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Halo: The Master Chief Collection gets the new Flood Firefight mode

Halo: The Master Chief Collection gets the new Flood Firefight mode

Despite the huge success of Halo Infinite, which has shaken the panorama of the free-to-play shooters, 343 Industries does not forget about Halo: The Master Chief Collection. The developer has launched a brand new update that comes with very interesting additions. The most important one is a new cooperative mode called Flood Firefight for Halo 3: ODST. It's a survival mode that pits the players against waves of Flood enemies. 

343 Industries has detailed every aspect of the Flood Firefight mode in a statement:


"First, players will notice that Flood are accompanied by dense fog which gives each Firefight mission a new and spooky ambiance. Players will see this fog dynamically fade in when a Flood wave spawns and fade back out when a regular Covenant wave spawns (in variants which mix Flood and Covenant enemies).

Flood can now occupy vehicles for the first time since Halo 2 and players will encounter (and potentially commandeer) these across multiple Firefight missions. Flood enemies now have a few new animations which allow them to pilot these vehicles, traverse the environment more effectively, and even wield support weapons like turrets.

In ODST, there are also three new types of Flood Combat Forms—the infected civilian, the infected ODST, and the infected Elite Major which sports red armor and energy shields.

The Flood can employ all their familiar strategies as well. Stalker Forms can climb on walls and deploy as Ranged Forms in unexpected locations, totally changing the way the classic Firefight missions play. Flood can also drop onto the map via dispersal pods.

Lastly, unlike the Master Chief, ODSTs can be infected and resurrected by the Flood. Beware, as you may have to fight your own resurrected allies—or even yourself!"


More changes

The Flood Firefight mode is part of a free update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection that also includes UI improvements for all the games in the pack, adjustments to modding, campaign crossplay for Halo 3 and ODST, and also campaign customization options for Halo 4.

If you want to enjoy the best games in the Halo franchise, Halo: The Master Chief Collection gives you access to enhanced versions of the main games in the series, including Halo: Reach, Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 2: Anniversary, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, and Halo 4. You can get six different Halo games in a single package at a very reasonable price by using our comparator to look for your Halo: The Master Chief Collection code.

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