The next Halo: MCC flight will include a new Halo 3 map and more

Halo 3
Halo 3 (Image credit: Xbox Game Studios)

What you need to know

  • 343 Industries has announced that the next Halo: The Master Chief Collection (MCC) flight is slated to launch on February 18, 2021 and will include a new map for Halo 3.
  • Additionally, the flight will likely also include a custom games browser, content from the upcoming Season 6, and many additional options for keybindings, audio, FOV, and viewmodels.
  • You'll need to be a Halo Insider in order to potentially participate in the test flight.

Halo developer 343 Industries has announced in a blog post that if things go according to plan, the next test flight for Halo: The Master Chief Collection (MCC) will go live on February 18, 2021. The biggest highlight of the flight is that it will include a new map for Halo 3 that was originally in Halo Online (pictured below). It looks like the map will be set on some sort of UNSC outpost high up in the air amidst several icy glaciers.

Source: 343 Industries (Image credit: Source: 343 Industries)

Aside from the new map, the flight will also include testing for the long-awaited custom games browser, Season 6 content for the MCC, FOV slider support for Xbox One consoles, an unlocked FOV slider for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles set to 120Hz, double keybindings, mouse and keyboard support on console, and new options for both audio and weapon viewmodel settings.

To participate in the flight, players will need to sign up for the Halo Insider Program. Doing so is free and easy, and it will also be part of how to play the Halo Infinite beta when it comes out. Therefore, you should definitely sign up to be a Halo Insider. You should also 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 out there right now, and it's also an excellent game to play while waiting for Halo Infinite to arrive. It also happens to be on sale right now, too, so there has never been a better time to jump in.

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
  • I started playing MCC again this weekend, I had completely forgotten how painfully slow movement is in the early releases, you don't realise how much you appreciate modern updates to games until you actually go back and try earlier instalments. Even just little things like having to stop moving in order to duck.
  • Yeah I know what you mean. Remeber run wasn't even an option until Reach. Amazing.