Season 6: Raven
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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 6 (Halo Wars 2).
Season 6: Raven is a season for Halo: The Master Chief Collection, and was released on April 7, 2021. As of November 2020, work had begun on Season 6 content. The Season's name and emblem are referential to those of Fireteam Raven; themselves the namesake for the 2018 game Halo: Fireteam Raven and the origin for several new armor permutations introduced to the collection in the season.
Season 6 is expected to add some or all of the following content into The Master Chief Collection;
Halo: The Master Chief Collection
Challenge and event unlocks
Flighting for Season 6 was originally set to begin on or after February 18, 2021. The release was ultimately delayed, and Flighting began on the 26th. The Flight was designed to test Season 6 content in new features, though not all of it was available at the start. At the Flight's start, available content included;
In an update later in the flight on March 11, the new season points store will be added alongside a number of bugfixes for the existing content. Due to player feedback, the map Edge has been delayed and will be released in a future season. Originally, this update for the flight was planned to add a custom games browser initally only supporting Halo: Reach, though this was halted due to time constraints. This update also changed the Sword and Board back accessory to be color-coded to the player primary color, replaced the crack in the skull on the shield with lacerations, and removed one sword and raised the model to prevent it from clipping with chestpieces.
Menu artwork trailer
On March 31, 2021, a short trailer was released in the style of the ONI Archive videos premiered for prior seasons. The video depicts the Season 6 menu background - an M808 Scorpion - with some new dialogue depicting Fireteam Raven's Landing on Installation 04 between the Halo: Fireteam Raven levels Escape and Rubble.
April 7 patch notes (Version 1.2241.0.0)
The Season 6 patch launched alongside the start of the season on April 7, 2021.
Install Size by Version
Cut Season content
Season 6 was originally slated to release with two former-Halo Online maps. While Waterfall made it into the final release, the map Edge was cut from Season 6 during the season flighting, as 343 Industries felt the map needed "fundamental improvements" before release. The Custom Game Browser and the View Model Offset were also originally intended to debut in Season 6, though were eventually cut. The Sword and Board backpack piece for Halo 3 originally appeared in the flight with two crossed machetes and a blue shield, though in the updated flight build this was updated to just one machete and a shield inheriting the player colour.