Halo: Reach is finally dropping into The Master Chief Collection on December 3. Reach has undergone significant testing on Xbox and PC since it was announced for the collection. The multiplayer component will be free for existing MCC owners, whilst campaign and firefight will be a premium add on. However, campaign, firefight and multiplayer will all be free for Game Pass subscribers. This looks like the last big update before focus switches to Halo Infinite next year.
It’s been a bumpy road for The Master Chief Collection, but five years on from launch and we’ll have the complete package. Initial glitches and server issues plagued the collection, before years of hard work from 343 turned it around. Halo 3: ODST was added way back in 2015 as a bonus for those who played through the rough launch period.
Work has also been ongoing on the PC port, which begins with Halo: Reach on December 3. For the PC version, 343 are tackling releases a little differently. The collection will begin with Reach (which is a prequel), before moving through the mainline Halo games up to Halo 4. The full collection is expected to be on PC by the end of 2020.
We’d expect it to wrap up a little earlier in 2020 though, as Halo Infinite will also launch on PC, along with Scarlett, late next year. That will leave Halo 5: Guardians as the only mainline Halo title to not get a proper PC release.
Will you be trying Halo: Reach when it drops next month?