For many Halo fans, almost all of their knowledge and experience with their beloved franchise has come through one source — an Xbox. So it isn’t a surprise to see the vast majority of fans clamor for a look at the returning Halo 2 multiplayer and overlook the new Halo: CE online play.
When the first Halo released on the original Xbox in 2001, online multiplayer wasn’t included and because of that many Xbox gamers do not know just how incredible Halo: CE’s multiplayer was and will be. Two years later the PC/Mac port came out and so did the game’s wonderful online multiplayer that will be making its console debut with the Master Chief Collection.
With all the PC-only maps included, it can also be expected that all the weaponry and vehicles included in Halo: CE’s online multiplayer will return as well. These PC exclusive additions to consoles will open up an entirely new Halo multiplayer experience.
The new maps to console players, Timberland, Death Island, Gephyrophobia, Danger Canyon, Ice Fields and Infinity, will open much wider areas of play, and maps that are more comparable to contemporary Halo maps. Along with the Fuel Rod Gun and Flamethrower and vehicles such as the Banshee and Rocket Warthog the original Halo multiplayer experience could be one of the most exciting inclusions to the Master Chief Collection.
Don’t be surprised when you see players flocking to the original Halo multiplayer just as much as Halo 2’s.
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