Halo music has officially been added to Counter-Strike in one of the wildest collaborations of all time, but unlocking it could take you some time.
The iconic Halo theme and other tracks were added to CS:GO to celebrate the launch of The Master Chief Collection on Steam and users who purchase the title have a pathway to unlock the music kit in Counter-Strike.
According to the CSGO Twitter account, the Halo Music Kit will become available to users once they have more than five hours playtime on the Master Chief Collection.
With The Master Chief Collection releasing on Steam the exclusive Halo Music Kit is now available to users with more than 5 hours of play time in MCC. Play time is the only way to earn the Music Kit — it is not sold in-game or available on the Community Market.
— CS:GO (@CSGO) December 3, 2019
“Playtime is the only way to earn the Music Kit,” the post warned. “It is not sold in-game or available on the Community Market.”
YouTuber Haaylo showed off how the music sounds in-game and it’s downright exhilarating to hear that iconic orchestral melody in a title other than Halo.
The music kit replaces all the music in the game too including Round Start, Map Objective, Round End, Death Camera and more.
The Halo theme is one of the most memorable and timeless tracks in video game history, so to have it in CS:GO is bizarre yet amazing at the same time. For collectors and completionists, this Music Kit will undoubtedly be incredibly sought after.
Of course, there’s more to the crossover than just the music. The Halo Sticker Capsule was also added to CS:GO, making the tactical FPS all the more sci-fi.
The Master Chief Collection is Halo’s debut on Steam and comes jam-packed with many games from the franchise including Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 2: Anniversary, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST and Halo 4.
Today we're excited to ship the @Halo Sticker Capsule in CS:GO! As an added bonus, users who purchase and play The Master Chief Collection on Steam will receive an exclusive Halo Music Kit in CS:GO. pic.twitter.com/s41vyGqMhq
— CS:GO (@CSGO) November 26, 2019
There’s no telling if anything Counter-Strike related will make its way into Halo Infinite, but it would be cool if Valve ends up repaying the favor with some sort of easter egg or promotion within the upcoming title.
The Master Chief Collection is available now on Steam for $39.99 USD.