A remastered version of Xbox 360 title Halo: ODST is one of a number of freebies being offered as compensation for the shambolic launch of Halo: The Master Chief Collection.
The 1080p/60fps remaster includes the entire single player campaign and will be offered to anyone who played The Master Chief Collection between November 11th and December 19th.
343 is also offering a remake of Halo 2’s iconic Relic multiplayer map, as well as a free month of Xbox Live Gold access and an exclusive in-game nameplate and avatar.
The giveaways come after the Xbox One title has been hit with severe online functionality hitches since launch.
Last month, I promised the Halo and Xbox community that addressing the matchmaking issues and other bugs impacting players’ experience with Halo: The Master Chief Collection was our #1 priority,” 343 Industries boss Bonnie Ross said.
We’ve been working around the clock deploying weekly content updates and numerous server-side adjustments that have shown good results and we’re encouraged by the feedback we’re hearing from you. Another big hurdle was overcome when we added fan-favourite playlists, such as SWAT and Halo: CE, back to our matchmaking menu and we plan to add more soon.
Next week, we’ll release a content update that will add all 10 episodes of the cooperative experience ‘Spartan Ops’ for Halo 4, and will address other issues. I assure you that the team will continue to work on additional content updates to further improve the all-up gameplay experience.
This has been a humbling experience and highlighted how we as a studio can – and need – to do better for Xbox fans around the world. We are so grateful to our fans who have stood by our side and we appreciate all of your patience as we worked through these issues.”