Halo 3: ODST, one month of Xbox Live Gold and more free for anyone who played Halo: MCC early

By Sherif Saed
22 December 2014 16:16 GMT

343 Industries has detailed a “Thank You” package that will be given to those who put up with the launch issues of Halo: The Master Chief Collection.


Making good on her promise to make it up to Halo fans, following the abysmal launch of Halo: The Master Chief Collection, 343 Industries studio head Bonnie Ross has outlined the team’s plan to compensate those who were affected by the various launch issues of the game.

First, anyone who played Halo: The Master Chief Collection online since launch and through December 19, will be offered the following:

  • One month of Xbox Live Gold
  • Exclusive in-game nameplate
  • Exclusive in-game avatar

A detailed FAQ has been posted to clear up any confusion.

Additionally, anyone who played the game during that period will get Halo 3: ODST for free, when it gets added to the collection.

343 Industries is also working on bringing more classic Halo 2 maps into Halo 2: Anniversary. Starting with “Relic”, which will be the first of those maps. “Relic” will be added in a free future patch.

In other news, Halo: MCC will receive a content patch this week that has all ten episodes of Spartan Ops, the co-op mini-campaign from Halo 4. The patch will also address a number of issues.

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