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Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary For PC Releases Via Game Pass

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BY March 28, 2022

PC gamers eagerly awaited the entirety of the Halo saga for years, and now it’s here. Firstly, The Master Chief Collection was released via Xbox Game Pass for PC. Now, Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary for PC is out, helping Halo veterans and newcomers relive the enhanced experience. Find out why so many gamers are rejoicing the release of a 19 year old game.

What is Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary for PC

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In 2001, Microsoft earned its first bonafide hit with Halo: Combat Evolved. If you read my piece on the history of Halo, then you understand how huge this game was. Even better, you might have been gaming when it was released. It’s hard to forget how revolutionary the game felt at the time. Even then, PC gamers had to wait two more years to play Halo, and it’s been a difficult situation ever since. 

When Microsoft announced The Master Chief Collection for PC, everyone celebrated. The collection puts together Halo 1-4, as well as Halo: ODST and Halo: Reach. Oddly enough, the enhanced version of the original Halo, Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, was not included in the PC collection. Well, today finally brings the remastered original campaign to PC players. 

How to Get Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary for PC

Those who own the PC’s The Master Chief Collection can download the game for free. Better yet, if you subscribe to Xbox Game Pass for PC, you can download all Halo titles for free. If you’re curious about the service, then read all about what Xbox Game Pass is and why it’s a great deal. 

It is incredible to see Halo still getting people so excited 19 years after its original release. Not only is Halo Infinite one of the most anticipated 2020 Xbox games, but it gets even better. The Showtime Halo TV series is under production, and after years of rumors, we’re finally seeing the Master Chief in a full fledged space sci-fi epic series. Man, it’s a good time to be a Halo fan.

When Can We Expect a New Halo Game?

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Halo Infinite is set to release alongside the Xbox Series X this holiday season in 2020. If you didn’t see details of the Xbox Series X specs, be sure to check them out. The tech and hardware should make for the most memorable Halo experience yet.

Are you hopping into some Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary for PC matchmaking today? Let us know what you’re planning on doing in-game first! Thanks for reading Comic Years for all things gaming, comics, and pop culture!

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Taylor is the Gaming Editor of Comic Years and a lifelong fan of video games. He holds two degrees in Political Communication and wrote a Master's Thesis on resistance movements, race, and the exploitation of college athletes. His wife and two Toy Australian Sheppards keep him sane.


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