Halo: The Master Chief Collection Adds Halo 2: Anniversary on PC, May 12

Halo 2: Anniversary

Xbox Game Studios have announced the release date of Halo 2: Anniversary coming to Halo: the Master Chief Collection on Windows PC.

While Halo: the Master Chief Collection is complete on Xbox One, the various Halo games have been slowly added to the PC version. Halo 2: Anniversary boasts PC optimization (supporting 4K UHD and 60 FPS where available), 15 campaign missions, toggling between the remastered and original graphics, the 25 original multiplayer maps, and 7 new ones.

You can find the Machine & Nerve trailer below.

You can find the full rundown (via Steam) below.

Halo 2: Anniversary comes to PC as the next installment in Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Now optimized for PC, experience the impeccably remastered edition of the original Halo 2 game. Following the destruction of Halo, humankind experiences a short-lived victory. Eager for revenge, the Covenant launches a surprise attack on Earth, but they find themselves ill-prepared to defeat the UNSC’s home fleet and are forced to flee into slipspace. When the Master Chief pursues his overzealous enemies, they discover yet another Halo ring, uncovering long-buried secrets, including an unlikely ally, that will dramatically alter the course of the Human-Covenant Conflict forever.

Game Features

  • PC Settings/Optimizations: Halo 2: Anniversary is now optimized for PC and looking better than ever at up to 4k UHD and at 60+ FPS.* Other PC native settings include customizable mouse and keyboard support, ultrawide support, FOV customization, and more.
  • Campaign: Experience the next chapter in the Halo saga and fight your way through 15 unforgettable missions. Play as both Spartan-117, the Master Chief, and for the first time, the Covenant Elite, known as the Arbiter, and experience the Human-Covenant Conflict in a whole new way.
  • Anniversary Edition/Update: Toggle between the remastered graphics in the Anniversary edition and the graphics from the original Halo 2 campaign. In the Anniversary edition, view Blur Studio’s spectacularly remastered cutscenes from the original Halo 2 game.
  • Multiplayer: Continue your Halo adventure with 7 remastered multiplayer maps from Halo 2: Anniversary and 25 multiplayer maps from the original Halo 2, featuring a completely updated progression system.


*Look to system requirements for guidance on hardware minimum specs to achieve performance metrics

Halo: the Master Chief Collection is available now on Windows PC (via the Microsoft Store, and Steam), and Xbox One. Halo 2: Anniversary is available now on Xbox One, and May 12th on Windows PC (via the Microsoft Store, and Steam).

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Ryan was a former Niche Gamer contributor.

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