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Latest Halo: The Master Chief Collection test lets you play the entire game

A few months ago, 343 Industries said that Halo: The Master Chief Collection was getting enhanced for Xbox One X. Aside from upgrading the resolution, the team would fix matchmaking and all the other online issues the title still experiences years later.

Beforehand, only certain sections of The Master Chief Collection were available to Insiders. Today, the studio announced that the complete game — except Halo: ODST — would be playable for Insiders. This gives testers a great opportunity to give all the games a go and find any remaining issues.

343 Industries issued the following statement on Halo Waypoint. The team wants testers to focus on other aspects of the release, not just the multiplayer component.

As of July 2, the current The Master Chief Collection Insider build has been updated with the latest work-in-progress bits, which now includes the full game! Anyone who participated in the first or second flight should automatically get this update the next time they log in. This is a really important release for the team because it's the first time the totality of The Master Chief Collection experience is being made available to our Insiders for hands-on play. It's equal parts exciting and scary as a ton of work has gone into the game up to this point but given how complex The Master Chief Collection is and how much it has to offer, the team is also bracing for a much higher volume of feedback and any number of new issues that inevitably arise... We're asking participants to spend time playing all the parts of The Master Chief Collection we haven't specifically focused on in our previous public flights: campaign, co-op, custom games, Forge, and Theater are all in need of Insider hands-on scrutiny.

Hopefully 343 Industries will completely fix Halo: The Master Chief Collection this time around. The whole network code has to be redone. Accumulating all of the games featuring Master Chief is easier said than done. However, given the release of the Xbox One X and updated development tools, it seems like it's finally possible.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection was quite a big deal when it came in 2014. For the first time ever, The Master Chief's entire story was available on one console. The game feature a remastered Halo 2: Anniversary, along with Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 3, and Halo 4. You can also purchase an Halo 3: ODST add-on for the title if you like. If you love Halo, or love first-person shooters in general, then this is the definitive collection to own.

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7 Comments
  • Nice! I Really want to play this at 4K.
  • Ugh when on PC.....
  • I don't know if it's ever coming to PC. I guess we'll just have to wait until the Xbox One X upgrade launches.
  • Exactly, unless they're releasing it on PC already, it's not worth the news...
  • I have a feeling it will be brought out for pc when they fix the game to help drive the online side of it as alot of people have dropped off this game with the issues.
  • If only they could get the whole game available for retail owners. ZING!
  • Excuse my ignorance but does this mean if I dust off my old MCC Discs and load them up they will be updated and have all working content? Or is it insiders only and if so where do I sign up?