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Halo 3: ODST drops on PC next week

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 14 September 2020 16:57 GMT Halo 3: ODST will be arriving on Windows PC via Halo: The Master Chief Collection on September 22, 343 Industries has announced.“Halo 3: ODST will officially arrive on PC as part of the Master Chief Collection, on September 22,” says a tweet from the Halo Twitter account. “Suit up, strap in, and prepare to return to New Mombassa.”If you want to experience the world of Halo without the super-powered Spartan armour saving your ass all the time, this is the game for you.In Halo 3: OSDT, you play as a crew…

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What if Halo 3’s multiplayer was flooded with rats, though?

343 are finally getting weird with Halo: The Master Chief Collection, and that’s great. But they were never going to hold a candle against the game’s modders, who’ve lately decided what Halo 3 really needs is to turn everyone into a rat. That’s exactly the premise behind Rat Slayer, an upcoming mod that – daft as it is – never dared to consider whether John Halo isn’t already just two-dozen rodents wearing a man-shaped suit of power armour. Now there’s a thought to keep you up at night. (more…)

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Halo Infinite has Monster Energy weapons, because of course it does

In a move that will shock absolutely no one, Microsoft recently announced that Halo Infinite will feature guns sponsored by Monster Energy. The news comes from an official Xbox blog post, which opens by discussing the recently launched Halo Infinite Monster Energy cans. While these real-life cans are emblazoned with the stern visage of Mr. John Halo, there was no reciprocal instance of Monster appearing in the virtual realm of Halo Infinite – until now.Check out the screenshot below, which offers us a look at the official Halo Infinite Monster Energy guns.They don’t actually look too bad at first –…

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This Halo mod allows you to play as a Grunt and fight Master Chief

By Cian Maher, Monday, 31 August 2020 15:49 GMT There’s a legitimate Halo mod that allows you to play as a Grunt instead of Master Chief, in which your sole purpose for playing is to take down John Halo himself. Halo: Covenant Edition is a mod for Halo: Combat Evolved that reimagines the game from the perspective of the baddies. Although we’ve all grown to love the hulking stature of 7-foot-tall army man John Halo over the last 19 years, he is the physical embodiment of Bad Guy when you reverse what the game’s narrative wants you to think.Put it…

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343 Industries removes police sirens nameplate from Halo 3: ODST, alt-right fans react poorly

By Cian Maher, Sunday, 23 August 2020 22:18 GMT It was recently discovered that 343 Industries removed a nameplate depicting police sirens from the flight version of Halo 3: ODST, and alt-right fans are threatening to boycott the series. The news comes from ResetEra, where a poster compiled a string of tweets from alt-right Halo players who reacted to the revelation in an incredibly poor fashion. Obviously the plate was removed from the game due to the atrocious degree of police brutality that erupted in the US earlier this year – an ostensibly sensible decision, but one that has caused…

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Halo 3: ODST Insider testing starts next week

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 15 August 2020 16:21 GMT Halo 3: ODST Insider tests will start next week, according to 343 Industries.Halo Insiders on PC and Xbox One will be able to test Halo 3: ODST sometime next week.According to 343 Industries, this is the current plan but things may change if new blockers are discovered. That said, the team has already squashed over 80 bugs and will work over the weekend to ensure the build holds up (thanks, Neowin).Testers will be able to try out six campaign missions and seven Firefight maps plus extra content. If you are an…

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Halo Infinite has been delayed to 2021

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 11 August 2020 20:03 GMT Halo Infinite has been delayed.Microsoft and 343 Industries have announced a delay for Halo Infinite.According to 343 Industries, instead of a holiday release, the game will instead release in 2021 to “ensure the team has adequate time to deliver a Halo game experience” that meets the studio’s vision.“The decision to shift our release is the result of multiple factors that have contributed to development challenges, including the ongoing COVID-related impacts affecting us all this year,” said studio head Chris Lee.“I want to acknowledge the hard work from our team at 343…

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Halo Infinite isn’t completely open world, but you can revisit previous areas

Although Halo Infinite doesn’t necessarily have a full-fledged open world, you’ll be able to backtrack and explore previous areas after initially playing through them. The news comes from a recent report published by Destructoid. According to said report, associate creative director Paul Crocker said that although you move through new areas as part of the game’s main story, previously visited areas can be reentered after you initially progress past them.“The simple answer is that it takes place in a huge world that is open and expansive,” Crocker said. “We have a storyline that pulls you through it, which is effectively…

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Halo 3: ODST testing coming this month, cross-play and input-based matches in the works

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 1 August 2020 15:39 GMT Halo 3: ODST flighting will take place this month, and you can expect cross-play and input-based matchmaking for The Master Chief Collection at some point this year.In the latest development update, 343 Industries said it will being public flighting for “a slice” of Halo 3: ODST during the first half of August to Halo Insiders on PC and Xbox One.The studio is also planning to include Halo 3 content in a patch during this flight to test some changes made to hit registration and ODST weapons.The first flight will test the distribution pipeline,…