Halo 5 Is Not Getting A Dedicated Xbox Series X Upgrade, But It Will Have Faster Load Times

The Master Chief Collection is getting 120fps/4K support, but that won't be the case for Halo 5.


Microsoft has confirmed that it has no plans to release a dedicated optimization update for Halo 5: Guardians on Xbox Series X or Series S as it's doing for Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

While there won't be the same 120fps/4K optimizations for Halo 5 on the next-gen consoles, Halo 5 will enjoy faster load times and higher resolutions overall thanks to the power of the new machines. It's the only game in the main series that will not be available on PC, with The Master Chief Collection containing the first four games as well as Halo Reach.

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"While Halo 5 is not getting the same optimizations for Xbox Series X and Series S as MCC, owners of the next-gen hardware are still going to see the benefits of faster load times and consistently higher resolution gameplay," Microsoft said in a blog post. "We're excited for you all to jump on and give it a go with that extra power!"

Halo 5 is coming up on an anniversary--the game turns five years old next Tuesday, October 27. To celebrate, the game has been offering double XP all month. Using this Monster Energy promotion, you can even snag a free digital copy. Just make sure you have enough storage space. Over the years since its initial release, the Halo 5 file size has grown tremendously.

In other news about Halo, Microsoft has shared more details on the new "coating" system for Halo Infinite that includes new skins for weapons, vehicles, and soldiers.

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