Feudal armours feature alongside zombie survival, new maps and expanded custom games.
Whᴀᴛ ɪs Mᴀster Chief ɪꜰ ɴᴏt a ʙɪɢ daft kɴɪɢʜᴛ questɪɴg ʜɪs ᴡᴀʏ aᴄʀᴏss ᴏᴜᴛer sᴘᴀᴄᴇ? 343 ᴄᴇʀᴛᴀɪɴly thɪɴks sᴏ, wɪᴛh Seᴀsᴏɴ 8 ᴏꜰ tʜᴇ Halo: Tʜᴇ Mᴀster Chief Collectiᴏɴ ᴅʀᴇssɪɴg ᴏᴜʀ ꜰᴀʀ-future sᴏlᴅɪᴇrs ᴜᴘ ɪɴ ʜɪstᴏʀical cospʟᴀʏ wʜᴇn ɪᴛ ᴀʀʀɪᴠᴇs ɴᴇxᴛ ᴡᴇek.
Featuring voiceover that would sound more at home in Skyrim than a far-off ringworld, the latest trailer for the MCC sets the stage for a more historical take on Halo, with bizarre armour sets inspired by everything from Roman soldiers and Viking warriors to, uhh, Skeletor.
Fortunately, feudal armour isn't the only thing coming to the MCC next week. Season 8 is bringing the Flood to Halo 3: ODST Firefight, Halo 3 is getting a new map based on an overhauled Halo 2 classic, and custom game support will be expanded to include Halo 1 and 3 (the former of which now features full mod support).
Sadly, it appears Season 8 may be the last major update the MCC sees for some time. With Halo Infinite coming in hot this December, 343 is putting the legacy collection on the backburner—and that while there's still plenty it wants to add to the MCC, Seasonal updates will likely stop with this final drop.
Season 8 of Halo: The Master Chief Collection arrives next Wednesday, October 13.