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Season 8: Mythic

From Halopedia, the Halo wiki

This article is about the upcoming content update going to be released for Halo: The Master Chief Collection. For the seasonal update for Halo Wars 2, see Season 8 (Halo Wars 2).

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Season 9

Season 8: Mythic
Season 8 icon.

Start date:

October 13, 2021[1]

Number of tiers:

100

Includes content for:

 

Season 8: Mythic is the eighth season for Halo: The Master Chief Collection, released on October 13, 2021.[1] Season 8 is the final season of 2021.[2][3] As of December 2020, plans had been laid internally at 343 Industries for this season.[4]

Season content[edit]

The following was implemented in Season 8:[5]

Halo: The Master Chief Collection[edit]

  • Custom Game Browser support for Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 3.
  • New nameplates
  • PC File Share
  • View Model Adjustment for all games
  • Steam Account Linking
  • Campaign customization for Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 3 to allow vehicle and weapon skins in campaign.
  • Ability to select body type and voice separately in Halo: Reach and Halo 4.
  • Colorblind Support options

Halo: Reach[edit]

  • New helmets, all the same as the suits listed for Halo 3.
  • Halo: Reach Firefight update to include voice previews.
  • Improved stat tracking on Firefight

Halo 3: ODST[edit]

  • Halo 3: ODST Firefight update to include per wave customization options bringing it up closer to Halo: Reach's options.
  • Firefight now includes the option to have waves consisting of Sentinels.
  • Firefight now offers the option to disable dropship spawns for Covenant forces, which prevents Phantoms from appearing and allows for faster waves.

Halo: Combat Evolved[edit]

  • The classic HUD will return with 4k support and a toggle in Settings.
  • Performance improvements in campaign on Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary.

Halo 2 Classic[edit]

  • Fixes on lighting and cinematics.
  • Improvements on friendly zealot AI.
  • Improved skull pickup cues.
  • Classic texture and bump map fixes that bring them closer to alignment with original Xbox.
  • Missing sun in Halo 2 classic restored.

Halo 4[edit]

Halo 3[edit]

  • 12 new backpack accessories
    • Evalach's Lament (One unlockable via challenge)
    • Ironburst
    • Last Word
    • Law's End
    • Lionheart Shield
    • Oaklimb
    • Ravendak
    • Reavers Tooth
    • Seafoam Trident
    • Sorrowmourn
    • Taygetus Dory
    • Thessalian Bow
  • 10 weapon skins and 4 vehicles skins for Halo 3:
  • New "Moa statue" campaign collectibles in the Halo 3 campaign.

Season unlocks[edit]

Page 1[edit]

Tier Unlock requirements Unlocks Images Game
1 Season point 1 Belos Heran helmet HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
2 Season point 1 Leo Nameplate
Season 8 nameplate.
HTMCC Emblem.png
3 Season point 1 GEN2 Chainmail techsuit HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
4 Season point 1 Seattle Sunset visor HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
5 Season point 1 Chainbind nameplate
Season 8 nameplate.
HTMCC Emblem.png
6 Season point 1 Belos Heran helmet HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC HaloReach Emblem.png
7 Season point 1 Eternal Eyes nameplate
Season 8 nameplate.
HTMCC Emblem.png
8 Season point 1 Assault Rifle Vexing Tomorrow skin HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
9 Season point 1 Drengr Skald helmet HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
10 Season point 1 Drengr Vinr chest HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png

Page 2[edit]

Tier Unlock requirements Unlocks Images Game
11 Season point 1 Mongoose Gilded Lion skin HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
12 Season point 1 Belos Kardia chest HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
13 Season point 1 Scalebind nameplate
Season 8 nameplate.
HTMCC Emblem.png
14 Season point 1 Belos Kerata helmet HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC HaloReach Emblem.png
15 Season point 1 Ravenoak back accessory HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
16 Season point 1 Drengr Truthteller Spines forearms HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
17 Season point 1 Shotgun Vexing Tomorrow skin HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
18 Season point 1 Blackguard Knight of Verent shoulders HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
19 Season point 1 Blackguard Ashen Crown helmet HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC HaloReach Emblem.png
20 Season point 1 Latticebind nameplate
Season 8 nameplate.
HTMCC Emblem.png

Page 3[edit]

Tier Unlock requirements Unlocks Images Game
21 Season point 1 Blackguard Warfeast helmet HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC HaloReach Emblem.png
22 Season point 1 Sorrowmourn back accessory HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
23 Season point 1 Belos Syntrofos helmet HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
24 Season point 1 Reaving Evolved animated nameplate
Season 8 nameplate.
HTMCC Emblem.png
25 Season point 1 Belos Stheno helmet HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC HaloReach Emblem.png
26 Season point 1 Belos Lionmarked shoulders HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
27 Season point 1 Hornet Gilded Lion skin HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
28 Season point 1 Belos Cerberus helmet HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC HaloReach Emblem.png
29 Season point 1 Blackguard Warfeast helmet HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
30 Season point 1 Apocryphal nameplate
Season 8 nameplate.
HTMCC Emblem.png

Page 4[edit]

Tier Unlock requirements Unlocks Images Game
31 Season point 1 Blackguard Knight of Venezia shoulders HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
32 Season point 1 Blackguard Tribute Keep legs HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
33 Season point 1 Shielded nameplate
Season 8 nameplate.
HTMCC Emblem.png
34 Season point 1 Blackguard Banetouched chest HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
35 Season point 1 Astral Heat visor HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
36 Season point 1 Belos Stheno helmet HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
37 Season point 1 Blackguard Forsaken Dragon helmet HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC HaloReach Emblem.png
38 Season point 1 Belos Valorous shoulders HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
39 Season point 1 GEN2 Dragonscale techsuit HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
40 Season point 1 Belos Chosen forearms HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png

Page 5[edit]

Tier Unlock requirements Unlocks Images Game
41 Season point 1 Architects nameplate
Season 8 nameplate.
HTMCC Emblem.png
42 Season point 1 Drengr Skald helmet HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC HaloReach Emblem.png
43 Season point 1 Tomorrow's Point nameplate
Season 8 nameplate.
HTMCC Emblem.png
44 Season point 1 Rocket Launcher Vexing Tomorrow skin HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
45 Season point 1 Drengr Far Striders legs HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
46 Season point 1 Pointed Question animated nameplate
Season 8 nameplate.
HTMCC Emblem.png
47 Season point 1 Sniper Rifle Vexing Tomorrow skin HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
48 Season point 1 Drengr Valdemar helmet HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
49 Season point 1 Blackguard Carrion Crow helmet HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC HaloReach Emblem.png
50 Season point 1 Yesterday's Edge nameplate
Season 8 nameplate.
HTMCC Emblem.png

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Tier Unlock requirements Unlocks Images Game
51 Season point 1 Blackguard Forsaken Dragon helmet HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
52 Season point 1 Drengr Dvalinn helmet HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC HaloReach Emblem.png
53 Season point 1 Blackguard Bane Marked forearms HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
54 Season point 1 Tristar Fire animated nameplate
Season 8 nameplate.
HTMCC Emblem.png
55 Season point 1 Drengr Scandalizer Spines forearms HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
56 Season point 1 Belos Syntrofos helmet HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC HaloReach Emblem.png
57 Season point 1 Chrono Hammer animated nameplate
Season 8 nameplate.
HTMCC Emblem.png
58 Season point 1 Drengr Valdemar helmet HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC HaloReach Emblem.png
59 Season point 1 Drengr Geirfugl chest HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
60 Season point 1 Belos Cerberus helmet HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png

Page 7[edit]

Tier Unlock requirements Unlocks Images Game
61 Season point 1 Longship nameplate
Season 8 nameplate.
HTMCC Emblem.png
62 Season point 1 Drengr Nari helmet HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
63 Season point 1 Drengr Oathbound shoulders HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
64 Season point 1 Solar Circles visor HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
65 Season point 1 Blackguard Knight of Aleria shoulders HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
66 Season point 1 Drengr Tyr helmet HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
67 Season point 1 Empire's Embers animated nameplate
Season 8 nameplate.
HTMCC Emblem.png
68 Season point 1 Blackguard Carrion Crow helmet HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
69 Season point 1 Belos Chosen legs HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
70 Season point 1 Belos Lionbreaker shoulders HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png

Page 8[edit]

Tier Unlock requirements Unlocks Images Game
71 Season point 1 Search and Assess visor HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
72 Season point 1 Blackguard Far Isle Keep legs HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
73 Season point 1 Blackguard Sorrowful Visage helmet HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC HaloReach Emblem.png
74 Season point 1 Drengr Fangbound shoulders HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
75 Season point 1 Drengr Thyra helmet HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
76 Season point 1 Shield to Shield animated nameplate
Season 8 nameplate.
HTMCC Emblem.png
77 Season point 1 Drengr Traveller's Striders legs HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
78 Season point 1 Scrambler visor HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
79 Season point 1 Drengr Dvalinn helmet HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
80 Season point 1 Scorpion Gilded Lion skin HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png

Page 9[edit]

Tier Unlock requirements Unlocks Images Game
81 Season point 1 Drengr Thyra helmet HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC HaloReach Emblem.png
82 Season point 1 Blackguard Sorrowful Visage helmet HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
83 Season point 1 Reaver's Tooth back accessory HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
84 Season point 1 Drengr Thornbound shoulders HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
85 Season point 1 Belos Leontokardos helmet HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC HaloReach Emblem.png
86 Season point 1 More Than Sorrow animated nameplate
Season 8 nameplate.
HTMCC Emblem.png
87 Season point 1 Blackguard Knight of Madrigal shoulders HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
88 Season point 1 Drengr Nari helmet HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC HaloReach Emblem.png
89 Season point 1 Blackguard Ashen Crown helmet HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
90 Season point 1 GEN2 Latticeweave techsuit HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png

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Tier Unlock requirements Unlocks Images Game
91 Season point 1 Teal Dream visor HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
92 Season point 1 Drengr Tyr helmet HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC HaloReach Emblem.png
93 Season point 1 Blackguard Margrave chest HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
94 Season point 1 Subanese Dream animated nameplate
Season 8 nameplate.
HTMCC Emblem.png
95 Season point 1 Drengr Scalebound shoulders HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
96 Season point 1 Blackguard Sorrow Marked forearms HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
97 Season point 1 Brave and True animated nameplate
Season 8 nameplate.
HTMCC Emblem.png
98 Season point 1 Battle Rifle Vexing skin HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
99 Season point 1 Dot Product visor HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon. HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
100 Season point 1 Belos Leontokardos helmet and Field of Glory animated nameplate HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon.
Season 8 nameplate.
HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
HTMCC Emblem.png

Challenge and Exchange unlocks[edit]

Skin Name Unlock Game
HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon.
Evalach's Lament Season 8 Challenge: Lamentable
Complete the Tea Time and Legion's Bane challenges to earn the Evalach's Lament back accessory.
HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon.
Scorned Fate Season 8 Challenge: Veteran Veneer
Complete the Montage Starter Kit and Infamous Challenges to earn the Scorned Fate Battle Rifle skin.
HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png
HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon.
Gilded Lion Season 8 Challenge: The Hogfather
Complete the Beast Mode and Chrononaut challenges to earn the Gilded Lion Warthog skin.
HTMCC Halo3 Emblem.png

Marketing[edit]

Menu artwork trailer[edit]

Main article: Go Medieval

On October 6, 2021, a trailer known as Go Medieval was released on YouTube and Twitter to announce the release date of Season 8 and showcase the menu background for the season, depicting a D77-TC Pelican in the middle of an ancient Greek ruin. The video is voiced by Frank O'Connor reading the last dialogue lines from Halo Legends' Origins .[6]

Trailer[edit]

Main article: Halo: The Master Chief Collection - Season 8 Trailer

To showcase the release of Season 8 and its new customisation content, a trailer for the update was released on October 13, 2021.[7]

Patch notes[edit]

October 13 (season launch) patch notes (Version 1.2398.0.0)

October 13 patch notes (Version 1.2580.0.0)

INSTALL SIZE BY PLATFORM

  • Steam: max size of 19.6 GB
  • Microsoft Store and Xbox Game Pass for PC: max size of 36.2 GB
  • Xbox consoles: max size of 37.3 GB

NEW IN THIS UPDATE

NEW SEASON 8 CUSTOMIZATION CONTENT

Season 8, “MYTHIC,” introduces new customization content for MCC, including items for Halo 3 and Halo: Reach:[8]

  • New Halo 3 armor
  • New Halo 3 back accessories
  • New Halo 3 techsuits
  • New Halo 3 animated visors
  • New Halo 3 weapon customizations
  • New Halo 3 vehicle customizations
  • New Halo: Reach armor
  • New animated and static nameplates
  • NEW MAP FOR HALO 3: “ICEBOX”
  • A new map for Halo 3 arena modes, “Icebox,” is now available in matchmaking and custom games. Icebox is a reimagining of the multiplayer map “Turf” from Halo 2.

CUSTOM GAME BROWSER SUPPORT FOR HALO: COMBAT EVOLVED AND HALO 3

The Custom Game Browser (CGB) has been improved to include Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 3, as well updates to filters, search options, and updates to the Create, Browse, and Search pages.

HALO 3: ODST FIREFIGHT UPDATES

Halo 3: ODST Firefight has been updated with deeper customization options and entirely new settings:

  • Per-wave customization options including skulls, dropships, map hazards, bonus rounds, and enemy squad types.
  • Several new squad types including Jackal Snipers, Brutes only, Drones only, and Hunters only.
  • Squads with the Sentinel enemy type, new to ODST Firefight.

MORE CUSTOMIZATION CHOICE IN HALO: REACH AND HALO 4

  • Halo: Reach and Halo 4 now have the ability to select body type and voice separately, and Halo: Reach’s customization menu now includes a Firefight Voice preview.

UPDATES TO VIEW MODEL OFFSETS FOR WEAPONS ACROSS ALL MCC GAMES

View Model Offset settings are now available in the Settings under Gameplay. They can be set by weapon category and are available for all games within Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

  • Changes to how view model offsets appear in-game have been made in response to community feedback. You can read more about the implementation of View Model Offsets in this weekly MCC Development and Flighting Update.

CAMPAIGN COLLECTIBLES IN THE HALO 3 CAMPAIGN

Golden moa statues have begun appearing in Halo 3 missions in locations that change every week. These can be collected by shooting them and are tied to challenges.

CAMPAIGN CUSTOMIZATIONS

Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 3 now support vehicle and weapon customizations during missions if this option is toggled on in the campaign mission options.

ACCESSIBILITY IMPROVEMENTS

New accessibility options include all-new color blindness settings.

HALO: COMBAT EVOLVED HEADS-UP DISPLAY (HUD) OPTIONS

For Halo: Combat Evolved, the heads-up display (HUD) can now be toggled between the classic or remastered HUD, and scaled manually or automatically to your display’s resolution with the Auto HUD Scale setting.

HALO: COMBAT EVOLVED AND HALO 2 CLASSIC GAMMA SLIDERS

For Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2 Classic, the Gamma settings for classic and remastered campaign visuals are now separate settings. This allows visuals even closer to the original games.

PLAYER REPORTING IN SCOREBOARDS AND ROSTER

Scoreboards during and after a match now include the ability to report a player.

STEAM ACCOUNT LINKING

Steam accounts can now be linked to Xbox accounts in the player profile menu when playing on Steam. This populates the friends list with Steam friends.

PC FILE SHARING

PC players can now save or upload Forged map and game variant files from their recent custom games. A new “File Share Trust Level” has been added in Settings under “Gameplay.” It is set to “Official” by default but can be switched to “Friends” or “Anyone."

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! Here are the many fixes in this update:

GLOBAL

Graphics

Customization menu previews no longer show graphical glitching on certain items on “Original” or “Performance” Graphics settings. The LG OnScreen Control app on PC with an LG monitor display no longer causes performance drops and hitches. While adjusting Field of View (FOV) settings, the background preview image is no longer blurred, and adjusts in real-time to changing the FOV setting.

Custom Game Browser
General
  • Attempting to join a full game session now gives a “waiting to join” dialogue and will join the session the next time a slot becomes available, instead of sometimes attempting to connect and failing.
  • Players can now join or invite their friends with Custom Game Browser matches.
  • Players who have received a server ban will now receive an error letting them know they are banned when trying unsuccessfully to host a Custom Game Browser session.
  • A new Team Changing option, “Auto,” rebalances sessions to prevent matches from starting with an imbalanced number of players on each team.
  • The Post-Game Carnage Report will no longer occasionally show players with the default Emblem or Service ID instead of the ones they chose.
  • Longer Game Variant descriptions in non-English languages now fit in the Game Variant Description box.
  • On Xbox, the loading screen when joining a Custom Game Browser session no longer flickers briefly.
  • In the Session Details menu, the Report Game function now prompts players to choose a category to report.
  • On mouse & keyboard, right-clicking while hovering over sessions in the Browse menu no longer shows a small drag cursor.
  • After leaving the Add Variant menu, leaving the Create menu no longer requires pressing Back twice.
  • When viewing Session Details, the spacing of information in the Session Details box has been increased.
  • In the Create menu, session names and preferences now carry over between game launches regardless of whether a match was created.
  • Players with older Custom Game Browser data who add three variants in the Halo: Reach Create menu no longer lose the data for the third variant when restarting the game.
Browse menu
  • After backing out of a Session Details menu, random sessions will no longer appear as if selected.
  • When scrolling at the bottom of the list, half a page of results will now load instead of sessions loading one at a time.
  • Player count in each game session will now be accurate even after refreshing.
  • Game session titles that could fit in the space provided are no longer cut off by ellipses.
  • Rapidly pressing the Session Details button no longer requires pressing the Back button the same number of times to exit the Session Details menu.
  • Sorting by Players (Descending) now shows full sessions at the top of the list.
  • While using a mouse & keyboard, scrolling the list of game sessions while a session that is partly out of view is selected no longer causes the list to scroll suddenly or unpredictably.
  • Game sessions that use more than one map now say “(+X)” instead of “(+X in rotation)” in the Map column.
  • Game sessions that use only one map no longer display with “(+0 in rotation)” added to the map name in the Map column.
  • The chosen Sort method is now remembered after viewing Session Details and returning to the Browse menu.
  • An indicator now helps clarify that the Player column is the default Sort option.
  • The highlight that indicates the current menu selection no longer disappears entirely after accessing the Roster, opening the Chat window, or moving the highlight focus to the right.

Forge

The “Save” widget now properly appears on the Forge pause menu without requiring the player to use “Save As” once first.

PC

Changing window mode with the F11 key no longer reverts Gamma settings to defaults.

HALO: COMBAT EVOLVED

Graphics
  • Restarting the game no longer causes the customization preview in the Customization menu to show default options.
  • Framerate has been improved for the campaign mission “Halo” while running with Remastered visuals.
  • Cortana’s face animations now appear properly in Remastered visuals.
  • The lighting in the 343 Guilty Spark cinematic in Classic visuals is now consistent with the original game release.
  • The target distance and elevation measurements on the Sniper Rifle zoom are now aligned properly and consistent with the original release.
  • On PC, the 2x zoom HUD element on the Magnum and Rocket Launcher no longer appear too close to the reticle.
  • The final cinematic now has motion blur effects to be consistent with the original Halo: Combat Evolved release.
  • After modifying Graphics settings, a thin line no longer appears in the bottom and right edges of the screen.
Audio
  • In Campaign with Classic audio, the reverb on music and dialogue is now consistent with the original game release.
  • In Campaign with Remastered audio, Assault Rifle shooting audio can no longer become muffled or completely silent near the end of a clip.
  • In Classic audio, various audio effects like weapon fire and grenade explosions are no longer slightly pitched down compared to the original game.
  • In Classic audio, the first music track that plays after the opening Cinematic of the campaign no longer has audio popping sounds.
  • In the Campaign mission 343 Guilty Spark, the Pelican radio/Covenant radio crate ambient audio no longer becomes quieter abruptly after moving a certain distance away.
  • When the source of a sound becomes blocked behind an object, it no longer becomes quieter abruptly.
  • On the Multiplayer maps Battle Creek, Infinity, and Gephyrophobia, the reverb level on audio has been reduced to be consistent with the original Halo: Combat Evolved release.
Achievements
  • The “Madrigal Debut” achievement now unlocks as expected when activating the associated hidden soundtrack cue.

HALO 2

Campaign
  • In the mission “The Great Journey,” the Wraith near the end of the mission no longer spawns upside down.
  • In Classic visuals, cinematics now properly crossfade when transitioning to the next scene.
  • In the mission “Uprising,” the Zealot Elite reinforcements that drop in to assist the player will now follow the player through indoor areas.
  • Picking up a Skull now displays the Skull’s name in the top left of the HUD to be consistent with the original Halo 2 release.
  • In the missions “Armory” and “Cairo Station,” the mission audio now happens at the correct times, consistent with the original Halo 2 release.
  • The player reticle is no longer missing during the look tutorial in the Armory.
Gameplay
  • Ghosts now animate their self-destruct instead of only playing audio and an explosion, to be consistent with the original Halo 2 release.
  • In Halo 2 Classic Multiplayer gameplay, falling from a great height no longer causes fall damage, consistent with the original Halo 2 release.
  • Graphics – Classic Visual Updates
  • On snow maps like the Campaign mission “Sacred Icon” and “Quarantine Zone” or the multiplayer map “Lockout,” there is now a falling snow weather effect, consistent with the original Halo 2 release.
  • On maps with rain like “Backwash” and “Warlock” or the Campaign mission “The Great Journey,” the rain is now more noticeable, consistent with the original Halo 2 release.
  • On the Campaign missions “The Arbiter” and “The Oracle,” the wind color has been lightened and storm density increased to be consistent with the original Halo 2 release.
  • Lights emitted by enemies in Campaign no longer show through some solid objects briefly when the enemy moves out of view.
  • On certain Nvidia GPUs and in Classic visuals, foliage is no longer missing from areas with plant life throughout Campaign and Multiplayer.
  • Bloom effects in cutscenes are now more noticeable and consistent with the original Halo 2 release.
  • The “bump mapping” dark outlines on objects like trees and Forerunner technology have been reduced to be consistent with the original Halo 2 release.
  • The Halo 2 Multiplayer map Gemini now has dynamic fog and lighting to be consistent with the original Halo 2 release.
  • The sun now renders properly on any multiplayer map or Campaign mission where the sun is present.
  • The water on several maps has been darkened to be consistent with the original Halo 2 release.
  • When marines and Johnson fight alongside the player, they no longer have armor clipping issues on their head, arms, or chest.
  • The Prophets no longer have graphical glitching on their chairs or clothing during cutscenes.
  • Lights emitted by armor on Elites in multiplayer matches no longer show through some solid objects.
  • The jet propulsion on Pelicans is now brighter and more visible to be consistent with the original Halo 2 release.
  • In Campaign and multiplayer, the model for the SMG now adjusts when looking up or down and not dual wielding.
  • Object shadows throughout the Campaign and cinematics now appear properly.

HALO 3

Graphics
  • Resizing the game window during gameplay no longer causes bloom lighting to spread out and flicker in resolutions above 1080p.
  • In an 8-player free-for-all game, backpack colors now respect the primary color chosen for the player’s armor customization.
  • In Capture the Flag, the flag color no longer changes to the team color of the carrier after being picked up.
Customizations
  • Tertiary colors for Elites no longer disappear when the New Skins in Halo 3 toggle is set to Disabled.
  • Elite neck models no longer show seams and mismatched techsuit textures when Legacy helmets are equipped and the New Skins in Halo 3 toggle is set to Disabled.
  • Back decals on Elite back armor no longer disappear when the New Skins in Halo 3 toggle is set to Disabled.
  • Emblems no longer disappear if the MARK VI or non-Legacy shoulder armors are equipped and the New Skins in Halo 3 toggle is set to Disabled.
Multiplayer
  • During gameplay in matches involving large groups of players (8+), gamertags no longer occasionally appear over the wrong player.
  • Removed a legacy exploit involving players being wrongly flagged for betrayals and removed from the game.
Multiplayer Maps
Waterfall

Significant framerate and performance improvements have been made to several areas of Waterfall.

Edge
  • There are now Sentinels flying around in the Forerunner pillar room as intended.
  • The small bumps on the ramps near the center of the map and in some hallway entry and exit points have been removed.
  • Removed an exploit that involved jumping behind the pillars at the Red and Blue bases.
  • Removed an exploit that involved reaching the top of the doorway in the spaces above the orange lifts.
Forge
  • Smaller objects set to fixed or phased physics no longer behave like they are set to normal physics when playing online.
  • On the map Sandbox, objects no longer rapidly flicker when viewed from certain angles.

HALO 3: ODST

Firefight
  • It is no longer possible to use rockets to get a Phantom stuck and be unable to progress.
  • Friendly voice lines now play as expected for all players, not just the host.

HALO: REACH

Graphics
  • On some Halo: Reach missions, shadow lines no longer appear on the ground when viewed from certain angles.
  • On Nvidia GPUs, vertical lines no longer appear on walls to the left of the player when viewed from certain angles.
Firefight
  • Halo: Reach Firefight mode now tracks stats correctly, earning progress toward Challenges and Achievements.
  • The Post-Game Carnage Report will no longer show that the match difficulty was Normal when the match difficulty was actually Heroic.
Custom Game Browser

Playing multiple Custom Game Browser games back-to-back no longer causes certain textures to turn black for the rest of the game.

Forge

On Halo: Reach map variants created in Forge, objects no longer rapidly flicker when viewed from certain angles.

HALO 4

Graphics

The lighting in the final cutscene of the “Reclaimer” outro cinematic is now the correct brightness.

Spartan Ops
  • The Spartan Ops films audio are now fully localized to supported languages.
  • Spartan Ops chapter 6-1 now loads even if Halo 4 multiplayer is uninstalled.
Forge
  • During Forge gameplay on mouse & keyboard, the Change Loadout menu is no longer always bound to the spacebar.
  • While using an Xbox controller, hovering over an object and holding Down on the D-pad will now correctly duplicate the object.

USER INTERFACE

  • When Network is set to LAN or Offline, buttons for game modes that require matchmaking (Social Games, Competitive Games, and Firefight Matchmaking) are now greyed out.
  • The Roster tab now marks the leader of the game session with an icon in all game types.
  • Failing to join another player due to one of the players not following the other now results in a more helpful error message.
  • Mousing over the ellipsis menu button on a text chat message no longer moves that message to the center of the chat window.
  • In Custom Game Browser matches, the loading screen between subsequent matches now includes the session’s server region info.
  • The Customization menus for Halo 3, Halo: Reach, and Halo 4 now list the Visor category after the Helmet category instead of being near the bottom of the list.
  • The Customization menu’s animated background now consistently displays the weapon and armor background that was in use previously, instead of sometimes showing the main menu animated background.
  • While loading into a multiplayer game of Halo: Combat Evolved, the loading bar will now properly match loading progress instead of only partially filling.
  • The “Fish Stick” control scheme from the original release of Halo 4 is now available as an option in the Button Layout settings.
  • On Xbox, the virtual keyboard that opens when reporting a player no longer uses the debug text “$REPORT_PLAYER.”

FILE SHARE

Temporary files generated after playing a Multiplayer or Firefight match now display their actual file size instead of the maximum allowed file size.

ACCESSIBILITY

The Narrator function no longer adds “Custom” after reading session information on the Browse menu in the Custom Game Browser.

STEAMWORKS MOD TOOLS

There have been fixes and improvements to the mod tools for Halo: The Master Chief Collection on Steamworks. To learn more about the Steam mod tools and discuss them, visit the mod forums on Steam.
November 3 Patch Notes (Version 1.2611.0.0)

November 3 patch notes (Version 1.2611.0.0)

INSTALL SIZE BY PLATFORM

  • Steam: max size of 4.77 GB
  • Microsoft Store and Xbox Game Pass for PC: max size of 11.07 GB
  • Xbox consoles: max size of 9.6 GB

NEW IN THIS UPDATE

NEW CUSTOMIZATION CONTENT

Halo: The Master Chief Collection celebrates Halo and Xbox’s 20th Anniversary with new customization content earned through Challenges and the Exchange:[9]

  • Halo 2: Anniversary Orion Armor Set
  • Multiple Halo 3 items:
    • Mirage armor set
    • Back accessories
    • OGX weapon skins
  • Halo 3 and Halo: Reach Blackguard Fallen Equerry helmet
  • A new Halo: Reach utility customization, the Hydration Container
  • Static and animated nameplates

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!

GLOBAL

Trusted file share accounts now show up as trusted in-game.

MULTIPLAYER

Crashes are now less likely to occur during Big Team Battle (BTB) matches. This fix may also result in performance improvements on some systems.

HALO: COMBAT EVOLVED

HUD Scale now reverts to 100% when restoring default settings.

HALO 3: ODST
Firefight
  • Enemies delivered from dropships will no longer briefly appear on the map before being dropped off.
  • The plasma pistol stun duration on Sentinels is now the correct length.
  • The position and behavior of Sentinels stunned by a plasma pistol now appears consistent for all players.
  • The total score no longer becomes out of sync when earning a significant number of points at once (such as killing several Hunters with a single rocket).
CUSTOMIZATION
  • Updated the Apocryphal nameplate to match the Evalach’s Lament back accessory.
  • Halo: Reach holograms now show the correct customizations to other players who have new customization disabled.
KNOWN ISSUES

No new known issues have been identified for this update, but the team is tracking two additional known issues from the previous update:

  • For some players, the Shared Files in File Share do not appear. The files still exist in File Share and we are investigating a solution.
  • One Moa collectible is always present on the mission Floodgate and does not grant progress toward the “Eye Spy” Challenge.
November 30 Patch Notes (Version 1.2645.0.0)

November 30 hotfix (Version 1.2645.0.0)

INSTALL SIZE BY PLATFORM

  • Steam: max size of 41.5 MB
  • Microsoft Store and Xbox Game Pass for PC: max size of 943.6 MB
  • Xbox consoles: max size of 924.28 MB

NEW IN THIS UPDATE

This update contains some bug fixes and improved information for players. Communication improvements include:[10]

  • A new error message when players see 0 files in My Files, even though files are present on the File Share servers. If you see this error message, please follow the prompt, and submit a ticket to Halo Support.
    • If you do not see this error message, check to see if your files are private or locally stored. These cannot be seen in Shared Files.

RESOLVED ISSUES

Many improvements come from Halo Insider feedback and Halo Support tickets submitted by players. Thank you for participating and please keep submitting tickets! Resolved issues include:

  • Objects on conveyer belts do not pile up in Halo 2 Classic maps Elongation and Colossus.
  • Maps in Halo 1 that encountered an infinite loading screen no longer experience this issue.

KNOWN ISSUES

No new known issues have been identified for this update. Our Known Issues section has a list of existing issues for each game.

Production notes[edit]

In the Flighting build for Season 8, and in the Canon Fodder post first announcing them, two pieces of armor were available that did not make it to release in the final season. The first, the Blackguard Tearful Bishop helmet, was cut entirely without explanation; although the helmet was re-added into the MCC in the November 3 update, its name was changed to "Fallen Equerry", and the cross visor and description were changed. The second consists of the Belos Valorous shoulder pauldrons - in the original Flight they had an arrow sigil as part of their design while in the final release they bear the Season 8 lion emblem.

A new post-match screen after completing a multiplayer game in Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 3, alongside a new pose option for both games, was present in the flight but it was cut from the release. The flight also featured in-game subtitles for Halo 3 and Halo: Reach campaigns, but weren't featured in the final release.

Elites and Flood enemies were to be added as an enemy wave option in Halo 3: ODST's Firefight and it was featured in the flight, but issues with AI behavior forced 343 Industries to cut those enemies from the season's release, with the promise of adding them in a future date.

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