Season 4: Reclaimer
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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. The season's logo is a stylised representation of the Ur-Didact's Cryptum.
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. Nevertheless, armor effects for Elite player models in Reach were still implemented alongside Season 4, as intended.
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 reworked the way Halo 4 weapon skins work; instead of being applied on a per-loadout basis like in the original game and launch Master Chief Collection, skins are now applied universally and work in the same manner as those in Combat Evolved and Halo 3.
The Halo 3 Sniper Rifle Avalanche skin is only unlockable by hitting Competitive Rank 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 is timed, and will end on November 25, 2020.
Unlike Season 3, each unlock slot can be unlocked for 1 - rewarded through the collection's updated rank scheme or the Challenges implemented in the prior Spark update. In total, 50 are needed to unlock all content in Season 4.
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.
Below is a breakdown of the specific fixes that have come with today’s update:
Halo 3: ODST
Halo 2: Anniversary
Halo: Combat Evolved
Xbox Series X|S Enhancements
Halo: The Master Chief Collection has been optimized to take full advantage of the Xbox Series X and Series S consoles. Below is a breakdown of the features available on Xbox Series X|S
The following are active issues for Series X|S enhancements as of 2020/11/17 in build 1.1955.0.0.
Cut Season content
Part of the original content that was pulled out of the season was: