Halo: The Master Chief Collection Season 5 is set to go live on January 27th, 2021 with an update that will add myriad new content to the game including a whopping 80 pieces of armor to unlock across Halo 3 and Halo: Reach, weapon skins for armaments such as the Type-51 carbine and the BR55HB battle rifle and all-new Seasonal Challenges which will yield unique rewards.
343 Industries revealed the information Friday morning on the official Halo Twitter alongside a succinct yet hype-inducing six-second video which showcased some of the new armor and weapons in action. Per the official tweet, the Halo: MCC Season 5 update will include:
- 🛡️ 80 pieces of armor to unlock across Halo 3 and Reach
- 👥 Brand new weapon skins
- 🤼 A fresh set of Seasonal Challenges with 4 unique rewards
- 🎮 On Xbox One, Series X|S, and PC
- 🔥 And more!
Armor pieces that are expected to be added in the Halo: MCC Season 5 update from Halo: Reach include AKIS and Mariner pieces, which were originally cut from the game:
- 2 new Halo: Reach helmets: AKIS, Mariner
- 3 Halo: Reach helmet attachments for AKIS: GRD, CBRN, GRD/CBRN
- 3 Halo: Reach helmet attachments for Mariner: Mister Chief, Defiant and OPTREX
- Six new Halo: Reach chest armors, five of which are new robot arm variants of existing chests and one new:
- Default [R]
- UA/Counterassault [R]
- Tactical/Recon [R]
- Tactical/Patrol [R]
- Collar/Grenadier [UA] [R]
Armor permutations expected to be added for Halo 3 include twelve new permutations for Halo 3, originally from Halo Online, such as Air Assault, Aviator, Compass, Deadeye, Demo, Hivemind, Navigator, Pioneer, Soldier, Suture, Tanker and Warrior.
New weapon skins (as well as one vehicle skin) are expected to include:
- 8 for the BR55HB battle rifle
- 2 for the SRS99D-S2 AM sniper rifle
- 1 for the M41 SPNKR
- 2 for the MA5C assault rifle
- 2 for the M6G magnum
- 3 for the M7 SMG
- 1 for the Type-33 fuel rod gun
- 1 for the Type-33 needler
- 1 for the Type-25 plasma pistol
- 1 for the Type-25 plasma rifle
- 3 for the Type-51 carbine
- 1 for the M274 Mongoose
What do you think of the new content being included in the Halo: MCC Season 5 update? Let us know in the comments.