Earlier in the week we reported that the Halo 3: ODST release date had been accidentally revealed by Xbox.com only to be quashed by 343 Industries, well the very next day after the ‘release date’ eligible players started to receive codes for the game!
The Halo 3: ODST campaign will be free to players who logged in to their Xbox Live account and played Halo: The Master Chief Collection between Nov. 11, 2014 and Dec. 19, 2014.
Otherwise it’s available for the outrageous price of £3.99/$4.99.
The update to the game also includes access to Remnant, a re-imagined version of the Halo 2 multiplayer map, which is free for all.
Have you played the remastered ODST yet? How are you finding it?
Earlier on today you may have notice that Xbox.com was playing games with us all by revealing that the Halo 3: ODST remaster was due to be released this Friday.
It seems that isn’t the case as confirmed by 343 industries:
The game is being offered as a free download to all Master Chief Collection players who bought and played the game between launch and December 19 – where frankly the game just failed to work outside of single-player.
As soon as we get a proper release date we’ll let you know.
Hooray! Halo 3: ODST and Halo 2′s Relic map remake are coming to Halo: The Master Chief Collection next month. 343 Indistries have also released the April update, coming in at 1.6GB. The patch brings general gameplay and UI stability improvements to the MCC.
A full list of notes can be read on Halo Waypoint.
In a thank you blog post to fans who picked up The Master Chief Collection, Bonnie Ross has revealed that if you played the game between November 11 and December 19 you will receive the following tokens of gratitude:
- 1 Month of Xbox Live Gold
- Exclusive In-Game Nameplate
- Exclusive In-Game Avatar
More interestingly, Bonnie has revealed that fans have voiced a certain love for Halo 3: ODST and as a further thanks for the support, 343 Industries will bring ODST’s campaign to The Master Chief Collection for free to fans who played the game in the same period as detailed above.
The campaign will be lovingly updated to 1080p running at 60fps and for those of us yet to buy the collection, I’m sure ODST will be made available to purchase through the Xbox Store. 343 will also remaster the classic Halo 2 map Relic, which will be made available as a free update.
I realise The Master Chief Collection has had its fair share of problems but surely this should go some way to appease those angered by its problems!