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Players who haven’t upgraded to The Master Chief collection have some bad news. The entire library of Halo Xbox 360 games will have their online services discontinued in one year.

Players will still be able to play these games after everything is done. Here is the list of games: Halo: Reach, Halo 4, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Spartan Assault, Halo Wars. After December 2021 players just won’t be able to use the online features for these games.

This news comes to use a few days ago from If you didn’t know the process to take these services offline has already begun. Here is the timeline of events that will be taking place.

Phase One – Fall 2019 

  • One-time migration of over 6M pieces of Halo Xbox 360 Legacy UGC data to Halo: The Master Chief Collection  

Phase Two – December 2020 (WE ARE HERE) 

  • Initial notification to players
  • Digital sales of Halo Xbox 360 titles are halted 
  • *Halo Xbox 360 DLC can still be acquired at no cost

Phase Three – 2021 

  • Continued messaging and reminders throughout the year across Halo channels 

Phase Four – December 2021 

  • Halo Xbox 360 legacy services are turned off  

The reason that 343 is doing this is to get more people on other projects. To move resources to The Master Chief Collection and Halo Infinite. It’s exciting to see that this studio is ready to do this. Especially after what’s been going on with Cyberpunk 2077. Take a minute and bookmark for all of your gaming news.

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