Halo: CE Anniversary Public Tests Could Start in January

December 23, 2019
Halo: CE Anniversary Public Tests Could Start in January

343 Industries announced they are planning to bring the PC version of Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary into public testing in January.

343 wrote in a blog post, "If work continues on its current trajectory, we are looking good to start flights in January," in reference to Halo: CE Anniversary, while also reminding the Halo community to sign up to the Halo Insider program.

Halo: Reach released on PC this month as the first in The Master Chief Collection chronologically. Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary is the next in line, to be followed by Halo 2: Anniversary, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST Campaign, and finally, Halo 4.

343 Industries hopes to have all of these games available on PC during 2020.

343 has also started banning players for various offenses in Halo: Reach on PC to ensure "that players have a positive, fair, and safe experience playing MCC online."

Three offenses were highlighted as bannable.

AFK & Macros

This has been and will remain a bannable offense. For now, we have only issued temporary bans based on the egregiousness of the offense. We will continue to monitor this behavior and take enforcement action as needed.

Coordinated XP Boosting

This is a bannable offense and falls under the category of unsociable and unsportsmanlike behavior. Many, if not all, of the reports we have received on these involved various forms of bullying, hate speech, intimidation, and betraying against players who joined a match and did not want to participate in the XP boosting activity. This is not behavior that we will allow or tolerate in any way and we encourage players to continue to report instances of this happening so we can investigate. Also remember to mute other players and on Xbox, you can ‘block’ and ‘report’ players who violate the Xbox online code of conduct.

Firefight Suicides

Intentionally suiciding in Firefight in an effort to exploit XP gains is another bannable offense and falls under the category of unsociable and unsportsmanlike conduct. Reports of this behavior will be investigated, and punishments will be issued if found true.