What you need to know
- Halo: Reach is a first-person shooter that Bungie released a few years ago.
- The game is part of Halo: The Master Chief Collection.
- Halo: The Master Chief Collection is topping sales charts on Steam because Halo: Reach just launched.
- You can also play Halo: Reach through Xbox Game Pass (opens in new tab).
Updated December 26, 2019: According to recent statistics, Halo: Reach has been played by over 100,000 people already on Steam and is the third most-viewed game on Twitch. People really wanted these games to hit PC, that's for sure. It's also one of the to-selling new games on Steam according to the end-of-the-year charts.
Halo: Reach just launched on Xbox One and PC. While it's available through the Microsoft Store, you can also purchase the game on Steam. Halo: The Master Chief Collection contains Halo: Reach for $40, but you can also buy the game individually for $10. If you look at the Steam sales chart at the moment, Halo: The Master Chief Collection is at the top, beating titles like Disco Elysium, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, and more.
It's great to see Halo doing so well on Steam. If you don't want to spend $40 or even $10 on a one-time purchase, you can always play Halo: The Master Chief Collection through Xbox Game Pass. The subscription service costs $10 a month. Are you excited for Halo: Reach on PC? Let us know.
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Got to play this on release day for 'free' (thanks Game Pass). It looks like they did end up combining the achievements and game stats between the PC and the Xbox version even if it isn't "Xbox Play Anywhere". Hopefully cloud saves come if they aren't there already. I forgot how good this game looked for the day. It plays just like I remember. With the updated graphics it looks pretty modern, except for when you look at objects like a truck, then you are reminded of its age.
moved (this wretched commenting system)
I'm trying Halo for the first time via Game Pass for PC and it looks gorgeous and the music and sound are awesome. However I'll have to learn how to play elsewhere because there is no help whatsoever for someone just starting Halo from what I could see and I was lost trying to dive right into Halo Reach. It seems to be doing very well on Steam so far. The concurrent user peak is 156, 590 at the time I write this and rising (8:50 PM ET). It's unusual for a game's peak to be this late in the evening, especially on a week day. https://steamdb.info/graph/
The MCC is AU$50 here in Australia and I need about another 3200 MS Rewards points to get two $25 vouchers for the Microsoft Store and get it it for free. I'm a PC gamer and I've never played a Halo game so I'm looking forward to doing so. I guess it makes sense for Reach to be the first one released, given that it's first in the timeline.
Did you check into Xbox Game Pass for PC? The PC version sans Xbox (not Ultimate) is a bargain for PC gamers. I feel like I'm getting Halo for free.
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