A new update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection has added substantial new content to the game. In a detailed post on Halo Waypoint, developer 343 Industries described the full list of changes that players can now experience in Halo: MCC. Chief among these is a new variant on Firefight called Floodfight. For the first time in the series, Halo players can take on waves of Flood in Halo 3: ODST’s Firefight mode.
In a neat touch, the Flood variant of Firefight brings some new features to the Halo mode. Flood waves are paired with creepy fog to add a spookier atmosphere to maps. Players who fall to the Flood will return to attack their old teammates. Hazards like Flood Dispersal Pods, Flood Stalkers, and Flood-controlled vehicles are also available to toy around with in custom settings. Custom games now allow both Flood and Elites to be added to Firefight game variants. All told, Halo fans of Firefight have a lot of Flood-related content to dig into.
What else is new with Halo: MCC
The addition of Floodfight is undoubtedly the biggest draw for this new update. However, it’s far from the only change to Halo: MCC. A new Quick Match option in the custom games browser allows players to promptly enter a match that fits their preselected filter options. Another big addition is that cross-platform co-op has been enabled between PC and Xbox consoles for Halo 3 and Halo 3: ODST.
A host of smaller but fun changes provide new content elsewhere in the collection. Weapon skins are now usable in the Halo 4 campaign, and Halo 3: ODST now has mod tools available on Steam. Many new skulls have been added to the collection. For example, Halo 2: Anniversary now has an Acrophobia skull, and there are 16 new skulls for Halo 3 and Halo 3: ODST, including Bandanna which grants infinite ammo. Finally, Halo 3 has received a selection of new multiplayer medals, such as Headshot and Sword Kill.
Altogether, this is a hefty update that is sure to please Halo fans thanks to Flood Firefight, and numerous other improvements. A laundry list of further bug fixes and quality-of-life improvements is worth checking out on the official blog.