25 Oct 2021 4:23 PM +00:00 UTC

When Will Halo Xbox 360 Servers Shut Down?

When will Halo Xbox 360 servers shut down? With Halo Infinite on the horizon, it's only a matter of time before Microsoft stops supporting legacy Halo online.

And it turns out, that time is not far off. 343 Industries announced Halo Xbox 360 servers will be shut down on January 13, 2022.

The affected games include:

  • Halo 3
  • Halo 3 ODST
  • Halo 4
  • Halo Reach
  • Halo Combat Evolved Anniversary Edition
  • Spartan Assault
  • Halo Wars
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When Will Halo Xbox 360 Servers Shut Down?

"Continuing to evolve and expand MCC while bringing our ambitious vision for Halo Infinite to life is our top priority and stepping away from the day to day upkeep and hurdles of these aging services will empower the team to stay laser focused on our most critical future-facing endeavors," 343 said in the announcement post.

Halo 3 multiplayer
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"The month over month usage of these legacy Xbox 360 game services continues to dwindle, creating an even greater imbalance between the time and work required to maintain vs. the net impact to the overall Halo community."

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Online matchmaking is the primary service being taken offline. Campaign co-op, something Halo Infinite won't have at launch, wasn't mentioned

The games' solo campaigns will remain unaffected, of course, and The Master Chief Collection will continue supporting online play for all included games.

343 also mentioned there may be random service interruptions leading up to the January 13 shut-down date.

Meanwhile, Halo Infinite launches December 8 with its free-to-play multiplayer mode. 343 is planning multiple seasons of content in the first year alone, though what the have in store remains a mystery for now.

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