Halo 3: ODST Download Codes Being Sent, New Update For Halo: TMCC Rolls-Out

As promised, Microsoft is now sending out download codes for Halo 3: ODST to early Halo: The Master Chief Collection buyers.

Back in 2014, when Halo: The Master Chief Collection was first released, developer 343 Industries promised early buyers a Halo 3: ODST campaign. The offer was limited to those who bought the game between release day and on or before December 14.

If you are among those who bought the game in this timeframe, you should be getting the code anytime now (if you haven’t already). Similar to other Halo games included in Halo:TMCC, Halo 3:ODST campaign will hit 1080p with 60Fps on Xbox One.

At the time of this writing, Halo 3: ODST isn’t available on the Xbox Store but it shouldn’t be long before that happens. Let us know if the title is available in your region or not.

On a related note, Halo: The Master Chief Collection has received a new update 5.30.15. Patch notes revealed plenty of improvements, changes and more.

You can see all the details below:


  • Remnant [Remake of the Halo 2 Classic multiplayer map Relic] is now available for all users
  • 100 New Achievements added for ODST and Remnant. To see the list, head here.
  • Players can now search for Gamertags and access file share, by selecting their own Gamertag in the Active Roster. To learn how, head here.
  • Enables DLC addition of Halo 3: ODST campaign (available separately via the Xbox Store). For more information on Halo 3: ODST campaign, go here.


  • Improved skill matchmaking for parties in ranked playlists
  • Made an updated to ensure that parties are no longer separated onto different teams in ranked playlists
  • Improved rank stability to prevent ranks from incorrectly resetting
  • Quit and loss penalties are now applied immediately in matchmaking


  • Resolved Assault Rifle and Shotgun registration issues
  • Fixed an issue with vehicle audio in split-screen
  • Reduced occurrences of players falling out of map
  • Improved stability while title is in “suspend” mode
  • Improved music playback for Campaign


  • Fixed an issue where playlist scores posted to Leaderboards incorrectly
  • Improved host migration handling in for peer-to-peer custom game matches


  • Added UI support for Halo 3 voice chat in matchmaking
  • Improved Campaign stability
  • Fixed an issue where the scoring HUD would not display in Campaign
  • Fixed an issue where some players could experience a delayed spawn into a matchmade game


  • Fixed an issue where the scoring HUD would not display in Campaign


  • Added support for displaying parties as a group in the roster
  • Improved handling of dedicated servers
  • Team colors are preserved after every match in custom games
  • Fixed a host migration issue for Custom Games
  • Improved handling of player joinability and leader promotions through Active Roster
  • Improved stability of 16 player parties


  • Improved Forge Stability with large number of players on high budget maps
  • Added support for Infection within Halo 3 Forge maps
  • Fixed an issue where “Place at Start” did not function correctly in Halo 3
  • Fixed an issue where controller settings were not respected in Halo 2: Anniversary


  • Improvements to achievement unlocking throughout title
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the Blast Can achievements from unlocking in matchmaking


  • Made improvements to stat tracking for all titles
  • Improved functionality of unlock notifications
  • Improved voice chat functionality throughout all titles
  • Improved PGCR stats/details and stat uploading reliability
  • Fixed issues where local & shared files may not appear under “My Files”
  • Improved Stability of Co-op play in Campaign Playlists
  • UI now sorts achievements, nameplates, and avatars based on what you have unlocked
  • Improved Scoring functionality during Co-Op Campaign sessions
  • Improved Spartan Ops performance
  • Improvements made to mission progression in Campaign Playlists
  • Improved Rival functionality in Campaign Playlists
  • Improved stability for Halo 2: Anniversary map loading in matchmaking
  • Final scoreboard is now displayed during outro loading screen after a match

More details are available at Halowaypoint.