Halo 3: ODST Flighting Should Begin in Just a Few Weeks

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Four down, two to go. In a new MCC (Master Chief Collection) Development Update, 343 Industries confirmed that flighting for Halo 3: ODST is scheduled to begin later this month. Released as a spin-off to Halo 3 in 2009, ODST places players in the boots of the titular Orbital Drop Shock Troopers, who – unlike the Master Chief – must survive the city of New Mombasa without the fancy perks of MJOLNIR armor.

Halo 3: ODST is our next installment coming to MCC on PC, and brings a stylish flair to the collection,” wrote 343 Industries. “The mood, the music, and the character development across the campaign makes it a unique Halo game that truly withstands the test of time.”

“In the first half of next month, we are planning to flight a slice of Halo 3: ODST to Halo Insiders on PC and Xbox One. We are also planning to include Halo 3 content in a patch during this flight to test some changes we have made to hit registration and Halo 3: ODST weapons in Halo 3.”

Here’s what Halo Insiders can expect out of the Halo 3: ODST flight:


  • Customization: Updated customization will be available for Halo 3: ODST.
  • Firefight Matchmaking & Firefight Custom Games: Firefight’s networking model has been completely overhauled for its addition into MCC.
  • Theater: Theater will be available for use with Mouse & Keyboard for Halo 3: ODST.


Flighting will support the following ODST Campaign missions with options for all difficulty levels, single player, and co-operative online play:

  • Campaign Missions: Mombassa Streets, Tayari Plaza, Uplift Reserve, NMPD HQ, Data Hive, and Coastal Highway.
  • Campaign Playlists: Flight Test, Flight Test (Heroic), Hoofin’ It (Tayari Plaza, NMPD HQ, and Data Hive), and Street Smart (Mombassa Streets).


Halo 3: ODST’s flight will support various multiplayer Firefight options. This will include Custom Firefight Games and Firefight Matchmaking. Below is the content that will be available:

  • Maps: Crater (Night), Rally (Night), Crater, Lost Platoon, Windward, Chasm Ten, and Last Exit
  • Playlists:Firefight Heroic and Firefight Arcade


Below is a complete breakdown of Settings and Options included in the flight for PC:

  • Settings – Controls: Configure Mouse & Keyboard and Configure Gamepad
  • Settings – Video: Field-Of-View, Vehicle Field-Of-View, Gamma, Window Mode, Aspect Ratio, Resolution Scale, V-Sync, HUD Anchoring, Unified Medal Display, Framerate Limit, and Graphics Quality
  • Settings – Audio: Game Volume including Menu Music Volume, Game Music Volume, Effects Volume, Voice Chat Volume. Also, Voice Chat Channel, Push to Talk Voice Chat, and Multiplayer Game Sounds
  • Settings – Gameplay: Crosshair Position, Show Invite Notifications, Enemy Player Name Color, Multiplayer Game Timer, and Credits
  • Settings – Network: Network and Relays
  • Settings Accessibility: Subtitles, Change Language, Convert Text-To-Speech, and Convert Speech-To-Text

Additionally, 343 Industries is planning a series of major improvements for The Master Chief Collection this year. These include crossplay, which will allow PC gamers to square off against Xbox users – but we’re not sure how much the latter is going to enjoy that, with mouse and keyboard being superior and all.


  • Crossplay
  • Input Based MM
  • Sever Region Selection
  • Custom Game Browser
  • Per Game Graphics Options
  • Per Game Audio Options
  • M&K Support for Xbox
  • PC Fileshare
  • Double Keybinds for all games
  • Viewmodel adjustments for all games
  • In game FPS Cap/Adjustments
  • Steam Account Linking

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