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Halo: The Master Chief Collection is coming to Steam along with Halo: Reach

Published: 12/Mar/2019 15:59 Updated: 13/Mar/2019 4:21

by Eli Becht

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Halo has always been traditionally an Xbox franchise but Microsoft and 343 Industries are expanding that.

Today, March 12, during the Xbox Inside live stream Microsoft announced Halo: The Master Chief Collection will be coming to PC through Steam but there are also some surprises with this announcement.

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The first big announcement with this is that Halo: Reach will be entering the collection. This title was previously omitted from the collection, likely due to the fact Master Chief isn’t actually in this game.

343 IndustriesHalo fans will finally get to play the Master Chief Collection on PC.

Another big announcement is the titles will be released on both the Microsoft Store and on Steam.

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Microsoft has shown a willingness to leave its storefront on occasion as Halo Wars and Sunset Overdrive are both available for purchase on Steam, just to name a couple of games.

The new version of MCC has been built “specifically for the PC audience.”

For Halo 3 and Halo: Reach this will be the first time on PC while Halo 1 and 2 have found their way to PC in the past.

Halo 1 and 2 were remastered in the Master Chief Collection so players who have only played the PC versions will be in for a treat with the overhauled visuals.

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The Master Chief Collection will be coming to PC in waves, beginning with the prequel Halo: Reach.

This will then be followed with Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST (Campaign) and then Halo 4.

343 Industries says each game will evolve and grow based on community feedback so fans are encouraged to share their thoughts.

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Cloud9 return to competitive Halo with star championship roster

Published: 5/Oct/2020 20:13 Updated: 5/Oct/2020 20:37

by Albert Petrosyan

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Cloud9 have announced that they are re-entering the Halo competitive scene with a new roster stacked with experienced, veteran talent that has won it all.

The prominent esports organization had been absent from competitive Halo since 2016, as their third tenure in the scene was ended after several players left for Team Liquid.

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Now, C9 are back in the fold, announcing a new, veteran lineup that’ll lead them back into the esport as the series’ next major title – Halo Infinite – is set to release in early 2021.

Cloud9 Halo roster:

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  • Braedon ‘StelluR’ Boettcher
  • Zane ‘Pznguin’ Hearon
  • Kevin ‘Eco’Smith
  • Jonathan ‘Renegade’ Willette
  • Emanuel ‘Hoaxer’ Lovejoy (coach)

All four players formerly featured for the North American-based team Turning Point, which disbanded after all four left in May/June of 2020. The only player who was part of that lineup that’s not been included in C9’s new roster is Swift Kill.

StelluR and Eco, formerly of Splyce and Team Liquid, bring valuable championship experience to the squad after winning the Halo World Championship in 2018 and finishing third the year prior.

Renegade was also part of that Splyce team that won it all in 2018, and he holds the distinction of being the only player ever to have championships in both 2v2 and 4v4 Free-For-All. Last but not least, there’s Pznguin, who rejoins StelluR and Eco after the trio achieved strong success with Team Liquid in 2017.

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Kevin ‘Eco’ Smith said in a video released by Cloud9 that he’ll be acting as In-Game Leader.

The team will be coached by Hoaxer, who’s been around competitive Halo since 2011. His coaching accolades include a third-place finish at the HCS Finals in 2018 and fourth-place at the 2018 Halo World Championship.

Cloud9 have yet to reveal the details of their plans to ease back into the Halo scene, so it’s unclear when this new roster will make its debut. But with Infinite set to release in 2021, following a delay, it’ll be exciting to see this championship lineup flex its muscles sooner or later.

Written with contributions from Tanner Pierce.

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