Trusted Reviews may earn an affiliate commission when you purchase through links on our site. Learn More

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Xbox One X update is here and it’s absolutely massive

Microsoft has finally released the long-awaited Xbox One X update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

After almost four years since its rocky launch, the new patch for Master Chief’s collection of adventures is arguably its biggest yet.

Every single title in the package has now been enhanced for Xbox One X to operate at 4K Ultra HD with additional HDR support.

It all runs at 60fps, too, although that was in place before this update. This remains the best place to play Halo, and now it’s even better if you can stomach the download size.

Related: Upcoming Xbox One Games

However, the price of running the Master Chief Collection at 4K comes at a cost, and that is an update weighing in at 73GB.

It’s worth noting that this update implements far more than visual improvements. 343 Industries has detailed menu changes, matchmaking improvements and more over on Halo Waypoint.

Even though it compiles a handful of ageing first-person shooters, 343 Industries appears to have done an excellent job refining the inner workings. Here’s what we thought in our 2015 review:

Related: Best Xbox One Games

‘The Master Chief Collection is a must for Halo fans. Yet this is one HD remake that doesn’t have to rely on nostalgia: these golden greats can stand the test of time.’

Microsoft has confirmed that Halo: The Master Chief Collection will be launching as part of Xbox Game Pass from September 1, 2018, so it’ll be yours for the price of a membership.

Will you jumping back into The Master Chief Collection? Let us know on Facebook and Twitter @trustedreviews.


Unlike other sites, we thoroughly review everything we recommend, using industry standard tests to evaluate products. We’ll always tell you what we find. We may get a commission if you buy via our price links. Tell us what you think – email the Editor