Microsoft announced a huge free update for Halo players less than 24 hours before it's set to go live.
The reveal was posted to the game's official Twitter account ahead of the start of Season 6 at 9 a.m. ET on Tuesday, April 6. In the tweet, the team detailed several items, challenges, cosmetics, and more heading right into the hands of players all at once starting on Wednesday, April 7.
Massive Update for Halo Season 6
According to the tweet, players can expect the following perks:
- 100 tiers to unlock
- Brand new armor, animated visors, back accessories, vehicle and weapon skins
- New seasonal challenges with exclusive cosmetics: back, techsuit, and visor
While the sheer volume of content is impressive, some players have already started to voice suspicions that it may be due to the disappointment over delaying the release of highly anticipated features. The new Edge map and Custom Game Browser, and View Model Offset will not be included in Season 6.
Fortunately, Microsoft didn't cancel these features outright. The development team is simply taking more time to perfect each one. Players could possibly expect each content item's debut further along in Season 6—potentially at the start of Season 7.
Halo is available to play on the Xbox One, Series S/X and Windows PC.