[Update – January 25 @ 5:20 PM ET]: The livestream is scheduled for January 25 and not on January 26 as was originally posted. You can watch the VoD on the Halo Twitch channel.
The stream of new content for Halo: The Master Chief Collection isn’t slowing down anytime soon it seems. Even in 2021, the classic Halo games are getting new skins, armors, features, and regular playlist updates. 343 Industries already teased that some unfinished assets from the development of Halo 3 and Halo: Reach will soon become reality. Now we will get an in-depth look at those armors via a livestream plus everything else coming in Season 5 of Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Just tune in to the Halo Twitch channel on January 25 at 5 PM ET to see what the developers have prepared for us.
Previous teases by 343 Industries revealed that over 80 pieces of armor would arrive for Halo 3 and Halo: Reach that were the creations of the original Bungie developer. For whatever reason, the armor never made it into the final games. These could have been concept drawings or incomplete models. Some of these additions have fans overwhelmingly excited, though others would prefer to retain classic visual experiences. 343 has responded to these concerns and says it will provide an update on a visual toggle feature. This will hide the new skins, much like how players can already hide weapon and vehicle skins added in previous seasons.
Aside from the armors, fans can expect to see more weapon skins, bug fixes when Season 5 arrives for Halo: The Master Chief Collection. We should expect to learn more in the livestream tomorrow, but 343 should also provide some patch notes that go into full detail.
Keep your aim steady, Spartan. Season 5 of MCC arrives for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC for free in just 2 days.
Brand new Seasonal Challenges with brand new rewards await! pic.twitter.com/uTFawJ5khH
— Halo (@Halo) January 25, 2021
A chief example of good game support
343 Industries doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to stability for Halo: The Master Chief Collection, but the continued support like the upcoming Season 5 content continues to turn fan perceptions towards increasingly positive opinions. The additions of modern gameplay features like cross-play support, customization options, and UI enhancements are not to be ignored. There are still additional promises the developer has yet to deliver on, but things are definitely looking up.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection seems like it will be in great shape by the time Halo Infinite arrives later this year. We’re still waiting on more news for that game, but 343 has mentioned some plans of doing multiple “flight” playtests.