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Season 7: Elite

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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 7 (Halo Wars 2).

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Season 7: Elite
HTMCC Season7 Emblem.png

Start date:

June 23, 2021[1]

Number of tiers:

100

Total unlock cost:

Season point 100 (Standard unlocks)

Includes content for:

 

Season 7: Elite is a season for Halo: The Master Chief Collection, released on June 23, 2021.[1] As of December 2020, plans had been laid internally at 343 Industries for this season.[2] This season notably included long-awaited additions to Elite-focused armor customisation in Halo 3, in the form of seven new harnesses, alongside the four Champions Bundle armors from Halo 4[3] and the KEYSTONE helmet, based on Halo Infinite's Mark VII helmet, for Halo 4 as an exclusive item in "The Exchange" store.

In addition to the new customization content, Season 7 also introduced changes to the classic Halo: Combat Evolved graphics to better reflect the original Xbox version of the game, rather than the 2003 PC port which introduced many graphical issues. Furthermore, the season also features improvements to the Halo Online maps Waterfall and Edge, which have been added to Halo 3 matchmaking, and general bug fixes,[4] with Edge being finally added as a playable map with this Season.

The Master Chief Collection's Custom Games Browser, which had previously been briefly tested publicly on retail also launched this season, with support for Halo: Reach.[5] Players are now be able to host their own matches available to the public. Other games are eventually planned to be brought to the Custom Games Browser at a later date.

Concurrent to the launch of Season 7, the Halo: Combat Evolved Mod Tools were also launched for players on Steam.

Season content[edit]

The following was implemented in Season 7:

Halo: The Master Chief Collection[edit]

Halo: Combat Evolved[edit]

Halo 3[edit]

  • One new map for Halo 3 from Halo Online: Edge
  • 7 new weapon skins:[3]
    • 7 for the Energy Sword (One unlockable via challenge; four unlockable via "The Exchange")
  • Seven new techsuits
    • GEN2 Tinted Smoke (Unlockable via challenge)
    • GEN2 Umber
    • GEN2 Army Green
    • GEN2 Burnt Ground (Unlockable via "The Exchange")
    • GEN2 Cold Mud (Unlockable via "The Exchange")
    • GEN2 Purplex (Unlockable via "The Exchange")
    • GEN2 Slate Grey

Halo 4[edit]

Season unlocks[edit]

Page 1[edit]

Tier Unlock requirements Unlocks Images Game
1 Season point 1 Bloodblade Energy Sword skin H3 EnergySword Bloodblade Skin.png HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
2 Season point 1 Mark V helmet HTMCC H4 MarkV Helmet Icon.png HTMCC Halo4 Emblem.png
3 Season point 1 General helmet HTMCC H3 General Helmet Icon.png HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
4 Season point 1 Keepward helmet HTMCC H3 Keepward Helmet Icon.png HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
5 Season point 1 Ossoona helmet HTMCC H3 Ossoona Helmet Icon.png HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
6 Season point 1 Red Shift animated nameplate
HTMCC Nameplate RedShift.png
HTMCC Emblem.png
7 Season point 1 Scion helmet HTMCC H3 Scion Helmet Icon.png HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
8 Season point 1 Mausoleum nameplate
HTMCC Nameplate Mausoleum.png
HTMCC Emblem.png
9 Season point 1 GEN2 Umber techsuit HTMCC H3 Umber Techsuit Icon.png HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
10 Season point 1 Seneschal helmet HTMCC H3 Seneschal Helmet Icon.png HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png

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Tier Unlock requirements Unlocks Images Game
11 Season point 1 Mr. Leet nameplate
HTMCC Nameplate MrLeet.png
HTMCC Emblem.png
12 Season point 1 Keepward chest HTMCC H3 Keepward Chest Icon.png HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
13 Season point 1 Magnum Edgework skin H4 Pistol EWK Skin.png HTMCC Halo4 Emblem.png
14 Season point 1 Artisan helmet HTMCC H3 Artisan Helmet Icon.png HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
15 Season point 1 Blue Shift animated nameplate
HTMCC Nameplate BlueShift.png
HTMCC Emblem.png
16 Season point 1 Mark V chest HTMCC H4 MarkV Chest Icon.png HTMCC Halo4 Emblem.png
17 Season point 1 Supercombine nameplate
HTMCC Nameplate Supercombine.png
HTMCC Emblem.png
18 Season point 1 Ricochet and Ricochet HMTM helmets HTMCC H4 Ricochet Helmet Icon.pngHTMCC H4 Ricochet HMTM Helmet Icon.png HTMCC Halo4 Emblem.png
19 Season point 1 Assault Rifle Riptide skin H4 AssaultRifle RPT Skin.png HTMCC Halo4 Emblem.png
20 Season point 1 Speaking Truth animated nameplate
HTMCC Nameplate SpeakingTruth.png
HTMCC Emblem.png

Page 3[edit]

Tier Unlock requirements Unlocks Images Game
21 Season point 1 Ossoona chest HTMCC H3 Ossoona Chest Icon.png HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
22 Season point 1 GEN2 Army Green techsuit HTMCC H3 ArmyGreen Techsuit Chest Icon.png HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
23 Season point 1 General chest HTMCC H3 General Chest Icon.png HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
24 Season point 1 Magnum Blood skin H4 Pistol BLD Skin.png HTMCC Halo4 Emblem.png
25 Season point 1 Pestilence armor effect H4 Pestilence Effect Icon.png HTMCC Halo4 Emblem.png
26 Season point 1 Assault nameplate
HTMCC Nameplate Assault 2.png
HTMCC Emblem.png
27 Season point 1 Seneschal forearms HTMCC H3 Seneschal Forearm Icon.png HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
28 Season point 1 Pixel Flair nameplate
HTMCC Nameplate PixelFlair.png
HTMCC Emblem.png
29 Season point 1 DMR Bones skin H4 DMR BNS Skin.png HTMCC Halo4 Emblem.png
30 Season point 1 Ricochet chest HTMCC H4 Ricochet Chest Icon.png HTMCC Halo4 Emblem.png

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Tier Unlock requirements Unlocks Images Game
31 Season point 1 Accord helmet HTMCC H3 Accord Helmet Icon.png HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
32 Season point 1 Strike nameplate
HTMCC Nameplate Strike.png
HTMCC Emblem.png
33 Season point 1 Mark V forearms HTMCC H4 MarkV ForearmIcon.png HTMCC Halo4 Emblem.png
34 Season point 1 Artisan chest HTMCC H3 Artisan Chest Icon.png HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
35 Season point 1 Storm Rifle Chill skin H4 StormRifle CHL Skin.png HTMCC Halo4 Emblem.png
36 Season point 1 Prefect helmet HTMCC H4 Prefect Helmet Icon.png HTMCC Halo4 Emblem.png
37 Season point 1 Scion chest HTMCC H3 Scion Chest Icon.png HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
38 Season point 1 SOS animated nameplate
HTMCC Nameplate SOS.png
HTMCC Emblem.png
39 Season point 1 Accord chest HTMCC H3 Accord Chest Icon.png HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
40 Season point 1 Heat of Battle animated nameplate
HTMCC Nameplate HeatOfBattle.png
HTMCC Emblem.png

Page 5[edit]

Tier Unlock requirements Unlocks Images Game
41 Season point 1 General forearms HTMCC H3 General Forearm Icon.png HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
42 Season point 1 Ossoona forearms HTMCC H3 Ossoona Forearm Icon.png HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
43 Season point 1 Inclement Weather armor effect H4 InclementWeather Effect Icon.png HTMCC Halo4 Emblem.png
44 Season point 1 Seneschal chest HTMCC H3 Seneschal Chest Icon.png HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
45 Season point 1 Mark V legs HTMCC H4 MarkV Leg Icon.png HTMCC Halo4 Emblem.png
46 Season point 1 Necroplasma Energy Sword skin H3 EnergySword Necrophage Skin.png HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
47 Season point 1 Prefect chest HTMCC H4 Prefect Chest Icon.png HTMCC Halo4 Emblem.png
48 Season point 1 Accord forearms HTMCC H3 Accord Forearm Icon.png HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
49 Season point 1 Green Shift animated nameplate
HTMCC Nameplate GreenShift.png
HTMCC Emblem.png
50 Season point 1 Ricochet forearms HTMCC H4 Ricochet Forearm Icon.png HTMCC Halo4 Emblem.png

Page 6[edit]

Tier Unlock requirements Unlocks Images Game
51 Season point 1 Artisan forearms HTMCC H3 Artisan Forearm Icon.png HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
52 Season point 1 Keepward forearms HTMCC H3 Keepward ForearmIcon.png HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
53 Season point 1 Wrequiem nameplate
HTMCC Nameplate Wrequiem.png
HTMCC Emblem.png
54 Season point 1 Seneschal legs HTMCC H3 Seneschal Leg Icon.png HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
55 Season point 1 Mark V shoulders HTMCC H4 MarkV RShoulder Icon.pngHTMCC H4 MarkV LShoulder Icon.png HTMCC Halo4 Emblem.png
56 Season point 1 Prefect forearms HTMCC H4 Prefect Forearm Icon.png HTMCC Halo4 Emblem.png
57 Season point 1 Ricochet legs HTMCC H4 Ricochet Leg Icon.png HTMCC Halo4 Emblem.png
58 Season point 1 Ossoona legs HTMCC H3 Ossoona Leg Icon.png HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
59 Season point 1 Gradient nameplate and Palmer nameplate
HTMCC Nameplate Gradient.png
HTMCC Nameplate Palmer.png
HTMCC Emblem.png
60 Season point 1 Scion forearms HTMCC H3 Scion Forearm Icon.png HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png

Page 7[edit]

Tier Unlock requirements Unlocks Images Game
61 Season point 1 Ricochet shoulders HTMCC H4 Ricochet RShoulder Icon.pngHTMCC H4 Ricochet LShoulder Icon.png HTMCC Halo4 Emblem.png
62 Season point 1 Heart attack armor effect HR HeartAttack Effect Icon.png HTMCC Halo4 Emblem.png
63 Season point 1 Keepward legs HTMCC H3 Keepward Leg Icon.png HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
64 Season point 1 Prefect legs HTMCC H4 Prefect Leg Icon.png HTMCC Halo4 Emblem.png
65 Season point 1 Ossoona shoulders HTMCC H3 Ossoona RShoulder Icon.pngHTMCC H3 Ossoona LShoulder Icon.png HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
66 Season point 1 Artisan legs HTMCC H3 Artisan Leg Icon.png HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
67 Season point 1 Battle Rifle Edgework skin H4 BattleRifle EWK Skin.png HTMCC Halo4 Emblem.png
68 Season point 1 ODST helmet HTMCC H4 ODST Helmet Icon.png HTMCC Halo4 Emblem.png
69 Season point 1 Unlikely Allies animated nameplate
HTMCC Nameplate UnlikelyAllies.png
HTMCC Emblem.png
70 Season point 1 Seneschal shoulders HTMCC H3 Seneschal RShoulder Icon.pngHTMCC H3 Seneschal LShoulder Icon.png HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png

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Tier Unlock requirements Unlocks Images Game
71 Season point 1 Birthday Party armor effect HR BirthdayParty Effect Icon.png HTMCC Halo4 Emblem.png
72 Season point 1 Mandible nameplate
HTMCC Nameplate Mandible.png
HTMCC Emblem.png
73 Season point 1 Artisan shoulders HTMCC H3 Artisan RShoulder Icon.pngHTMCC H3 Artisan LShoulder Icon.png HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
74 Season point 1 Battle Rifle Maw skin H4 BattleRifle MAW Skin.png HTMCC Halo4 Emblem.png
75 Season point 1 Keepward shoulders HTMCC H3 Keepward RShoulder Icon.pngHTMCC H3 Keepward LShoulder Icon.png HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
76 Season point 1 Accord legs HTMCC H3 Accord Leg Icon.png HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
77 Season point 1 Prefect shoulders HTMCC H4 Prefect LShoulder Icon.pngHTMCC H4 Prefect RShoulder Icon.png HTMCC Halo4 Emblem.png
78 Season point 1 DMR Concrete skin H4 DMR CTE Skin.png HTMCC Halo4 Emblem.png
79 Season point 1 Magnum Pixel skin H4 Pistol PXL Skin.png HTMCC Halo4 Emblem.png
80 Season point 1 ODST chest HTMCC H4 ODST Chest Icon.png HTMCC Halo4 Emblem.png

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Tier Unlock requirements Unlocks Images Game
81 Season point 1 Magnum Maw skin H4 Pistol MAW Skin.png HTMCC Halo4 Emblem.png
82 Season point 1 Scion legs HTMCC H3 Scion Leg Icon.png HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
83 Season point 1 Suppressor Refractive skin H4 Suppressor RFC Skin.png HTMCC Halo4 Emblem.png
84 Season point 1 Legendary armor effect H4 Legendary Effect Icon.png HTMCC Halo4 Emblem.png
85 Season point 1 Carbine Engage skin H4 Carbine ENG Sking.png HTMCC Halo4 Emblem.png
86 Season point 1 General legs HTMCC H3 General Leg Icon.png HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
87 Season point 1 Assault Rifle Pixel skin H4 AssaultRifle PXL Skin.png HTMCC Halo4 Emblem.png
88 Season point 1 ODST forearms HTMCC H4 ODST Forearm Icon.png HTMCC Halo4 Emblem.png
89 Season point 1 Icons animated nameplate
HTMCC Nameplate Icons.png
HTMCC Emblem.png
90 Season point 1 Scion shoulders HTMCC H3 Scion RShoulder Icon.pngHTMCC H3 Scion LShoulder Icon.png HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png

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Tier Unlock requirements Unlocks Images Game
91 Season point 1 General shoulders HTMCC H3 General RShoulder Icon.pngHTMCC H3 General LShoulder Icon.png HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
92 Season point 1 DMR Edgework skin H4 DMR EWK Skin.png HTMCC Halo4 Emblem.png
93 Season point 1 Revolution animated nameplate
HTMCC Nameplate Revolution.png
HTMCC Emblem.png
94 Season point 1 ODST legs HTMCC H4 ODST Leg Icon.png HTMCC Halo4 Emblem.png
95 Season point 1 Accord shoulders HTMCC H3 Accord RShoulder Icon.pngHTMCC H3 Accord LShoulder Icon.png HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
96 Season point 1 DMR Pixel skin H4 DMR PXL Skin.png HTMCC Halo4 Emblem.png
97 Season point 1 ODST shoulders HTMCC H4 ODST RShoulder Icon.pngHTMCC H4 ODST LShoulder Icon.png HTMCC Halo4 Emblem.png
98 Season point 1 GEN2 Slate Grey tech suit HTMCC H3 SlateGrey Techsuit Icon.png HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
99 Season point 1 Mark of Legends animated nameplate
HTMCC Nameplate MarkOfLegends.png
HTMCC Emblem.png
100 Season point 1 Eternal armor effect H4 Eternal Effect Icon.png HTMCC Halo4 Emblem.png

Challenge and Exchange unlocks[edit]

Skin Name Unlock Game
H3 EnergySword EvocatisEdge Skin.png
Evocati's Edge Season 7 Challenge: Elite Swordplay
Complete the Nice Slice and Keep Killer Challenges to earn the Evocati's Edge energy Sword skin.
HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
HTMCC H3 TintedSmoke Techsuit.png
GEN2 Tinted Smoke techsuit Season 7 Challenge: Nightcrawler
Complete the Bedtime Stories and Caesar Dressing challenges to earn the Gen2 Tinted Smoke techsuit.
HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
H4 BattleRifle PXL Skin.png
Pixel Battle Rifle skin Season 7 Challenge: Pixel Perfect
Complete the Brain Burst and Quattro King Challenges to earn the Pixel Battle Rifle skin.
HTMCC Halo4 Emblem.png

Flights[edit]

Main article: MCC Insider Program

Flighting for Season 7 began on May 21, 2021. The Flight was designed to test Season 7 content in new features. At the Flight's start, available content included;

  • Several new Halo 3 Elite harness permutations.
  • A new multiplayer maps for Halo 3, originally from Halo Online.
  • Several new Halo 3 skins for the energy sword.
  • Several new Halo: Combat Evolved skins for vehicles
  • Four Halo 4 armors previously available on the Xbox 360 version but not on the MCC
  • Several Halo 4 weapons skins, previously cut from Halo 4 or only available exclusively via figurines.
  • Graphical improvements on Halo: Combat Evolved to bring it closer to the Xbox version.
  • Armor effects for Halo 4.
Gameplay content
Campaign
  • Missions: The Pillar of Autumn, The Truth and Reconciliation, The Silent Cartographer, Assault on the Control Room, 343 Guilty Spark
Halo: Combat Evolved Multiplayer
  • Maps: Sidewinder (8v8), Damnation (2v2, 4v4), Prisoner (2v2, 4v4), Hang ‘Em High (2v2, 4v4, 8v8), Chill Out (2v2, 4v4), Blood Gulch (8v8)
Halo 3 Multiplayer
  • Maps: Construct, Guardian, Last Resort, Narrows, Sandtrap, The Pit, Valhalla, Foundry, Standoff, Avalanche, Sandbox, Heretic, Waterfall, Edge
Halo 4 Multiplayer
  • Maps: Adrift, Exile, Haven, Longbow, Meltdown, Ragnarok, Impact, Landfall, Skyline, Perdition, Pitfall

Marketing[edit]

Menu artwork trailer[edit]

Main article: Battle The Heretics

On June 15, 2021, a trailer known as Battle The Heretics was released on YouTube Twitter to announce the release date of Season 7 and showcase the menu background for the season, depicting a Type-26C Banshee in keeping with the Sangheili theme of the season. The video is accompanied by some voiceover of pilots of the Anvil Initiative's Union Wing.[1][10]

Trailer[edit]

Main article: Halo: The Master Chief Collection - Season 7 Trailer

To showcase the release of Season 7 and its new customisation content, a trailer for the update was released on June 23, 2021.

Patch[edit]

June 23 (season launch) patch notes (Version 1.2398.0.0)

June 23 patch notes (Version 1.2398.0.0)

Install Size by Version

  • Steam
    • Max size of 12.4 GB
  • Microsoft Store and Xbox Game Pass for PC
    • Max size of 34.09 GB
  • Xbox
    • Max size of 32.77 GB

New in this update

New Season 7 customization content

New cosmetic content for Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 3, and Halo 4 is here as part of Season 7. For the first time, this includes new armor for Elites.[11] The full breakdown:

  • New Halo: Combat Evolved vehicle skins
  • New Halo 3 Elite armors
  • New Halo 3 Energy Sword colors
  • New Halo 3 Techsuits
  • Halo 4 weapon skins
  • Halo 4 armors (the “Champions Bundle”)
  • New static and animated nameplates
Custom Game Browser live for Halo: Reach

The long-awaited Custom Game Browser is live for Halo: Reach. Players can use the Browse menu to find other people’s custom games or the Create menu to customize and host their own custom game session.

Thank you to the players who helped us test the Custom Game Browser during the scale test. Since then, we improved the experience in many ways:

  • Full game sessions now appear at the bottom of the list.
  • The Session Name field now has a longer character limit.
  • The game now informs the party leader if they try to join a game session, but a member of the party does not have necessary content installed.
  • When “Repeat Game” is enabled, the pause menu now says “Next Game” instead of “End Game”
  • Fixed several issues with sorting the list of sessions.
  • Made several improvements to how voice and text chat work with parties during gameplay.
  • Fixed exploits that allowed known cheaters into sessions.
New Halo 3 map: Edge

Originally made for Halo Online, the second new map for Halo 3, “Edge,” has been added and can appear in Social Matchmaking. Edge is a symmetrical map that supports all major game variants in Halo 3 with 4 to 12 players.

Fight with sentinel beams and silenced SMGs across an open cliff-side vista and secluded ancient database in this new map on the remote frontier world of Partition.

Waterfall and Edge maps added to Social Matchmaking

Players may now play on both new Halo 3 maps, “Waterfall” and “Edge,” when queued up in Social Matchmaking. Thank you for the player feedback that helped us make fixes and improve visual polish on both maps before moving them into matchmaking.

Firefight matchmaking is now in Social Matchmaking

To help give the Firefight community a boost, Firefight matchmaking is now part of the Social Matchmaking flow (you can read the blog post here). We expect this to help in several ways:

  • The Firefight game mode will have increased visibility by appearing alongside other social game modes.
  • The Halo 3: ODST and Halo: Reach Firefight communities will be closer together, improving queue times for everyone. Players can still choose to queue up for only one of the games if they prefer.
  • Players can be more specific with the game types they search for.
  • This creates the possibility of rotating Firefight options and categories.
Better visual authenticity for Halo: Combat Evolved

Many graphical updates, from fog and shader effects to original character models and active camo quality, bring Halo: Combat Evolved even closer to the classic experience. Some updates include:

  • Active Camo is closer to the original Xbox appearance, with a darker shade that is less reflective.
  • Textures on all maps now display bump maps, which is most noticeable on metal and Forerunner surfaces
  • The fog effects across multiple maps now render properly, such as above the canyon in Assault on the Control Room, Two Betrayals, 343 Guilty Spark, and Keyes.
  • Covenant shields now react to being shot with plasma weapons by changing color.
  • The visual effects of Jackal shields, teleporters, Spirit Dropships, and Cortana’s color pulsing while in the Ring’s control room now match the original Xbox version.
  • Flashlight shine distance is further and better represents the distance on original Xbox version.
  • Translucent textures such as the windows on Pillar of Autumn are no longer too opaque and now have the correct reflections.
  • Captain Keyes’ original model from the Xbox version has returned.
  • Layers of detail and reflection are now applied in the correct order on Master Chief's armor, Forerunner doors, Pelican Dropships, and more.
  • The screen flash that displays when picking up camo or taking a teleporter is now closer to the original Xbox version.
  • Combat Flood forms and health packs now glow the way they did in original Xbox version.
Halo: Combat Evolved Hardcore playlist changes

We updated the Hardcore settings for Halo: Combat Evolved based on competitive player feedback to improve this playlist and align it with the modded competitive gameplay experience popularized by the competitive community on Xbox. This includes the following changes:

  • Weapon ready effects only play for local players.
  • Dropped weapons have disabled collision and material sounds.
  • Disabled footstep sounds.
  • Killfeed messages only display if they are related to a local player or their teammates.
Updates to the Extras menu

The Extras menu has been updated to play the terminals and cinematics from Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 4, and Halo 2: Anniversary directly within the game instead of linking externally.

The other Extras menu options link externally:

  • Credits
  • Halo Support site
  • Halo: Nightfall (only visible on the Xbox version of MCC)
  • Halo 5 (only visible on the Xbox version of MCC)
Halo: Combat Evolved mod tools and client support

For the first release of MCC’s Halo: Combat Evolved modding tools, we are including four different programs. Modders may be familiar with a few, but this release includes the most powerful tools available for Halo: Combat Evolved (for advanced users only!)

On top of that, we are releasing zip files of Halo: Combat Evolved’s level scripts and all the tag files that went into building the campaign and multiplayer levels.

These tools and files are being provided as-is, but we plan to make updates over time to address issues we see discussed in the mod community.

The full blog post on Steam goes into more detail about these tools.

You can download these tools through Steam.

Resolved issues

Many improvements come from Halo Insiders feedback and Halo Support tickets submitted by our community. Thank you for participating and please keep submitting tickets! Below is a breakdown of fixes in this update:

Global
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused the game to crash on Xbox consoles while performing background operations.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented secondary profiles in splitscreen play from being able to interact with the Exchange
  • Fixed an issue where players could stay in the Exchange menu and attempt to unlock offers after they had already expired (which would always fail).
  • Fixed an issue where game types not supported by the current Game Size within the Social Games menu still appeared selectable.
  • Fixed an issue where the Seasonal Overview button in Options & Career incorrectly showed “Retrieving…” for guests.
  • Fixed issues with how various icons were displayed when playing on low resolutions.
  • Improved the season cosmetic unlock animation to be more responsive and reduced how often attempting to unlock an item will “fail.”
  • Various improvements and optimizations to the Challenge system to improve reliability for progress saving.
  • Improved performance across multiplayer modes where new customization options could be visible.
  • Fixed several issues preventing players from navigating menus when launching MCC on Xbox with only a mouse and keyboard plugged in.
  • Fixed several scenarios where players would get stuck after signing out of an account when using Mouse & Keyboard on Xbox.
  • Per-title gamma adjustments are now possible on Xbox.
  • Background is no longer blurred when adjusting the per-title gamma in gameplay, allowing for immediate preview of changes.
  • Voice Chat now uses the active audio device set in Windows when “Voice Chat Output” within MCC is set to default.
  • Emblems tied to watching episodes of “Halo: Nightfall” have now been made available to all players on both Xbox and PC.
  • Fixed an issue where game volume could not be adjusted while in Halo 3 and Halo: Reach gameplay.
  • Removed the SFX cue for restarting a matchmaking search that erroneously played when first entering a matchmaking search.
Halo: Combat Evolved
  • Fixed an issue where the suicide respawn time penalty was not applied if the player died from falling in any way.
  • Fixed an issue where the Anniversary visuals in the Halo: Combat Evolved campaign would slowly degrade after each mission load on Xbox Series X
June 25 hotfix patch notes (Version 1.2406.0.0)

June 25 hotfix (Version 1.2406.0.0)

Install size by platform

  • Steam: max size of 57.1 MB[12]
  • Microsoft Store and Xbox Game Pass for PC: max size of 1.69 GB
  • Xbox consoles: max size of 1.65 GB

Resolved in this Hotfix

Fixed an issue that prevented some players from joining games through matchmaking, resulting in a “Leaving matchmaking…” message.

Thank you for your patience if you were affected by this issue. Any players logging in during Season 7 will receive an additional 3 Season Points as a log-in reward. (The game interface might not show them right away even though they have been awarded).
July 19 hotfix patch notes (Version 1.2448.0.0)

July 19 hotfix (Version 1.2448.0.0)

Install size by platform

  • Steam: max size of 36.37 MB[13]
  • Microsoft Store and Xbox Game Pass for PC: max size of 1,022 MB
  • Xbox consoles: max size of 1,013 MB

Resolved in this Hotfix

  • Fixed an issue in matchmade Heroic Firefight games that caused the difficulty to be set to Normal.
  • Fixed an issue with matchmaking that made it harder for players in low population regions to find games.
  • Fixed an issue with some game variants failing to load when connecting in matchmaking. This mainly happened for Halo: Combat Evolved.
  • Added a Report Player button to the Player Details page. The rules and processes behind reporting a player are the same as before.

Known issues

  • The post-game Carnage Report for a matchmade Heroic Firefight Social match says the session was on Normal difficulty, even though it was on Heroic difficulty.
  • While loading into a matchmade Halo: Combat Evolved game, the loading screen information is sometimes missing or incorrect.

Production notes[edit]

During the early porting process of Halo: Reach into the collection and the collection to PC, Season 7 was shown in early UI screenshots (c.May 2019) as "Season 7: Uprising", featuring the Spartan Operations logo as its emblem.[14]

Gallery[edit]

Development images[edit]

Promotional images[edit]

Screenshots[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Twitter, Halo (@Halo): "It's time to brush up on your Sangheili. Ignite your Energy Swords and prepare your best battlecry - MCC Season 7: Elite, arrives for free in just one week on June 23rd."
  2. ^ Halo Waypoint, News, MCC Development Retrospective – December 2020 (Retrieved on Feb 28, 2021) [archive]
  3. ^ a b c Halo Waypoint, News, Art of Wort Canon Fodder (Retrieved on May 21, 2021) [archive]
  4. ^ Halo Waypoint, Forums, MCC Development & Flighting Updates (Retrieved on May 13, 2021) [archive]
  5. ^ Halo Waypoint, MCC DEVELOPMENT & FLIGHTING UPDATES (Retrieved on Jun 11, 2021) [archive]
  6. ^ Halo Waypoint, MCC Development & Flighting Updates (Retrieved on Jun 4, 2021) [archive]
  7. ^ a b c Halo Insider, Flight Overview - Halo: MCC Season 7 May Flight (Retrieved on May 21, 2021) [archive]
  8. ^ Twitch, Halo: The Master Chief Collection with DERSKY!: 18:35 (Retrieved on Jun 16, 2021) [archive]
  9. ^ Twitter, Halo (@Halo): "Make sure it fits just right. Next week in MCC with the arrival of Season 7, don't miss your chance to grab the #HaloInfinite Inspired Mk. VII Helmet for Halo 4." (Retrieved on Jun 17, 2021) [archive]
  10. ^ YouTube - HALO, Battle The Heretics | Halo: The Master Chief Collection - Season 7
  11. ^ Halo Support, Halo: The Master Chief Collection (MCC) Patch Notes - June 2021 (Retrieved on Jun 23, 2021) [archive]
  12. ^ Halo Support, HALO: THE MASTER CHIEF COLLECTION (MCC) PATCH NOTES - JUNE 2021 HOTFIX (Retrieved on Aug 21, 2021) [archive]
  13. ^ Halo Support, HALO: THE MASTER CHIEF COLLECTION (MCC) PATCH NOTES - JULY 2021 HOTFIX (Retrieved on Aug 21, 2021) [archive]
  14. ^ Halo Waypoint, MCC Development Update - May 2019 (Retrieved on Aug 22, 2021) [archive]