Halo: MCC (Xbox One) - Development Update 3 (p124)

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PostRe: Halo: MCC (Xbox One) - ODST (Free/£4) & Remnant Free Map
by Photek » Sun Jul 26, 2015 6:38 pm

TEAM ACTION SACK PLAYLIST ADDED!

129 maps/game types in rotation! :toot:

Action Sack is here, and it includes 129 total map / game type combinations across Halo 2 Classic, Halo 2: Anniversary, Halo 3, and Halo 4. It includes a mix of non-traditional variants, ranging from non-default starting weapons (Plasma Punchout, for example), all the way to wacky and awesome custom maps and mode combinations, such as Halo 3’s Dodgeball, or Halo 4's Paintball. I’ve worked with some of our test team to put together a quick list of all of the game modes you can expect to see within the playlist. Let’s take a look at them.

ACTION SACK GAME TYPES
HALO 2 CLASSIC
Gold Rush

Primary Weapon: Magnum
Summary: Grab your Magnum and load your Shotgun for this fast-paced Territories variant.
Blast Resort

Primary Weapon: SMG or BR (larger maps)
Secondary Weapon: SMG (when BR starts)
Summary: Assault the base with your bomb, but watch out - you only have one life per round.
Team Troy

Primary Weapon: Brute Shot
Summary: Epic Battles of brute force.
Team Shotty Swords

Primary Weapon: Shotgun
Secondary Weapon: Energy Sword
Summary: Close-quarters power weapon mayhem.
Team Shotty Snipes

Primary Weapon: Shotgun
Secondary Weapon: Sniper Rifle
Summary: Get up close and personal, or keep your distance.
HALO 2: ANNIVERSARY
Gungoose CTF

Primary Weapon: Gungoose
Summary: Halo’s latest fan favorite finds its true home.
Kill from the Hill

Primary Weapon: SMG, Plasma Rifle, or Magnum
Summary: Drop foes while holding the Hill for extra points.
Quickochet

Primary Weapon: SMG, Plasma Rifle, or Magnum
Summary: Don’t be a ball hog…
HALO 3
Dodgeball

Primary Weapon: Plasma Pistol
Summary: Just like high school gym class, but better.
Team Sumo

Primary Weapon: Gravity Hammer
Summary: Knock opponents out of the ring to win. One life per round.
ShWATguns

Primary Weapon: Shotgun
Summary: Who needs shields when you’ve got a Shotgun?
Team Swords

Primary Weapon: Energy Sword
Summary: Slice n’ dice your way to victory.
Team Hammers

Primary Weapon: Gravity Hammer
Summary: Grab your hammer, and crush some dreams.
Hammer Hill

Primary Weapon: Gravity Hammer
Summary: Launch foes from the Hill with your trusty hammer.
Team Duals

Primary Weapon: SMG
Secondary Weapon: Magnum
Summary: What’s better than one gun? Two.
Team Splasers

Primary Weapon: Spartan Laser
Secondary Weapon: Magnum
Summary: Try not to follow the little red dot…
Team Punchout

Primary Weapon: Plasma Pistol
Summary: Plasma punch your foes straight in the face.
Red Glare

Primary Weapon: Rocket Launcher
Secondary Weapon: Spartan Laser
Summary: Look out for blinking red lights and speeding rockets.
HALO 4
Binary Slayer

Primary Weapon: Binary Rifle
Secondary Weapon: Energy Sword
Summary: Laser sights, swords, and a whole lot of thrusting.
Fiesta Classic

Primary Weapon: Random
Secondary Weapon: Random
Summary: Random weapon starts makes for the ultimate Spartan party.
Lighting Flag

Primary Weapon: LightRifle
Summary: One-shot kills and tactical ordnance drops make for a fast paced and deep CTF variant.
Clang of the Hill

Primary Weapon: Energy Sword
Summary: Sword clash your way to Hill dominance.
Medal Madness

Primary Weapon: Random and cycling
Secondary Weapon: Random and cycling
Summary: Each round, earn more medals than the enemy team to win.
Stickyball

Primary Weapon: Sticky Detonator
Summary: Anticipate the ball carrier’s next move with the deadly Sticky Det.
Ninja Assassins

Primary Weapon: Sniper Rifle
Secondary Weapon: Energy Sword
Summary: Use precision and agility to become the deadliest ninja.
Husky Raid

Primary Weapon: Random
Secondary Weapon: Random
Summary: Charge down a narrow corridor to capture the flag. Persistence is...key.
Paintball

Primary Weapon: Plasma Pistol
Summary: Take cover and avoid plasma bolts – one shot to the body will take you down.
Shotty Snipers

Primary Weapon: Sniper Rifle
Secondary Weapon: Shotgun
Summary: Get up close and personal, or keep your distance.
Hop into the playlist this weekend, and be sure to let us know your thoughts!

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PostRe: Halo: MCC (Xbox One) - ODST (Free/£4) & Remnant Free Map
by Photek » Sun Aug 02, 2015 3:40 pm

Currently going through Halo CE ON Co-op Legendary, Man assault on the control room is repetitive! I'm streaming entire thing and have all vids up on my YouTube account.

Next mission is the introduction to the flood, can't wait. :D

Next up Halo 2 and ODST, hoping to get all done by Halo5, have 3 done and half of 4.

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PostRe: Halo: MCC (Xbox One) - ODST (Free/£4) & Remnant Free Map
by Bravewolverine » Sun Aug 23, 2015 6:34 pm

Quick one - just fired this up for the first time and the gun sound effects on Halo 3 are awful...all updates are installed but the sound mix is still awful (music too loud/guns too quiet). Anyone else found a fix for this? Sound mix on all other games in the collection is spot on!

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PostRe: Halo: MCC (Xbox One) - ODST (Free/£4) & Remnant Free Map
by captain red dog » Fri Sep 18, 2015 11:02 pm

I know I'm late to the party but I finally got this last week and just finished Halo 1 for only the second time in my life. I'm amazed how well it has held up in terms of the gameplay. Contrary to the rest of everyone's opinion, I'm excited to be moving on to Halo 2 now as I never actually got around to finishing it. I want to try and do a Halo a week and get fully up to speed for Halo 5 (although I'll save that for the wife to get me for Christmas).

Really hope they eventually bring Reach to the collection as DLC.

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PostRe: Halo: MCC (Xbox One) - ODST (Free/£4) & Remnant Free Map
by Harry Ola » Sun Sep 20, 2015 9:38 am

Having only just picked up an Xbox One, I'm working through SP on this.

It was fun playing through CE again, even though it's not that long since I played Anniversary. Loved it once again. I even enjoyed the Library this time with a shotgun permanently in hand.

Just finished Halo 2. There were a few familiar sections, but I also found there were bits of it I barely recognised from 10 years ago. I guess there were some levels I only ever played once, namely anything involving
The Arbiter
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Now I am making good progress on Halo 3 and it is a massive step up from Halo 2, even if the cut scenes are a little jarring after the splendour of Halo 2.

I should play 4 next really, but I loved ODST so that's a definite draw.

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PostRe: Halo: MCC (Xbox One) - ODST (Free/£4) & Remnant Free Map
by Photek » Mon Sep 21, 2015 4:42 pm

The online on this has gotten a bit stupid. It works fine and all but I cant play it anymore because you get about 6 maps TOPS in rotation in Halo 3/4 playlists which is just stupid.

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PostRe: Halo: MCC (Xbox One) - ODST (Free/£4) & Remnant Free Map
by Kanbei » Tue Sep 22, 2015 10:13 am

Played a game of this for the first time in ages a couple of days ago. Big team battle 1 flag Ctf on Burial Mounds. More than half my team quit so it ended up 8 v 3 and I still ended up having the most kills of anyone and with a positive kill death ratio.

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PostRe: Halo: MCC (Xbox One) - ODST (Free/£4) & Remnant Free Map
by Photek » Tue Sep 22, 2015 10:19 am

Just checked Twitter and low and behold they are actually gonna mix up variety in Halo 2, 3 and 4 playlists in Team Slayer/Obective and Team Doubles.

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PostRe: Halo: MCC (Xbox One) - ODST (Free/£4) & Remnant Free Map
by Harry Ola » Fri Oct 02, 2015 3:37 pm

Finished playing through SP on this, including ODST. I enjoyed 4 more than I remembered and 3 was brilliant. I would say 2 is the only disappointment having gone back to it, and that's only because of Arbiter levels.

The main frustration I have found is that despite the in-game menus reporting I've completed all the levels, my Halo service record and achievement lists have various levels uncompleted.

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PostRe: Halo: MCC (Xbox One) - ODST (Free/£4) & Remnant Free Map
by captain red dog » Sat Oct 03, 2015 7:21 pm

I really enjoyed the Arbiter levels! I thought they had polished Halo 2 nicely and it plays very well back to back with Halo 3.

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PostRe: Halo: MCC (Xbox One) - ODST (Free/£4) & Remnant Free Map
by captain red dog » Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:26 am

I started 4 over the weekend and it looks very impressive for a last gen title. I guess that's the boost to 1080p and the lighting bump it apparently received. One thing I will say is that the storytelling feels a bit confused, like they were cramming too much in. Hopefully Halo 5 can lock the story down a bit, if you excuse the pun!

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PostRe: Halo: MCC (Xbox One) - ODST (Free/£4) & Remnant Free Map
by Photek » Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:02 am

captain red dog wrote:I really enjoyed the Arbiter levels! I thought they had polished Halo 2 nicely and it plays very well back to back with Halo 3.

Halo 3 is amazing, still. Looks gorgeous as well in 1080p 60fps but yeah Halo 4 is easily the best looking of the 4.

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PostRe: Halo: MCC (Xbox One) - ODST (Free/£4) & Remnant Free Map
by Ste » Wed Nov 04, 2015 1:51 pm

Apart from a couple of Halo 4 levels in Aug 14 not played Halo at all since finishing Reach on Legendary back in 2011 but went straight in on CE on Legendary recently. strawberry float me - I forgot how hard (but fair) it can be!

Is it just my memory or have they added in hunters (which are now harder) that weren't there originally? Thinking just before you get beamed up to the Covenant ship on level 3 and then when you clear the room when you are first in there? I thought they didn't turn up until Silent Cartographer?

I did CE, 3, ODST and Reach on Legendary but never 2. Didn't particularly enjoy it at the time, focused more online, and found some of the bits frustrating even on Normal but I'm thinking I'll try and do 2 this time as well.

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PostRe: Halo: MCC (Xbox One) - ODST (Free/£4) & Remnant Free Map
by NickSCFC » Wed Feb 10, 2016 7:46 pm

Can anyone back up Photek's comments on this now being fixed?

I want some Halo 2/3 online action.

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PostRe: Halo: MCC (Xbox One) - ODST (Free/£4) & Remnant Free Map
by Buffalo » Wed Feb 10, 2016 8:04 pm

I tried it about 5 months ago, 3-player split-screen online TDM, and it was a laggy unplayable mess. I don't think there's a server browser so I'm assuming we were on a US one.
As Photekky as this is going to sound - try Halo 5. The guys I know who are bang into Halo say it's easily the best online since Halo 2 & 3.

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by Harry Bizzle » Wed Feb 10, 2016 8:31 pm

Halo 5 MP is great. A real return to form for their MP which has been flagging since Reach.

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PostRe: Halo: MCC (Xbox One) - ODST (Free/£4) & Remnant Free Map
by NickSCFC » Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:57 pm

I really just wanted to revisit Halo 2/3, Photek's comments about the game being fixed in another thread really got my hopes up.

But then Photek's gonna Photek.

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PostRe: Halo: MCC (Xbox One) - ODST (Free/£4) & Remnant Free Map
by Photek » Thu Feb 11, 2016 7:25 am

http://attackofthefanboy.com/opinion/halo-the-master-chief-collection-is-finally-fixed-so-now-what/

http://kotaku.com/17-weeks-later-halo-the-master-chief-collection-is-ac-1690392416

http://www.gamenguide.com/articles/21981/20150313/halo-the-master-chief-collection-tips-our-guide-to-enjoying-the-new-and-improved-online-matchmaking.htm

http://www.dealspwn.com/halo-master-chief-collection-fixed-buy-1999-198931

http://www.gamespresso.com/2015/03/04/halo-master-chief-collection-update-fixes-matchmaking/

It's worth noting that the community may have moved over to Halo 5, I know I have, it has BTB, Arena, Breakout and Warzone which are brilliant, plus it has forge re-creations from Halo 2/3, 6 so far with more coming.

Halo CE anniversary and Halo 3 campaigns are still stunning as well as ODST. I'll check later for you, see if I have any trouble.

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PostRe: Halo: MCC (Xbox One) - ODST (Free/£4) & Remnant Free Map
by Photek » Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:52 am

Checked This morning, took 2mins to find a game of Halo 3:

I was actually enjoying my game but had to go to work. :oops:

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Just some tips if really are interested nick, first off, the online is on dedicated servers, all 60fps/1080p. Secondly, Halo 2 and Halo 2 Anniversary are BULLET hard (for me anyway). Also, bare in mind in some cases you'll play 3 different versions of the same map, Halo2/3 versions of headlong, zanzibar, Halo3's Valhalla has 3 versions, almost 4 if you count blood gulch as a variant.

Campaign co-op is not on dedicated servers unfortunatley (it is on Halo 5) but I found Halo CE, 3 and 4 to work perfectly, I didnt play a lot of Halo 2's campaign cos its garbage. The online works like this, you can pick a game, say Halo 2 classic and it will cycle through 4v4 size maps with a mixture of slayer, CTF, Bomb and Stongholds (king of the hill). Same with Halo 3, 4, and even CE. If want to play Halo Doubles it will span across Halo 2 Ann, Halo 2 Classic, Halo 3 and Halo 4. BTB is also across all games.

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PostRe: Halo: MCC (Xbox One) - ODST (Free/£4) & Remnant Free Map
by KjGarly » Sat Jun 18, 2016 12:50 pm

Why do the guns in Halo 3 sound gooseberry fool? No problem with the gun sfx in the first 2 games but they sound so low and get drowned out from music/characters talking. Halo 2 was brilliant, really enjoyed it and I know I'm probably one of the few that actually likes H2's campaign but oh well.

Funny seeing Nick trying to see if the game was fixed cause he would like to play them. Wouldn't he need an Xbone for that? :slol:

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