Halo: The Master Chief Collection is set to evolve again with the release of its Season 6 update. Microsoft has already confirmed that it will arrive on April 7 on Xbox and PC.
Season 6 is known as “Raven” because the armor sets and other content that come into the game are based on the Fireteam Raven from the broader Halo tradition. Halo: Fireteam Raven is also the name of an arcade game.
The new season has more than 100 levels in its battle-passing style system, allowing players to unlock new accessories, skins and armor through the game (not microtransactions). There will also be new seasonal challenges that players can unlock to earn three new rewards. The Halo: MCC custom game browser, new maps for Halo 3 and more are also expected to be included in the Season 6 update when it launches.
With Season 6 imminent, now is your last chance to unlock some of Season 5’s challenges, so be sure to do so if it’s important to you.
Perhaps the biggest draw of Season 6 is the new maps for Halo 3. Since they’re still in the process of launching with the update, players can expect to play Waterfall and Edge, both from Halo Online, the canceled free-to-play for the Russia. The waterfall occurs in the cold Zezar system at a UNSC facility. The Edge map, in turn, takes place on a Forerunner data archiving site on the partition.
Here is a look at the new maps in action:
Season 6 update for Halo: MCC will be available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S and PC. The full patch notes have not yet been released, but they should be close to release.
In addition to his work on Halo: MCC, 343 is preparing to launch Halo Infinite this fall for Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S and PC. A beta test for the multiplayer element should be underway.