Halo: Master Chief Collection Xbox Series X/S Upgrade Announced

The Master Chief Collection will run at 120 frames per second on next-gen Xboxes.
The Master Chief Collection will run at 120 frames per second on next-gen Xboxes. / Photo by Microsoft

Halo: The Master Chief Collection will receive a performance and quality of life upgrade when the Xbox Series X and Series S, Microsoft announced Tuesday.

The upgrade brings 120 frames per second to both campaign and multiplayer gameplay, split-screen improvements, up to 4K visuals, cross-generational play and an adjustable field of view to the collection. Those who already own the collection can receive the upgrade for free Nov. 17, as can Xbox Game Pass subscribers.

Halo: Master Chief Collection Xbox Series X/S Upgrade Announced

The Master Chief Collection was first released on Xbox One in 2014 to mixed reviews brought on by a bevy of performance problems, particularly as pertained to multiplayer. Developer 343 Industries has continued to improve the collection since then, bringing it to PC in December 2019. The collection now includes Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 2: Anniversary, Halo 3, Halo 4, Halo: Reach and the Halo: ODST campaign.

The next proper installment in the Halo series, Halo: Infinite was scheduled to launch alongside the Xbox Series X/S before a delay pushed it into 2021.