343 Industries Explains Master Chief Collection Progression System

Progress Across All Titles

After the beta and along the way to the imminent release of Halo: Reach, news comes of a multi-title progression system for Halo: The Master Chief Collection on PC. If you played Halo: Reach on the Xbox 360 back in the day, you may remember the progression system where you could unlock cosmetics as you rank up. While 343 Industries wanted to keep the unlockables, the system is being upgraded. What’s more is the Halo: The Master Chief Collection progression system is one big feature across all the titles included.

Master Chief Collection Progression System

Here are the major changes that progression has undergone. Other than collecting experience across all the games, unlockables will be offered by seasons. For example, the first season of rewards will be focused on Halo: Reach, meaning these unlockables will be used for that game. Another difference is that players can choose the order in which they can unlock the rewards. If you recall, the Xbox 360 system had a fixed order of things that can be unlocked. While earning experience through multiplayer matches and earning badges, players will also be getting Season Points. These Season Points will be used to purchase the cosmetics, so there are two steps to this; unlock by leveling and then purchase with Season Points.

Your ol’ pal Zane remembers that the unlockables in Halo: Reach were few and far between, so 343 Industries has adapted the system so that progression is faster and more consistent than its previous iteration. There are also questions that players are left with. If Season 1 is focused on Halo: Reach, what kind of unlockables will be offer for other titles? Halo 3 had a bit of customization, but nowhere near the level of Reach. And I don’t think there was much if any customization in Halo 1 or 2, so will there be any unlockables for those titles? Also, will this system be implemented for the Xbox One release? We will just have to wait and see. Halo: Reach launches on PC on December 3rd.

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Source: 343 Industries