.png
33 Season point 1 Orange visor HCE Orange Visor Icon.png
34 Season point 1 Needler Schism skin HCE Needler Schism Skin.png
35 Season point 1 Guilty Spark nameplate
HTMCC Nameplate GuiltySpark.png
36 Season point 1 Pistol Hazard Pay skin HCE Pistol HazardPay Skin.png
37 Season point 1 Shotgun Woodland skin HCE Shotgun Woodland Skin.png
38 Season point 1 Dark Yellow visor HCE Yellow Visor Icon.png
39 Season point 1 Plasma Rifle Brutal skin HCE PlasmaRifle Brutal Skin.png
40 Season point 1 Rocket Warthog Shark skin and Pastel Blue visor HCE RocketWarthog Shark Skin.pngHCE PastelBlue Visor Icon.png

Page 5[edit]

Tier Unlock requirements Unlocks Images
41 Season point 1 Pistol Woodland skin HCE Pistol Woodland Skin.png
42 Season point 1 Sniper Rifle Great Journey skin HCE SniperRifle GreatJourney Skin.png
43 Season point 1 Halo 2 Anniversary nameplate
HTMCC Nameplate H2A.png
44 Season point 1 Silver visor HCE Silver Visor Icon.png
45 Season point 1 Warthog nameplate
HTMCC Nameplate Warthog Season2.png
46 Season point 1 Assault Rifle Squirt skin HCE AssaultRifle Squirt Skin.png
47 Season point 1 Dark Red visor HCE DarkRed Visor Icon.png
48 Season point 1 Flamethrower White Hot skin HCE Flamethrower WhiteHot Skin.png
49 Season point 1 Fuel Rod Gun Ultra skin HCE FuelRod Ultra Skin.png
50 Season point 1 Pastel Green visor and Green Splatter nameplate HCE PastelGreen Visor Icon.png
HTMCC Nameplate GreenSplatter.png

Page 6[edit]

Tier Unlock requirements Unlocks Images
51 Season point 1 Banshee Zealot skin and Halo 2 Forerunner nameplate HCE Banshee Zealot Skin.png
HTMCC Nameplate H2Forerunner.png
52 Season point 1 Sniper Rifle Woodland skin HCE SniperRifle Woodland Skin.png
53 Season point 1 Dark Orange visor HCE DarkOrange Visor Icon.png
54 Season point 1 Halo: Combat Evolved Master Chief nameplate
HTMCC Nameplate HCEMasterChief.png
55 Season point 1 Needler Ultra skin HCE Needler Ultra Skin.png
56 Season point 1 Halo Ring nameplate
HTMCC Nameplate HaloRing.png
57 Season point 1 Pearlescent Yellow visor HCE PearlescentYellow Visor Icon.png
58 Season point 1 Plasma Pistol Schism skin HCE PlasmaPistol Schism Skin.png
59 Season point 1 Halo 2 nameplate
HTMCC Nameplate H2.png
60 Season point 1 Platinum visor and Plasma Pistol Zealot skin HCE Platinum Visor Icon.pngHCE PlasmaPistol Zealot Skin.png

Page 7[edit]

Tier Unlock requirements Unlocks Images
61 Season point 1 Warthog Hot Rod skin HCE Warthog HotRod Skin.png
62 Season point 1 Pistol Toy Soldier skin HCE Pistol ToySoldier Skin.png
63 Season point 1 Pastel Orange visor HCE PastelOrange Visor Icon.png
64 Season point 1 The Ark nameplate
HTMCC Nameplate TheArk.png
65 Season point 1 Plasma Pistol Ultra skin HCE PlasmaPistol Ultra Skin.png
66 Season point 1 Pearlescent Red visor HCE PearlescentRed Visor Icon.png
67 Season point 1 Spartan Helmet nameplate
HTMCC Nameplate SpartanHelmet.png
68 Season point 1 Halo: Combat Evolved Master Chief 2 nameplate
HTMCC Nameplate HCEMasterChief2.png
69 Season point 1 Assault Rifle Corrosion skin HCE AssaultRifle Corrosion Skin.png
70 Season point 1 Scorpion Grim Reaper skin and Spectrum visor HCE Scorpion GrimReaper Skin.pngHCE Spectrum Visor Icon.png

Page 8[edit]

Tier Unlock requirements Unlocks Images
71 Season point 1 Bubble Shield nameplate
HTMCC Nameplate BubbleShield.png
72 Season point 1 Pearlescent Purple visor HCE PearlescentPurple Visor Icon.png
73 Season point 1 Plasma Rifle Schism skin HCE PlasmaRifle Schism Skin.png
74 Season point 1 Pelican 1 and Pelican 2 nameplates
HTMCC Nameplate Pelican1.png
HTMCC Nameplate Pelican2.png
75 Season point 1 Pastel Purple visor HCE PastelPurple Visor Icon.png
76 Season point 1 Chasm nameplate
HTMCC Nameplate Chasm.png
77 Season point 1 Rocket Launcher Corrosion skin HCE RocketLauncher Corrosion Skin.png
78 Season point 1 Pearlescent Orange visor HCE PearlescentOrange Visor Icon.png
79 Season point 1 Plasma Rifle Zealot skin HCE PlasmaRifle Zealot Skin.png
80 Season point 1 Ghost Zealot skin and Sniper Rifle Avalanche skin HCE Ghost Zealot Skin.pngHCE SniperRifle Avalanche Skin.png

Page 9[edit]

Tier Unlock requirements Unlocks Images
81 Season point 1 Banshee Brutal skin and Groovy visor HCE Banshee Brutal Skin.pngHCE Groovy Visor Icon.png
82 Season point 1 Halo 2 Master Chief nameplate
HTMCC Nameplate H2MasterChief.png
83 Season point 1 Assault Rifle Great Journey skin HCE AssaultRifle GreatJourney Skin.png
84 Season point 1 Cartoona nameplate
HTMCC Nameplate Cartoona.png
85 Season point 1 Pearlescent Green visor HCE PearlescentGreen Visor Icon.png
86 Season point 1 Warthog Rally Hog skin HCE Warthog RallyHog Skin.png
87 Season point 1 Shotgun Hunter's Blood skin HCE Shotgun HuntersBlood Skin.png
88 Season point 1 Halo 3 Johnson nameplate
HTMCC Nameplate H3Johnson.png
89 Season point 1 Pastel Red visor HCE PastelRed Visor Icon.png
90 Season point 1 Plasma Rifle Ultra skin HCE PlasmaRifle Ultra Skin.png

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Tier Unlock requirements Unlocks Images
91 Season point 1 Pistol Black Cherry skin HCE Pistol BlackCherry Skin.png
92 Season point 1 Rocket Warthog Superstar skin HCE RocketWarthog Superstar Skin.png
93 Season point 1 Pastel Yellow visor HCE PastelYellow Visor Icon.png
94 Season point 1 Ghost Ultra skin HCE Ghost Ultra Skin.png
95 Season point 1 Banshee Ultra skin HCE Banshee Ultra Skin.png
96 Season point 1 Pearlescent Blue skin HCE PearlescantBlue Visor Icon.png
97 Season point 1 Scorpion The Package skin HCE Scorpion ThePackage Skin.png
98 Season point 1 Legendary nameplate
HTMCC Nameplate Legendary.png
99 Season point 1 Master Chief and Cortana nameplate
HTMCC Nameplate ChiefAndCortana.png
100 Season point 1 Assault Rifle Lucky Shot skin, Onyx visor and Halo nameplate HCE AssaultRifle LuckyShot Skin.pngHCE Onyx Visor Icon.png
HTMCC Nameplate Halo Season2.png

Patch notes[edit]

July 14 patch notes (Version 1.1698.0.0)[edit]

Season 2: Spark launched alongside the addition of Halo 3 to The Master Chief Collection, alongside the addition of the Forge and Theater modes found in Halo 3, Halo: Reach and Halo 2: Anniversary to the PC versions of the game. This change accompanied a number of bugfixes and quality-of-life updates.[2]

New Features[edit]

  • (PC) Forge is now available for Halo: Reach, Halo 2: Anniversary, and Halo 3.
  • Halo 3 Forge has been updated with new features, including Object Physics, rotation, coordinate snap and precision edit tools.
  • Halo 3 and Halo: Reach Forge pallets have been expanded with new objects and budget increases.
  • Halo 3, Halo: Reach, and Halo 2: Anniversary Forge tools have been updated with a new “Toggle Rotation Axes” feature adding toggleable rotation around World and Local axes. Note: This is planned to be added into Halo 4 at a later date.
  • Updated season unlock flow to feature non-linear unlocks per page and added Season 2 featuring 30 new nameplates, 46 new H1 Weapon and 18 H1 Vehicle skins.
  • Challenges are now available to complete across all available titles. Note: Campaign Challenges are currently not supported in Halo 4: Spartan Ops.
  • New spartan customization 3D model viewer for Halo 3.
  • Updated Skill Rank backend for Ranked Matchmaking. This resolved a long-standing rank reset issue and has required us reset all ranked playlists to 1.
  • “Highest Lifetime” rank is now displayed for rotational hoppers that are no longer available.
  • Halo: Reach & Halo 3 audio has been updated.
  • New Acrophobia skull for Halo 3.
  • “Dual Wield Inversion” has been added as a toggle for players who wish to disable the title from switching the “primary fire” weapon to your left-hand while dual wielding in Halo 2 or Halo 3.
  • Game Install Size and Version

Resolved Community Issues[edit]

  • Improvements have been across the board from our last update and previous flights. Below are several new game-specific features and resolved issues that come with today’s update and the platform (Xbox Only, PC Only, or All Platforms):
Global (All Platforms)[edit]
  • Fixed issues where achievements for killing Engineers were displayed as ODST-specific despite being attainable in Halo: Reach as well.
  • Fixed an issue where nameplate unlock criteria was no longer displayed once unlocked.
  • Fixed various cases where the game client could crash during shutdown.
Global (PC)[edit]
  • Fixed an issue where the “He’s Running a Marathon”, “The Guardians are Coming” and “Why am I Here?” achievements would not unlock in Steam after unlocking them on Xbox Live.
  • Fixed an issue where the campaign preview widget would appear on the root Main Menu after a sign-in change.
  • Fixed a crash which could occur when entering the Seasonal Overview immediately after sign-in.
  • Improved how the Seasonal Overview is displayed in non-standard aspect ratios.
Global (Xbox)[edit]
  • Fixed a crash which could occur when looking up certain Gamertags with the Find Player feature in the Roster.
Halo: Reach (All Platforms)[edit]
  • Audio has been updated with Waves integration, aligning closer to Xbox 360 quality.
  • Fixed an issue where “Xbox 360” was referenced on the Boot Betrayer prompt in non-English languages.
  • Added localization for map location names in non-English languages.
  • Fixed an issue where the wrong key was displayed on the Boot Betrayer prompt.
Halo: Combat Evolved (All Platforms)[edit]
  • New Customization Support for Halo: Combat Evolved Multiplayer, including Visor, Vehicle, and Weapon Skins.
  • “New Skins” can be disabled under the “Gameplay” submenu in settings to locally return H1’s appearance to legacy.
  • Fixed an issue where spamming the plasma pistol’s trigger would cause the charge-up sound to stick.
  • Rocket Warthog can now be manually reloaded.
  • Fixed an issue where some starting weapons were not respected on Rat Race.
  • Gameplay audio should no longer be heard in the background while a terminal plays in Co-Op Campaign.
Halo 2 (All Platforms)[edit]
  • Resolved a crash that could occur during long playthroughs.
  • Enemy Elites now dual wield.
  • Fixed an issue where the Energy Sword displayed incorrectly when viewed against flood tanks in “The Oracle.”
  • Rebuilt the lightmap for the initial classic cinematic on “Outskirts” to return lighting and shadows to OG Xbox visuals.
  • Adjusted a default gamma option to bring it closer to OG Xbox. This may result in lighting and brightness looking different then our past patch.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing players in matchmade games to grenade jump higher than expected, bringing the height back down to OG Xbox clients.
  • Fixed an issue where the “Malfunction” skull would display HUD elements incorrectly while dual wielding.
  • Infinite ammo and grenades now display with the “infinity” symbol in the HUD.
  • Fixed an issue where a controller would sometimes be stuck vibrating after coming out of gameplay.
  • Resolved a loading issue that would cause Campaign Co-Op Players to disconnect when starting a mission.
  • Horizontal mouse movement while on a stationary turret is now unbound and no longer restricted by the turning radius.
  • Fixed an issue where some dynamic music tracks in Campaign Classic Mode was looping incorrectly.
Halo 2: Anniversary (All Platforms)[edit]
  • Fixed an issue where the sentinel beam VFX would occasionally not display.
  • Added 0% option for fall damage in Custom Games.
  • Players can now move while the Scoreboard is open.
Halo 3 (All Platforms)[edit]
  • Audio has been updated with Waves integration, aligning closer to Xbox 360 quality.
  • Several matte paintings have been updated with higher fidelity versions in Campaign cinematics.
  • Customization has been updated to support individual armor pieces and tertiary colors.
  • Emblems now display on armor in gameplay.
  • Footsteps in the snow no longer appear with black textures.
  • Fixed some incorrectly lit particles when Scarabs or Phantoms were destroyed.
  • Hornet and Brute Chopper turning speed has been improved to better match Xbox 360.
  • Added the Fuel Rod Gun, Sentinel Beam, Carbine, Mauler, and Plasma Rifle as starting weapons to Custom Games.
  • Fixed an issue where the prowler was misrepresented as the mauler in tools of destruction on the Post Game Carnage Report.
  • Fixed issues where some strings extended outside of the gametype objective widget in non-English languages.

July 29 patch notes (Version 1.1716.0.0)[edit]

A small hotfix was released for MCC on July 29, 2020.[3]

MCC Hotfix on July 29, 2020[edit]

Today, July 29, 2020, we are releasing a hotfix to update several issues that Challenges were encountering. A breakdown of the update sizes and bug fixes can be found below:

Game Install Size and Version[edit]

Please see the information below to ensure you have proper disk space to install the latest update.

Latest Version[edit]

The latest version of the game is 1.1716.0.0.

Microsoft Store and Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta)
  • Max size of 1.07 GB
  • Max size of 47.2 MB
  • Max size of 3.08 GB
Resolved Community Issues[edit]

Today’s game update consists of targeted fixes for the updated Challenge system that was added with Halo 3’s release and game update earlier this month on July 14. Below is a breakdown of the specific fixes that have come with today’s update:

Global (All Platforms)
  • Fixed an issue where challenge progress was not retained across multiple platforms.
  • Fixed an issue where sometimes on relaunch, your challenge progress would display as none.
  • Fixed an issue where challenge progress could display less than the actual progress made.
  • Timed Unlocks Feedback Update

Starting July 29, at 5pm Pacific, until the launch of Halo 3: ODST on PC, you can unlock the Acrophobia skull and Alliance nameplate by logging into Halo: The Master Chief Collection on your choice of platform. After ODST's launch, the nameplate will no longer be available while the skull will be automatically added to the menus for everyone to enjoy.

Cut Season content[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.


  1. ^ This article uses the Pacific Time Zone to determine the release date.


  1. ^ Halo Waypoint, MCC Development Update - July 2020: "Due to unforeseen development issues, Season 1 lasted much longer than planned. We have now resolved those issues and have stood up our content pipeline alongside the launch of Halo 3 on PC. We are building A LOT more content that will allow us to bring some new and exciting things to you on a more regular cadence. We will continue to share some of this as pieces come online." (Retrieved on Jun 1, 2020) [archive]
  2. ^ Halo Support, Halo: The Master Chief Collection Patch Notes – 7/14/20 (Retrieved on Jun 1, 2020) [archive]
  3. ^ Halo Support, Halo: The Master Chief Collection Patch Notes – 7/29/20 (Retrieved on Jun 1, 2020) [archive]