Halo fans on console will finally get to see Master Chief at double the frames per second when Halo: The Master Chief Collection gets upgraded for Xbox Series X and S on November 17.
Microsoft announced the news on Twitter today, stating that the next-gen optimized version of the collection would play at 120 FPS on both Xbox Series X and S for the multiplayer and the single-play campaigns. On Xbox Series X, Halo: The Master Chief Collection will be able to do so while rendering at 4K. Both systems are set to see the collection’s split-screen functionality improved as well, and feature FOV sliders and cross-gen play.
Originally a mess when it released back in 2014, Halo: The Master Chief Collection has since undergone improvements across the board that have reduced the amount of bugs and online lag while continually adding to the multiplayer portions of each game. In addition to Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 2: Anniversary, Halo 3, and Halo 4, the collection now also includes Halo: ODST’s campaign and both the campaign and multiplayer from Halo: Reach.
Microsoft’s next-gen consoles were originally supposed to launch with Halo: Infinite, but the latest entry in the series ended up being delayed until sometime next year. In the meantime, fans will have Halo 2's M6C magnum shooting at 120 FPS to keep them company. The optimized versions of the collection will be free to people who already own it or have it downloaded through a paid Game Pass subscription.