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Halo 2 comes to PC on May 12 as part of The Master Chief Collection

Halo 2: Anniversary multiplayer.
Halo 2: Anniversary multiplayer. (Image credit: Microsoft)

What you need to know

  • The individual games in Halo: The Master Chief Collection are being ported to PC one at a time.
  • Halo: Reach and Halo: Combat Evolved have already made it over to PC.
  • Xbox has announced that Halo 2 is coming to PC on May 12.
  • It'll be available on Steam and through Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta).

If you've been waiting to continue Master Chief's story on PC, another chapter is nearly here. Today, Xbox announced that Halo 2 would arrive on PC as part of Halo: The Master Chief Collection on May 12. Much like Halo: Combat Evolved, this includes both the original graphics and the newly enhanced visuals from the Anniversary edition.

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You can also pick up a special Halo 2 mousepad while you wait for the game to arrive. At the current rate the games are being ported over, it's likely that every entry in The Master Chief Collection will arrive on PC before Halo Infinite, which is set to release sometime in Holiday 2020.

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4 Comments
  • I have it on XBox, a friend just got Halo Anniversary on PC, asked me to do the coop with him online and... I can't. What's wrong? Can't they just follow their "play anywhere" dream?
  • I think they are working on cross play if I remember right. Also, I have heard that this technically isn't a XPA game, that's why there are these types of issues.
  • That was fast.. Didn't the beta just come out?
  • The previous release of Combat Evolved was within a few weeks of the beta too. I think they're using the Insider betas just to make sure there's no big show-stoppers going into the final release.