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Microsoft Celebrates Halo Series Coming to Xbox One Backward Compatibility With Free DLC

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A lot of map packs.

Microsoft and 343 Industries announced a “summer celebration” for the Halo franchise this week, including new merchandise and a 4K update for Halo 5: Guardians alongside the Xbox One X launch this November.

343 Industries also announced that Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, Halo 4, and Halo: CE Anniversary would be coming to Xbox One backward compatibility later this year. The four Xbox 360 titles join Halo: Reach and Halo Wars, which became backward compatible with the Xbox One in December 2015 and March 2016.


Additionally, “every Xbox 360 Halo add-on map pack” would become free on the Xbox Store permanently. The list of add-ons made free today include:

The only add-on not currently available for free is the Noble Map Pack for Halo: Reach, which should be fixed in the near future. Other events for Halo’s summer celebration are a planned Halo 3 throwback playlist in Halo 5: Guardians for the 10th anniversary of Halo 3, various community events, and more listed at Halo Waypoint.

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