Halo: The Master Chief Collection Has Gone Gold, 45GB Pre-Download Now Available, 20GB Content Update at Launch

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45 gigabytes of Halo goodness is now available to pre-download on Xbox One in preparations for Halo: The Master Chief Collection’s official launch on the dawn of November 11.

343 Industries’ Dan Ayoub announced today that the studio’s (and Xbox’s) largest Halo project to-date has officially gone gold and will now launch on November 11 for the majority of Halo fans around the globe — Belgium, Japan, and France being the only regions to see launch on the 12th, 13th, and 14th, respectively.

As if 45GB was not enough, an additional 20GB day-one “content update” will also be required to get access to everything The Master Chief Collection has to offer.

If you need the reminder, that’s Halo: CE, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo 4, every Halo multiplayer map ever made, and a remastered Halo 2 Anniversary edition including new visuals, cinematics, and music. The only piece of content that won’t arrive on launch day is Halo 4’s Spartan Ops mode, which will instead launch in December. “We’re making some technical enhancements to that experience to make sure it’s smoother and even better than before,” Ayoub explained.

Of course, The Master Chief Collection will also grant any owner access to the Halo: Nightfall digital series and the Halo 5: Guardians beta, which starts on December 29 and ends on January 18.

So, get downloading that Master Chief Collection right away, as you’ll probably be at it for a while, depending on your internet connection.

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