Halo: MCC 120fps Update Is a Surreal Experience

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It seems that 343 Industries’ continuous work on the Halo: The Master Chief Collection (Halo MCC) may finally be paying off as the title recently received its Xbox Series X and S enhancement update, adding Halo MCC 120fps (frames per second) support for both consoles. And while the experience isn’t 100% locked, the gist of it is that it feels absolutely amazing to play. Here’s our short analysis of the Master Chief Collection and the current supported 120fps Halo games in multiplayer.

Down below you’ll find a short video going through Halo CE to Halo 4, which now support 120fps in both campaign and multiplayer. We only played the multiplayer and may do an analysis later of the campaign.

For those wondering how to turn 120fps support on, you’ll need to do it from the Xbox Series settings as the option is not located in-game. To do this, head into settings and then “TV and Display Options.” Here you’ll be able to adjust the resolution, but for performance you’ll want to go into the video mode option and select 120hz. Your TV or monitor will need to support it, and for 4K 120fps you’ll need to be sure your set has HDMI 2.1. If you have a 1080P that supports frames per second that high, a 2.0 HDMI should work for you.

Note: Due to current capture card limitations, there is currently no way to record 4K* 120fps on consoles. As we get further into the generation, current consumer cards will most likely release new hardware revisions and at this time they only support 4k 60fps (to our knowledge) with 120fps being supported on resolutions of 1440p and lower.

Halo: MCC 120fps Test:

The dips aren’t major enough (1-2 frames average, in worst and rare cases 5-6) to really have any noticeable effects such as slow downs or jittery, which is good all considering these titles are nearly two gen old.

For Halo fans this certainly is a wonderful enhancement for the Master Chief Collection, and having played through it ourselves we have to say it’ll be really hard to go back to anything lower for the title. The performance feels mind-blowingly smooth during the multiplayer, and honestly anyone with a supported set should no doubt give this a go. Hopefully this will be a sign of things to come once 343 Industries releases Halo Infinite, which has already been confirmed to support 120fps.

In some related frame rate testing news, be sure to check out our brief analysis of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 120fps mode!

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