Is Forge Coming to Halo Master Chief Collection?

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This week, we saw the highly-anticipated release of the Halo Master Chief Collection! Included with it came Halo Reach, Halo Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST and Halo 4 (although only Reach is currently available).

However many fans have noticed that there is no option to play Forge, or custom maps at all. If you are playing on Xbox One, the Forge mode will already be available to you.

Is Forge Coming?

Yes, in a development update posted in November 2019, 343 Industries confirmed that Forge mode will be coming to the PC platform. Here’s what they said:

As stated previously, PC’s Forge and Theater require a lot of heavy lifting to make functional and feel good on PC. This work is extensive, and something the teams are hard at work on making right.

To do so, this required these two features come to PC later in the game’s life cycle next year. This also includes the ability to upload to file shares on PC, which will not be available at launch. Instead, this will be brought online once some security feature work is done.

So looks like PC players have a little waiting to do. We’re hoping to see a release sometime early 2020. It seems that it’s still possible to download custom maps and game modes, but it can only be done by going to other players profiles and browsing their file share.

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Phillip Anderson
Phillip Anderson
Hey, I'm Phillip Anderson! After studying Video Game Design at University, I began writing articles at PwrDown in my free time. I currently play my games on PC, but also own a PS4 & Nintendo Switch. I'm also a VR enthusiast, owning an Oculus Rift S where you might find me playing Beat Saber or Skyrim VR!