Halo: The Master Chief Collection

  • Online Co-Op: 4 Players
  • Couch Co-Op: 2 Players
  • LAN Co-Op: 4 Players
  • + Co-Op Campaign
  • + Co-Op Modes
  • + Combo Co-Op
Halo: Master Chief Collection Gets LAN Support
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Halo: Master Chief Collection Gets LAN Support

Big update in anticipation of its inclusion in the Xbox Game Pass program

343 Industries dropped a big update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection earlier this week that includes a number of enhancements and improvements, but it also adds perhaps one of the most requested features for certain folks: LAN play with no Internet connection required.

The update is available now and you can check out the official post on the Halo Waypoint site for all the details on what it includes (such as visual enhancements if you're on the Xbox One X, "intelligent delivery" so you can choose what to install, and faster load times), but the real highlight here is adding LAN support. This means you and your buddies can all get together with your individual TVs and Xbox Ones, connect them to a network hub, and game together without needing any Internet connection at all. Per 343, here's how you set that up:

Go to the Network menu in Settings and switch the "Network" option to "LAN." In order to setup offline LAN play on MCC, a DHCP enabled hub will be required - these hubs allow IP addresses to be assigned to connected consoles. Alternatively, you can also manually configure the IP addresses for each Xbox via the System Settings for each console on the network. Either way, each Xbox needs to have a unique identity with a network configuration that allows it to route packets.

If you've been waiting for 343 to fix many of the issues that were present since it first launched 4 years ago, now may be a good time to hop in and check it out; and if you subscribe to the Xbox Game Pass program, you'll be able to do so this Saturday, September 1 when the game gets added to it. Sadly, there's still no word about Halo 3: ODST's Firefight mode getting added. Maybe that will be in the next update.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection is available on the Xbox One. Couch co-op, online co-op, combo co-op, and (now) LAN co-op are supported in each of the story campaigns, though the exact number of players supported varies. You can check out our DB entry for it to see those number.

Source: Halowaypoint.com