Halo: MCC's Huge Season 5 Update Is Almost Here, Adds 80 Pieces Of New Armor

The battle pass-style progression system is getting updated again with Season 5 on January 27.

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343 Industries continues to expand on Halo: The Master Chief Collection, and now the latest substantial update has been announced and detailed.

Season 5 begins on January 27, and it sounds like yet another massive update for the compilation package of classic Halo games. The season will introduce a whopping 80 pieces of armor for Halo 3 and Reach that players can unlock through a battle pass-style system. There will also be more weapon skins and additional seasonal challenges to get more rewards.

Season 5 goes live on January 27 across all platforms: Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. The seasonal refreshes usually also include a new menu screen, but this hasn't been divulged yet.

The new armors for Halo 3--along with the new weapon skins--have been controversial in some circles, as players have said these new additions are taking away from the OG flavor of the game. In response to this, MCC now lets you toggle off weapon skins and armor.

In other Halo news, Microsoft is releasing a new Halo audiobook that is narrated by none other than the voice actor for 343 Guilty Spark. 2021 is a big year for Halo and the Xbox brand, as both celebrate their 20th anniversaries this year, and Halo Infinite is finally releasing following a delay.

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