• To celebrate the release of Halo: The Master Chief Collection on Steam, Xbox Games Studios has provided 5 Steam copies of the game and 5 Xbox One copies of the game! We will be giving these away in the Gaming Giveaways |OT|. Some Steam copies will also be given away to the PC Gaming Era community.
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Halo Reach hits 160,000 concurrent users on Steam!

Oct 25, 2017
Lol, the difference to Gears 5 is huge.

I thought people would prefer to use Game Pass
Halo is a $40 collection, or $10 for Halo Reach only. Its multiplayer is popular so people will be playing it for a long time.

Gears 5 is a full price game and for many it's a single player game. It also has bad regional pricing in Europe. Makes sense that people used a month of game pass for it while choosing to buy Halo.


Oct 26, 2017
Literally more people are playing Halo now on Steam alone than watching it on Twitch XD When was the last time that happen?


Jun 15, 2018
I'd love to be playing right now but Game Pass is getting slammed or something because my download is going so damn slow.


Oct 30, 2017
It would be great if they came out with a new one that iterated on what worked for past titles and wasn't trying to chase after the success of other franchises.


Oct 25, 2017
Which is better? Chronological order starting with reach or release order starting with Halo 1?
While reach does mess with the timeline, it really only hurt extended universe stuff... but it does tie directly into Halo CE

It doesn't spoil anything, it will just be weird because Reach plays a bit differently than Halo 1-3


Dec 7, 2017
I'll play it on gamepass but really happy with the community reaction to this. Can't believe it took this long..