Halo: The Master Chief Collection

  • Online Co-Op: 4 Players
  • Couch Co-Op: 2 Players
  • + Co-Op Campaign
  • + Co-Op Modes
  • + Combo Co-Op
Halo: The Master Chief Collection Co-Op FAQ
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Halo: The Master Chief Collection Co-Op FAQ

Breaking down Halo 1, 2, 3 and 4's cooperative play.

With four full games at your disposal, there's a lot of cooperative options for gamers looking to join a friend on Master Chief and Cortana's journey. Let's break down all the co-op options available to you in Halo: The Master Chief Collection on Xbox One.

  1. How many players can play Halo: The Master Chief Collection locally (couch co-op)?
  2. How many players can play Halo: The Master Chief Collection via system link or LAN?
  3. How many players can play Halo: The Master Chief Collection online?
  4. How many players are supported in combo co-op?
  5. Is a Gold Membership required for the second player in combo co-op on the 360?
  6. What direction is the screen split in couch co-op for Halo: The Master Chief Collection?
  7. How do you begin a co-op session in Halo: The Master Chief Collection?
  8. How does save game progress work for co-op play in Halo: The Master Chief Collection?
  9. Can I join a game if the host is further along than me in Halo: The Master Chief Collection?
  10. What does the Halo: The Master Chief Collection season pass get you?
  11. Where is Spartan Ops in Halo: The Master Chief Collection?
  12. Where is Firefight in Halo: The Master Chief Collection?

 

How many players can play Halo: The Master Chief Collection locally (couch co-op)?

Two players can play any of the four games in Halo: The Master Chief Collection in split-screen couch co-op.

 

How many players can play Halo: The Master Chief Collection via system link or LAN?

Halo 1 and 2 allows two players for co-op, Halo 3 and 4 allows 4.

 

How many players can play Halo: The Master Chief Collection online?

Two players for Halo 1 and 2. Four players for Halo 3 and 4.

 

How many players are supported in combo co-op?

Halo: CE Anniversary – 2 players max, split-screen or online

Halo 2: Anniversary – 2 players max, split-screen or online

Halo 3 – 4 players max online, 2 players max split-screen

Halo 4 – 4 players max online, 2 players max split-screen

 

Is a Gold Membership required for the second player in combo co-op on the Xbox One?

No, since Gold Membership can be shared on the console with family members this doesn't matter anymore.

 

What direction is the screen split in couch co-op for Halo: The Master Chief Collection?

Horizontally. On Halo 1 and Halo 2 the game utilizes the full 16:9 screen. On Halo 3 and Halo 4 the game is cropped to a 4:3 ration for split screen.

Halo 1 and 2 Split

Halo 3 and 4 Split

 

How do you begin a co-op session in Halo: The Master Chief Collection?

You can start a party with a friend through the main menu and then simply choose a campaign, playlist or mission to start. If too many players are in the party the game will not let you start the session.

 

How does save game progress work for co-op play in Halo: The Master Chief Collection?

Because everything is unlocked, for the most part, this doesn't matter. That said the mid-mission progress is saved to the host.

 

Can I join a game if the host is further along than me in Halo: The Master Chief Collection?

Yes. Everything is unlocked. You can skip around.

 

What does the Halo: The Master Chief Collection season pass get you?

Everything is included on the disc. Post launch content like the Halo 5: Guardians beta and Halo: Nightfall are free.

 

Where is Spartan Ops in Halo: The Master Chief Collection?

343 will be releasing all of the Spartan Ops missions by Mid-December for the collection.

 

Where is Firefight in Halo: The Master Chief Collection?

Sadly, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, doesn't offer any Firefight modes of play. That game was mode was part of Halo 3: ODST and Halo: Reach.

 

 

 

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