Halo 3: ODST coming next month in next Halo: Master Chief Collection patch

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Halo 3: ODST is on track to be released next month as part of Halo: The Master Chief Collection. There’s been a lot of Halo news lately including the official release date of Halo 5: Guardians and a series of advertisements raising anticipation for that same game but the latest news adds another layer to already released and well loaded Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

The news is in a post outlining a very lengthy list of changes to various parts of Halo: The Master Chief Collection. In it Halo Waypoint stated that “Additionally, we’re excited about the progress of the Relic multiplayer map remake and the Campaign for Halo 3: ODST, both of which are on track to release within Halo: The Master Chief Collection next month with our next content update” (emphasis added).

Content updates aren’t always this substantial and it’s great to see a game gain meaningful content after its release rather than just bug fixes. The list of updates in the post is rather lengthy and isn’t as substantial as adding parts of Halo 3: ODST but one of note is that they’re cracking down on quitting matches. Specifically they stated

  • In ranked playlists, quitting a match is now treated the same as a loss. Quitting is defined as exiting the game in any fashion. If you quit a match, your ranking will be impacted, and this may result in dropping a level.
  • All quits and betrayals are being tracked automatically, and action is being taken against offending players who commit these offenses more than what is considered normal behavior.

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