After a period of testing last month, Microsoft is now ready to add Halo 2: Anniversary to the Master Chief Collection on PC. The 2004 masterpiece will be heading to Steam and Game Pass on May 12th, just over two months after Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary released. We even have specific unlock times for each region.
If you are eager to jump in as soon as Halo 2 goes live next week, then you can find region specific unlock times from a Halo Community Manager below:
It's a simultaneous launch, but time zones are trying to make it confusing 🌎
🇺🇸 8PM PT
🇲🇽 10PM Mexico City
🇺🇸 11PM ET
🇧🇷 12AM São Paulo
🇬🇧 4AM London
🇳🇬 4AM Lagos
🇫🇷 5AM Paris
🇩🇪 5AM Berlin
🇷🇺 6AM Moscow
🇨🇳 11AM Beijing
🇯🇵 12PM Tokyo
🇦🇺 1PM Sydney
🇳🇿 3PM Auckland
— John Junyszek (@Unyshek) May 10, 2020
Halo 2 originally came out for the Xbox in 2004 and eventually made its way to PC as a Games for Windows Live title. Since Games for Windows Live shut down years ago, playing the original Halo 2 on PC can be an inconvenient process. Of course, The Anniversary edition fixes all of that, while also adding in remastered graphics, completely remade cinematics and other improvements. On the PC, the game will also support higher resolutions, frame rates and 21:9 displays.
Halo 2: Anniversary comes to PC on May 12th. If you already own the full Master Chief Collection on Steam, then you will automatically be able to begin downloading it next week. Alternatively, if you are buying the games one at a time, you can get it as DLC for the collection at £6.99. You can also subscribe to Xbox Game Pass for PC and get instant access through there.
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