How to do BXR in Halo 2

Answered in the current bulletin b is for bravo some interesting community questions too Halo: The Master Chief Collection, the collection for Xbox One to be released in autumn, which one too Halo 2: Anniversary will include.

We have translated the most important questions, because 343 moves some interesting information out that we don't want to withhold from you!

Question: Will The Master Chief Collection be available for download on Xbox One Marketplace? - RUINERS

Answer: yes! Access to the Halo: Nightfall series and the Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta will also be available with the digital version.


Q: What about the new H2A engine for multiplayer? Will the Anniversary Maps be included in the Halo 2 rotation? -The Little Moa

A: Halo 2 Anniversary (with gameplay on the 6 redesigned Halo 2 maps) will offer dedicated matchmaking at launch. We have even more to tell about playlist details this summer.


Q: Can you explain what will happen to the controller templates? -The Little Moa

A: At the moment we are finalizing the templates. However, we can already say that we have universal templates that work in all games, but also develop special templates for each game. If you like Halo 2’s default template, but play Bumper Jumper in Halo 3, you will be able to adjust the settings for each title accordingly.


Q: Will there be any updates to the menu navigation? For example, that it is possible to change the settings in a custom game lobby. -Lady Siegecorn

A: Halo: The Master Chief Collection will use a single "Master Menu" to manage campaign and custom games.




Q: Which version of Halo 2 will the Collection include? Is it the "pre-multiplayer patch" version? -WulfwoodsSins

A: We go to great lengths to offer a premium experience in 1080p and 60fps. The original game had a lot of content that ran at 30fps, so we're focusing on making Halo 2 play the way it did after the patch. The gameplay will feel like you remembered it.


Q: How exactly does matchmaking work? Will there be a filter that will only allow me to play Halo 2 matchmaking? The same goes for the other titles. -GNRL PATTEN

A: We'll have more to say about matchmaking at a later date. However, we can confirm that there will be playlists that contain different games and those that are limited to the respective games.


Q: Will there be a Spectator Mode in the Master Chief Collection? -Blurrance

A: We'll be adding a spectator mode that will allow players to stream their matches, speed runs, forge sessions, and more. However, there will be no special in-game spectator mode. We understand the importance of this feature, but we believe that our system allows anyone to easily share their gameplay with others.


Q: How will the armor customization work in the games? Will everything be unlocked from the start? -Cpt Obvious2816

A: We're still in development, but the closer the launch date gets, the more we have to tell you.


Q: How long has The Master Chief Collection been in development? -TeK x remote plant

A: We started thinking about how to debut on Xbox One several years ago, even before Halo 4 was released.




Q: Will the forge in The Master Chief Collection be a holistic feature or will it be split for each game? -DEEP NNN

A: We'll tell more about the smithy in the coming months. For now, we can confirm that Halo 3, Halo 4 and the six redesigned Halo 2 Anniversary cards will be available in the Forge.


Q: Will it be possible to join ongoing sessions in any game? -Death31133

A: Matchmaking in Halo: The Master Chief Collection will not include this feature.


Q: Will The Master Chief Collection include all of the multiplayer maps from PC versions of Halo 1 and 2? -Lx Predator

A: Halo: The Master Chief Collection will include every multiplayer map ever released for Halo 1-4 on console or PC.


Q: Will each game have its own custom title screen? -EmkMage

A: Halo: The Master Chief Collection has a single, unified “Master Menu”. However, we will create a mood adapted to the game, which reflects the spirit of the respective game accordingly.


Q: Will Halo 4 include the full Spartan Ops? -DIABLOxHITMAN

A: Yes, all Halo 4: Spartan Ops missions will be included in the game.


Q: Will we see terminals or something similar in the Anniversary version of Halo 2? -Theos tou Puma

A: Yes! Halo 2: Anniversary will indeed feature new terminals that will allow players to delve deeper into the universe and find valuable clues about future Halo games and other projects.





Q: Will there be a PC version of Halo: The Master Chief Collection at some point in the future? -Beats By Die

A: Our focus right now is on the Xbox One release of Halo: The Master Chief Collection.


Q: How will the search for ranked or social playlists work? -F U N Z B O B

A: Ranked and social playlists are things that we are very careful about and worry about. As already mentioned, we will be able to discuss the ranking philosophy in the next few months.


Q: Could The Master Chief Collection have been developed on Xbox 360? -xXLJSpartacusXx

A: We are determined to bring the full and fun experience of Halo: The Master Chief Collection on Xbox One. We also offer you dedicated servers, a unified interface, better visual rendering and gameplay that runs at 60fps. We have no plans to bring the game to the 360, as it simply can't match the size, advanced features and technical specifications.


Q: Can we still play co-op and campaign locally? -GravemindX2401

A: Yes, campaign co-op will be possible for all four titles, both online and via split-screen. We will also offer Halo 2: Anniversary Multiplayer in a horizontal view for split-screen mode.

The campaign co-op summary looks like this:

  • Halo: CE Anniversary - 2 players maximum, split screen or online
  • Halo 2: Anniversary - 2 players maximum, split screen or online
  • Halo 3 - 4 players maximum online, 2 players maximum split screen
  • Halo 4 - 4 players maximum online, 2 players maximum split screen


Q: Do I still have access to Halo 5 Beta if The Master Chief Collection is purchased digitally? -Bleuprint

A: Yes! Digital buyers of the game have access to Halo: Nightfall and the Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta.


Q: Will statistics from previous games (e.g. rank, armor, commendations, K / D, etc.) be carried over to the new titles? -BaconShelf

A: Players are starting from scratch on Xbox One in terms of rank, stats, armor, etc. We will provide more details on this at a later date.


Q: When will there be more Halo 2 multiplayer gameplay? Or more of the newly designed maps? -kohler22

A: We'll have a lot more to offer you before launch. Keep your eyes open during Gamescom in August!


Q: Will Halo 2: Anniversary offer the old handicap system for custom games? -Plastic Hassle

A: We are still in development, but our goal is to bring all of the original Custom Game settings into every game.


Q: Can I play as an elite? Word word word! -random king007

A: As mentioned on the Xbox press briefing, playable elites are back! Halo 2, Halo 2: Anniversary, and Halo 3 Multiplayer will include playable Elites.


Q: Will Halo 2: Anniversary have keyboard shortcuts like BXR? -KitKat The Fox

A: The original Halo 2 multiplayer and campaign will still feature BXR and similar combinations. The 6 new maps were created on a modified engine for the Xbox One, so some combos / glitches will not work as on the originals. Rest assured, we are working hard to adapt the original feel to this engine as much as possible.



Q: What six Halo 2 maps will be remastered? -CAVEMANcr

A: As you already know, we unveiled Ascension at E3 - stay tuned, info on the five other cards will be available this summer!


Q: In the E3 demo for H2A we saw the return of some medals from Halo 4. Were these just placeholders or are Halo 4’s medals actually present in the H2A multiplayer? -CAVEMANcr

A: The gameplay shown at E3 was from a work in progress, so many things, as you correctly guessed, were actually placeholders.


Q: Can you imagine hosting community events where you compete against them? -About1337Mouses

A: Definitely! We will certainly be organizing community playdates and many of us will be online every day this fall. In earnest. 


Q: Will Halo: Combat Evolved be able to create names only on LAN or also on Xbox Live? -MatQmatical

A: When you play on Xbox Live, you play with your Xbox Live Gamertag.


Q: Will you be recording game stats for Halo 1, 2, and 3? If so, will these be separately visible on Halo Waypoint? -Noogatuck

A: We're not revealing all the details just yet, but yes, Halo Waypoint will support statistics for all games.




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