The release of this month's hottest Xbox One exclusive, Halo: the Master Chief Collection is only a week away. As Tuesday the 11th draws near, more and more news and tidbits about the collection continue to trickle out. The multiplayer update has finally become available to download for digital preorders, and a new commercial rolled out today as well.
Now that the multiplayer update is locked and loaded, Windows Central can finally deliver the multiplayer Twitch preview that we've wanted. Join us at Twitch.tv/Eastxtwitch tonight at 11pm Central (9pm Pacific, Midnight Eastern) to watch Sam Sabri and me play the Halo 2: Anniversary multiplayer maps. Warning: I'm not that great at Halo (Sam is better), but that's part of the fun.
Update: The stream is over. Thanks to everyone who watched and chatted with us!
Tonight's Halo: the Master Chief Collection broadcast
Halo: the Master Chief Collection is a collection of all four Halo games that starred the Master Chief, now remastered for Xbox One. Tonight's two-hour event focuses solely on the remastered multiplayer maps from Halo 2: Anniversary:
- Bloodline (Coagulation Anniversary)
- Lockdown (Lockout Anniversary)
- Shrine (Sanctuary Anniversary)
- Stonetown (Zanzibar Anniversary)
- Warlord (Warlock Anniversary)
- Zenith (Ascension Anniversary)
Join us for this stream and you can win some tasty prizes. We'll be giving out three codes for $10 of Xbox Live credit as well as a grand prize code for a 3-month Xbox Live Gold subscription.
How to view the stream and enter the contest
To enter, just follow me at Twitch.tv/Eastxtwitch and tune in during the stream. You can watch the stream right here in this post, but you need to actually participate in the stream chat to have a chance at winning. We'll deliver codes to the winners via Twitch message (PM) during the stream. No code begging!
What's the best way to experience Twitch? If you don't have a PC, you can get the Xbox One or Xbox 360 Twitch app and watch from the comfort of your couch. Or grab the unofficial app Livegaming for Windows Phone. It has plenty of great features, including the ability to chat along with your fellow viewers. Annoyingly, you'll have to add our channel to your favorites from the Twitch website, outside of the app.
Feel free to show up a few minutes before the stream starts to help with testing. And don't forget to leave a comment on this and all of our Xbox One gaming stories!
More Halo: The Master Chief Collection streams through launch day!
Last week we previewed campaign missions from Halo CE and Halo 2, followed by missions from Halo 3 and 4. Tomorrow, Friday, November 7th at 8pm Central (6pm Pacific, 9pm Eastern) we'll show you two more campaign missions – this time with Sam Sabri and I playing online co-op!
- Halo 2: Anniversary: Prophet of Regret
- Halo 4: Forerunner
Tune in to my channel Twitch.tv/Eastxtwitch for one last preview of the Master Chief Collection, plus a chance to win more prizes!
The fun doesn't stop there. When Halo: The Master Chief Collection launches on Tuesday the 11th, we'll have a full review of the games AND another Twitch stream. Our launch day Twitch stream is special because we'll be inviting our viewers who own the game to play with the Windows Central staff!
Join us in my channel at 8pm Central (6pm Pacific, 9pm Eastern) for your chance to watch and play with Daniel Rubino, Sam Sabri, Seth Brodeur, and Paul Acevedo (me!).
Finally, regular readers and viewers know that we usually Twitch stream a downloadable game for Xbox One on Saturdays. Due to the close proximity of our Halo streams, we'll be taking this Saturday off. You guys get some gaming of your own in this weekend, and be sure to join us for next Saturday's stream on November 15th!
Congratulations to the following viewers:
$10 Xbox live credit
3 months Xbox Live Gold
Thanks to DerekDoesIt (who goes by isi mcf here at Windows Central) for moderating tonight's stream and giving away the prizes!