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Halo MCC getting fixed, new HWC 2018 details, Country skins for Halo 5 & more stuff announced.

Posted on October 18, 2017 by Wh1plash96

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Last night’s stream was being advertised by 343 as a laid-back stream to announce new Halo World Championship details for next year, ‘small’ but we thought were pretty significant announcements for Halo 5 such as LAN support, new skull for Oddball, as well as new skins. Amidst all that, enters Bonnie Ross, Founder and  Head at 343 Industries, with a very unexpected announcement about Halo: The Master Chief Collection. After two years of silence regarding the game, both Microsoft and 343 are committing to fixing Master Chief Collection bugs, and issued an enhancement patch for Xbox One X.

“While we’re incredibly excited by this opportunity to go back under the hood with MCC, it’s not going to be easy nor is it going to happen overnight” 343 said, “To help facilitate this process we’re planning to roll out a public “flighting” program for MCC to allow for iterative patches and updates while testing in the wild at large scale. Right now, we’re targeting kicking this off next spring and when the time comes we’ll need the support of our community to help test and provide feedback at large scale as we work to update and improve MCC. We’ll share additional details and timing as plans are locked.”
Yesterday was jam-packed with new content coming to Halo 5 next month, let’s dive right in:
Country skins and HCS skins:

  • New HCS weapon skins are coming to Halo 5 starting next month with Str8 Rippin, Luminosity and coming in December Splyce.
  • New country skins are going to be available to commemorate each of the host nations as the road to the Halo World Championship 2018 rolls through their respective regions.

Classic Oddball is back for Halo 5:

  • New options will be available for Oddball
  • New medals
  • New VOs (Voice-overs)
  • Oddball FFA

Local Server app (LAN) is returning to Halo:
Just announced yesterday is the support of LAN for Halo 5. It enables players to host and play custom multiplayer games in Halo 5 on Xbox One on a local network via Local Server app. With this new app, players can host a local server on a Windows 10 PC connected to the same network as Xbox One consoles to enjoy easy, low-latency Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer matches – perfect for LAN parties, events, or running your own tournament. The Local Server app provides a method for tournament organizers to set up their own events in a scenario that mirrors the environment used for professional matches. With these new options, you can create a local server similar to those used for the Halo Championship Series events, providing an ideal proving ground for everything from professional and amateur competitive teams to friendly tournaments.

Halo Wars 2 cross-play enabled between Windows 10 and Xbox One players:
The next update for Halo Wars 2 which enables 4K support for Xbox One X also enables cross-play between Win10 and Xbox One players, company announced. “Crossplay has been a passion project for the team and frankly was something we weren’t sure would be feasible to incorporate at this stage in the game’s development. The team has worked hard to deliver this feature and final testing indicates it’s ready for release into the wild. Crossplay, Arena support, and the Xbox One X visual enhancements are all targeted for release in late October.”

Weapon Tuning test:
Almost two years after Halo 5 launched, the weapon sandbox remained relatively the same. 343 wants to “revitalize and re-balance the Halo 5 sandbox to a more desirable state, and establish/strengthen unique roles for each weapon and reduce role redundancy.” They got in-depth explaining what they’re doing for the weapon tuning test here.
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