Halo developer 343 Industries has announced in a new blog post that the first test flight for Halo: MCC Season 8 is slated to begin at some point next week, although complications could push this date back.
In this flight, the developers are looking to test a large variety of what will be officially available when Season 8 launches. This includes the new Halo 3 map Icebox (which itself was originally a Halo Online remake of the Halo 2 map Turf), a Custom Games Browser for Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 3 and additional CGB options, the return of the classic Halo: Combat Evolved HUD, new armor pieces and skins for weapons and vehicles in Halo 3 and Halo: Reach, accessibility features such as additional subtitle options and color blind modes, Steam linking on your player profile so you can see Steam friends in-game, and more.
A large addition in Season 8 that’s also being tested in this flight is the introduction of several per-wave customization options for Halo 3: ODST Firefight. These options will allow players to curate specific types of Firefight missions much like what’s possible in Halo: Reach, which will no doubt make the horde mode significantly more replayable and interesting. The developers also teased the arrival of the Flood in Halo 3: ODST Firefight in the blog post in a screenshot, though the Flood won’t be in the flight itself.
If you don’t have the MCC, I highly recommend getting it as it combines all of the pre-Xbox One Halo games into one and upgrades them with modern features like UHD 4K support, 120 FPS support, adjustable FOV, and more for just $40. This makes it one of the best Xbox One shooters available, and a game that you definitely shouldn’t overlook. On PC, the game has been played by over 10 million people, making it one of the most popular sci-fi games on the platform right now.
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