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Hello Spartans!

This forum post is a singular location for Playlist Updates that are done on a weekly cadence to Halo: The Master Chief Collection on PC for the year 2020. Please check back each week to learn more about the latest playlist updates!

1/8/2020
1/15/2020
1/22/2020
1/29/2020

2/5/2020
2/12/2020
2/19/2020
2/26/2020

3/3/2020 (PC H:CEA Launch)
3/11/2020
3/18/2020
3/25/2020

4/1/2020
4/8/2020
4/15/2020
4/22/2020
4/29/2020

5/6/2020
5/20/2020
5/27/2020

6/3/2020
6/10/2020
6/18/2020
6/24/2020

7/1/2020
7/8/2020
7/15/2020 (Halo 3 PC Launch)
7/22/2020
7/29/2020

8/5/2020
8/12/2020
8/19/2020
8/26/2020

9/2/2020
9/9/2020
9/16/2020

Cheers,
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Good Morning Friends,

We are back at it again with another weekly playlist update! This week both the Winter Contingency and Valentines events have come to an end. If you met the criteria for each event to earn the nameplates, you should have them unlocked now! With the end of these events, some playlist changes have been made today. Details for what’s new are below:

Rotational Playlist Changes
  • Shotty Sniper rotates in
  • Winter Contingency rotates out

Shotty Snipers
  • Selectable in Social Games for 4v4 and FFA
  • Available in Halo: Reach, Halo 2, Halo 2: Anniversary, Halo 3, and Halo 4

Whether you are a lone wolf or play well with others, be sure and hop online for this week’s Shotty Snipers playlist, available in Social Games. As always, thank you for playing and we will see you online!

Cheers,
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Good Morning Friends,

This week’s playlist update rewards you in unique ways for how you defeat enemy Spartans. Power Slayer for Halo: Reach is coming online as this week’s featured category for Social 4v4 and FFA. This unique twist on slayer grants you temporary powerups based on how you kill enemies. Earn increased movement when defeating an enemy, increased health for melee kills, an enhanced motion sensor for assassinations, and increased damage for finishing off an opponent with a headshot. Details for what’s new are below:

Rotational Playlist Changes
  • Power Slayer rotates in
  • Shotty Snipers rotates out

Power Slayer
  • Selectable in Social Games for 4v4 and FFA
  • Available in Halo: Reach

Be sure to hop online for the opportunity to show the enemies what you are made of as Power Slayer be available for a limited time in Social Games. Make those kills count Spartans! As always, thank you for playing and we will see you online!

Cheers,
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Good Morning Friends,

Today we are welcoming back Grifball in this week’s playlist update. You can expect this rotational playlist to show up on the 2nd week of each month going forward. But hurry up, it will only be back for one week each month! Details for today’s changes are below:

Rotational Playlist Changes
  • Grifball rotates in for Halo: Reach, Halo 2: Anniversary, Halo 3, and Halo 4
  • Halo: Reach CE Anniversary rotates out
Social 4v4
  • Added classic courts Errora and Impact Arena to Halo: Reach’s Grifball
  • Close range weapon set has been added on CE Auto Slayer for Damnation and Prisoner
  • Removed CE Auto Slayer from Rat Race
Whether you prefer the hammer or sword, or just want to check out the new changes made elsewhere, there’s something for everyone. As always, thank you for playing and we will see you online!

Cheers,
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Hello Friends,

Today’s playlist update is mixing in some new with some old for a fresh new option to play. Fiesta is coming to MCC as this week’s featured playlist. This will mark the first time it rotates into matchmaking for Halo: Combat Evolved ever! On top of this, to help make your time inside a little more enjoyable, we've turned on Double XP globally for MCC and Halo 5. Logging in to Halo 5 will also earn you free Arena and Warzone XP Boost Packs weekly. Full details are below:

Rotational Playlist Changes
  • Fiesta rotates in for all games in MCC
  • Grifball rotates out
Halo: CE Fiesta
  • All new Fiesta game type available on Battle Creek, Damnation, Prisoner, Chill Out, Derelict, Wizard, and Longest
  • Fiesta will be available as the featured category
Global Double XP Event
  • Double XP for medals
  • Double the XP cap for medal categories
  • Available in both social and ranked multiplayer Matchmaking

It’s time to bring some randomness to the order and earn lots of extra XP this week. Hop on into Social Games to check out these fun and whacky game types we all love dearly. As always, thank you for playing and we will see you online!

Cheers,
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Hey Friends,

Welcome back for another weekly playlist update. With it, brings back a fan favorite, SWAT, as this week’s feature playlist. For the first time ever in matchmaking, Halo: Combat Evolved (H:CE) will also have SWAT available! On top of this madness, double medal XP and double match XP is in effect this week! Details for these changes are below:

Rotational Playlist Changes
  • SWAT rotates in for all games in MCC as the featured category
  • Fiesta rotates out and has been mixed back into Action Sack

Halo: CE SWAT
  • Team SWAT game type available on Battle Creek, Damnation, Prisoner, Hang ‘Em High, Chill Out, Derelict, and Wizard
  • FFA SWAT game type available on Battle Creek, Damnation, Prisoner, Hang ‘Em High, Chill Out, and Derelict

Global Double XP Event
  • Double XP for medals
  • Double the XP cap for medal categories
  • Available in both social and ranked multiplayer Matchmaking

Get out there and do your part to earn lots of extra XP this week across all areas of multiplayer Matchmaking. But don’t forget, check out the all new H:CE version of SWAT in Social Games, available for a limited time. As always, thank you for playing and we will see you online!

Cheers,
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Hey Friends,

Welcome back for another weekly playlist update! This week brings CE Mayhem to the featured category. This chaotic collection of community-created content brings 16 players together in Halo: Combat Evolved on some of the smallest maps it has to offer. Details for these changes are below:

Rotational Playlist Changes
  • CE Mayhem rotates into the featured category.
  • SWAT rotates out of the featured category but is still available.
CE Mayhem: 8v8
  • Mayhem Slayer on Battle Creek, Rat Race, and Hang 'Em High.
  • Mayhem CTF on Hang 'Em High.
  • Mayhem One Flag CTF on Rat Race.
  • Mayhem Static King on Battle Creek.
  • Mayhem Crazy King on Damnation, Hang 'Em High, Rat Race, and Derelict.
Whether you like running the flag, capturing the hill, or focusing solely on getting kills, CE Mayhem will bring all the action to you in this epic 8v8 game mode. Hop on over to the action with this new featured category in Social Games. As always, thank you for playing and we will see you online!

Cheers,
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Hey Friends,

Welcome back to another weekly playlist update! Spartans, get ready to smash enemies and score goals this week as Grifball returns to MCC!

Playlist changes:
  • Grifball (available in Halo: Reach, H2A, H3, and H4) returns to the featured category
  • Mayhem rotates out of featured but is available in 8v8 Action Sack for Halo: CE
As a reminder, double XP is still in effect until April 29th, so make the most of it while you can. We’ll be back with more next week but in the meantime, stay home and keep it clean.

Cheers,
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Good Morning Friends,

It is time again to get ready for ranged combat in this week’s playlist update! Shotty Snipers is back again in the featured slot for social 4v4 and 8p FFA. Full details for this week’s changes are below:

Rotational Playlist Changes
  • Shotty Snipers rotates into the featured category
  • Grifball rotates out of the featured category
Shotty Snipers
  • 4v4 Social
  • 8p Social FFA
Global Double XP Event
  • Global Double XP is active
Double XP is still in effect until April 29th and with social distancing being paramount during this time, you can continue practicing it from afar in this fun rotational mode! As always, thank you for playing and we will see you online!

Cheers,
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Good Morning Friends,

Welcome back for another weekly playlist update! Halo: Reach’s CE Anniversary is coming back this week along with some changes to how matches are made in Competitive matchmaking for Halo: Reach. Full details for this week’s changes are below:

Rotational Playlist Changes
  • Rotated Halo: Reach CE Anniversary into the featured slot for social 4v4.
  • Rotated Shotty Snipers out.
  • Rotated experimental AR start BTB out.
Reach Team Hardcore
  • Partial team matching is enabled
  • Reduced skill rank matching restrictions
Global Double XP Event
  • Global Double XP is active
Double XP is still in effect until April 29th and with social distancing being paramount during this time, you can continue 3-shotting with that beautiful Magnum! As always, thank you for playing and we will see you online!

Cheers,
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Good Morning Friends,

Welcome back for another weekly playlist update. Today’s changes include the addition of new FFA options, updates across Halo: Reach playlists, and the conclusion of Halo: Reach CE Anniversary and the Global Double XP event. Details for these changes are below:

FFA Changes
  • Precision Slayer FFA is now available
  • Auto Slayer FFA is now available
Halo: Reach Playlist Updates
  • 4v4 map weighting has been updated
  • Ranked matching widened at higher levels for Halo: Reach Hardcore and Halo: Reach Invasion
Rotational Changes
  • Halo: Reach CE Anniversary rotates out
Global Double XP Event
  • Global Double XP Event has now ended
Looking Ahead
Each week we conduct maintenance on the playlist offering to make sure it stays fresh and offers enjoyable experiences for all. In a future playlist update we will be retiring the Halo: Reach Team Slayer playlist, and wanted to let players know ahead of time. All offerings that are present in this playlist will continue to be available in the Precision Slayer category within Social matchmaking. As always, thank you for playing and we will see you online!

Cheers,
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Good Morning Friends,

Welcome back, Spartans! Get ready to smash enemies and score goals – Grifball returns to MCC!

Playlist Changes
  • Halo: Reach 4v4 Precision Slayer map pool has been updated
  • Rotated Grifball into the featured category in social games
Ranked Changes
  • Halo: Reach Ranked Team Slayer playlist retired
Whether you prefer sword or hammer, make sure to keep those matches clean! As always, thank you for playing and we will see you online!

Cheers,
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Good Morning Friends,

Welcome to another MCC playlist update! Full details for this week’s changes are below:

Playlist Updates
  • Adjusted settings for Hardcore Bomb on Shrine and Warlord in H2A Team Hardcore
  • Adjusted Halo 2 Classic Big Team Territories
  • Removed Halo 2: Anniversary Big Team Assault from Bloodline
Get out there and make us proud Spartans! As always, thank you for playing and we will see you online!

Cheers,
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Hey Friends,

Welcome back Spartans, for another weekly playlist update! This week Yapyap THE DESTROYER is bringing his personal favorite playlists online and offering up nameplates for those who participate. Full details below:

Rotational Playlist Changes
  • Rotated in the Yappening for Halo 2: Classic in social 4v4.
Yappening Game Variants
  • Yappening Wargames, Brute Shoot, Methane Moshpit, and YapYap's Ball Grab.
Yappening Nameplates
  • Earn the “Shut Your Yap” nameplate by defeating 150 Grunts with headshots throughout MCC while the Yappening is ongoing. Grunts can be killed in Campaign, Firefight, or Spartan Ops.
  • Earn the “YapYap THE DESTROYER” nameplate by completing seven matches in the Yappening game category while it is ongoing.
Nameplates are granted manually and will be unlocked for players by the end of this event. Get in on these whacky game types and take out grunts to earn these unique nameplates. As always, thank you for playing and we will see you online!

Cheers,
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Hey Friends,

Welcome back Spartans, for another weekly playlist update! This week, The Yappening continues with Yapyap THE DESTROYER’s favorite playlists staying online and offering up nameplates for those who participate. Full details below:

Halo 2 Classic Playlist Changes
  • Adjusted weighting in 4v4 to make Lockout, Midship, and Sanctuary more common, and make Foundation, Backwash, Desolation, and Tombstone less common
  • Adjusted weighting in 8v8 to make map weightings more evenly distributed
  • Removed Ascension from 4v4 Auto Slayer
  • Removed Zanzibar from 4v4 Flag & Bomb
Yappening Nameplates
  • Earn the “Shut Your Yap” nameplate by defeating 150 Grunts with headshots in Campaign, Firefight, or Spartan Ops
  • Earn the “YapYap THE DESTROYER” nameplate by completing seven matches in the Yappening game category while it is ongoing
Make sure to get in on these whacky game types and take out grunts to earn these unique nameplates while you can. The Yappening ends on June 10th. As always, thank you for playing and we will see you online!

Cheers,
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Good Morning Friends,

It is time to suit up, Spartans! The sport of the future has returned as Grifball rotates into matchmaking while we bid adieu to Yapyap THE DESTROYER for now.

Rotational Playlist Changes
  • Grifball is the featured 4v4 category and is available in Halo: Reach, Halo 2: Anniversary, Halo 3, and Halo 4
  • The Yappening playlist is retired
See you on the court to smash enemies and score goals!

Cheers,
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Hello Friends,

Welcome back Spartans, today's playlist update adding in Race. Full details below:

Rotational Playlist Changes
  • Rotated in Race in social FFA
  • Rotate out Grifball

Race Map Variants
  • H2A: Maps are Extraordinary, Superior Logic, Jurassic, and Island Raceway
  • H3: Maps are Backburner, Blackheart, Cherry Kiss, and Glaciate

As always, thank you for playing and we will see you online!

Cheers,
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Hey Friends,

Today we have a few big pieces of the news. The first, an update has been released for Halo: The Master Chief Collection (MCC) on PC and Xbox One. Below is a breakdown of the update size, new content, and bug fixes. We are also including a small social package for those who are continuing to celebrate Pride Month.

Updated Content
Welcome back Spartans! Today's playlist update bringing Fiesta online is accompanied by a game update. In celebration of Pride Month, we have added in two new nameplates for you to get your hands on. Full details below:

Nameplate Additions
  • Two new Pride Month nameplates have been added which you can unlock by playing MCC between June 24th at 5pm PT and July 24th at 5pm PT
Nameplate

Gameplay Updates
  • Fixed a body shot damage issue in SWAT for Halo CE
  • Added additional Shotty Snipers game variants for Halo 2
Rotational Playlist Changes
  • Rotated Fiesta in for social 4v4 and social FFA
  • Rotated Race out
Supporting our Community
BLM
Just a reminder that the nameplates from Black History Month are still yours to earn if you login between now and July 5 at 5pm PT (UTC-7).
For those of you playing Halo 5: Guardians, a reminder that all REQ pack sales through July 19 will be donated to the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund. You can find more information about this particular offering on Halo Waypoint.

PRIDE
Along with the nameplates that are now present in the newest build of MCC, we also have a collection of awesome emblems to share! Whether you’re a member of the community or an ally looking to bring greater awareness, there are a wide range of options for you to choose from. You can find them HERE.

Pride Chief


Cheers,
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Good Morning Friends,

It is time again for a mix of up-close-and-personal and ranged combat in this week’s playlist update! Shotty Snipers is back again in the featured slot for social 4v4 and 8p FFA. Full details for this week’s changes are below:

Rotational Playlist Changes
  • Shotty Snipers rotates into the featured category
  • Fiesta rotates out of the featured category

Shotty Snipers
  • 4v4 Social
  • 8p Social FFA

We will be looking forward to some of those amazing clips Spartans, so get out there and make us proud! As always, thank you for playing and we will see you online!

Cheers,
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Good Morning Friends,

Welcome back, Spartans! Are you ready to get back out there and smash enemies and score goals? Grifball returns to MCC this week. Full Playlist Details are below:

Playlist Changes
  • Rotated Grifball into the featured category in social games
  • Rotated out Shotty Snipers

Grifball Details
  • Grifball is available in Halo: Reach, Halo 2: Anniversary, Halo 3, and Halo 4.
Challenges Upgrade
In preparation for Halo 3's launch on PC next week which includes a massive upgrade to the challenge system, all weekly challenges will be offline from today, 7/8 until the release of Halo 3 on 7/14. We are excited to bring the full experience of the new Challenge Hub online in less than a week!

Thank you for your patience and enjoy this week's playlist update offering. As always, thank you for playing and we will see you online!

Cheers,
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