Halo 2 (PC) Servers Extended

Halo 2 (PC) Servers Extended

The stay of execution sees the game through at least June

Written by Michelle Balsan (Matrarch) on 12 February 13 at 20:44

Almost a month ago, 343 Industries announced that they would be shuttering the servers for http://www.trueachievements.com/Halo-2-PC/achievements.htm on February 15th.

Apparently, the fine folks at the development studio were not looking to break any hearts around this Valentine's Day, so they've decided that the Halo 2 servers can live on for now. According to David Ellis, a designer for 343, the Halo 2 servers will stay open till June, and they are exploring further support options for the title.

While this sounds promising for an even lengthier run for the Halo 2 servers, we do strongly encourage you to create some gaming sessions and knock out those online achievements sooner rather than later.

Thanks to all the community members who sent this one in!
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Cobryza
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Posted on 12 February 13 at 20:47
Ah nice of 343i to do this. Can't see EA ever keeping their planned-to-shutdown servers open longer...
WingZ3ro V2
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Posted on 12 February 13 at 20:47
Great News, Great Game!

Good Luck to those that still need the online& good hunting! :)
Reaver Liem
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Posted on 12 February 13 at 20:48
Now i just need to get me a copy before shut down lol
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Posted on 12 February 13 at 20:52
Cobryza said:Ah nice of 343i to do this. Can't see EA ever keeping their planned-to-shutdown servers open longer...Burnout Revenge?
MickeyT
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Posted on 12 February 13 at 20:53
Thought I missed a chance on adding this to my card need to sort out my pc and get cracking!!
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Posted on 12 February 13 at 20:54, Edited on 12 February 13 at 20:54 by FrustratedNerd
Now you all can quit cheating at the game.

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Zonrith1
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Posted on 12 February 13 at 20:56
I wonder if they reevaluated based on increased player quantities since their first announcement. In other words, could all the boost sessions via TA be directly responsible for the extension? The world may never know.
Wiznyatt
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Posted on 12 February 13 at 20:59
Great I'll need the extra four months to beat it. Legendary difficulty is brutal!
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Posted on 12 February 13 at 21:00
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Posted on 12 February 13 at 21:02
Wiznyatt said:Great I'll need the extra four months to beat it. Legendary difficulty is brutal!Server closures have nothing to do with the campaign!

To bad there still isn't a fix for the Family Gold issue...no reason for me to do the campaign if I can't do the online!
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SPARTAN Antonio
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Posted on 12 February 13 at 21:02
Can anyone tell me the requirements for Halo 2 PC? I have a laptop and have never owned a game on it.. My laptop is pretty old... about 2 years old... sooo I don't know if I have the required settings for it..
Mr Granstaff
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Posted on 12 February 13 at 21:03
Makes you wonder if this was planned so they could boost some more sales. Similar to the Ghostbusters' server "closure" a few months ago. :-P

But, I am glad to see this server extension. We can only hope that other developers (or whoever) will follow suit.

I would love to see previous server closures reopen for a month, so those unobtainable/discontinued achievements can be unlocked.

I'm not holding my breath though.
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Posted on 12 February 13 at 21:04, Edited on 12 February 13 at 21:08 by sm182
ScuzzyBunny said:Wiznyatt said:Great I'll need the extra four months to beat it. Legendary difficulty is brutal!Server closures have nothing to do with the campaign!

To bad there still isn't a fix for the Family Gold issue...no reason for me to do the campaign if I can't do the online!
Might do, all the achievements are labeled as 'online required'.



Spartan Antonio said:Can anyone tell me the requirements for Halo 2 PC? I have a laptop and have never owned a game on it.. My laptop is pretty old... about 2 years old... sooo I don't know if I have the required settings for it..The game came out in 2007 so it might work, it did on mine and that's a fair few years old now.

I wonder if the recent GFWL outage that some people have been reporting has anything to do with the extension.
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Posted on 12 February 13 at 21:05
Wiznyatt said:Great I'll need the extra four months to beat it. Legendary difficulty is brutal!I took me all day to do it on PC. And I started at like 6 am.
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Posted on 12 February 13 at 21:06
For some reason I didn't think that multiplayer achievements would be affected, I thought this just affected matchmaking?

From my understanding of the game, community run servers will still work and achievements will remain unlockable, but until I receive a reply confirming or denying this, I'll have to assume some achievements will be unobtainable after the servers shutdown
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Posted on 12 February 13 at 21:06
Chris1984uk said:Cobryza said:Ah nice of 343i to do this. Can't see EA ever keeping their planned-to-shutdown servers open longer...Burnout Revenge?I wouldn't know about that game as I didn't play it. Well not on Xbox 360, I did play it on PS2 back in '05.
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Posted on 12 February 13 at 21:09
Cobryza said:Chris1984uk said:Cobryza said:Ah nice of 343i to do this. Can't see EA ever keeping their planned-to-shutdown servers open longer...Burnout Revenge?I wouldn't know about that game as I didn't play it. Well not on Xbox 360, I did play it on PS2 back in '05.LOL you mean Original Xbox right?
Cobryza
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Posted on 12 February 13 at 21:10
Mr Fluffy Thing said:For some reason I didn't think that multiplayer achievements would be affected, I thought this just affected matchmaking?

From my understanding of the game, community run servers will still work and achievements will remain unlockable, but until I receive a reply confirming or denying this, I'll have to assume some achievements will be unobtainable after the servers shutdown
Not unobtainable. Discontinued. facepalm
Posted on 12 February 13 at 21:11
Shit might get me a copy!