Halo: Reach is now available on PC and Xbox One

Halo: Reach, one of the most popular games in the series, is now out and available on Xbox One and PC. This release comes as a part of the Halo: The Master Chief Collection (MCC) on both platforms, delivering a prequel story campaign and a barrage of multiplayer modes.

The Xbox One has been able to play the Xbox 360 version of Reach thanks to backward compatibility for some years now, but the new MCC version should deliver a much smoother experience with better visual fidelity, especially on the Xbox One X. On PC, Reach is the first game to come out of the Halo: The Master Chief Collection, with work ongoing from 343 Industries and supporting studios to port all of the games to the new platform.

The PC version also adds on features like full keyboard and mouse support, uncapped frame rates (although experimental), field of view customization, early modding support, and support for ultra-wide monitors, among others. See below for the Steam version's minimum and recommended system requirements:

Minimum

  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 960T | Intel i3550
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD HD 6850 | NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 20 GB available space

Recommended

  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: AMD FX-4100 | Intel i7-870
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon R7 360 | NVIDIA GTX 560 TI
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 20 GB available space

Xbox One players who already own the Halo: The Master Chief Collection can now access Reach's multiplayer without needing to drop any extra cash. The $9.99 Halo: Reach add-on purchase inserts the full campaign and Firefight co-op mode to the mix.

The Halo: Reach standalone PC version is available to purchase on the Microsoft Store and Steam also for $9.99. Purchasing the entire Halo: The Master Chief Collection is an option as well. Coming in at $39.99 across the Microsoft Store and Steam, it will deliver all six games from the bundle as they launch. Meanwhile, both PC and console variants of Xbox Game Pass subscriptions also have Halo: Reach available now.

In regards to cross-play, both Microsoft Store and Steam owners of Reach on PC can play all modes together. However, while cross-play between PC and Xbox One players isn't active, cross-progression is available. Campaign progress, achievements, and stats like ranks and leaderboards are shared between all the platforms.

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