Halo news - February Community Update

343 Industries posted Lovely Letters for the Halo community, giving many details about parts of the series.

Halo news - February Community Update
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Halo: The Master Chief Collection has kicked off its fifth season with new cosmetic items and challenges. Some of the armor pieces came from Halo Online. The next major update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection is expected to begin public testing on February 18th.

It will include:

  • Custom match browser.
  • Season 6 content.
  • View setting on all Xbox One consoles and Xbox Series in 120 Hz mode.
  • Dual key assignments.
  • Keyboard and mouse support for consoles.
  • Advanced sound settings.
  • Settings for viewing character customization.
  • Map for Halo 3 from Halo Online.

Apparently, the map was almost ready, but did not get to the release in Halo Online. But now we can say that 13 years after the launch of Halo 3, a new map appears! As fans hope, Halo: MCC will try to add other maps from Halo Online, including unreleased ones.

Halo 5: Guardians are giving away Valentine's Gift Packages that can be transferred.

The developers of Halo Infinite answered a few questions about the game.

Infinite introduces a more detailed system of destruction of vehicles: for example, if you damage a wheel, then handling will change. The role of the classic shotgun will be taken by a weapon that was not previously in the series. New weapons (including classic ones) are going to be added over time. Weapons have different types of damage: for example, brute plasma is different from normal plasma.

343 Industries spoke about the fate of Halo Wars. Unfortunately, there are no plans for the development of the sub-series right now: Halo Wars 3 is not being developed, and 343 Industries itself is busy with other projects and does not have enough free hands to transfer Halo Wars 2 to Steam or collect updates with fresh content and balance changes. However, online features will continue to work, and multiplayer will not close anytime soon.

As 343 Industries emphasizes, this is precisely the current state of affairs: it can never be ruled out that plans will change in the future.