Although Bungie, developers of Halo: Reach
, has moved on
from the Halo
series, the game is still evolving thanks to the new developers for the series, 343 Industries. While they are hard at work on Halo: Anniversary
and Halo 4
, a title update to 2010's Halo: Reach
is coming up this October.
Microsoft's Larry Hyrb (Major Nelson
) has detailed the upcoming Title Update in a blog post
The team at 343i has been hard at work on an update for “Halo: Reach” both to bring new experiences to fans as well as address longstanding feedback from the community. The most noticeable change in the works? The return of the wicked, deadly and wildly fun “Halo: Combat Evolved” Magnum pistol to “Halo: Anniversary” and “Halo: Reach” multiplayer gameplay. An addition that will be supported in special, classic playlists, the original Magnum pistol is sure to rekindle some of the madness and carnage players reveled in a decade ago.
In addition, the update, which is targeted for release in October, will introduce several multiplayer fixes for “Halo: Reach” fans have been clamoring for. Armor Lock now absorbs a level of damage based on the amount of remaining energy a player has, diminishing its effectiveness. Active Camo’s duration has been reduced and the ability to block sword attacks using any weapon other than another sword has been disabled. And for fans of precision firing, reticule “bloom” is now configurable, delivering increased accuracy when firing in rapid succession.
This update will also enable “Halo: Reach” players using an Xbox 360 4GB console without a HDD to utilize Campaign and Firefight matchmaking which previously required a HDD.
What do you think of the changes Halo
fans? Sound off below on whether 343 should keep things the way they are, or if you like the new things coming to Halo: Reach
The Title Update is due out in October, followed by Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary
on November 15th.