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Halo Master Chief Collection ODST Update for PC Brings Weapon Skins, New Armor and More

Halo: The Master Chief Collection on PC is getting more than just Halo 3: ODST with its next update

August 20, 2020

Halo: The Master Chief Collection‘s newest season is right around the corner. Naturally, that means more brand new content. Players on PC are finally going to be able to play Halo 3: ODST and Halo 3: ODST Firefight. But across the board, new customization options are coming for Halo 3 specifically, in the form of seasonal rewards.

This new info comes from multiple videos uploaded to Youtube by the lucky folks that have been accepted into the Halo insider program. This group has access to the latest flight build of Halo: The Master Chief Collection. That also means though that a lot of what you’ll see in their videos is essentially still in development, so it’s important to take some of this new content with a grain of salt. While a lot of new additions seem set in stone, others could be changed later down the line when this update is released for the public.

With that out of the way, let’s get into the most important part of the ODST update for the PC version of Halo: The Master Chief Collection: customization. Weapon skins and armor customization are going to be available for Halo 3 multiplayer after this update, although don’t expect too much. So far only three weapons have skins: the magnum, battle rifle and assault rifle. Those pickings are pretty slim, but still, the chance to pop players’ heads in Swat with a gold magnum can’t be missed.

As for armor customization, well it won’t be what you expect to put it simply. Don’t worry, there aren’t any microtransactions. All armor and weapon skins are unlocked the same way they are every season, with in-game points. But, the new armor customization options are fairly limited. There isn’t an updated version of the Hyabusa or Recon armor, in fact, there’s not really new armor, just different color visors you can tack on to helmets.

Moving on from aesthetic additions, players can also expect a ton of changes to content versus their original release. Take for instance ODST Firefight, which players can fully customize for the first time ever. You’ll be able to change player health, jump height and more for an easier or more difficult time facing off against waves of the Covenant. But perhaps the biggest gameplay change is the first-ever addition of weapons to Halo 3. The game will be getting three new guns, all originally from ODST: the silenced SMG, the auto pistol and the brute plasma rifle. It’s not clear yet whether these new weapons will be added to Halo 3 multiplayer or if they’re only going to present in Forge mode, but an expanded arsenal is never a bad thing.

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The one piece of info we don’t have yet is when we can expect this update to officially release. Until then, I’ll just be playing swat and custom games with my pals, pretending it’s 2009 all over again.

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