Halo 3 ODST Firefight Release Time Countdown for Xbox One Master Chief Collection owners
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Halo 3 ODST Firefight Release Time Countdown for Xbox One Master Chief Collection owners

James Wright
21 September 2020

Get ready for a (Fire)fight

The Halo Master Chief Collection (MCC) is set to release Halo 3 ODST on PC this week, tomorrow in fact, on Tuesday 22, September.

Incidentally, it's the perfect time for the game to drop given that 22 September also marks the 11th anniversary of the game since it came to Xbox 360.

That it happens to join on the day Microsoft also launch their Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S pre-orders is also just a nice happy coincidence.

As you might imagine the PC edition of the game brings with it all the bells and whistles you'd expect from playing on PC.

Namely, a fully optimised experience with up to 4K visuals, 60+ Frames Per Second, not to mention the other PC native settings like a customisable mouse and keyboard support, ultrawide support, FOV customization, and so much more.

However, whilst we've no doubt it'll be great to jump back into the action on New Mombasa with the Orbital Drop Shock Troopers (ODST)there's another excellent reason to praise tomorrows launch.

It's bringing back 'Firefight' mode, which was previously absent from the original Master Chief Collection on Xbox One.

Not sure what that is? Keep reading.

What is Firefight?

An incredibly popular multiplayer mode from the original Halo 3 ODST release that (for some reason) never made it to the Master Chief Collection.

Firefight essentially pits teams of players (up to 4) against waves of increasingly challenging enemies. As you progress, enemies become more aggressive and harder to deal with, until eventually, your team succumbs to the Covenant. 

The mode also features dedicated servers, online matchmaking, new custom game modes, and 10 maps.

So it's a winner all round.

When is the Firefight release time on Xbox One?

At the time of writing, 343 Industries haven't provided any concrete info on when existing Master Chief Collection owners can begin playing ODST Firefight.

We'd imagine the developers might be holding it back until Halo 3 ODST is released on PC.

Assuming it's going live for all players and platforms at the same time, existing MCC owners should be able to start playing the fan favourite co-op mode at 6pm BST

Stay tuned for more info as we lead up to the release of Halo 3 ODST on PC.

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