343 Industries has confirmed that they are bringing more than 6.6 million user-generated maps over to Halo MCC from those created in the Forge from Halo 3, Halo Reach, and Halo 4 on Xbox 360. These maps have been successfully copied, and soon players will be able to enjoy them as they compete in the various multiplayer modes throughout the Halo series. Check out the developer Tweet on the news below and read on for more details.
Over 6.6 million user-generated maps in Halo 3, Halo: Reach, and Halo 4 have been successfully copied for future access in MCC! Learn more about our plan to bring these community creations forward: https://t.co/JBUrifp2mz pic.twitter.com/tPXdFVy8mp
— Halo (@Halo) August 28, 2019
Forge was the map creation tool in Halo 3, Halo: Reach, and Halo 4. It allowed players to create their own custom maps, placing everything from terrain to weapon spawns and vehicles. Game modes could be assigned to these maps, and from that point on players could compete in brand new multiplayer matches that they’d never seen before. Unfortunately all of the maps created on Xbox 360 haven’t been available for PC players until now.
In a blog post 343 Industries outlined exactly what they’ve done. They initiated a one time copy of user-generated maps from Halo 3, Halo: Reach, and Halo 4 on Xbox 360. As long as these map files were shared, they will be copied over to the current Halo MCC build. 343 Industries also confirmed that these maps and their game types will work across both Xbox One and PC versions of Halo MCC, meaning the community is about to see an influx of 6.6 million new maps and multiplayer games to play in them.
Every map that has been shared by players will be made available to them in their local game files. All that will be required, once 343 Industries has finished working on them, is to download them from your profile. While not all 6.6 million maps are going to be made widely available to all players, it will be possible to share them with others on the latest version of Halo MCC. This means that new players who have never experienced these user-generated maps can play them for the first time.
Until now the community has been creating new maps in the remastered versions of Halo 3, Halo: Reach, and Halo 4 in Halo MCC. Now however, that won’t be necessary if players want to jump into a quick match with a completely new map. This brings Halo MCC more in line with the original Halo games, and for PC players this is truly special.
Don’t forget to check out the Halo MCC flighting developer update for July 2019.