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Halo: MCC Season 6: Raven has arrived, includes new armor, weapon skins, and more

Halo: MCC
Halo: MCC (Image credit: 343 Industries)

What you need to know

  • 343 Industries has launched Season 6 of Halo: The Master Chief Collection, which is dubbed "Raven" as many of the new items in the season are inspired by the ODST Fireteam Raven.
  • There are dozens of new armors, weapon skins, vehicle skins, animated visors, backpacks, and more to unlock for Halo 3.
  • Additionally, a map from Halo Online, Waterfall, is now available for Halo 3 Custom Games. There's also a new gamemode called Escalation Slayer available in Halo: Reach, Halo 2: Anniversary, and Halo 4.
  • Finally, the Exchange system has been introduced with Season 6. This rotating in-game storefront allows players to unlock exclusive items from previous MCC seasons that are normally no longer obtainable.

343 Industries has launched Season 6 of Halo: The Master Chief Collection (MCC), which is named "Raven" after the ODST Fireteam Raven arcade game released in 2018. Dozens of new Halo 3 cosmetic items have been added to the MCC with the arrival of the new season, including new armor sets, weapon and vehicle skins, animated visors, and even backpacks for your Spartan. There are also a few rewards tied to exclusive gameplay challenges, which will give hardcore players something new to chase after. Many of these cosmetics are themed after the characters from Fireteam Raven. Notably, the new seasonal content is free to all players and can be earned by accruing XP and unlocking levels on the newest Season Pass. Make sure to watch the video below for a full in-depth breakdown of all of the new unlocks.

In addition to all of the cool new cosmetic content, a map from Halo Online, Waterfall, has also been added to the MCC. This map can be used in Halo 3 Custom games. There's also a new gamemode available in Halo: Reach, Halo 2: Anniversary, and Halo 4 called Escalation Slayer. In this gamemode, you get a new weapon with each kill you get, which will no doubt create some interesting gameplay scenarios.

Finally, 343 Industries' Exchange system has been introduced with the arrival of Season 6. This rotating in-game storefront allows players to unlock exclusive items from previous MCC seasons that would otherwise be unobtainable. This helps to fight off the dreaded "fear of missing out," or FOMO.

Are you looking forward to jumping into Season 6? Let me know. You should check out the MCC if you haven't already, as it offers all of the pre-Xbox One Halo shooters in a single bundle. It's easily one of the best Xbox One shooters available, and it's also an excellent game to play while waiting for Halo Infinite to arrive.

Brendan Lowry is a Windows Central writer and Oakland University graduate with a burning passion for video games, of which he's been an avid fan since childhood. You'll find him doing reviews, editorials, and general coverage on everything Xbox and PC. Follow him on Twitter.

2 Comments
  • Any word on if/when the Halo 3 maps (only one rn) will be added to multiplayer (matchmaking) playlist?
  • Be nice if there were any servers outside the damn US... Sick and tired of this crappy scenario... They should be making games cheaper for everyone outside the US because of this crap......