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Halo: MCC Season 8 begins October 13 on Xbox and PC

Halo: MCC Season 8
Halo: MCC Season 8 (Image credit: Xbox Game Studios)

What you need to know

  • 343 Industries has announced that Halo: MCC Season 8 is launching on Oct. 13, 2021.
  • The season will bring new history and mythology-inspired armor sets for Halo 3, a new Halo 3 map, and improvements to Halo 3: ODST Firefight.
  • This will be the final season for Halo: MCC, but the game will continue to get content and maintenance updates in the future.

Halo developer 343 Industries has announced that Halo: MCC Season 8, dubbed "Mythic," is slated to launch on Oct. 13, 2021. The new season will offer players a chance to earn several armor sets, weapon skins, and vehicle skins for Halo 3 that are inspired by history, mythology, and fantasy, and a new Halo 3 map called Icebox is also being added as well. Lastly, Halo 3: ODST Firefight is getting some improvements and additional options for fighting Elites and the Flood.

According to a previous statement from the developers, Season 8 will be the final content season for Halo: MCC since Halo Infinite is launching on Dec. 8. 343 Industries has confirmed that the game will get content and maintenance updates in the future, but that they will come on a "ready when it's ready" basis.

Source: Xbox Game Studios (Image credit: Source: Xbox Game Studios)

Overall, the final MCC season also seems like it's going to be one of its best. And while Halo: MCC won't have seasonal updates anymore moving forward, it's still a good idea to sign up for the Halo Insider Program. Not only will you be able to potentially help 343 Industries test new additions to the MCC in the future, but you'll also have a chance to play the Halo Infinite beta as well. Halo Infinite could end up being one of the best Xbox shooters, so we recommend signing up so you can give it a shot.

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.