It’s a big day for Halo, as Halo: The Master Chief Collection‘s long-awaited Season 6 update is finally here on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. The free update adds 100 tiers of new content in its battle pass-style system, along with perhaps the most exciting new addition to the compilation package in years–a new map for Halo 3.
The Waterfall map, which originally debuted in the short-lived free-to-play Halo Online game for Russia, is now available in MCC through Custom Games. It’s the first new DLC map for Halo 3 in more than a decade, and it won’t be the last, either. Microsoft is testing another Halo Online map, Edge, but it needed more work so it didn’t make it in for Season 6.
In a new interview, developers from 343 Industries spoke to GameSpot about releasing new maps for Halo 3 and shed some light on the development and design process. “Our goal is to give players more things to look forward to as well as new ways to play the game. Maps are one of the more complex pieces of content to bring into Halo: MCC,” design director Max Szlagor said.
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