Halo: The Master Chief Collection will add Halo 3: ODST and the ‘Relic’ multiplayer map from Halo 2 for free in an upcoming update, Microsoft announced.
The company has just begun work with its partners on the new content and will share more details on its arrival date in the coming months.
Here’s the outline, via Xbox Wire:
- Halo 3: ODST Campaign – Development has just started on the campaign for Halo 3: ODST, which will be available within Halo: The Master Chief Collection, and upgraded to 1080p resolution, running at 60fps. It will be available for free to anyone who has played Halo: The Master Chief Collection since launch (11.11.14) through today (12.19.14).* Thanks to our friends at Bungie for creating the original “Halo 3: ODST” campaign.
- “Relic” Halo 2: Anniversary Multiplayer Map – Available via a free content update to Halo: The Master Chief Collection, we will re-imagine the fan-favorite map “Relic,” fully remastered and running at 1080p resolution and 60fps. We chose this map based on its suitability for Slayer and Objective modes and its ability to support teams of varying sizes. And you can trust that Certain Affinity will tune and tweak the map to make it even better than you remember.
Additionally, as a token of appreciation to fans who stuck around while Microsoft worked through the game’s matchmaking issues and bugs post-launch, the following items will be offered for free to anyone who has played Halo: The Master Chief Collection online since launch through today. They include one month of Xbox Live Gold, an exclusive in-game nameplate, and an exclusive in-game avatar.