New Halo The Master Chief Collection release date details spill the details about the most important part of this bundle — the multiplayer experience.
Halo The Master Chief Collection is a $60 re-issue of classic Halo games for the Xbox One. This includes a remastered Halo 2 as well as Halo Combat Evolved, Halo 3 and Halo 4. The odds are good you purchased these games already, but with the Master Chief Collection you can play them all on the Xbox One.
343 Industries’ Halo The Master Chief Collection release date arrives on November 11th, well ahead of the Halo 5: Guardians release date coming next year. Pre-ordering the Halo The Master Chief Collection also unlocks a spot in the Halo 5 beta.
As the Master Chief Collection release draws closer we can share what playlists you’ll be able to play starting on day one. Even though these offer the full Halo games, multiplayer is one of the biggest reasons to enjoy this re-issue.
IGN breaks the news about which multiplayer experiences are open on day one. The list below outlines what you can play in Halo 2, Halo CE and other games on the Halo The Master Chief Collection release date.
- Team Halo 2: Anniversary
- Halo 2: Anniversary Rumble
- Team Halo 2: Anniversary Social
- Team Slayer
- Big Team Battle
- Halo: Combat Evolved
- Halo 2 Classic
- Halo 3
- Halo 4
- Team Hardcore
- Halo eSports
- SWAT (Rotational)
The video below outlines one of the update Halo The Master Chief Collection upgrades which include visuals and other changes to the map. For some of the maps there are not many changes, while others include interactive environments and more.
You can check out the report for a full breakdown of each game type. The Team Halo 2 is particularly interesting as it includes the remastered maps that are updated to look better than the original Halo 2 release. The Anniversary Rumble offers a free for all while the Anniversary is a 5 v 5 playlist.
The Halo Master Chief Collection release date only includes one Big Team Battle that will take 16 players on a wide-scale war with vehicles across all the Halo universe in an 8 v 8 game.
Another highlight that fans will certainly want to try on the first day is the Halo: Combat Evolved playlist. This includes Slayer and objective games from the original Halo on Xbox Live for the first time.
The new Halo Master Chief Collection includes upgraded graphics, so you aren’t left playing the same game as on the Xbox or Xbox 360. You can see how the Halo Master Chief Collection looks on the Xbox One at 1080P with 60 frames per second in the video below.
It’s a tough sell to convince gamers to buy each of these games individually, but with nostalgia and re-playability thanks to multiplayer modes, upgraded campaigns and more the $59.99 Halo Master Chief Collection looks like a game that delivers enough value for the price.
With the pre-order you also unlock a spot on the Halo 5 beta. The Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta will offer early access to the next version of Halo. The upcoming Halo 5 release focuses on taking advantage of the Xbox One with new experiences and gameplay.