Halo: The Master Chief Collection Adds Remnant and Halo 3: ODST Today

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Brand new content is here for Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Available today, “Remnant,” a re-imagined version of the Halo 2 multiplayer map “Relic,” will be added to the multiplayer of Halo 2: Anniversary as part of a free game content update. The fan-favorite Halo 3: ODST campaign, enhanced and running in 1080p and 60fps for the first time is also launching today. 

The Halo 3: ODST campaign will be free to eligible consumers who logged in to their Xbox Live account and played Halo: The Master Chief Collection between Nov. 11, 2014 and Dec. 19, 2014.  The Halo 3: ODST campaign will also be available as downloadable content for Halo: The Master Chief Collection through the Xbox Store for $4.99.

For more information on eligibility and details on the offer, visit the FAQ here.

“Remnant” Multiplayer Map Comes to Halo 2: Anniversary

A secluded island, hidden along the coastal regions of Delta Halo, “Remnant” features a towering and iconic Forerunner megalith, weathered over untold millennia. The map’s asymmetric layout and the artifact’s elevated, yet embedded, position, make it perfect for classic Slayer, Assault, and 1-Flag CTF game types. Of course, this re-imagined version of the classic map sports its share of innovations.

For a deeper look at “Remnant” and all the multiplayer maps in Halo 2: Anniversary, be sure to check out the “Breaking Down the Map” series above or on The Halo Channel on Windows 8.1 and Xbox One.  Hosted by 343 Industries’ Andy “Bravo” Dudynsky, “Breaking Down the Map” offers an intimate look at multiplayer maps in Halo 2: Anniversary, highlighting key power weapon spawns, strategic map positions and much more.

Halo 3: ODST Campaign Enhanced for a New Generation

The Halo 3: ODST campaign for Halo: The Master Chief Collection comes to the Xbox One looking better than ever.  Running at 1080p/60fps, experience the events leading up to Halo 3 through the eyes of Orbital Drop Shock Troopers (ODST) as they search for clues leading to the whereabouts of their scattered squad and the motivations behind the Covenant’s invasion of New Mombasa. Please note that your digital or physical copy of Halo: The Master Chief Collection and today’s content update are required to play the (digital only) Halo 3: ODST campaign.

To highlight how the team used the power of the Xbox One to enhance the Halo 3: ODST campaign experience, check out this developer walkthrough featuring 343 Industries’ senior game designer, Max Szlagor and original Halo 3: ODST developer Joseph Staten.

Players who logged in to their Xbox Live account and played Halo: The Master Chief Collection between Nov. 11, 2014 and Dec. 19, 2014 will receive a download code via their registered email that can be redeemed for the campaign of Halo 3: ODST through Halo: The Master Chief Collection. The Halo 3: ODST campaign will also be available as downloadable content for Halo: The Master Chief Collection through the Xbox Store for $4.99.