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Halo: MCC Season 8 (dubbed Mythic), the final season that Halo developer 343 Industries is releasing for the game, is now live on Xbox and PC. The new season features several new armor sets for Halo 3 (the helmets are also usable in Halo: Reach) inspired by ancient warriors from history and mythology, and there are also several new skins for weapons and vehicles as well. Additionally, a new urban-style map for Halo 3 called Icebox is also available to play on, and Halo 3: ODST's Firefight mode has been expanded with customization options that give it parity with Halo: Reach Firefight.
The developers were originally planning to add Elites and the Flood to Halo 3: ODST Firefight, but these additions aren't quite ready yet and will be introduced into the MCC at a later date. Notably, though, you can now choose to fight waves of Forerunner Sentinels.
While Halo: MCC Season 8 is the last season that the developers are making, it has been confirmed that Halo: MCC will continue to get updates in the future that add in new pieces of content, introduce new features, and fix bugs, glitches, and other issues encountered by players. These updates will come on a "ready when it's ready" basis.
Ultimately, everything in Halo: MCC Season 8 sounds awesome; I'm particularly excited to try out the new and improved Halo 3: ODST Firefight. Also, even though seasonal updates are over, it's still a good idea to sign up for the Halo Insider Program. You may be able to help the developers test new MCC content in the future, but you'll also have a chance to play the Halo Infinite beta as well. Halo Infinite could end up being one of the best Xbox shooters, so we recommend signing up for a chance to play it before it launches on Dec. 8, 2021.
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13 October, 2021 - 11:55am
Want to experience your favorite Halo games as if they are brand new? Or maybe just tweak them a little. Here are the best Halo MCC mods.
Modding is one of the best communities in gaming. Modders create new content for older games that haven’t been touched by the developers in years. And sometimes, modders fix what the developers never could.
The seemingly endless modding possibilities have kept games like Skyrim or Breath of the Wild alive. And this new content would never exist without the dedicated and talented fans behind them.
Developers and modders have worked to keep the Halo series alive. The Halo MCC brought all of the original titles to PC, and the live servers ensure that its multiplayer will never die. However, applying the best Halo MCC mods can breathe new life into the games.
The first time you play through a Halo campaign is pretty memorable, and some of the missions are fun to revisit. But nothing really changes with each playthrough. It would be cool if there were a way to make each campaign feel brand new.
Luckily, modder RubyofBlue has done just that. The Ruby’s Rebalance mods tweak each campaign to make them more decision-based. Ruby has finished four campaign mods and is working on two more. We’ve provided a link to each campaign mod below.
If you’ve already unlocked all of the character customizations in Halo MCC, congratulations. But if you haven’t, you’re in luck. Modder 0sedax created the All Character Customizations Unlocked mod which does exactly what it says.
No grinding is necessary to unlock the lightning cloud or skull helmet. Just download the mod and enjoy making your Spartan look as edgy as possible.
The Prometheus Mod for Halo Reach completely overhauls the campaign to deliver a brand new experience. It’s not just a rebalance that makes the game more challenging. This mod adds 20 new weapons, new vehicles, enemies, and more.
No stone has been left unturned in this mod. Modder BestSakuyaNA has reworked every encounter and revamped the AI’s intelligence to ensure the player doesn’t know what’s coming next.
Playing with the same army green Spartan armor in each campaign can get pretty old, especially when you can design such a cool Spartan in the game’s Multiplayer mode. Some of the best Halo MCC mods are made by modder generalkidd.
Some of generalkidd’s mods allow players to use their custom multiplayer Spartan in the campaign, while others let you play as Master Chief in games where you usually can’t. We have provided a list of mods and links below.
Have you ever wanted to play as the bad guys? Sure, it’s fun to be a one-man-army tearing through hordes of aliens. But what if you were those aliens?
The Halo Reach: Covenant Campaign mod flips the script of the original campaign. The NOBLE Team has been replaced with the Zealot Team. Players will fight on the side of the Covenant against Human defenders.
This mod comes with a new storyline and also comes with additional lore to make for a more immersive experience in what is easily one of the best Halo MCC mods.
There is no doubt that the best Halo MCC mods have helped players enjoy this collection of fan-favorite games in all-new ways, and there are sure to be plenty more made in the future that will give these a run for their money when it comes to the best Halo MCC mods.
For more Halo, check out how to get the Samurai Armor in Halo Infinite, and stay tuned for more news and guides.
EA have announced another FIFA 22 Team of the Week. We’ve got everything you need to know, as well as the full FIFA 22 TOTW 3 lineup.
Ultimate Team remains the most popular mode in the FIFA series. One of the many reasons for this is incorporating real-world football into its addictive gameplay loop through special cards, such as Icons or the new FUT Heroes.
One of the mode’s oldest special items is the Team of the Week, which offers players a weekly batch of new upgraded cards to help build out their squads. We’ve got everything you need to know about FUT TOTW right here.
We’ll be updating this hub with the latest FIFA 22 TOTW, so be sure to check back here every week.
The FIFA 22 TOTW 4 is here, and it’s full of big names from across the world.
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Team of the Week items are special cards that boost stats based on that player’s performance in the previous week of real-world games. Any player awarded an in-form will see both their ratings and in-game stats get a permanent increase.
Every week, EA unveils a 23-man squad of the stars who had the best games in the previous domestic or international fixtures round. They could be awarded for a last-minute winner in a big game or a heroic performance from a goalkeeper to keep a clean sheet.
Each TOTW is available in packs for an entire week until it is replaced by the next squad on the following Wednesday. Player’s can not receive an in-form two weeks in a row.
While the in-form card is in packs, it replaces the base version of that player. The normal card will return to packs when that TOTW is over.
In FIFA 22, EA has addressed fans’ complaints that TOTW items are often quickly rendered useless by the other promotional cards added to the game throughout the year.
Every week, one player will receive a special Featured TOTW card. These players will receive a larger boost than the rest of the squad in an attempt to make them more desirable to those building their teams.
To qualify for this additional stat-boost, the player must have a base card that is under 80-rated and not have any other performance-based card in packs – such as a Ones to Watch.
Historically, EA announces the latest TOTW every Wednesday so that any Monday night games can be considered.
No specific time has been set for when the team will be announced. However, so far, they have tended to surface at around 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET / 4 PM BST.
We’ll update this post with an exact schedule as and when it is available.
After fans voted for the Destiny 2 Dino Armor back in March, it has finally arrived with the Festival of the Lost, so here’s how to get it.
Back in March 2021, Bungie asked Destiny 2 fans whether they’d like the Festival of the Lost’s event armor to be dinosaur or monster-themed.
Dinosaurs won by a landslide, with 81% of the 200,000 votes going towards dinos.
2021’s Festival of the Lost event is here, and the Dino Armor has arrived with it in all its glory. Here’s how to get the T-Rex, triceratops, and velociraptor-themed Destiny 2 armor.
All three of the Dino Armor sets are available in Destiny 2’s in-game store until November 2, when Festival of the Lost concludes. The three dinosaur-themed sets are available to purchase with real cash or through Bright Dust, which can be earned in-game for free.
Each set costs 1,500 Silver, which is roughly $15. If you want each set, you’ll need to fork out 4,500 Silver, so the armor doesn’t come cheap.
However, if you don’t want to spend any real money, you can pay 6,000 Bright Dust to get the sets for free.
Here are the three Destiny 2 Dino Amor sets and their prices:
As this is an event set, you’ll need to make sure you pick them up before the Festival of the Lost concludes on November 2.
But if you’re low on Bright Dust, you can check out our guide on all the ways to get Bright Dust to make sure you rack up enough of this currency to be able to get as much of the Destiny 2 Dino Armor as you want.
Destiny 2’s Festival of the Lost has returned for 2021, and our guide will show you how to get the Jurassic Green Pulse Rifle from it.
Players of Bungie’s sci-fi shooter have three weeks to make the most of the novelty events and quests exclusive to this themed period.
The item we will be focusing on is the Destiny 2 Jurassic Green Pulse Rifle, and our informative guide will help you get your hands on it.
There are multiple ways players can go about acquiring the Jurassic Green Pulse Rifle in Destiny 2, such as completing an introductory quest, successfully finishing a special Lost Sector event and trading in an Ascendant Lens.
Each method is relatively straightforward, and we’ll briefly go through each one.
‘Gone But Not Forgotten’ is a quest that players can choose to complete to kick off the Festival of the Lost 2021 festivities, and if you do it, you’re guaranteed to get the Pulse Rifle.
Select to complete a ‘Haunted Lost Sector’ event – which can be accessed from the ‘Tower Courtyard’ – and the chest reward at the end has a good chance of dropping the Jurassic Green Pulse Rifle for you.
If you took part in last year’s event and ended up with an Ascendant Lens that has been dormant in your inventory, then good news – it’s time to use it! Give it to Mara Sov, and she will thank you in the form of not one, not two, but three Jurassic green Pulse Rifles.
This is a more exclusive way of obtaining the weapon, but anyone who can do this has three chances to roll a good version of the weapon.
So there you have it, several completely different ways you can add the Jurassic Green Pulse Rifle to your Guardian’s collection.
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To many, Halo represents near perfection when it comes to sci-fi shooters, but some members of the modding community have tried their best to improve it. Many of the mods below make subtle changes to the classic Halo formula, while others rewrite it completely.
We’ve gathered a selection of mods that we feel enhance the player’s experience when playing Halo The Master Chief Collection on PC. Some of these mods apply to every Halo game in the set, while some are just designed for one title.
If you’ve ever wanted to make Halo Reach more like Gears of War, now you can. Of course, Halo’s identity as an FPS is an important part of the series’ DNA, but it works surprisingly well in the third person.
The Halo Reach Third Person Mod (by Xayth) offers players the chance to experience the Reach campaign in a totally new way. The game’s ending still plays out in first-person though, which might be a small mercy.
The Universal RTX mod (By ultracasio) brings ray-tracing effects to every Halo game in the MCC. The mod allows players to reshade each title using the presets of Gameplay, Performance, Cinematic, and Macabre.
Naturally, some of these mods focus on changing the resolution while others take advantage of a high frame rate. The changes to lighting and other effects help give each title a fresh lick of paint.
The Halo Reach Evolved mod (By TheVengefulVadam), started out on the Xbox 360 before moving over to PC. The purpose of this mod is to mix up the gameplay of Halo Reach and add balance.
After installing the mod, every weapon has a purpose and is advantageous in some situations. It allows for more tactical gameplay and gives formally redundant items the chance to shine in new ways.
The Overkill – Installation 04 mod (By ReteroX) makes changes to Halo Reach’s Firefight mode, giving it aspects of an arena shooter. The gameplay becomes more fast-paced and frantic but without losing that Halo feel.
Players looking for a new challenge or who enjoy games like Doom will enjoy this mode, although Halo purists may find it strange.
This mod gives Halo Reach an overhaul to make it feel more like the upcoming Halo Infinite, although the mod also feels a lot like Halo Reach in the Halo 5 engine.
If you’ve ever thought Halo Reach deserved a remake on current-gen, then the Fall of Reach Infinite mod (By VigilantPhantom) will be for you.
This mod is essentially Call of Duty Zombies but with Halo 3’s Sierra 117 mission and replaces zombies with Flood enemies. It also works incredibly well.
The Halo 3 – Zombies mod (By Crisp) uses the Call of Duty’s Zombies formula as a template, but transfers Halo 3’s assets on top of it to create a new experience. It’s also one we wish 343 would make themselves in Halo Infinite.
This mod’s full title is 4K 60fps Classic Halo Menus and New Intro (By CozmicDoctor). It essentially replaces the Halo MCC’s menus with the classic versions from the original Xbox and Xbox 360 games.
The difference is the intros, menus, etc, have all been remastered in 4K and run at a steady 60fps. It’s totally unnecessary, but it’s a lovely little nostalgia kick for long-time fans.
This mod is Halo 3’s campaign but with multiplayer characters and skins (By Gold Team). If you’re bored of playing as Master Chief, then this mod allows you to play as your multiplayer avatar, complete with all skins and cosmetics.
It’s great for those who want to bring that multiplayer feel to Halo 3’s campaign or are especially attached to their online character. The changes are purely cosmetic, but they still manage to enhance and personalize Halo 3’s campaign. Your avatar even appears in cut-scenes too, which is neat.
This next mod is actually a collection of six that come from Nexus Mods Ruby of Blue. These remix the single-player campaigns of each of the Halo games in the MCC, balancing them around Legendary difficulty.
Those who want to play through each Halo game again on the hardest setting, but with some surprises in store will enjoy these mods the most.
The Unlock All Cosmetics mod (By LordPinecone1) does exactly what it says on the label. It unlocks every cosmetic item across every Halo game in the Halo MCC.
The caveat is the items can only be used in solo play and not in matchmade multiplayer. It’s frustrating that each item can’t be taken online, but it’s still a great way to see how each item looks before you grind for it.