Halo 3 joins The Master Chief Collection on PC today

By Heidi Nicholas,
Update: Halo 3 is now available for the Halo MCC on PC with Xbox Game Pass for PC. Brian Jarrard, community director at 343 Industries, says it has up to 4K UHD support at 60 FPS, along with "numerous PC-specific enhancements" such as "variable framerate, native mouse/keyboard support and the ability to rebind controls, support for ultra-wide displays and different aspect ratios, adjustable field-of-view, updated texture/shadow quality, and more." The MCC is also getting a new progression system and a new season along with Halo 3, which brings 100 new items and weekly challenges. Jarrard says "customization across The Master Chief Collection is also getting a boost, with Unreal 3D rendering introducing full per-piece armor customization for the first time in the Collection," while Halo: Combat Evolved also gets new customization features such as new visors and weapons skins.

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Original story: Halo 3 joins Halo: The Master Chief Collection on PC next week, July 14th, and will be included with Xbox Game Pass for PC.

"Halo 3 comes to PC as the next instalment in Halo: The Master Chief Collection," the announcement reads. "Now optimised for PC, witness the Master Chief’s return to finish the fight between the Covenant, the Flood and the entire Human race in this dramatic, pulse-pounding conclusion of the original Halo trilogy."

Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 2: Anniversary, and Halo Reach have all already joined the Halo Master Chief Collection, which has gradually marched over to PC over the last year or so. It will continue with Halo 3: ODST's Firefight Mode joining later this summer, and culminate with the arrival of Halo 4 later in 2020.

Halo 3 joins the MCC on PC next week, on July 14th.
Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've just finished studying a Masters in English Literature, but I've been obsessed with gaming since long before then. I began on the PS2 with Spyro, before graduating to the Xbox 360 and disappearing into Skyrim. I'm now a loyal RPG fan, but I still like to explore other genres — when I'm not playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey, or being lured back into Red Dead Redemption 2 or The Witcher 3!