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Hey Friends,

This week we have kicked off the latest flight for Season 8, of Halo: The Master Chief Collection (MCC)! With it, there is a very juicy lineup of new content. No need for initial setup on this week’s update, let’s just get to it Spartans!

MCC Season 8 Flight Content
Starting Thursday, September 2, and running until Monday, September 13, Season 8’s flight is ready for your participation. I think this is the most content rich flight we have put out there beyond when we were bringing the games to PC. If you have been waiting to check out a MCC flight – there is no better time than now!

So – what’s in the flight? Let’s drop the list:
  • Halo: Reach Firefight update to include Firefight voice previews, more granular body type and voice.
  • Halo 3: ODST Firefight update to include per wave customization options bringing it closer to Halo: Reach’s options.
  • Custom Game Browser (CGB) for Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 3 as well as Phase 2 implementations which include updates to filters, search options, and overall improvements to the Create, Browse, and Session Details page.
  • Halo: Combat Evolved is seeing the return of the classic HUD with 4k support and a toggle in Settings.
  • View model offsets for weapons across all games in MCC.
  • Season 8 customization content which globally includes nameplates.
  • Halo 3 content includes new armor, visors, back accessories, weapon and vehicles skins, and more.
  • Halo: Reach content includes new helmets.
  • All new Campaign collectibles in the Halo 3 campaign.
  • Campaign customization for Halo: CE and Halo 3 to allow vehicle and weapon skins when selecting options.
  • Player Reporting has been added to additional areas including scoreboards post-match.
  • Accessibility features including improved subtitles (subtitle size, color, shadow color, and background color) and all-new color blindness options.
  • Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary has seen performance improvements in campaign in remastered visuals.
  • A new map for Halo 3, called Icebox has been added which is a remake of the classic Halo 2 map, Turf.
  • Steam account linking is now available on your player profile to see your Steam friends in-game.
To read the full overview, please make sure to check out the flight overview over on the Halo Support Insider site HERE. Note – if you aren’t invited, you won’t have access to that link.

If you are a part of this flight and want to share your thoughts – we do have some options for leaving feedback relating to this flight at the following feedback threads:
Thank you to everyone who is participating, leaving feedback, and reporting issues at the Halo Support Insider site! This helps us immensely and we are ever grateful for it.

Not a Halo Insider yet?
Now is as good a time as any to register! Being a Halo Insider gives you a shot at participating in future MCC flights and Halo Infinite technical previews. Plus – it’s the only way to get your hands on these preview opportunities when we do share them.

It’s quick and easy to opt-in – just head HERE and enter your info.

Make sure to complete your email verification. If you don’t complete your email verification, you will not be considered for any future flight. And, if you want to participate via PC, please make sure to include a DXDIAG hardware snapshot. If you already are registered, make sure all of your Halo Insider information is accurate and current. This includes if you have picked up or gotten rid of an Xbox Console or updated your rig with new parts for your PC. Verifying your email address and making sure it's up-to-date is the only way we can contact you when the time comes to send out flighting invites.

Thanks everyone for stopping in and taking the time to read up about the ongoings of MCC! As always, we will catch y’all online!

Cheers,
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Hey Friends,

Welcome back to another MCC Flighting and Development Update. We are still in the thick of our MCC Season 8 flighting!

Thank you to everyone that has joined us so far. This was one of our biggest flights yet for MCC and we hope you are enjoying our early look at new content and features. As always, remember that not everything you see in a flight is for the next season. And don’t forget to send us your feedback through the flight survey! For those of you that were invited and have not tried it yet, this is the last weekend to participate. The flight will wrap on Monday, September 13.

In terms of other flighting news, we recently announced that the next Halo Infinite multiplayer preview is targeted to arrive on September 24! As a BIG part of the Infinite as well as MCC flighting processes, we run EVERYTHING through our Halo Insider Program which is why it is the focus of our update today.

Halo Insider Registration
Are you a Halo Insider? Is your profile prepped and ready to go? Are you sure? Head to it right now HERE. If it doesn’t look like this image below, then you might not be ready.
An image of how your Halo Insider profile needs to appear to be good to go for future flights and Multiplayer previews.

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To help make sure you are ready to go, please take some time to watch this tutorial video we put together that will walk you through each important step of becoming a Halo Insider.

If you want to participate in any flight, or more importantly, the next Halo Infinite Multiplayer Preview, you need to have your profile updated by September 13!
Haven’t registered yet? Have about 10 minutes to spare? Then let’s get this done! First, please visit aka.ms/HaloInsider and do the following:
  1. Connect and verify your email by setting it as your Preferred email address
  2. Opt-in for communications
  3. Opt-in for flighting on the platform(s) of your choice (console and/or PC) (You’ll need to upload your DxDiag and connect your Steam account to be eligible for a PC invite).
Once your insider profile has green checkmarks across the board, you should be good to go! And remember, you can come back to update your profile at any time.
Thank you for your continued support and we hope to see you in the future Halo Infinite multiplayer preview slated to kickoff later this month! As well, we will look forward to seeing you in future MCC flights!

That wraps things up for us this week friends. If you are enjoying the MCC Season 8 flight, please make sure to stop by and let us know your thoughts in one of the pinned feedback threads here on Waypoint or on Steam. As always, we will see y’all online friends!

Cheers,
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Hey Friends,

Welcome back to another MCC Friday Development & Flighting Update! This week has been pretty busy in the world of MCC, but we have been able to share a lot of things with you. Earlier this week, we released the latest MCC Development Update blog, our Season 8 flight wrapped up, and we kicked off recognition of Hispanic Heritage month with an in-game nameplate for players that log in between September 15 through October 15. This update will be nice and light, so let’s get through it nice and quick.

Hispanic Heritage Month Nameplate
First up, we have this awesome nameplate available between now and October 15th in celebration of Hispanic Heritage month. All you need to do is log-in and this one is all yours!
Screenshot of the Hispanic Heritage Month Nameplate with a Spartan helmet on it.


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S8 Flighting
We concluded our MCC Season 8 flight on Monday, wrapping another fantastic collaboration with our community. Thank you everyone who went to our forums and provided feedback, submitted tickets on the Halo Support Insider site, and for playing! We definitely were able to gather a lot of data from this flight as it was one of our largest ever! All in all, it was great to hear so much positivity about this flight and see tickets come in from the community. We are excited for Season 8 to come and have so much still left to do beyond it. Speaking of…

MCC Development Update
To check out the latest MCC Development Update, you can head right over HERE to see all of its details.

To recap it, we talk through Season 8 and beyond, give a complete State of the Game, and run through a pair of interviews! We cover the future of modding, get a behind the scenes look at the updates to Halo 3: ODST Firefight, and learn more about what goes into bringing maps to Halo 3. There’s a lot of great info in it, so I strongly suggest heading over NOW to check it out!

Thanks for stopping in friends, we will be back next week with another look at all the things that have been going on in the world of MCC. As always, we will see y’all online!

Cheers,
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