Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Now Available On Steam

Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Launched On PC
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Following the recent teaser, Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary has finally launched on Steam as part of the Master Chief Collection. If you're subscribed to Xbox Game Pass for PC, Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary is included in the Master Chief Collection. The game is also available on Steam and the Microsoft Store for $9.99, if you are looking to purchase it separately. The Master Chief Collection is currently retailing for $39.99.

The PC port of Combat Evolved Anniversary is made in collaboration with Saber Interactive. Halo: CEA features the following:

Optimized for PC: Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary has been optimized for PC, allowing you to run the game at solid 60+ fps at 4K resolution. The game also supports ultrawide resolutions, FOV customization, and much more.

Great Campaign: If you've played Halo: Reach by now, Combat Evolved Anniversary is the second chapter in the saga. Stepping in the shoes of Master Chief, you'll be paving your path forward by fighting alien forces across 10 amazing missions.

Anniversary Features: The Anniversary feature allows you to toggle between remastered graphics and original graphics from the Halo: Combat Evolved, in case you desire a hit of nostalgia.

Multiplayer: Jump into the multiplayer side of Halo with an updated progression system and over 19 multiplayer maps.

Additional features include:

  • 4K resolution
  • New Spartan customization 3D model viewer
  • Ability to toggle between H: CEA and H: CE Classic audio for multiplayer
  • Mouse + Keyboard input support
  • Customizable key bindings
  • Variable Frame Rate (VFR) support (experimental feature)
  • Adjustable FOV (experimental feature)
  • Ultrawide and alternate resolution support
  • Text chat

Competitive Games

  • HCE Hardcore Doubles (2v2 w/ Hardcore Slayer rules)

Social Games (Match Composer)

  • 1v1 - Precision Slayer
  • 2v2 - Precision Slayer & Asset Denial
  • 4v4 - Precision Slayer, Auto Slayer, Flag & Bomb, Zone Control, Asset Denial, Action Sack, and Snipers
  • 8P FFA - Slayer, Zone Control, Asset Denial, Action Sack, and Snipers
  • 8v8 - Precision Slayer, Flag & Bomb, Zone Control, Action Sack, and Snipers

In addition to the new Halo: CE Anniversary offerings, players will also find an update to Halo: Reach Matchmaking:

Halo: Reach Social Games

  • 4v4 - Rotated in featured "Halo: CE Anniversary" category for Halo: Reach which contains maps and game settings that emulate Halo: CE.

Besides these, 343 Industries has also made some major improvements to the Master Chief Collection as a whole, which include:

  • Updated crouch/movement mechanic for mouse + keyboard user
  • Push-to-talk voice chat
  • Push-to-talk key binding
  • Separated key-bindings on a per-title basis
  • Datacenter ping values are now visible
  • The message of the Day added
  • Updated zoom controls
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