A big month for the Halo franchise kicks off with a major update to the Halo Master Chief Collection on PC and Xbox One. Coming on July 14, Halo MCC gets a brand new season of content, which launches alongside Halo 3 for the PC version of the Master Chief Collection. If you’re a big Halo fan looking to bag some brand new rewards, then here’s everything you need to know about MCC Season 2.
Halo Master Chief Collection Season 2 has a July 14 release date on both the PC and Xbox One.
Season 2 is said to contain over 100 new items, which can be used to customise your characters, weapons and profiles.
While this sounds like pretty standard Season Pass fodder, the new season makes some changes from Season 1.
Rewards will be unlockable through the Campaign, Firefight, and Multiplayer gameplay and challenges.
The season pass will continue to use a tier system – where items are grouped together in ascending tiers – but you can now unlock tier items in any order you choose.
“Based on community feedback, we are also making it so that players can choose the order in which they can unlock season items in any given tier,” 343 explains.
“You will still need to unlock all items in your first tier before accessing the next one, but the order is now up to you.”
There’s also a new challenge system, which ties more closely into events like the Yappening and Winter Contingency.
As 343 explains, the reward system will be much easier to track, especially during events.
“Before, players would have to read about the events online and then wait for a manual grant for their reward, without any sort of way to track if they had successfully met the criteria in-game.
“Now, players will be able to see their progress and immediately get rewarded when they complete the criteria for our in-game events.
“There will be a few specific Challenges and rewards available to celebrate launch which includes the abiilty to unlock a brand-new Halo 3 Campaign Skull and exclusive nameplate.”
The month of Halo continues on July 23, when Microsoft and 343 Industries will finally showcase next-gen Halo Infinite footage.
“Save the date! We’re excited to share what the team’s been working on – the first look at Halo Infinite’s Campaign is coming on July 23!
“You’ll be able to catch the show on Xbox.com and pretty much everywhere else you may expect, including Xbox’s Twitch, YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook. We’ll see you in two weeks.”
With the launch of Halo 3 on MCC, a brand new season and the Halo Infinite gameplay reveal, now is a good time to be a fan of Microsoft’s primo gaming series.