On November 17, 2020, 343i released a highly anticipated update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection. This update helps solidify the Halo series as one of the more defining first-person shooters ever. While Halo: Infinite is delayed until 2021, the Halo: MCC latest update breathes new life into the series.
This update is 41.53Gbs on Xbox consoles, Steam is 25.40Gbs, and the Microsoft Store/Gamepass version is 47.95Gbs. The size of the update brings some well-needed quality of life improvement to the collection and major improvements that will keep the game going on for more years to come.
For PC, Halo 4 has finally made its arrival into the MCC. Halo 4 will include 25 multiplayer maps, the campaign with online co-op support, and Spartan-ops online missions. With Halo 4, cross-play between Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Windows 10 (Gamepass and Steam), is added too.
For those with the new Xbox Series X console, the update will allow you to play at 4K/60fps or 120fps. While on the Xbox Series S, it will run at 1080p 60fps or 120fps. Furthermore, both consoles will have PC like graphical enhancements.
343i is also adding in a Field-of-View (FOV) slider, allowing degree adjustments to be made between 70 to 120 degrees. To adjust the FOV, the console has to be set to 60Hz. The SSD in the consoles also gets to show off as the loading times are drastically reduced.
The update also fixes bugs and glitches to help make Halo: MCC a better experience. Check out the full patch notes on the Halo Waypoint website.