Halo: The Master Chief Collection
Update your Halo Insider Profile
Before jumping even further into the thick of it, we want you (yes, you!) to make sure you're all set on HaloInsider.com. If you want a chance to be invited and participate in the upcoming PC Flight for Halo: Reach, we're asking that you register and update your Halo Insider profile. By following the steps outlined below, you'll make it way easier to find and contact you within the Halo Insider database. Of course following these steps doesn't guarantee you access to this flight, as we'll be selecting the user group based on criteria that'll help us target our goals, but it can only help your chances.
- Register on HaloInsider.com
- Verify the email address you've provided for communication
- Opt-in to receive communications from us
- Opt-in to PC flights
- Link your Steam account
- Upload/update your DxDiag
Previous Xbox Flight
The flight we hosted earlier this month wrapped up as I was writing my last Community Update, so I couldn't share the information we gathered from it at that time. Luckily, shortly thereafter, Postums was able to include some of the key numbers and metrics in his weekly Flighting Update. It's quite insightful and even highlights some of our community members who managed to play hundreds of matches in the span of that one week flight. Click here to give it a read!
UPCOMING PC FLIGHT
Now let's talk about what content will be included in this Halo: Reach flight for testing on PC. Loaded up with campaign, multiplayer, and Firefight, this is shaping up to be our largest content offering for a flight to date. We're currently setting up to support Campaign, Custom Games, and one playlist for each matchmaking experience (Competitive, Social, and Firefight) at all times. That means you could play Winter Contingency, jump into a private match with a friend, and then move on to matchmaking for ranked, social, or Firefight games.
As always, these offerings could change and shift around based on how it performs during our Ring 1 & Ring 2 flights, but we wanted to share what we currently have planned.
Both missions will be live at all times
- Noble Actual
- Winter Contingency
One Firefight playlist will be live at all times
- 4-player Heroic Standard Firefight
- 4-player Normal Arcade Firefight
One Competitive playlist will be live at all times
- Halo: Reach Team Hardcore
- Halo: Reach Invasion
One Social playlist will be live at all times
- 2v2: Slayer
- 4v4: Slayer, Flag and Bomb, Zone Control, Asset Denial, and Action Sack
- 8v8: Slayer, Flag and Bomb, Zone Control, and Asset Denial
The overall schedule for what experiences will be offered on each day is still dependent on what content can make its way into the flight. To follow the progress and preparation of this flight, keep an eye on our dedicated Flighting Update thread or on Twitter.
In case you missed our announcement at the beginning of the month, we're offering another opportunity for players to secure the Flood nameplate. If you jump into Halo: The Master Chief Collection and complete ten matches in Infection, you'll earn the elusive silver and spooky nameplate below. Since this means you only have seven days left, you may want to start knocking them out as fast as you can in order to complete the challenge. Hopefully you've been training up on your survival and zombie hunting skills!
As sure as the sun will rise, our MCC playlist updates have continued and improved the matchmaking experience as a result. To see what changes the most recent updates have brought about in Infection and 8v8 Action Sack, be sure to read up on the details below!