Halo: Reach Launches On Steam, Soars Up The Sales Charts

This probably bodes well for the future of Halo on PC.


It's a big day for the Halo franchise, as Microsoft has released Bungie's Halo: Reach on PC through Steam and the Windows Store. It is the first Halo FPS to come to Steam, and the launch is going well.

Halo: Reach is available to buy individually for $10 USD, or you can spend $40 USD to buy the entire Master Chief Collection which will eventually feature Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2 Anniversary, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, and Halo 4.

The Master Chief Collection and Halo: Reach are sitting at No. 1 and No. 2 on the Steam best-seller charts for December 3. Additionally, The Master Chief Collection reached a peak concurrent player count of 139,089 on Steam today, which is No. 4 for the entire Steam platform. It's only behind the free-to-play juggernauts PUBG, Dota 2, and Counter-Strike: GO.

Halo: Reach is doing well on Steam
Halo: Reach is doing well on Steam

These numbers do not represent or reflect the entire audience for Halo: Reach on PC, as the game is also available on the Windows Store. Check out GameSpot's further coverage to learn more about where Reach is available on PC and how to buy it.

Halo: Reach on PC features the 11-mission campaign, multiplayer, and Firefight, as well as things like FOV sliders, variable frame rates, and custom key-binding. The Forge and Theatre modes will be added in 2020.

The game has also been added to The Master Chief Collection on Xbox One. You can buy the campaign and Firefight for $10, while the multiplayer is free. Xbox Game Pass subscribers, on Xbox One and PC, get everything for free.

2020's Xbox Scarlett launch title Halo Infinite will also come to PC, but a Steam release has not been officially confirmed at this stage--though it seems likely.

Halo: Reach, which is a prequel to Combat Evolved, is the final Halo title developed by Bungie before it moved on to create the Destiny series. In Reach you play as a soldier in Noble Team, not Master Chief. The story is gripping and somber, ending in heartbreaking fashion.

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