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

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


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.


FIFA 21 TOTY LIVE: Ronaldo, Mbappe, Van Dijk, Bruno Fernandes – but no Messi

Published: 22/Jan/2021 17:00 Updated: 22/Jan/2021 17:04

by Isaac McIntyre


The wait is finally over ⁠— FIFA 21 TOTY (Team of the Year) is here, with EA SPORTS confirming the long-awaited FIFA 21 promo team is about to be revealed. Some players have already been confirmed as well, including Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne and Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos.

EA has taken a bit of a different road to get to the midway point of FIFA 21 promos this release, bringing in “Headliners” early, and swapping FUTMAS to “Freeze” and the popular Halloween promo Ultimate Scream to “Rulebreakers” instead. However, all roads lead to Team of the Year eventually.

Now the iconic FIFA promo is here, bringing with it the absolute best cards Ultimate Team has to offer. These blue and gold cards are always the most sought after of the year, and often cause a massive market crash when they arrive.

This year should be no different too. Superstar names like FIFA darling Kylian Mbappe, unstoppable goalscorer Robert Lewandowski, and midfield maestro Kevin De Bruyne have been touted for inclusion – and one has now been confirmed.

Last year's Team of the Year was loaded to the brim with world-class players.
Last year’s Team of the Year was absolutely loaded to the brim with world-class players.

FIFA 21 TOTY confirmed players

The full list has been confirmed by EA SPORTS, seen below. These are the players most fans voted for this year, with FIFA 21 TOTY cards dropping into packs.

  • Lewandowski
  • Ronaldo
  • Mbappe
  • Kimmich
  • Fernandes
  • Davies
  • De Bruyne
  • Alexander-Arnold
  • Ramos
  • Van Dijk
  • Neuer

When will Team of the Year 2021 be revealed?

A number of EA SPORTS countdown graphics show the whole team will release on Friday, January 22.

The iconic FIFA promo should ⁠— as in previous years ⁠— run through releases for strikers, midfielders, and defenders, before adding them all to packs for one final hoorah. 

We’ll get our very first look at the promo at 6pm on Friday (GMT). Keep your eyes peeled on our Twitter accounts, @UltimateTeamUK and @FutWatch, to see the news.

Ronaldo has gone from strength to strength at Juventus — does he get into TOTY 21?

TOTY predictions: who makes the 2021 lineup?

The annual TOTY team is the best of the best; eleven world-class footballers who transcended their peers and teammates across the 2020 calendar year.

The Ultimate Team promo begins with a lengthy list of around 70 nominees. Those contenders are then whittled down with a fan vote. This year, stars like Messi, Ronaldo, De Bruyne, Neymar, Van Dijk, Lewandowski, and Mbappe headlined the choices.

In 2020, two teams reigned supreme: Liverpool and Bayern Munich. The former were crowned English champions for the first time in 30 years, while the German heavyweights defied a much-changed Champions League format to stake control over European football in a near-perfect campaign.

Each club defined a stop-start season, lifting trophies despite challenges.

Hopefully your Guaranteed Bundesliga TOTSSF SBC pack contains Robert Lewandowski.
Many think Lewandowski was robbed of a Ballon d’Or this year. His stellar year with Bayern Munich should make him a shoo-in for TOTY.

Here’s the TOTY picks the Dexerto team submitted this time around:

Possible Team of the Year lineup

  • Alisson Becker (Liverpool)
  • Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich)
  • Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
  • Virgil Van Dijk (Liverpool)
  • Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)
  • Heung-min Son (Tottenham)
  • Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich)
  • Kevin De Bruyne (Man. City)
  • Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)
  • Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus)
  • Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
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Here’s our predictions for FIFA 21 TOTY. Will this be the official lineup?

So there you have it ⁠— everything we know about FIFA 21’s iconic Ultimate Team promo, Team of the Year, so far. This is arguably the biggest event of the FUT calendar so make sure you’re ready with plenty of packs, coins, and SBC fodder.

We’ll update this article when the promo begins. As always, stick with us on Twitter @UltimateTeamUK for all the latest FIFA news, updates, and content.