Halo: MCC (XB1/Steam/Win10) - Halo 2 Anniversary Edition out now on PC.

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PostRe: Halo: MCC (XB1/Steam/Win10) - Halo 2 Anniversary Edition out 12th May on PC.
by Monkey Man » Wed May 13, 2020 8:21 am

Halo 2: Anniversary out now on PC Game Pass & Steam -

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Patch Notes – 5/12/20

Halo 2: Anniversary Now Available on PC

Today, Halo 2 and Halo 2: Anniversary joins Halo: The Master Chief Collection (MCC) on PC and is available for download. To learn more about how you can get in on the action, click HERE. A breakdown of the new features, update size, and bug fixes can be found below:

New Features

New spartan customization 3D model viewer for Halo 2 and Halo 2: Anniversary.
Theater for Halo 2: Anniversary and Halo: Reach.
Weekly Campaign Challenges (Full KBA).

Game Install Size and Version

Please see the information below to ensure you have proper disk space to install each title from your desired store platform as well as are on the latest update.

Latest Version

The latest version of the game is 1.520.0.0, to find the version number (Full KBA).
To update your game if you are not on the latest version (Full KBA).

Microsoft Store and Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta)

75GB install size.

Steam

MCC Bundle Owners: A 41.5GB update with Halo: Reach, H:CEA, and H2:A being about 73GB installed.

Xbox

MCC will receive a 24.37GB update with the full install being 99.4GB.
Resolved Community Issues
Improvements have been across the board from previous flights. Below are additional resolved issues that come with today’s update and the platform (Xbox Only, PC Only, or All Platforms):

Global (PC Only)

Resolved issues installing the Extended Language Pack

Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary (All Platforms)

Several instances of UE4 errors when playing Multiplayer
Magnum Pistol spread increased when playing at higher than 30fps
Terminals stopped being interactable during continuous campaign sessions

Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary (PC Only)

Some Campaign Steam Achievements were not unlocking correctly for mission completion, par time, and score

Halo 2 and Halo 2: Anniversary (All Platforms)

Crash before reaching the last area in Delta Halo
Resolved cutscene audio being distorted when continuing to the next campaign mission in Classic graphics
Resolved corrupted textures in the tunnels on Outskirts
Loading screens now appropriately fade out before loading into games
Elite armor now displays lights appropriately in multiplayer
Dynamic light casts proper shadows in Halo 2
The "Action" key now functions appropriately when bound to "Mouse Wheel Up/Down"
Corrupt textures on Lockdown have been resolved
Looping audio when activating the waterfall on Shrine is resolved
Ghosts explosion sounds are now present in Anniversary Multiplayer

Halo 2 and Halo 2: Anniversary (PC Only)

Team colors are now appropriately displayed in all in-game UI menus
Players can now bind fire secondary and any vehicle function to the same key
Gameplay audio levels now mirror other titles more closely
Resolved throwing grenade, zoom, and zoom in actions taking priority while dual-wielding instead of firing your secondary when mapped to the same key
Leaves now render appropriately when using NVIDIA hardware
Emblems now appear on scoreboards in Halo 2 multiplayer gameplay
When using crosshair centered it no longer alters positioning when zooming in with binoculars
Universal medals now display appropriately and do not show double medals for Halo 2: Anniversary
When firing while dual-wielding it is no longer inverted unless set appropriately
With the rocket launcher equipped and conducting the idle animation audio plays correctly when the barrel spins
On Bloodline, the electric charge audio for the EMP is now playing correctly
Mouse movement is no longer slower with Unlimited frame rate enabled
Muzzle flash appear correctly on weapon barrels after swapping between Anniversary and Classic graphics

Halo 2 and Halo 2: Anniversary (Xbox Only)

Playlist progression is now awarded correctly to co-op players
Sentinel Beam VFX now appear correctly when switching between weapons
Sword equip SFX now play appropriately
Infected players now appropriately display having a shield bar when shields are set to Normal in Custom Games
Forge UI now appropriately displays "Start New Round" when selecting to begin a new round
Kill medals now appropriately display in-game alongside killing spree medals

Halo 3 (Xbox Only)

Performance improvements for players experiencing framerate drops in gameplay

Halo 4 (Xbox Only)

The Mantis missile charge was missing its VFX

Future Updates

There are many bug fixes such as Halo: Reach Audio, more fixes for Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, and features that the team is continuing to work on. To get more info on active Reach and MCC issues and their current status, please refer to our MCC Development Update for April.

https://support.halowaypoint.com/hc/en- ... b15ce094b8

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PostRe: Halo: MCC (XB1/Steam/Win10) - Halo 2 Anniversary Edition out now on PC.
by Peter Crisp » Thu May 14, 2020 11:12 am

Have they said if this will be getting a Series X update?
It would be nice to be able to do an entire playthrough from Halo CE to Infinite with upgraded graphics.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: Halo: MCC (XB1/Steam/Win10) - Halo 2 Anniversary Edition out now on PC.
by Xeno » Tue May 19, 2020 11:45 am

They have been doing some good work with the enhanced graphics on these. Halo 2 looks so much better that when it was released on PC.

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PostRe: Halo: MCC (XB1/Steam/Win10) - Halo 2 Anniversary Edition out now on PC.
by Photek » Tue May 19, 2020 12:48 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:Have they said if this will be getting a Series X update?
It would be nice to be able to do an entire playthrough from Halo CE to Infinite with upgraded graphics.

Well it will have HDR anyway.

Gears 5 is getting update so presume this may be but it might just be 120fps for mp mode.

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PostRe: Halo: MCC (XB1/Steam/Win10) - Halo 2 Anniversary Edition out now on PC.
by Monkey Man » Thu May 21, 2020 9:44 am



All told though, I did enjoy returning to Halo 2 and despite the issues, I do feel that it's best game in The Master Chief Collection for PC so far. The remade graphics scale rather well to 4K, the system requirements are not onerous - and crucially, it is a more than worthy replacement for the 2007 PC release. Let's hope an even better turn-out from the upcoming Halo 3.

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digi ... n-analysis

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