Halo: The Master Chief Collection – Pre Order Bonuses


Shortly after news broke at E3 that 343 Industries was indeed making a Halo: The Master Chief Collection retailers begin accepting pre-orders for the game and it’s only natural that pre-order bonuses begin to appear.

343 Industries has confirmed that the Pre-order skulls for Halo: The Master Chief Collection are timed exclusives and “after a certain period of time, the Skulls will become unlocked for all players.” – Halo Bulletin 6.25.14


Halo 2 Anniversary Boom Skull

If you pre-order from MicrosoftStore.com you’ll receive:

  • 15,000 Xbox Live Reward Credits (equivalent to $15) – this applies to every game purchased through their store this holiday, starting today
  • “My Other Car is a Warthog” throwback license plate frame
  • a Master Chief window decal
  • an exclusive “Boom” Skull that unlocks 2x explosion physics for the Halo 2: Anniversary campaign.


Game UK LE Halo MCC

If you pre-order a “Halo: The Master Chief Collection Limited Edition” from Game UK you’ll get the Grunt Funeral skull, map guide, and a steel book case for the disc. This steel book case is exclusive to GAME (source)

Halo Master Chief Collection Mjolnir EditionIf you pre-order the “Halo: The Master Chief Collection Mjolnir Edition” from Game UK you’ll get everything in the Limited Edition as well as a 12 inch Master Chief Statue from Kotobukiya.


Halo Pinata Skull

If you pre-order from Amazon you’ll get the Pinata skull. Its description is as follows “With the Piñata Skull, enemies will drop plasma grenade with every melee!”


Halo Bandana Skull

If you pre-order from Gamestop or EB Games you’ll get the Bandana skull. The Bandana Skull provides unlimited ammo and grenades.

BEST BUY and JB Hi-Fi (Australia)

Halo Grunt Funeral SkullBest Buy Halo Master Chief Collection Pre Order BonusIf you pre-order from BestBuy  or JB Hi-Fi (Australia) you’ll get the Grunt Funeral skull. The Grunt Funeral skull makes grunts explode after they die. Many have already seen pre-order bonuses in the form of skulls with Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary back in 2011, which included the “Grunt Funeral” skull.

This map guide book lets you gain an advantage with every multiplayer map included in Halo: The Master Chief Collection video game. Each map includes tips and expert strategy written by pro-gaming legend, StrongSide, who holds multiple Halo tournament victories.


Halo Bonded Pair Skull

If you pre-order from ShopTo you’ll get the (brand new) Bonded Pair Skull DLC (co-op only) which gives a 100% damage boost for 60 seconds if your co-op partner dies. The ‘Bonded Pair’ Skull unlock for the Halo 2: Anniversary campaign is exclusive until 12/12/2014.

More pre-order bonuses will show up as we get closer to launch date of November 11th, 2014. So stay tuned as the list grows