Microsoft has confirmed that the next big Master Chief Collection update will be arriving very soon, bringing with it the release of Halo 2 on PC. As confirmed last week by the tech giant, the Halo 2 release date on PC has been set for Tuesday, May 12, 2020, in the United States. Due to the current situation and the stress on internet infrastructure, Microsoft is planning to launch its latest update later on in the day. And these current bandwidth concerns mean that Halo 2 fans in the UK will get the chance to play on May 13.
The good news is that with a later launch time, there is less chance of server issues for everyone trying to play at launch.
Here’s what we know so far about this week’s schedule for the launch of Halo 2 on PC.
HALO 2 PC RELEASE DATE AND LAUNCH TIME NEWS
According to Microsoft, the Halo 2 PC release date has been set for Tuesday, May 12, 2020, on Steam.
Developers 343 Industries has also confirmed that they will be releasing its next Halo Master Chief Collection update at around 8pm PT, on May 12.
So that means Halo 2 will be playable in the UK at around 4am on May Wednesday, May 13, 2020.
A new update from Microsoft also confirms that there will also be plenty of bugs to squash post-launch, along with new features going live.
The update reads: “As some of you may have heard earlier this week, Halo 2 (H2) and Halo 2: Anniversary (H2:A) are coming to PC players on May 12th, at 8pm PT (UTC-7).
“With this comes many new features for PC players including Theater for Halo 2: Anniversary and Halo: Reach, Customization for H2 and H2:A, and Weekly Campaign Challenges.
“Previously, we had talked a little bit about an update called “Thorage” and this update has been split up into separate ones as Theater is ready for PC while Forge is not.
“Great progress has been made on Forge, but we still have several supporting systems we are working through before this feature is complete.
“As we get closer to completion and it is ready to make the Great Journey to PC, we will keep y’all in the loop. Now, let’s dive into what folks can expect next week.
“Unfortunately, with the good there is a small bad. Our test teams identified a newly introduced issue in H2:A where the reticule is off centered when playing split screen multiplayer.
“The team is working on a fix for this and we will be targeting a hot fix build update for this in the coming weeks ahead.
Xbox users will also notice some changes this week, including gameplay improvements to Halo 3.