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Huge Halo: MCC Update Adds Flood Firefight, Campaign Cross-Play For Halo 3 And ODST



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Updates for Halo: The Master Chief Collection are slowing down as 343 shifts focus to Halo Infinite, however an enormous one out at this time delivers new and thrilling options to the compilation package deal. This can be a very giant replace, coming in at round 21.5GB on Xbox, 26.5GB on Microsoft Retailer app or Xbox app on PC, and about 11.2GB on Steam.

The massive-ticket objects for the April 11 MCC patch embody a brand new mode, Flood Firefight, in addition to co-op crossplay help added to the campaigns for Halo 3 and ODST. What’s extra, MCC now has full customized recreation browser help, whereas there are a bunch of different updates and tweaks for the sport.

Flood Firefight comes to Halo: MCC
Flood Firefight involves Halo: MCC

The brand new mode is Flood Firefight, which, as its identify suggests, provides the evil Flood enemies to Firefight rounds. The Flood seem in Firefight with an eerie-looking fog factor that dynamically fades out and in. Moreover, Flood can get into automobiles they usually have new animations and talents.

“ODSTs might be contaminated and resurrected by the Flood. Beware, as you’ll have to combat your personal resurrected allies–or even your self!” 343 stated.

Past that, 343 has added the flexibility to make use of the Power Sword and Sentinel Beam in ODST for the primary time, whereas gamers can now commerce weapons with allies, too. What’s extra, weapon racks with assault rifles and battle rifles at the moment are in Firefight to assist gamers take down the Flood. Some maps have Flamethrowers, too, that will help you take care of the enemies.

For marketing campaign crossplay, PC and Xbox console gamers can now play Halo 3 and ODST cooperatively on-line. 343 stated it wants your assist to work via any points, so it advises gamers to submit bug report tickets for any points they may encounter.

Elsewhere, the April 11 MCC patch provides weapon customization for Halo 4’s marketing campaign. Gamers can assign skins to weapons in order that after they decide them up, they’re going to see their distinctive customization. The particular pores and skin even applies to Marine allies should you commerce weapons with one of many NPCs.

One other notable change is for Halo 3’s medals. There are 51 new medals being added, together with Headshot, Help, Revenge, Grenade Kill, and plenty of extra. These achievements have all the time been tracked by Halo 3, however not all the time proven throughout matches. With this new replace, gamers can toggle on Unified Medal Show to see all of those medals pop up within the HUD overlay. If this seems like an excessive amount of, gamers can choose the “Unique+” medal show setting to solely present the unique medals, in addition to three of the commonest new ones (Headshot, Help, and Supercombine). There’s additionally a brand new possibility to show all medals off solely.

The April 11 MCC patch additionally provides new options for the Customized Sport Browser. Particularly, gamers can choose “automated” workforce altering. This permits a recreation host to keep away from handbook workforce adjustments, as a substitute robotically guaranteeing the groups are even for every new match. This was already reside in some video games inside MCC, however now it is accessible in all of them.

It's a big day for Halo: MCC
It is a large day for Halo: MCC

The brand new MCC replace additionally introduces extra skulls, a few of which have been labeled “experimental.” That is as a result of a few of these new skulls could break the sport, principally. 343 warned that gamers who use a number of the new skulls run the danger of not having the ability to full a given mission. Among the new skulls for Halo 3 embody “Increase” (will increase explosion radius X2), “Ghost,” (AI would not flinch from assaults), and “Anger” (enemies shoot extra, and quicker).

Past this replace, 343 stated it has numerous new options and enhancements in retailer for MCC down the highway. This contains including mod help for extra video games inside the MCC package deal, including further cosmetics, introducing extra marketing campaign collectibles, optimizing the post-match screens, and introducing new accessibility options like higher subtitle help, controller remapping, and “further marketing campaign accessibility choices.”

As introduced beforehand, 343 is now not supporting MCC on a seasonal foundation, so it is not committing to a selected timeline for when future updates will arrive, although it stated it expects this work to be full by the top of 2022. After that, 343 stated it should “proceed to have interaction with the neighborhood” and dig again into MCC for updates and help “as wanted.”

You’ll be able to see the complete April 11 MCC patch notes under, as shared on the Halo website. 343 additionally continues to replace and help Halo Infinite, with its Season 2: Lone Wolves launch coming up on May 3.

Halo: MCC April 11 Patch Notes


  • Varied new settings can be found when making a Firefight session. Added situation settings embody hazards and pleasant “Boons” equivalent to further weapons being accessible on the map and allies delivered by way of Insertion Pods.
  • This replace brings Elites to New Mombasa for the primary time and a brand new Firefight recreation variant: Floodfight.
    • Elites and Flood enemies will also be added to different Halo 3: ODST Firefight recreation variants by way of the Wave Properties settings.
    • Flood waves might be accompanied by a fog that adjustments the ambiance of basic maps and allies misplaced to the Flood could return to assault gamers.
    • Flood-themed hazards are additionally accessible within the new situation settings. These hazards embody Flood Dispersal Pods, Flood Stalkers, and Flood-controlled automobiles.


  • Along with a number of menu enhancements, all titles within the Grasp Chief Assortment at the moment are accessible to be used in Customized Sport Browser periods.
  • A “Fast Match” possibility has been added to the Customized Sport Browser menu. This may enable gamers and their get together members to enter a match that matches their chosen Filter choices with out searching the complete checklist of obtainable periods.


  • Gamers on PCs and Xbox consoles can now play these campaigns cooperatively on-line.
  • This characteristic has been examined internally, however the workforce requires further perception from actual gamers with totally different networking setups. Please submit Bug Report tickets should you encounter any points in-game and share your suggestions on this characteristic within the Halo Waypoint forums.


  • When beginning a Halo 4 mission, allow the Marketing campaign Customization choice to see geared up weapon skins in-game.


  • The Acrophobia Cranium has been added to Halo 2: Anniversary’s marketing campaign.
  • 16 new Skulls have been added to Halo 3 and Halo 3: ODST. Use the expandable field under for a full checklist of newly added marketing campaign Skulls.

Full checklist of recent marketing campaign Skulls in Halo 3 and Halo 3: ODST


  • A number of new medals have been launched to Halo 3 multiplayer by way of the Unified Medal Show setting. These new medals will all the time depend in direction of stage development however will solely be seen in gameplay when the Unified Medal Show setting is ready to On.
  • The brand new Unique+ possibility for the Unified Medal Show setting will present Halo 3’s authentic multiplayer medals with their authentic art work and three of the newly added medals: Headshot, Help, and Supercombine.

Full checklist of recent Unified Medals for Halo 3 Multiplayer


Mod instruments at the moment are accessible for Halo 3: ODST. You’ll be able to obtain these instruments on Steam. Throughout the Steam app, set your Library filter to incorporate “Instruments,” find “Halo 3: ODST Mod Instruments” and set up.

To be taught extra concerning the Steam mod instruments and talk about them with different gamers, go to the mod forums on Steam.


For extra perception on these new options and 2022 growth plans for MCC, see the new Halo Waypoint update blog.

Be a part of the Halo Insider program for the prospect to see new options earlier than they’re launched publicly and, should you’ve encountered a bug in-game, submit a Halo Support ticket in order that the event workforce can examine the problem. Thanks to all Halo Insiders and ticket submitters for his or her bug stories and suggestions!

Among the enhancements on this replace required us to invalidate past Theater films and Campaign saves. You probably have movies you want to save, please document them utilizing a digital recording instrument.

Many platforms robotically replace video games. See Updating Halo: The Master Chief Collection on PC for detailed directions for the best way to manually replace your recreation on Steam or the Microsoft Retailer app.

We’ve a variety of player guides and other support articles for Halo: The Grasp Chief Assortment, together with:


Many enhancements, particularly these associated to Floodfight in Halo 3: ODST, come from Halo Insider and Halo Assist tickets submitted by our neighborhood. Thanks for taking part and please hold submitting tickets!


  • Loading screens will now show the right names for customized maps.
  • Enhancements to the performance of the “Save Settings” pop-up that seems after altering choices within the Settings menu.
  • Enhancements to the playback of major menu audio to scale back skipping and distortion.
  • Title-specific menu backgrounds will now seem extra persistently.
  • Enhancements to the usability of the Server Area part of the Settings menu.
  • Binding a key for one title now not leads to that key turning into unbound for different titles.
  • The “Change Profile” button now leads to the sign-in menu showing as anticipated.
  • The textual content chat window on Xbox consoles now has a blurred background like on PC, not a black background.
  • The “Jumper Jumper” possibility is now within the Controls tab of the Settings menu to replicate that it really works on each gamepad and keyboard.
  • Choosing a advised phrase utilizing the Home windows On-Display Keyboard now not closes the textual content chat window.
  • Clarified unlock descriptions for varied nameplates.
  • The next cinematic missions can now be performed in co-op marketing campaign:
    • Halo: Attain
    • Halo 3
    • Halo 3: ODST
    • Halo 4
  • Audio settings that have been beforehand solely accessible on PC at the moment are accessible on Xbox consoles.
  • The textual content chat availability setting now not reverts lately made adjustments.
  • The in-game hyperlink to Halo Waypoint’s credit now works as anticipated.
  • The “Set for all video games” button within the keybinding settings menu will now not unbind actions that do not exist in all titles.
  • Terminal cutscenes now align to the sport’s colour blindness setting somewhat than the consumer interface (UI) colour blindness setting.
  • High quality of life enhancements to the Customization menu together with elevated visibility of geared up objects in a collapsible checklist.
  • Added new tooltips all through the menus.
  • A “Use at your personal danger” disclaimer will seem when activating sure Skulls within the Marketing campaign menus.
  • Varied icons all through the menus have been up to date. Among the new icons might be discovered within the following menus:
    • Profession
    • Participant ID
    • Pause menu
    • Energetic Skulls

Customized Sport Browser (CGB)

  • Textual content dimension on the Choose Sport Variant and Choose Map Variant menus has been elevated to enhance legibility.
  • When taking part in with a mouse and keyboard, Session and Variant Names can now be confirmed utilizing the numpad’s Enter key.
  • Making an attempt to go away a CGB session because the host ends the present recreation will now not outcome within the leaving participant being unable to go away the session.
  • A Session Description can now be set when creating a brand new CGB session. This description and recreation variant particulars are seen to becoming a member of gamers within the Session Particulars menu.
  • On Xbox consoles, the Sport Transcription characteristic will higher narrate the CGB menus.
  • Names on the Choose Sport Variant menu, Browse menu, and Create menu will show extra characters earlier than being truncated.
  • Gamers who block Person Generated Content material (UGC) of their Xbox profile settings will now not be capable of be a part of Customized Sport Browser periods that make the most of UGC.
  • The Web page Up and Web page Down keys now operate as anticipated within the CGB’s Browse menu.
  • Enhancements to the accuracy of recreation variant names when becoming a member of an in-progress Customized Sport Browser session.
  • Enhancements to textual content rendering within the Session Particulars menu when taking part in in Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, or Chinese language (Simplified).
  • The “All” possibility for choosing titles within the CGB’s Filter menu now capabilities persistently.
  • The Roster menu will now present the right map identify for gamers in a CGB session.
  • Current adjustments to chose Map or Sport Variants will now be mirrored accurately on the Create menu.


  • When taking part in marketing campaign with Remastered graphics enabled, efficiency has been improved for Xbox One consoles in solo periods and Xbox Collection X consoles in each solo and co-op periods.
  • Lowered audio reverb within the Battle Creek multiplayer map.
  • Resolved a number of audio points affecting dialogue audio in marketing campaign, music within the mission The Maw, and the Remastered audio’s defend charging sound impact.
  • The right medal is now awarded within the Submit-Sport Carnage Report (PGCR) and the Profession menu’s Medal Chest for sniper rifle kills in multiplayer.
  • A number of enhancements to marketing campaign’s chapter titles together with textual content dimension and letterboxing habits in some facet ratios.
  • The Rocket Warthog’s wheels now animate accurately when the “Subject Medic” pores and skin is provided.
  • Weapon sway animation has been improved for prime framerates.
  • Projectiles fired by the Covenant’s Spirit dropship and Stationary Gun now seem accurately.
  • Crosshair place will now default to Centered for brand new or visitor profiles. This feature might be modified at any time within the Gameplay tab of the Settings menu.
  • The Flamethrower’s display now seems accurately when a pores and skin is provided.
  • The reload timer for the Scorpion and Rocket Warthog are now not offset into the crosshair.


  • In marketing campaign, close by dialogue audio will now transition to radio chatter when gamers transfer away from the character who’s talking.
  • Varied visible enhancements to Traditional graphics all through marketing campaign, together with however not restricted to:
    • Explosions, smoke, and different visible results at the moment are in keeping with the unique Halo 2 launch.
    • Some texture points have been resolved, notably within the mission Sacred Icon.
    • Heads-up Show (HUD) parts such because the co-op associate indicator and defend injury animation at the moment are in keeping with the unique Halo 2 launch.
  • Resolved a visible problem affecting the overheat indicators on the Plasma Pistol and Plasma Rifle within the mission The Oracle with Remastered graphics enabled.
  • Energetic Camo now persistently applies to first-person participant fashions in co-op periods whereas Remastered graphics are enabled.
  • Scoring and Timing HUD parts at the moment are persistently seen when taking part in the mission Cairo Station in co-op.
  • Elevated stability of on-line co-op periods throughout loading and prolonged play periods.
  • Destroyed mounted turrets at the moment are persistently inoperable in Traditional multiplayer.
  • Secondary armor colour is now mirrored in team-based Halo 2 Traditional multiplayer modes.
  • The right medal is now awarded within the Submit-Sport Carnage Report (PGCR) and the Profession menu’s Medal Chest for sniper rifle kills in Traditional multiplayer.
  • Voice Chat indicators in each Traditional and Anniversary Multiplayer now work as anticipated.
  • A number of enhancements to Halo 2 Anniversary Multiplayer armor together with first-person view fashions now reflecting the geared up armor set.
  • Escalation Slayer’s weapon counter will now persistently seem in periods with a number of rounds.
  • Added workforce help for Kill Volumes and Protected Volumes in Forge mode for Halo 2: Anniversary. Kill Volumes owned by a workforce kill everybody not on that workforce. Protected Volumes owned by a workforce shield everybody on that workforce.
  • Object Shade and Crew Shade now not battle with each other in Forge for Halo 2: Anniversary.


  • The “Steaktacular” medal can now be earned in Halo 3 multiplayer matchmaking. It’s awarded after profitable a match by a minimum of 20 kills.
  • “Triple Double” medals earned in multiplayer will now seem within the Profession menu’s Medal Chest.
  • The right medal is now awarded within the Submit-Sport Carnage Report (PGCR) and the Profession menu’s Medal Chest for sniper rifle kills in multiplayer.
  • Resolved instability brought on by urgent Alt+Tab whereas taking part in Halo 3.
  • A number of visible points resolved on the multiplayer map Waterfall.
  • Customization skins now persistently seem on Transport Warthogs.
  • Lighting results now seem accurately in split-screen multiplayer on Xbox consoles.
  • Hand textures on a number of Techsuits have been improved.
  • When New Skins are enabled, the first-person hand fashions for Gen 1 and Gen 2 Techsuits have been improved.
  • Visor colours within the Customization menu now higher replicate their in-game look.
  • A number of enhancements to stage geometry within the multiplayer map Icebox.
  • Altering the audio output system within the Settings menu now works as anticipated.
  • Animated visors within the Change menu now persistently seem accurately.
  • Speaker icons now seem through the pre- and post-game scoreboards in multiplayer matches.
  • Lighting now seems accurately on the Fronkbox again accent.
  • In split-screen, the New Customization toggle now displays the first participant’s choice.
  • A Moa collectible on the mission Floodgate will now solely seem if it counts in direction of a Problem’s progress.
  • A number of armor units now higher replicate their colour choice in-game.
  • The stun period for Sentinels is now in keeping with the unique launch of Halo 3.
  • Explosives like Fusion Coils now not seem as “unknown” kills within the Submit-Sport Carnage Report (PGCR).
  • Kills at the moment are attributed to the right weapon when two gamers kill each other on the similar time with melee weapons.


  • Gamers in on-line Firefight missions will now not expertise unintended actions after utilizing the Gravity Hammer.
  • All gamers in on-line Firefight missions can now view enemies on the VISR map, no matter whether or not they’re alive or ready to respawn.
  • Resolved a problem that precipitated enemies on the Crater (Night time) map to stroll via a closed door and prevented gamers from damaging enemies on the opposite aspect of the door.
  • Altering the audio output system within the Settings menu now works as anticipated.
  • To forestall gamers from unintentionally blocking progress, the Phantom in the beginning of the Bonus Spherical on the Rally Level (Day) mission can now not be destroyed.
  • The pause menu and Theater foyer now show the right stage data for the Rally Level Firefight mission.
  • Optimized community utilization for AI actions in Firefight. This will likely end in some gamers seeing AI actions extra reliably or faster in addition to a discount in community bandwidth being consumed whereas taking part in Firefight on-line.
  • On the Alpha Web site Firefight mission, remaining enemies from the earlier wave now not turn out to be caught within the participant spawn rooms and can now accurately observe the participant.
  • When taking part in a customized Firefight variant on the Alpha Web site Firefight mission, the doorways on the elevator platforms are disabled to make sure that spawning enemies don’t turn out to be caught.


The next enhancements are primarily based on suggestions and Halo Assist tickets from a Halo Insider flight in September 2021.

  • New enemies launched in Floodfight, such because the Flood and Elites, now have full audio.
  • Flood carriers and Flood Tanks will now navigate Firefight maps as anticipated
  • Resolved points that precipitated enemies to turn out to be caught exterior of the playable house or waves to not transition as anticipated.
  • Flood An infection Types at the moment are seen for all gamers in on-line missions, together with when in a reanimated Fight Kind’s chest.
  • Flood enemies now seem accurately for all gamers in cross-platform periods.
  • Headshots on Flood enemies now reward headshot medals and deal crucial injury. Headshots on Fight Types will end in rapid kills.
  • Flood An infection Types at the moment are highlighted when VISR mode is activated.
  • Covenant Engineers will now not defend Flood enemies.
  • Reanimated Flood Fight Types now behave accurately for all gamers in on-line missions.
  • All Flood and Elite enemies will now aggressively search out the gamers.


  • Swinging the Power Sword now not leads to seeing via the participant’s arm at excessive field-of-view (FOV) values.
  • In Spartan Ops cutscenes, Elites now have subtitles when talking Sangheili.
  • Escalation Slayer’s weapon counter will now persistently seem in periods with a number of rounds.
  • Improved heads-up show (HUD) and cinematic letterbox scaling in a number of facet ratios.
  • Armor from the Champions Bundle (Mark V, Prefect, and ODST) now seems accurately in first-person.
  • The Inclement Climate armor impact now not seems lower off in-game.
  • The Spartan Ops menu now accurately displays accomplished missions.
  • Altering the audio output system within the Settings menu now works as anticipated.
  • ODST leg armor now seems accurately in-game.
  • Object Shade and Crew Shade now not battle with each other in Forge.
  • Armor results at the moment are seen in Spartan Ops.
  • Improved readability of Heads-Up Show (HUD) textual content in Polish, Russian, Japanese, Chinese language (Conventional and Simplified), and Korean.
  • Resolved a problem that precipitated gamers to not obtain a weapon in Escalation Slayer after killing a number of enemies without delay with the Incineration Cannon.
  • Textual content dimension of chapter titles and skip prompts at the moment are in keeping with the unique launch of Halo 4.
  • Added help for weapon skins in recreation modes with loadouts disabled (equivalent to Fiesta and Escalation Slayer).
  • The Suppressor MCN and RFC weapon skins now seem accurately in gametypes with Map or Sport Loadouts.
  • Added workforce help for Kill Volumes and Protected Volumes. Kill Volumes owned by a workforce kill everybody not on that workforce. Protected Volumes owned by a workforce shield everybody on that workforce.


  • Improved heads-up show (HUD) scaling in a number of facet ratios.
  • Tactical Recon chest armor, prosthetic arms, and visors now seem accurately in marketing campaign cutscenes.
  • Altering the audio output system within the Settings menu now works as anticipated.
  • Subject-of-view (FOV) for the Seraph and Sabre now accurately responds to the Automobile FOV setting.
  • Object Shade and Crew Shade now not battle with each other in Forge.
  • Resolved a problem which resulted in Object Colours disappearing between rounds.
  • The New Customization setting now capabilities accurately in Spartan-only recreation variants for gamers who’ve set their most well-liked species to Elite.
  • The Blackguard Carrion Crow helmet now higher displays the chosen armor colour in-game.
  • In split-screen, the New Customization toggle now displays the first participant’s choice.
  • All gamers in on-line Firefight matches can now commerce weapons with pleasant marines on the Set up 04 mission.
  • Sirens now play whereas attacking aims in Invasion on Ridgeline.
  • Added workforce help for Kill Volumes and Protected Volumes. Kill Volumes owned by a workforce kill everybody not on that workforce. Protected Volumes owned by a workforce shield everybody on that workforce.
  • The Goal Locator battery now persistently syncs between gamers and resets in the beginning of recent rounds in multiplayer matches.
  • Improved stability when taking part in Rocketfight in a web-based Firefight mission.


With this replace, the workforce has added eleven new points to our Recognized Points checklist:

  • When taking part in with Remastered graphics in Halo: Fight Developed, gamepad button prompts are lacking their backgrounds.
  • In Halo: Fight Developed, gamepad look sensitivity when utilizing the “Traditional” goal setting is slower than anticipated.
  • On Xbox consoles, adjustments made to the Sport Quantity choices within the Audio Settings menu should not mirrored in Halo: Fight Developed gameplay. Audio quantity in Halo: Fight Developed will as a substitute replicate the default worth of 100%.
  • When taking part in split-screen on an Xbox console, disconnecting a controller could outcome within the becoming a member of participant’s account being signed out and not using a notification.
  • The Customization menu could expertise framerate drops on Xbox One X consoles.
  • When becoming a member of a Customized Sport Browser session utilizing the Fast Match characteristic, get together members might even see the wrong filters listed within the consumer interface (UI). The get together chief’s chosen filters might be used as anticipated.
  • The Sport Classes within the Customized Sport Browser’s Filter menu lists modes that won’t align with anticipated recreation variants in all titles. For instance, Grifball in Halo 3 is an Assault recreation variant and Race is a VIP recreation variant, so the Grifball and Race recreation classes within the Customized Sport Browser is not going to populate with these lobbies when searched.
  • Gamers might even see their Halo 3 recreation and map variants or Halo 3: ODST Firefight recreation variants showing as ‘corrupted’ in-game. These variants is not going to be accessible to be used in Customized Video games.
    • Whereas these recordsdata could look like corrupted, the problem just isn’t as a result of recordsdata themselves. A future replace for Halo: The Grasp Chief Assortment will restore the sport’s means to learn these recordsdata accurately.
  • Map Variants and Sport Variants uploaded by way of the Non-public Recordsdata menu will show an incorrect file dimension within the Shared Recordsdata menu and when downloaded. This doesn’t have an effect on recordsdata uploaded by way of the Short-term Recordsdata menu.
  • After saving then enhancing a Trusted file from the My Recordsdata menu, the edited file might be proven as Trusted when it ought to show Untrusted. The right standing might be mirrored after backing out to the Most important Menu after which re-entering the Non-public Recordsdata menu.
  • When taking part in with a excessive Subject-of-View (FOV) worth and the consequences high quality possibility set to Low, some visible results on the Halo 3 multiplayer map Waterfall could not seem.

For a full checklist of identified points in Halo: The Grasp Chief Assortment, go to our Known Issues part.


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