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Season 4: Reclaimer

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This article is about the content update released for Halo: The Master Chief Collection. For the seasonal update for Halo Wars 2, see Season 4 (Halo Wars 2).

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Season 3: Recon

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Season 5: Anvil

Season 4: Reclaimer
Season 4 icon.

Start date:

November 16, 2020

End date:

January 27, 2021[1]

Number of tiers:

50

Total unlock cost:

Season point 50

Includes content for:

 

Season 4: Reclaimer is the fourth season released for Halo: The Master Chief Collection, and began alongside the launch of Halo 4 on PC platforms on November 16, 2020.[Note 1] It featured new customization items for Halo 3 and Halo 4.[2][3] The season's logo is a stylised representation of the Ur-Didact's Cryptum.

Halo 3's items took cues from the customization added to Halo: Combat Evolved in Season 2: Spark.[4]

Originally, the season was to feature customization items for Halo: Reach, such as new helmets and armor pieces, and a wider array of armor sets with the prosthetic arm, but difficulties during development forced the Legacy team to push this content back to a later season.[5] Nevertheless, armor effects for Elite player models in Reach were still implemented alongside Season 4, as intended.

Season unlocks[edit]

Keyart from Xbox.com showcasing some of the season's content.

The content of Season 4: Reclaimer involves that of the long-absent Champions Bundle weapon skins for Halo 4, along with additional skins for Halo 3, including newly implemented vehicle skins, with weapon skins now encompassing new weapons. New nameplates have also been added, being mostly Halo 4 themed in nature. The unlocks have been divided into 5 tiers of ten unlocks each. To progress a tier, all ten unlocks within must be unlocked, following in the footsteps of Season 3: Recon. Including Challenge unlocks, Season 4 introduces the following content to The Master Chief Collection;

All new Halo 4 skins are those which were previously useable in the game's original Xbox 360 release by way of the Champions Bundle, with two additional skins cut from the original launch of Halo 4 obtainable via seasonal Challenges. All skins previously in The Master Chief Collection remain unlocked by default. The new system of unlocks has also expanded the way Halo 4 weapon skins work. As well as being customisable on a per-loadout basis like in the original game, skins can also now applied universally, which will affect gametypes without custom loadouts, in addition to custom loadouts that do not explicitly override the universal setting. Unlike Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 3 skins, Halo 4's skins still operate the way they did in the original game; only weapons that you spawn with will have your skin applied, and picking up a weapon will not change the skin it uses.

The Halo 3 Sniper Rifle Avalanche skin was unlockable by hitting Competitive Rank MCC - Rank 20.png in the timed Recon Slayer playlist. This challenge was started prior to the update's launch with progress carrying over to the final release. The challenge was timed, and ended on November 25, 2020.

Unlike Season 3, each unlock slot can be unlocked for Season point 1 - rewarded through the collection's updated rank scheme or the Challenges implemented in the prior Spark update. In total, Season point 50 are needed to unlock all content in Season 4.

Page 1[edit]

Tier Unlock requirements Unlocks Images Game
1 Season point 1 Assassin nameplate
HTMCC Nameplate Assassin 2.png
HTMCC Emblem.png
2 Season point 1 Didactic nameplate
HTMCC Nameplate Didactic.png
HTMCC Emblem.png
3 Season point 1 Warthog Arctic skin H3 Warthog Arctic Skin.png HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
4 Season point 1 Storm Rifle Compression skin and MCC Helmet nameplate H4 StormRifle CMP Skin.png
HTMCC Nameplate MCCHelmet.png
HTMCC Halo4 Emblem.png
HTMCC Emblem.png
5 Season point 1 SMG Tech Camo Alpha skin H3 SMG TechCamoAlpha Skin.png HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
6 Season point 1 Pistol Indigo skin and Awakening nameplate H4 Pistol IND Skin.png
HTMCC Nameplate Awakening.png
HTMCC Halo4 Emblem.png
HTMCC Emblem.png
7 Season point 1 Ghost Zealot skin H3 Ghost Zealot Skin.png HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
8 Season point 1 Shotgun Woodland skin and Pizza Time nameplate H3 Shotgun Woodland Skin.png
HTMCC Nameplate PizzaTime.png
HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
HTMCC Emblem.png
9 Season point 1 Pistol Combustion skin and Elite nameplate H4 Pistol CBN Skin.png
HTMCC Nameplate Elite.png
HTMCC Halo4 Emblem.png
HTMCC Emblem.png
10 Season point 1 Rocket Launcher Hunter's Blood skin H3 RocketLauncher HuntersBlood Skin.png HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png

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Tier Unlock requirements Unlocks Images Game
11 Season point 1 Assault Rifle Teeth skin and The Maw nameplate H4 AssaultRifle TTH Skin.png
HTMCC Nameplate TheMaw.png
HTMCC Halo4 Emblem.png
HTMCC Emblem.png
12 Season point 1 Scorpion Bengal and Banshee Brutal skins H3 Scorpion Bengal Skin.pngH3 Banshee Brutal Skin.png HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
13 Season point 1 Needler Zealot skin H3 Needler Zealot Skin.png HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
14 Season point 1 DMR Monocle skin and 117 nameplate H4 DMR MCL Skin.png
HTMCC Nameplate 117.png
HTMCC Halo4 Emblem.png
HTMCC Emblem.png
15 Season point 1 SMG Bengal skin and Flamethrower Hot Pepper skin H3 SMG Bengal Skin.pngH3 Flamethrower Hotpepper Skin.png HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
16 Season point 1 Ibie'shan nameplate
HTMCC Nameplate Ibieshan.png
HTMCC Emblem.png
17 Season point 1 Carbine Locomotive skin and Remnants nameplate H4 Carbine LMV Skin.png
HTMCC Nameplate Remnants.png
HTMCC Halo4 Emblem.png
HTMCC Emblem.png
18 Season point 1 Combat Skin nameplate
HTMCC Nameplate CombatSkin.png
HTMCC Emblem.png
19 Season point 1 Rocket Launcher Corrosion skin H3 RocketLauncher Corrosion Skin.png HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
20 Season point 1 Plasma Pistol Boilerplate skin H4 PlasmaPistol BPL Skin.png HTMCC Halo4 Emblem.png

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Tier Unlock requirements Unlocks Images Game
21 Season point 1 Gauss Warthog Corrosion skin and The Rookie nameplate H3 GaussWarthog Corrosion Skin.png
HTMCC Nameplate TheRookie.png
HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
HTMCC Emblem.png
22 Season point 1 Sniper Rifle Woodland skin H3 SniperRifle Woodland Skin.png HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
23 Season point 1 Banshee Schism skin and Parg Vol nameplate H3 Banshee Schism Skin.png
HTMCC Nameplate PargVol.png
HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
HTMCC Emblem.png
24 Season point 1 Shotgun Golden skin H3 Shotgun Golden Skin.png HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
25 Season point 1 SMG Hunter's Blood skin and Carapace nameplate H3 SMG HuntersBlood Skin.png
HTMCC Nameplate Carapace.png
HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
HTMCC Emblem.png
26 Season point 1 Boltshot Engine and Suppressor Mechanical skins H4 BoltShot ENG Skin.pngH4 Suppressor MCN Skin.png HTMCC Halo4 Emblem.png
27 Season point 1 Scorpion Grim Reaper skin and Knight Terror nameplate H3 Scorpion GrimReaper Skin.png
HTMCC Nameplate KnightTerror.png
HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
HTMCC Emblem.png
28 Season point 1 Pistol Flare skin and Quattro nameplate H4 Pistol FLR Skin.png
HTMCC Nameplate Quattro.png
HTMCC Halo4 Emblem.png
HTMCC Emblem.png
29 Season point 1 Warthog Rally Hog skin H3 Warthog RallyHog Skin.png HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
30 Season point 1 Fuel Rod Gun Brutal skin H3 FuelRod Brutal Skin.png HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png

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Tier Unlock requirements Unlocks Images Game
31 Season point 1 Plasma Pistol Zealot skin and Lifeshaper nameplate H3 PlasmaPistol Zealot Skin.png
HTMCC Nameplate Lifeshaper.png
HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
HTMCC Emblem.png
32 Season point 1 Opportunity nameplate
HTMCC Nameplate Opportunity.png
HTMCC Emblem.png
33 Season point 1 DMR Striped skin H4 DMR STP Skin.png HTMCC Halo4 Emblem.png
34 Season point 1 Banshee Zealot skin and Shadow of Intent nameplate H3 Banshee Zealot Skin.png
HTMCC Nameplate ShadowOfIntent.png
HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
HTMCC Emblem.png
35 Season point 1 Sniper Rifle Desert skin H3 SniperRifle Desert Skin.png HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
36 Season point 1 Synthesis nameplate
HTMCC Nameplate Synthesis.png
HTMCC Emblem.png
37 Season point 1 Gauss Warthog Shark skin H3 GaussWarthog Shark Skin.png HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
38 Season point 1 Shotgun Hunter's Blood skin and Augmented nameplate H3 Shotgun HuntersBlood Skin.png
HTMCC Nameplate Augmented.png
HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
HTMCC Emblem.png
39 Season point 1 Scorpion Arctic skin and Cryptum nameplate H3 Scorpion Arctic Skin.png
HTMCC Nameplate Cryptum.png
HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
HTMCC Emblem.png
40 Season point 1 Plasma Rifle Schism skin and Wreckage nameplate H3 PlasmaRifle Schism Skin.png
HTMCC Nameplate Wreckage.png
HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
HTMCC Emblem.png

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Tier Unlock requirements Unlocks Images Game
41 Season point 1 Light Rifle Industrial skin and Infinity nameplate H4 LightRifle IDT Skin.png
HTMCC Nameplate Infinity.png
HTMCC Halo4 Emblem.png
HTMCC Emblem.png
42 Season point 1 Warthog Hazard Pay skin H3 Warthog HazardPay Skin.png HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
43 Season point 1 Flamethrower Dear John skin H3 Flamethrower DearJohn Skin.png HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
44 Season point 1 Ghost Ultra skin and Requiem nameplate H3 Ghost Ultra Skin.png
HTMCC Nameplate Requiem.png
HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
HTMCC Emblem.png
45 Season point 1 Battle Rifle Salvage and Assault Rifle Turbine skins H4 BattleRifle SLV Skin.pngH4 AssaultRifle TBN Skin.png HTMCC Halo4 Emblem.png
46 Season point 1 Battle Rifle Steam skin and Threshold nameplate H4 BattleRifle STM Skin.png
HTMCC Nameplate Threshold.png
HTMCC Halo4 Emblem.png
HTMCC Emblem.png
47 Season point 1 Scorpion Hazard Pay and Ghost Schism skins H3 Scorpion HazardPay Skin.pngH3 Ghost Schism Skin.png HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
48 Season point 1 Assault Rifle Trauma skin and Halsey nameplate H4 AssaultRifle TRM Skin.png
HTMCC Nameplate Halsey.png
HTMCC Halo4 Emblem.png
HTMCC Emblem.png
49 Season point 1 Sundered nameplate
HTMCC Nameplate Sundered.png
HTMCC Emblem.png
50 Season point 1 Sniper Rifle Golden skin and Cracked Visor nameplate H3 SniperRifle Golden Skin.png
HTMCC Nameplate CrackedVisor.png
HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
HTMCC Emblem.png

Challenge and event unlocks[edit]

A number of items were made exclusive to specialised challenge unlocks. These include two weapon skins for the battle rifle and DMR in Halo 4 originally cut from the Xbox 360 release and one skin for the sniper rifle in Halo 3. The sniper rifle challenge skin was active during the final few weeks of Season 3, with the reward given upon Season 4's release or upon the successful completion of the Challenge. During the flighting for Season 6, the Avalanche skin was one of the items made available in the widespread test of The Exchange, though community pushback meant the item did not appear in the final season, with 343 intending to leave more time before pushing ranked play skins into the Exchange.[6]

Weapon skins
Skin Name Unlock Game
H4 BattleRifle BLS Skin.png
Battle Rifle Blast skin Season 4 Challenge: Fireteam Spree
Reach Rank MCC - Rank 25.png in the Halo 4 Squad Battle competitive playlist.
HTMCC Halo4 Emblem.png
H4 DMR BLD Skin.png
DMR Blood skin Season 4 Challenge: Fireteam Frenzy
Reach Rank MCC - Rank 15.png in the Halo 4 Squad Battle competitive playlist.
HTMCC Halo4 Emblem.png
H3 SniperRifle Avalanche Skin.png
Sniper Rifle Avalanche skin Season 4 Challenge: Recon Renegade
Reach Rank MCC - Rank 20.png in the competitive Halo 3 Recon Slayer playlist. (Challenge active October 21-November 25)
HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png

A number of nameplates were made available for all players as of the start of Season 4, with a few others unlocked as event rewards. Notably, the Infinite nameplate corresponds to Halo Infinite's original release date of November 2020, the Anniversary nameplate to the 19th anniversary of the release of Halo: Combat Evolved, the Veteran nameplate to Veterans Day on 11/11, and the Movember and Native American Heritage Month nameplates both corresponding to the month of November in general. The Turkey Shoot nameplate was unlocked for all players as of Thanksgiving Day 2020, and the 343 Day nameplate for players who played on December 8 and December 9, 2020 - the 343rd day of 2020. However due to a bug, this nameplate was awarded to all players who played MCC before January 4, 2021. The Shadow nameplate was unlocked for all players as of December 16 after previously being cut from the original seasonal unlock table.

Name Unlock Requirements Category In-game Appearance
Anniversary

Unlocked by default as of Season 4.

Event
HTMCC Nameplate Anniversary.png
Movember

Unlocked by default as of Season 4.

Event
HTMCC Nameplate Movember.png
Veteran

Unlocked by default as of Season 4.

Event
HTMCC Nameplate Veteran.png
National Native American Heritage Month

Unlocked by default as of Season 4.

Event
HTMCC Nameplate National Native American Heritage Month.png
Infinite

Unlocked by default as of Season 4.

Event
HTMCC Nameplate Infinite.png
Turkey Shoot

Unlocked by default as of November 24, 2020.

Event
HTMCC Nameplate Turkey Shoot.png
343 Day
  • Play Halo: The Master Chief Collection between December 8 (17:00 PT) and December 9 (17:00 PT) in 2020.(Original requirement)[7]
  • Due to a bugged release, the 343 Day nameplate is now awarded to players who log into The Master Chief Collection before January 4, 2021.[8]
Event
HTMCC Nameplate 343Day.png
The Inner Circle

Play The Master Chief Collection's Halo 4 flighting build. Retroactively unlocked in the December 2020 patch.

Event
HTMCC Nameplate TheInnerCircle.png
Shadow

Unlocked by default as of December 16, 2020.[9]

Event
HTMCC Nameplate Shadow.png
117 Day

Play The Master Chief Collection on January 17, 2021 (1/17 in US date notation).

Event
HTMCC Nameplate 117Day.png

Flights[edit]

Main article: MCC Insider Program

Flighting for this season was conducted in late-October and early-November of 2020, and was active starting on October 20[10]. The Flight was intended to end earlier, though ended up being extended to end on the eigth anniversary of Halo 4's release; November 6.[11] The Flighting for this season did not actually focus on Season content, but instead on testing the upcoming release of Halo 4 on PC platforms. Due to this Flight being for the final game brought to PC, all users registered for the Halo Insider Program were invited.[12] Players who played the Flight were able to earn an exclusive nameplate.[13]

Flight features[edit]

During the Flight, the following features were tested;[14]

  • Input-based matchmaking & crossplay
  • Crossplay is fully available in Firefight, Forge, and multiplayer modes
  • Halo 4’s Campaign and Spartan Ops mode do not currently support crossplay between Xbox and PC
  • Server Region Selection
  • Per-Piece Customization for Halo 4 (Visors can now be selected for Halo 4 Customization)
  • Halo 4 Forge improvements including Trait Zones, New Movement Control, and Local/World Axis Toggle
  • Advanced Graphics Options for Halo 4 (PC only)
  • Text Chat Availability and Moderation
  • A Field of View (FOV) option will be available for Halo 4 on Xbox One consoles
Gameplay content
Campaign
  • Missions: Requiem, Forerunner, Reclaimer, Shutdown, and Composer
  • Playlists: Canyon Combat
Spartan Ops
  • Departure: Land Grab, Sniper Alley, The Challenge, Sacred, and Core
  • Artifact: Clean Up, For Science, Hacksaw, Pelican Down, and Gagarin
Multiplayer
  • Social Games: 2v2, 4v4, 8 player Free-for-All (FFA), 12 player FFA (Infection), 8v8
  • Competitive: H4 Squad Battle (6v6)
  • Maps: Adrift, Exile, Haven, Longbow, Meltdown, Ragnarok, Impact, Landfall, Skyline, Perdition, and Pitfall

Patch notes[edit]

November 17 (Season 4 launch) patch (Version 1.1955.0.0)

November 17 patch notes (Version 1.1955.0.0)

Season 4 launched alongside a large patch for The Master Chief Collection, with bug fixes and quality of life changes. The patch notes can be seen in full below.[15]

New Features

  • Halo 4 is now available on PC
    • Halo 4’s Forge mode now includes “Thorage” content – this means new features, a higher budget, dozens of new items, and more
    • Per-piece armor customization and “global” weapon skins for all loadouts are now available on all platforms as well
    • PC players can now jump into Cross-Game Playlists in Campaign
  • Crossplay and input-based matchmaking for multiplayer are now available on both Xbox and PC
    • While players will be prompted to select their preferred input device upon their first launch of the game, this option can also be changed at any time from Settings menu while in the Main Menu
  • This update also brings Xbox Series X
December 16 (Season 5 content) patch (Version 1.2028.0.0)

December 16 patch notes (Version 1.2028.0.0)

Released on December 16, 2020, this patch added the content for the upcoming Season 5: Anvil (including the new Halo 3 armor and Halo: Reach armor) to view, though not unlockable or equippable until the launch of Season 5.[16]

Install Size Version

Steam
  • Max size of 6.4 GB
Microsoft Store and Xbox Game Pass for PC
  • Max size of 26.47 GB
Xbox
  • Max size of 22.29 GB

New Features

  • Profanity filter: A new option has been added to disable the profanity filter on incoming messages. Disabling the text chat profanity filter will only impact what you see in other players’ messages.
  • Your outgoing messages will still appear filtered from your perspective, even if some other players can read it.
  • By understanding what the filter is hiding, you will know what your teammates with the text filter enabled can see and you can communicate during teamplay more effectively.
  • Season 5 content: Season 5 content has been added to the game files and will become available early next year when Season 5 begins.
  • Tech suits in Halo 3: Tech suits for Halo 3 Spartans are available now in the customization menu.
Halo 4 Squad Battle changes
  • Increased respawn time to 10 seconds in Squad Battle objective games.
  • Reworked Dominion objective ordnance in Squad Battle so that each base has a precision rifle, a grenade, and a power weapon drop. This reduces the total number of power weapons that will be in play at any given time in this game type.
  • Added a jump-up to the Dominion Bravo base from the red side on the “Outcast” map variant used in Squad Battle.

Resolved Issues

Many improvements come from Insiders feedback reported by our community during or after the Flight period of Halo 4. Thank you for participating and please keep submitting tickets! Below is a breakdown of fixes in this update:

Global
  • The default setting for text chat channel availability is now set to All instead of Squad Only.
  • Clarified messaging in console to specify that the Xbox Series X

Cut Season content[edit]

Part of the original content that was pulled out of the season was:

  • 2 new Halo: Reach helmets: AKIS, Mariner
    • 3 Halo: Reach helmet attachments for AKIS: GRD, CBRN, GRD/CBRN
  • 2 new Halo: Reach chest pieces: EXO/TSCS, Unknown
  • New combinations of chest pieces combined with the prosthetic arm for Halo: Reach

Gallery[edit]

Notes[edit]

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

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Twitter, @Halo: "Season 5 of MCC arrives for free in just one week! [...] All live on January 27th." (Retrieved on Jan 22, 2021) [archive]
  2. ^ Halo Waypoint, News, MCC Development Update - September 2020 (Retrieved on Jun 1, 2020) [archive]
  3. ^ NeoGAF, Halo |OT| HaloGAF Evolved (Retrieved on Jun 1, 2020) [archive]
  4. ^ Halo Waypoint, News, MCC Development Update - August 2020 (Retrieved on Jun 1, 2020) [archive]
  5. ^ Halo Waypoint, MCC Development Update - October 2020 (Retrieved on Jun 1, 2020) [archive]
  6. ^ Halo Waypoint, Forums, MCC Development & Flighting Updates (Retrieved on Apr 10, 2021) [archive]
  7. ^ Twitter, Halo (@Halo) (Retrieved on Dec 13, 2020) [archive]
  8. ^ Twitter, Halo (@Halo) (Retrieved on Dec 13, 2020) [archive]
  9. ^ Halo Waypoint, MCC Development & Flighting Updates (Retrieved on Jun 1, 2020) [archive]
  10. ^ Twitter, Ducain23 (@ducain23): "HALO 4 FLIGHT IS LIVE!!!! GO GO GO!"
  11. ^ Halo Waypoint, MCC Development Update - October 2020 (Retrieved on Jun 1, 2020) [archive]
  12. ^ Halo Waypoint, Community Update - Sweet Stories (Retrieved on Jun 1, 2020) [archive]
  13. ^ Halo Waypoint Forums, MCC Development & Flighting Updates, Page 3: Post 49 (Retrieved on Jun 1, 2020) [archive]
  14. ^ Halo Waypoint, Community Update - Colorful Column (Retrieved on Jun 1, 2020) [archive]
  15. ^ Halo Support, Halo: The Master Chief Collection Patch Notes - November 2020 (Retrieved on Jun 1, 2020) [archive]
  16. ^ Halo Support, Halo: The Master Chief Collection (MCC) Patch Notes - December 2020 (Retrieved on Jun 1, 2020) [archive]