Halo: The Master Chief Collection will add Halo 3: ODST campaign soon

In compensating players affected by Halo: The Master Chief Collection's ongoing multiplayer issues, 343 Industries announced that Halo 3: ODST's campaign will be added soon.


Let's face it. The Halo: The Master Chief Collection launch could have gone a lot better. It was plagued by various online issues that threaten to put a bit of a damper on the upcoming Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta that's set to run through January 18. Now that most of the online issues are being resolved, 343 Industries is talking compensation, as well as some additional content to go along with the four numbered Halo campaigns and their multiplayers.

According to Halo Waypoint, those that have played (or at least attempted to play) Halo: The Master Cheif Collection online since its launch will receive one month of Xbox Live Gold, an exclusive in-game nameplate, and an exclusive in-game avatar. Furthermore, these players will receive the Halo 3: ODST campaign at no extra charge, expanding the playable collection beyond Master Chief's story, as soon as 343 finishes remastering it for the compilation. A future update will also add the "Relic" map for Halo 2: Anniversary at no extra charge.

Only those that played Halo: TMCC between launch and December 19 are eligible for these compensation bonuses, meaning anyone that picks up the game for the first time after reading this are out of luck. 343 does plan to reveal pricing details for the Halo 3: ODST campaign at a later date. The studio also notes that this will be the campaign only and will not include the Firefight game mode.

While players continue to wait for these bonuses, 343 will offer an update next week that further fixes multiplayer issues, while also adding the Halo 4 co-op 'Spartan Ops' missions.

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    December 19, 2014 11:31 PM

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      December 19, 2014 11:38 PM

      Not sure it will be soon if they're just getting started on it. Looking forward to playing it again when it does come out. I seem to remember it was really hard on Legendary?

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      December 20, 2014 3:49 AM

      My favourite HALO campaign!

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      December 20, 2014 6:13 AM

      This is really good news. I loved ODST.

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      December 20, 2014 6:47 AM

      It's a nice gesture but I'd settle for just being able to read the damn text in the menus.

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      December 20, 2014 11:22 AM

      So I played the single player campaign the day it came out, but didn't touch multiplayer because of all the stories of it being broken. Does that mean I'll be able to get ODST? I didn't play it online, but I still played it.

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        December 20, 2014 11:26 AM

        Reading the actually Waypoint article, it seems I'd still be good in my case. My Xbone was connected to the internet and "online." They didn't specifically mention you needed to play multiplayer.

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      December 23, 2014 7:16 AM

      Well, I would have bought this if they would have included ODST for everyone, regardless of when it was bought and played. Guess I can skip or wait for the bargain bin. I'm happy that early buyers are at least being compensated for the problems.

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