Halo 3: ODST Release Date! (Halo: The Master Chief Collection)

UPDATE (5/27): 343 has stated that the “May 29th” release date for Halo 3: ODST, that appeared on the Xbox Store, was a placeholder. They’re currently in the final testing phase.

A placeholder release date for the ODST campaign for Halo: The Master Chief Collection was inadvertently listed on the Xbox Store. We continue final testing and will make an official announcement once our release date is determined, and apologize for any confusion.

Source:
https://twitter.com/Halo/status/603579532415639552
https://twitter.com/Halo/status/603579644197998594


ORIGNAL STORY (5/26)

Halo 3: ODST for Halo: The Master Chief Collection has surfaced in the Xbox Store! 8.1GB in size and releases May 29th! The posting has since been removed. I assume the remastered multiplayer map Remnant (Relic) for Halo 2 Anniversary will also arrive the same day.

Halo 3: ODST’s campaign (not including firefight) is coming to Xbox One and will run at 1080p and 60 fps. Those who played Halo: The Master Chief Collection between launch and December 19th 2014 will receive it for free as compensation for the game’s launch troubles. There is currently no word if this DLC will be available for purchase separately at this time.

tmcc-h2a-remnant-establishing-megalith-9c28482cbde544ebae5653e2a2a20d1e Halo 2 Anniversary’s multiplayer map Remnant (Relic) will be free for everyone, regardless when you played Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

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Halo 3: ODST & Relic DLC Coming In May Update! (Halo: The Master Chief Collection)

Halo 3: ODST’s Campaign and Halo 2 Anniversary’s Remastered Map Relic are set to release in May for Halo: The Master Chief Collection!

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Halo: The Master Chief Collection April Content Update Notes
https://www.halowaypoint.com/en-us/community/blog-posts/4-21-15-halo-the-master-chief-collection-update-notes

New Halo 3: ODST Xbox One and Halo 2 Anniversary Relic Screenshots

First look at Halo 3: ODST on Xbox One for Halo: The Master Chief Collection & more Halo 2 Anniversary Relic Screenshots!

Halo 3: ODST’s Campaign will be free for those who played Halo MCC before December 19th 2014. The remastered map Relic for Halo 2 Anniversary will be free for all players. Both are set to release sometime this Spring 2015 – date TBA.

No word at this time if Halo 3: ODST’s Campaign will be available for purchase for those who didn’t play during the compensation eligibility period.

Halo 3 ODST on Xbox One

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Halo 2 Anniversary Relic DLC Multiplayer Map

343 Industries announced that Certain Affinity has begun development on the multiplayer map Relic for Halo 2 Anniversary. Along with this announcement they release concept art for the remastered map. Relic will be the 7th remastered map for Halo 2 Anniversary and is set to arrive “Spring 2015” and will be free for all players.

Halo 2 Anniversary Relic Concept Art

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Halo 2 Anniversary Relic Concept Art

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In the same community update 343 Industries announced that the Content Update Beta for Halo: The Master Chief Collection (which was only open for Xbox One Preview Members) has been cancelled. The beta would have delayed the public release of the content update and now testing will be done internally.

Source: HaloWaypoint

Halo 3 ODST Campaign on Xbox One for Free

Bonnie Ross apologized for the state of matchmaking for Halo MCC at launch and details about the compensation have now been announced.

To those who played Halo MCC online since launch, Nov 11th 2014 and through December 19th 2014 you will receive the following for free as compensation

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

As well as

  • Halo 3: ODST’s Campaign which will be playable through to Halo: The Master Chief Collection and upgraded to 1080p and 60fps.
  • And Relic, another remastered map for Halo 2 Anniversary from Certain Affinity. Bringing the total to 7 remastered maps.

Halo 3 ODST’s Campaign and the remastered map Relic are currently in development and are set for a spring 2015 release. 343 have stated it is just the campaign for ODST and they have no current plans to include firefight.

The remastered Halo 2 Anniversary map Relic will available to all users regardless of eligibility.

The 1 month of Xbox Live gold will be delivered to your account as early as mid-January 2015. The exclusive in-game nameplate and avatar will be available in an upcoming content update this December 2014. 343 stated the avatar and nameplate will not be available to additional users in the future. They also do not have any details at this time if they plan to have ODST’s Campaign available for purchase in the future.

Halo 2 Anniversary BLASTacular Achievement Guide – All 6 Blast Soda Cans

In Halo 2 Anniversary you can earn an achievement called BLASTacular by finding all 6 hidden BLAST Soda Cans in the remastered multiplayer maps. Shooting each Blast Soda Can will grant you an achievement and an multiplayer emblem. Halo 2 Anniversary is part of Halo: The Master Chief Collection on Xbox One.

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  • Thirst Locked Down (5G) – Found and destroyed the BLAST soda can on Lockdown.
  • High Altitude Thirst (5G) – Found and destroyed the BLAST soda can on Zenith.
  • Gate Your Thirst (5G) – Found and destroyed the BLAST soda can on Stonetown.
  • Bloody Thirsty (5G) – Found and destroyed the BLAST soda can on Bloodline.
  • Rule Your Thirst (5G) – Found and destroyed the BLAST soda can on Warlord.
  • Worship Your Thirst (5G) – Found and destroyed the BLAST soda can on Shrine.
  • BLASTacular (10G) – Destroyed all the Halo 2 Anniversary Multiplayer BLAST soda cans.

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Halo 2 Anniversary 60FPS Gameplay – Gungoose CTF on Bloodline (Coagulation)

Halo 2 Anniversary Gungoose Gameplay on Bloodline the remastered Coagulation

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Armor Customization Details! (CE, H2, H2A, H3, & H4)

Complete Halo: The Master Chief Collection Armor Customization options for Halo: CE, Halo 2 Classic, Halo 2 Anniversary, Halo 3, and Halo 4. Including some popular sets of armor such as RECON, HAYABUSA, KATANA, FOTUS, and the Flaming Head!

In game look of Halo 2 Anniversary’s armor customization for Spartan and Elites: MARK VI, Centurion, Hoplite, Elite, Outrider, and Invader.

 

Halo 2 Anniversary Prophet Birthday Party Skull Gameplay

A new skull in Halo 2 Anniversary called the Prophet Birthday Party Skull. It makes you rock out with the Prophet while you knock him out.

There are new skulls for Halo 2 Anniversary in the Master Chief Collection. I show you the Prophet Birthday Party skull which changes the sounds when you melee the Prophet of Regret in Halo 2 Anniversary campaign. By doing this you also earn the achievement “Needs More Whammy Bar”

Halo 5 Guardians Beta Armor Unlocks – Master Chief Collection

4 Unlockable Armor Sets for Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta were revealed. You can unlock these by earning achievements in Halo: The Master Chief Collection

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Nightfall
Watch the Halo: Nightfall Episode 1 Second Story (Unlocks Helmet)
Watch all 5 episodes of Halo: Nightfall (Unlocks Armor) mark-vi-gen1png-8e9ac2_610w

Mark VI
Earn the “Your Journey Begins” Achievement in MCC
Complete 1 match or mission mark-vi-gen1-scarredpng-8e9ac0_610w

Mark VI Scarred
Earn the “Cairo Station” Achievement in MCC
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Helioskrill
Earn the “Legend” Achievement in MCC by completing all 4 campaigns on Legendary

Source: IGN