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Welcome to 2021, Spartans. It's the future and what better way to start off than with the sport of the future? That's right – Grifball is here!

Playlist Update
  • Grifball debuts in the new year
  • Community Forge Test returns to the lab
We will be closely reviewing and evaluating feedback on the Community Forge Test maps before adding them to matchmaking permanently.

Halo Insider Program
Did you know that you can help us improve our games through flighting? If you have not yet registered for the Halo Insider program yet, what are you waiting for? Register today at aka.ms/HaloInsider! Be sure to verify your email address and choose your preferred platforms for participation. For the latest information on upcoming flights, flight status, and more, you can check our weekly development updates at aka.ms/FridayDevFlightUpdateMCC.

It's a new year, a new chance to be a better version of you. Let's make the best of it and make it a great one, shall we?
It's time to hang up those hammers and swords and reach for something beefier. Long range target practice and close quarters combat is now in session with the return of Shotty Snipers!

Playlist Update
  • Shotty Snipers rotates in to social 4v4 and FFA
  • Grifball heads back to the locker room
Halo Insider Program
Did you know that you can help us improve our games through flighting? If you have not yet registered for the Halo Insider program yet, what are you waiting for? Register today at aka.ms/HaloInsider! Be sure to verify your email address and choose your preferred platforms for participation. For the latest information on upcoming flights, flight status, and more, you can check our weekly development updates at aka.ms/FridayDevFlightUpdateMCC.

Ready, aim, fire!
Take a minute to survey your surroundings – Recon Slayer returns to social! For those that prefer hardcore games, Halo: Reach will be rotating in this week as well.

Playlist Update
  • Recon Slayer can be found in social 4v4
  • Shotty Snipers is rotated out
Additional Updates
  • Halo: Reach Team Hardcore returns, including a new variation of The Pit
  • Halo 2 Classic Team Hardcore is rotated out
Halo Insider Program

Did you know that you can help us improve our games through flighting? If you have not yet registered for the Halo Insider program yet, what are you waiting for? Register today at aka.ms/HaloInsider! Be sure to verify your email address and choose your preferred platforms for participation. For the latest information on upcoming flights, flight status, and more, you can check our weekly development updates at aka.ms/FridayDevFlightUpdateMCC.

As always, play nice, play fair, and have fun!
The fun doesn't stop just because we drop a new season. Consider this your formal invitation to the party!

Playlist Update
  • Fiesta time! Party up for 4v4 or solo party in FFA
  • Rocket Race is retired until next time
Halo Insider Program
Did you know that you can help us improve our games through flighting? If you have not yet registered for the Halo Insider program yet, what are you waiting for? Register today at aka.ms/HaloInsider! Be sure to verify your email address and choose your preferred platforms for participation. For the latest information on upcoming flights, flight status, and more, you can check our weekly development updates at aka.ms/FridayDevFlightUpdateMCC.

HCS Pro Series
The Halo: MCC Pro Series is back in 2021! This is a weekly online tournament series featuring cash prizes for professional and amateur players alike. Register your team for free at https://aka.ms/PSRegistration and compete in Halo 3 on PC and Xbox. The next event is on Sunday, February 14 so sign up today!

RSVP or not, the choice is yours, but the party won't be the same without you!
Swap those party hats and kazoos for Gravity Hammers and Energy Swords – Grifball is back!

Playlist Update
  • Grifball is here
  • The Fiesta moves to Action Sack
Halo Insider Program
Did you know that you can help us improve our games through flighting? If you have not yet registered for the Halo Insider program yet, what are you waiting for? Register today at aka.ms/HaloInsider! Be sure to verify your email address and choose your preferred platforms for participation. For the latest information on upcoming flights, flight status, and more, you can check our weekly development updates at aka.ms/FridayDevFlightUpdateMCC.

HCS Pro Series

The Halo: MCC Pro Series is back in 2021! This is a weekly online tournament series featuring cash prizes for professional and amateur players alike. Register your team for free at https://aka.ms/PSRegistration and compete in Halo 3 on PC and Xbox. The next event is on Sunday, February 14 so sign up today!

See you on the courts!
From up close and personal to long range engagements, the choice is yours. Choose wisely and watch those corners!

Playlist Update
  • Shotty Snipers rotates into 4v4 or FFA
  • Grifball courts are put away until next time
Halo Insider Program

Did you know that you can help us improve our games through flighting? If you have not yet registered for the Halo Insider program yet, what are you waiting for? Register today at aka.ms/HaloInsider! Be sure to verify your email address and choose your preferred platforms for participation. For the latest information on upcoming flights, flight status, and more, you can check our weekly development updates at aka.ms/FridayDevFlightUpdateMCC.

HCS Pro Series

The Halo: MCC Pro Series is back in 2021! This is a weekly online tournament series featuring cash prizes for professional and amateur players alike. Register your team for free at https://aka.ms/PSRegistration and compete in Halo 3 on PC and Xbox. Grab your squad and sign up today!

Polish those scopes and keep that aim steady!
Start your engines and wait for the green light – Rocket Race is here! Ranked Team Hardcore playlists also see an update with Halo 2: Anniversary taking center stage.

Social Playlist Update
  • Rocket Race rotates in
  • Shotty Snipers rotates out
Competitive Playlist Updates
  • Halo 2: Anniversary Team Hardcore rotates in
  • Halo: Reach Team Hardcore rotates out
Halo Insider Program
Did you know that you can help us improve our games through flighting? If you have not yet registered for the Halo Insider program yet, what are you waiting for? Register today at aka.ms/HaloInsider! Be sure to verify your email address and choose your preferred platforms for participation. For the latest information on upcoming flights, flight status, and more, you can check our weekly development updates at aka.ms/FridayDevFlightUpdateMCC.

HCS Pro Series
The Halo: MCC Pro Series is back in 2021! This is a weekly online tournament series featuring cash prizes for professional and amateur players alike. Register your team for free at https://aka.ms/PSRegistration and compete in Halo 3 on PC and Xbox. Grab your squad and sign up today!

And with that, we're off to the races!
As you drive your Mongoose to the garage for some much needed service post Rocket Race, you can grab a complimentary party favor and join us for a Fiesta!

Playlist Update
  • Fiesta returns to 4v4 and FFA
  • Rocket Race goes in for a tune-up
Halo Insider Program

Did you know that you can help us improve our games through flighting? If you have not yet registered for the Halo Insider program yet, what are you waiting for? Register today at aka.ms/HaloInsider! Be sure to verify your email address and choose your preferred platforms for participation. For the latest information on upcoming flights, flight status, and more, you can check our weekly development updates at aka.ms/FridayDevFlightUpdateMCC.

HCS Pro Series

The Halo: MCC Pro Series is back in 2021! This is a weekly online tournament series featuring cash prizes for professional and amateur players alike. Register your team for free at https://aka.ms/PSRegistration and compete in Halo 3 on PC and Xbox. The next event is Sunday, March 7th so grab your squad and sign up today!

We look forward seeing you at our party!
Suit up, Spartans! The party is over and it's time to arm yourselves with Gravity Hammers and Energy Swords. That's right – Grifball is here.

Playlist Update
  • Grifball returns
  • Fiesta is moved to Action Sack
Halo Insider Program
Did you know that you can help us improve our games through flighting? If you have not yet registered for the Halo Insider program yet, what are you waiting for? Register today at aka.ms/HaloInsider! Be sure to verify your email address and choose your preferred platforms for participation. For the latest information on upcoming flights, flight status, and more, you can check our weekly development updates at aka.ms/FridayDevFlightUpdateMCC.

HCS Pro Series
The Halo: MCC Pro Series is back in 2021! This is a weekly online tournament series featuring cash prizes for professional and amateur players alike. Register your team for free at https://aka.ms/PSRegistration and compete in Halo 3 on PC and Xbox. Grab your squad and sign up today!

You know the drill – Score more points than the enemy to win!
Hang up the sports equipment and grab your rifles and boomsticks. That's right – it's Shotty Snipers time.

Playlist Update
  • Shotty Snipers rotates in
  • Grifball rotates out
Halo Insider Program
Did you know that you can help us improve our games through flighting? If you have not yet registered for the Halo Insider program yet, what are you waiting for? Register today at aka.ms/HaloInsider! Be sure to verify your email address and choose your preferred platforms for participation. For the latest information on upcoming flights, flight status, and more, you can check our weekly development updates at aka.ms/FridayDevFlightUpdateMCC.

HCS Pro Series
The Halo: MCC Pro Series is back in 2021! This is a weekly online tournament series featuring cash prizes for professional and amateur players alike. Register your team for free at https://aka.ms/PSRegistration and compete in Halo 3 on PC and Xbox. Grab your squad and sign up today!

Up close and personal or death at a distance, the choice is yours!
It's time to grab a buddy and hop on a Mongoose and get ready to blast away the opposition while you race for victory. That's right – it's Rocket Race time!

Social Playlist Update
  • Rocket Race rolls in
  • Shotty Snipers is put away until next time
Competitive Playlist Update
  • Halo 2: Classic Team Hardcore rotates in
  • Halo 2: Anniversary Team Hardcore rotates out
Halo Insider Program
Did you know that you can help us improve our games through flighting? If you have not yet registered for the Halo Insider program yet, what are you waiting for? Register today at aka.ms/HaloInsider! Be sure to verify your email address and choose your preferred platforms for participation. For the latest information on upcoming flights, flight status, and more, you can check our weekly development updates at aka.ms/FridayDevFlightUpdateMCC.

HCS Pro Series
The Halo: MCC Pro Series is back in 2021! This is a weekly online tournament series featuring cash prizes for professional and amateur players alike. Register your team for free at https://aka.ms/PSRegistration and compete in Halo 3 on PC and Xbox. Grab your squad and sign up today!

And with that, the race is on!
We've put together a bundle of party favors so we hope you'll join us for our latest Fiesta!

Social Playlist Update
  • Fiesta kicks off in 4v4 and FFA
  • Rocket Race rotates out
Halo Insider Program

Did you know that you can help us improve our games through flighting? If you have not yet registered for the Halo Insider program yet, what are you waiting for? Register today at aka.ms/HaloInsider! Be sure to verify your email address and choose your preferred platforms for participation. For the latest information on upcoming flights, flight status, and more, you can check our weekly development updates at aka.ms/FridayDevFlightUpdateMCC.

Don't forget to grab your goody bag on your way home!
Season 6 has been out for one week and we hope you're enjoying it! This week, we're introducing a new playlist – Escalation Slayer! Available for Halo: Reach, Halo 2: Anniversary, and Halo 4, the objective is simple: race to victory as you change weapons with each kill.

Social Playlist Update
    • Escalation Slayer debuts in 4v4 and FFA
    • Grifball rotates out

    Halo Insider Program
    Did you know that you can help us improve our games through flighting? If you have not yet registered for the Halo Insider program yet, what are you waiting for? Register today at aka.ms/HaloInsider! Be sure to verify your email address and choose your preferred platforms for participation. For the latest information on upcoming flights, flight status, and more, you can check our weekly development updates at aka.ms/FridayDevFlightUpdateMCC.

    Can you run the weapon gauntlet and come out on top?
    This isn't the good old watering hole that you're used to – it's the debut of our brand spankin' new Halo 3 map: Waterfall! It's been available in customs but now, it's ready for the primetime! Additionally, from today (April 21) until April 25, log in to claim your exclusive Earth Day Nameplate: Hog Wild.

    Social Playlist Update
    • All Waterfall, all the time: This Waterfall only experimental playlist option is available for 4v4, FFA, and Infection
    • Escalation Slayer joins the grab bag of fun in Action Sack
    Ranked Playlist Update
    • Halo: Reach Team Hardcore returns with a brand new variant of The Pit, forged on Tempest
    • Halo 2: Classic Hardcore rolls out for now
    Halo Insider Program

    Did you know that you can help us improve our games through flighting? If you have not yet registered for the Halo Insider program yet, what are you waiting for? Register today at aka.ms/HaloInsider! Be sure to verify your email address and choose your preferred platforms for participation. For the latest information on upcoming flights, flight status, and more, you can check our weekly development updates at aka.ms/FridayDevFlightUpdateMCC.

    What are you waiting for? Jump in, the water's fine!
    Welcome to Wednesday! With today’s update, we are preparing for the long-awaited Custom Game Browser (CGB)! From April 29 to May 3, you’ll be able to help us scale test by hopping into Halo: Reach and playing all the customs you want! To learn more about the CGB, check out last week’s development update: aka.ms/FridayDevFlightUpdateMCC.

    Social Playlist Update
    • Rocket Race rotates in
    • Waterfall’s playlist rotates out
    Halo Insider Program
    Did you know that you can help us improve our games through flighting? If you have not yet registered for the Halo Insider program, what are you waiting for? Sign-up today at aka.ms/HaloInsider! Be sure to verify your email address and choose your preferred platforms for participation.

    Additional patch notes can be found on aka.ms/HaloSupport. As always, thanks for playing and we will see you online!
    Spring is in full bloom and looks like some Gravity Hammers and Energy Swords sprouted in your hands!

    Social Playlist Update
    • Grifball takes the court
    • Rocket Race exits, stage left
    Ranked Playlist Update
    • Halo 3 Hardcore Doubles debuts
    • Ranked Halo 3 Team Doubles rotates out
    Halo Insider Program

    Did you know that you can help us improve our games through flighting? If you have not yet registered for the Halo Insider program yet, what are you waiting for? Register today at aka.ms/HaloInsider! Be sure to verify your email address and choose your preferred platforms for participation. For the latest information on upcoming flights, flight status, and more, you can check our weekly development updates at aka.ms/FridayDevFlightUpdateMCC.

    Gear up and we'll see you on the court!
    Sheathe your swords and prepare to prove your mettle with metal. The fast paced weapon rotation of Escalation Slayer returns!

    Playlist Update
    • Escalation Slayer joins the mix
    • Grifball is retired until next time
    Halo Insider Program

    Did you know that you can help us improve our games through flighting? If you have not yet registered for the Halo Insider program yet, what are you waiting for? Register today at aka.ms/HaloInsider! Be sure to verify your email address and choose your preferred platforms for participation. For the latest information on upcoming flights, flight status, and more, you can check our weekly development updates at aka.ms/FridayDevFlightUpdateMCC.

    It's a race to the top and it starts now!
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