Halo: The Master Chief Collection for PC – Halo 2: Anniversary launches May 12

The next chapter in the Halo PC ports saga.

Halo 2: Anniversary

Halo 2: Anniversary will launch as part of Halo: The Master Chief Collection for PC via Steam and the Microsoft Store on May 12, publisher Microsoft and developer 343 Industries announced.

Here is an overview of the game, via the Microsoft Store:

About

Halo 2: Anniversary comes to PC as the next installment in Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Now optimized for PC, experience the impeccably remastered edition of the original Halo 2 game. Following the destruction of Halo, humankind experiences a short-lived victory. Eager for revenge, the Covenant launches a surprise attack on Earth, but they find themselves ill-prepared to defeat the UNSC’s home fleet and are forced to flee into slipspace. When the Master Chief pursues his overzealous enemies, they discover yet another Halo ring, uncovering long-buried secrets, including an unlikely ally, that will dramatically alter the course of the Human-Covenant Conflict forever.

Key Features

  • PC Settings / Optimizations: Halo 2: Anniversary is now optimized for PC and looking better than ever at up to 4K ultra high-definition and at 60-plus frames per second Other PC native settings include customizable mouse and keyboard support, ultrawide support, FOV customization, and more.
  • Campaign: Experience the next chapter in the Halo saga and fight your way through 15 unforgettable missions. Play as both Spartan-117, the Master Chief, and for the first time, the Covenant Elite, known as the Arbiter, and experience the Human-Covenant Conflict in a whole new way.
  • Anniversary Edition / Update: Toggle between the remastered graphics in the Anniversary edition and the graphics from the original Halo 2 campaign. In the Anniversary edition, view Blur Studio’s spectacularly remastered cutscenes from the original Halo 2 game.
  • Multiplayer: Continue your Halo adventure with seven remastered multiplayer maps from Halo 2: Anniversary and 25 multiplayer maps from the original Halo 2, featuring a completely updated progression system.

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