Halo: Reach on PC launches on Steam and the Windows 10 Store

Halo: Reach artwork.
Halo: Reach artwork. (Image credit: Bungie/Microsoft)

What you need to know

  • Halo: Reach is out now on PC.
  • It's available on both Steam and the Windows 10 Store.
  • The game costs $10.
  • It's also available as part of the Master Chief Collection on Xbox One.
  • The next game to come to PC will be Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary.

Halo: Reach on PC has officially launched on Steam and the Windows 10 Store, marking the first time an official mainline Halo title has been playable in full on the platform since Halo 2 Vista in 2007. In addition, players can also enjoy Halo: Reach on the Master Chief Collection on Xbox One. On PC, the game costs $10, and on console, the multiplayer modes are free while Campaign and Firefight cost $10. Forge and Theater aren't ready for the launch, but they're both coming in the near future according to 343 Industries. If you happen to have the game installed on both platforms, 343 Industries has confirmed that you'll be able to transfer your progression for things like unlocking armor between systems. Additionally, the game supports uncapped framerates, allowing modern gaming PCs to take full advantage of the title's relatively low hardware requirements.

It's fantastic to finally see Halo: Reach on PC come out, as 343 Industries has been working closely with Halo Insiders for months in order to port the game over to the platform. The next game being brought to the PC platform is Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, so if you'd like the opportunity to help test that game out, make sure to sign up for the Halo Insider Program. If you're lucky, you'll be selected to participate.

Brendan Lowry

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.