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The Master Chief Collection: When is Halo MCC being released on PC?

Published: 1/May/2019 15:18 Updated: 14/Nov/2019 20:53

by Chris Marsh

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Microsoft surprised a lot of fans when they announced Halo: The Master Chief Collection was coming to PC but we have recently learned it might take longer than expected to play the beta.

With the exception of a few releases on PC, Halo has predominantly been an Xbox exclusive franchise and helped pushed the FPS genre forward on consoles.

The announcement that the entirety of the Xbox One Halo bundle was coming to PC, with the addition of Halo: Reach, created a lot of buzz as people were finally going to get the option to experience all the Halo titles on PC.

343 IndustriesHalo: The Master Chief Collection is coming to PC.

Beta testing for the MCC has been delayed

For those who were hoping to start playing Halo on PC soon, you might have to wait a little longer than expected.

343 Industries, the developers of The Master Chief Collection, posted an update on Halo Waypoint saying the testing has been delayed.

Public testing was set to become available in April but as that has now come and gone, it looks like we’ll be waiting well into May for testing.

“At this point I’m not even going to attempt to share another “target timeframe” for the first public flighting beyond saying that the 343 publishing team and our partners at Ruffian and Splash Damage are working hard to get the pieces in place to support flighting as soon as possible,” wrote 343 on Halo Waypoint.

Halo: Reach is coming to PC but we don’t know when.

The games will release one at a time

Halo: Reach will release on Xbox One when it’s ready, completing the collection, but on PC Reach will be coming first and go in order chronologically from there. Reach will arrive on December 3, while the rest of the games remain unannounced.

That means it will go to Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST (Campaign) and then Halo 4 in that order.

If you’re waiting around for Halo 3, considered by many to be the best in the franchise, you’ll have a long time to wait.

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“Broken” reticles you should avoid using in Black Ops Cold War

Published: 5/Dec/2020 17:50

by Julian Young

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Since the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, players have been grinding to unlock their favorite weapons, skins, and customization options. Unlocking the best reticles for each gun is important, and a video by YouTuber ‘JGOD’ has exposed some huge issues with the game’s current reticle choices.

Since the game’s release on November 13, Black Ops Cold War players have been furiously grinding to unlock additional weapons and customization options in both Multiplayer and Zombies.

Some of the most important items for players to unlock are the various gun reticles across the two main game modes. Players want to make sure they are using the best reticle to help them stay on-target during the action.

In a video posted to his YouTube channel, content creator ‘JGOD’ has criticized the current offering of reticles in Cold War, along with confirming which are the best options with what’s available.

Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War Loadout Screen
Activision / Treyarch
Reticles are just one of the many customization options available to players in Cold War.

Broken reticles in Cold War

In the video, JGOD takes a deep dive into the issues with the reticles available in Multiplayer and Zombies. He breaks down exactly what is wrong with each of the reticles for the 1.25x and 1.37x scopes, which are some of the most popular options in Cold War.

JGOD starts off on Cartel with some basic red dot/triangle options for each scope, showing how they can be seen easily when looking at textures like walls. However, as soon as he moves his reticle up into the air, the red crosshairs completely disappear.

“Where did that red reticle go?” he asks while looking around. The YouTuber continues by showing how some reticles – even yellow and green options – are invisible when looking at other textures around the map. He seems shocked, saying: “I’ve never, ever, ever, ever had this issue in any other Call of Duty.”

The video continues with a breakdown of each reticle’s in-game appearance compared to their image in Cold War’s loadout menu. JGOD shows that almost every red, yellow, or green reticle is affected by different visual issues, and players should avoid those options until the problems are addressed.

Best reticle options for Black Ops Cold War

With all the issues JGOD pointed out in his video, players might be wondering what reticles are still worth using. Luckily, there are still a few good options available.

Similar to Modern Warfare, the blue reticle options appear to be the best choice for Cold War players at the moment. JGOD confirms that, saying: “When it comes to the reticles . . . you wanna pretty much go with the blue ones.” He winds down his video by saying he is “just bringing awareness to this type of issue, so that if the devs were unaware of how broken this is, they can get on it.”

While Treyarch has confirmed they are working on other reticles issues – like certain reticles appearing upside down – they have not addressed the concerns surrounding reticle visibility at the time of writing.