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
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.
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)
If 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.
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!”
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)
If 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.
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.