Halo: The Master Chief Collection

343 Announces Free Halo 3: ODST Remastered For Those Affected by The Master Chief Collection Issues

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Having been plagued with matchmaking issues for the best part of a month, 343 Industries has detailed how it'll be making up for the rocky launch of Halo: The Master Chief Collection. As an apology, it's pretty good. Those who've logged online playtime in The Master Chief Collection between November 11th and December 19th will get the remastered Halo 3: ODST campaign for free.

That's not all though. The following items will also be offered for free:

  • 1 Month of Xbox Live Gold
  • Exclusive In-Game Nameplate
  • Exclusive In-Game Avatar

Here's the main bit:

  • Halo 3: ODST Campaign – Development has just started on the campaign for Halo 3: ODST, which will be available within Halo: The Master Chief Collection, and upgraded to 1080p resolution, running at 60fps. It will be available for free to anyone who has played Halo: The Master Chief Collection since launch (11.11.14) through today (12.19.14).* Thanks to our friends at Bungie for creating the original “Halo 3: ODST” campaign.
  • “Relic” Halo 2: Anniversary Multiplayer Map – Available via a free content update to Halo: The Master Chief Collection, we will reimagine the fan-favorite map “Relic,” fully remastered and running at 1080p resolution and 60fps. We chose this map based on its suitability for Slayer and Objective modes and its ability to support teams of varying sizes. And you can trust that Certain Affinity will tune and tweak the map to make it even better than you remember.

As for getting Halo: The Master Chief Collection working properly, 343 head Bonnie Ross announced that more updates are on the way. "Next week, we’ll release a content update that will add all 10 episodes of the cooperative experience “Spartan Ops” for Halo 4, and will address other issues.  I assure you that the team will continue to work on additional content updates to further improve the all-up gameplay experience."

She adds: "The satisfaction and joy of our fans is absolutely critical to everyone at 343 Industries and we regret the issues and the frustration you have endured.  We are truly sorry and thank you for your continued patience and support of the Halo franchise."

For more details on claiming your free copy of Halo 3: ODST for Xbox One, head to the FAQ here.


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US November 11, 2014

HDD Space Required : 45.63 GB
Price: $59.99USD
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