Halo: The Master Chief Collection’s big Season 5 update is coming on January 27, but ahead of that, developers from 343 Industries have announced a special livestream event for it.
“We’re going live to take a fresh look at Season 5 of MCC before it all lands on your respective hard drives. Join us, and get an early look!” the studio wrote in a tweet.
The broadcast begins at 2 PM PT / 5 PM ET, and it’s hosted by community communications manager Andy Salisbury and community support & engagement coordinator Tyler Davis of 343 Industries. You can watch the event live on Twitch at 2 PM PT.
Season 5 will introduce a whopping 80 pieces of armor for Halo 3 and Reach that players can unlock through a battle pass-style system. There will also be more weapon skins and additional seasonal challenges to get more rewards.
Season 5 goes live on January 27 across all platforms: Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. The seasonal refreshes usually also include a new menu screen, but this hasn’t been divulged yet.
The new armors for Halo 3–along with the new weapon skins–have been controversial in some circles, as players have said these new additions are taking away from the OG flavor of the game. In response to this, MCC now lets you toggle off weapon skins and armor.
In other Halo news, Microsoft is releasing a new Halo audiobook that is narrated by none other than the voice actor for 343 Guilty Spark. 2021 is a big year for Halo and the Xbox brand, as both celebrate their 20th anniversaries this year, and Halo Infinite is finally releasing following a delay.
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