Halo: Master Chief Collection Day One Owners Now Receiving Compensation January 18, 2015Posted by Maniac in Game News.
I really don’t need to retread here just how bad the launch of Halo: The Master Chief Collection was. Microsoft launched an unstable game full of bugs that was practically unplayable online. Now that the game has mostly stabilized, Microsoft has started delivering the compensation they promised to the game’s early players.
First up, Microsoft promised they would deliver a free month of Xbox Live to affected users. The free month credit has started distributing this weekend. Thankfully Microsoft has made this credit pretty seamless, they are automatically applying an extra month of online play to all affected Xbox Live accounts without the need to redeem any code.
Second, 343 Industries promised affected users would have access to some exclusive nameplates and avatar icons for their game. That content has also started to automatically unlock for selected users. If you want to check to see if you have it, simply fire up the game and go into your extras menu. You’ll find the nameplate and avatar options next to the Spartan Tag and armor selection options. The exclusive avatars and nameplates are at the very end of both lists. New nameplates include a Golden Master Chief helmet nameplate, and new avatars include various Mister Chief drawings along with an image of Halo writer Frank O’Connor. Again, no code is needed to access this content.
One final thing has been promised to affected users and that of course is a free upgrade to the game which will include the complete Single Player campaign of Halo 3: ODST in 1080p. That isn’t expected to be ready until at least March.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection is out now exclusively on Xbox One.