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Halo: The Master Chief Collection season 6 kicks off with a new map and game mode

Halo: The Master Chief Collection season 6 kicks off with a new map and game mode

343 Industries and Microsoft kicked off season 6 within Halo: The Master Chief Collection earlier today, and the new seasonal update is shipping with some big additions. Obviously, the new season also kicks off a new progression system for players to work their way through, with 100 tiers of content to unlock. Beyond that, however, there's a new map, a new game variant, and a new feature called The Exchange going live in the Master Chief Collection.

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Halo Infinite’s release may just have been revealed by an unexpected source

Halo Infinite’s release may just have been revealed by an unexpected source

For months now, Halo fans have been wondering when Halo Infinite is going to launch. The game was originally slated to be a launch title for the Xbox Series X|S back in November, but following some negative fan reception to gameplay footage Microsoft shared last year (along with what were likely issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic and leadership changes at 343 Industries), Microsoft decided to push back the game to sometime this year.

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Halo Infinite Sandbox info leads monthly Inside Infinite series

Halo Infinite Sandbox info leads monthly Inside Infinite series

Fans of the Halo franchise were most likely disappointed when Halo Infinite, the title's next major installment, missed its launch alongside the Xbox Series X|S. They may have been even more disappointed to learn that the game won't be launching until Fall of this year. To help sate gamers' hunger and also build up the hype, 343 Industries is starting a new series of lengthy blog posts covering various aspects of the game every month, starting with details that gamers can expect from Halo Infinite's Sandbox.

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Bungie is deleting a bunch of classic Halo data soon

Bungie is deleting a bunch of classic Halo data soon

We are quickly approaching the end of an era for some classic Halo games. Bungie has revealed that it will soon be taking down stats pages for a lot of classic Halo games, so if you have anything you want to save from way back when, now is the time to do it. It actually isn't as bad as it sounds at first blush because the website Bungie is taking offline hasn't been updated in nearly a decade, but some of those who played the Bungie-made Halo games when they were new may appreciate the opportunity to save their data anyway.

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Xbox 360 is losing Halo game services, but you still have time to upgrade

Xbox 360 is losing Halo game services, but you still have time to upgrade

The aging Xbox 360 will lose support for Halo game services, it has been announced, but you'll still have time to upgrade to a newer console. Microsoft plans to end support for the Halo games released on the console, but players will still be able to play the titles -- though, it notes, some game features will stop working.

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Master Chief joins Fortnite along with Halo’s most iconic map

Master Chief joins Fortnite along with Halo’s most iconic map

Fortnite players have quite the surprise waiting for them when they log in today, as none other than Master Chief has joined the game. As one of the hooks of Chapter 2, Season 5 involves Agent Jonesy gathering the greatest hunters from across realities, perhaps we should have seen this crossover with Halo coming. Regardless, Master Chief is now in the game, though it seems that if you want to play as one of the most iconic video game characters of all time, you'll need to pony up some cash.

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Halo Infinite finally gets a launch date, but it’s bittersweet news

Halo Infinite finally gets a launch date, but it’s bittersweet news

We finally know when Halo Infinite will be hitting shelves, but it's bittersweet news. The title, which was originally set to launch at the same time as the latest Xbox consoles, won't be arriving until next fall, meaning fans will have to wait nearly a year before they can finally play the game.

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This Xbox Series X video shows Master Chief like you’ve never seen him before

This Xbox Series X video shows Master Chief like you’ve never seen him before

Microsoft's ad campaign for the Xbox Series X has definitely been a little strange, but the latest ad from the big M takes it to a whole other level. Clocking in at 3:31, it's less of a traditional ad and more of a video, and it has some big names attached to it. Specifically, the video was directed by Taika Waititi, who helmed movies such as Thor: Ragnarok and Jojo Rabbit.

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Microsoft Holiday 2020 ad spot delivers free Minecraft, Flight Simulator goodies

Microsoft Holiday 2020 ad spot delivers free Minecraft, Flight Simulator goodies

This week Microsoft released an ad spot video with a daydreaming dog. The dog dreams, and the dreams are a delight. The dog's name is Rufus - his owners are all about the Microsoft products, and the dog (like any good dog) dreams of living the life his human lives. That means living inside Minecraft, flying an airplane, and talking on Microsoft Teams.

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Don’t believe the Halo Infinite battle royale rumors you’ve been hearing

Don’t believe the Halo Infinite battle royale rumors you’ve been hearing

Yesterday, a new rumor about Halo Infinite started circulating. Specifically, this rumor claimed that Halo Infinite would have a battle royale mode when it launches at some unknown point in the future, which is somewhat easy to believe given just how popular battle royale games are. Unfortunately, those of you hoping for a Halo-themed battle royale are going to have to keep hoping, because apparently it's not happening in Halo Infinite.

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There’s bad Halo Infinite news for this year’s Game Awards

There’s bad Halo Infinite news for this year’s Game Awards

The Xbox Series X released last week without what should have been its biggest launch title: Halo Infinite. Originally slated to launch alongside the Xbox Series X/S, Halo Infinite was instead delayed to some unknown point in the future, following a rather poor reaction to its gameplay reveal. In the time since that delay, fans have been waiting for more information about Halo Infinite while 343 Industries has been mostly quiet.

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Halo 4 lands on PC this month, completing the Master Chief Collection

Halo 4 lands on PC this month, completing the Master Chief Collection

Throughout the year, 343 Industries has been releasing the Halo: The Master Chief Collection on PC. This is a process that has happened game-by-game, beginning with Halo: Reach back in December and then working through the original Halo games beginning with Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary. Most recently, we saw Halo 3: ODST join the Master Chief Collection lineup, which means that Halo 4 is the final game to be added to the compilation before the MCC is complete on PC.

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