Halo 3 is getting new cosmetics and more in the Master Chief Collection

Halo 3 skins
Halo 3 skins (Image credit: 343 Industries)

What you need to know

  • 343 Industries announced that weapon skins and other cosmetics will be coming to Halo 3 on the Master Chief Collection.
  • Additionally, some weapons from Halo 3: ODST will be coming to Halo 3, such as the Silenced SMG and the Brute Plasma Rifle.
  • The content will come with the Collection's third season, which begins when Halo 3: ODST launches on PC.

Halo developer 343 Industries has announced in a blog post that Halo 3 on the Master Chief Collection will be receiving new cosmetic unlocks when the third season for the Collection begins. These unlocks include weapon skins, visor colors, and more.

In addition to the new cosmetics, players will also be able to use weapons from Halo 3: ODST in Halo 3 that were not in the game originally. These include guns such as the Silenced SMG, SOCOM Magnum, and the Brute Plasma Rifle.

Silenced SMG in Halo 3

Source: Windows Central (Image credit: Source: Windows Central)

The third season for the Master Chief Collection has also been stated to begin when Halo 3: ODST launches fully on PC. When exactly that will be is unclear, but the first test flight for the game begins in the first half of August.

Overall, we're pretty excited to see Halo 3 get some cool new content. Let us know what you think down below! Also, if you haven't gotten it yet, we highly recommend Halo: The Master Chief Collection. It has all of the pre-Xbox One Halo shooters in one bundle that has an awesome $40 price, meaning it offers amazing value. It's available on Xbox One and PC (both Steam and the Windows 10 Store). Halo 3: ODST and Halo 4 haven't fully released on PC yet, but Halo: Reach, Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 2: Anniversary, and Halo 3 are all available to play on PC.

Brendan Lowry

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