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Halo: The Master Chief Collection PC performance thread


Oct 25, 2017
Western Australia

(Click for general game info.)

🖥 System requirements:

(See this image for more detailed information.)

🧰 Latest drivers: (as at 04/12/2019)
Nvidia: 441.41
AMD: 19.12.1
Intel: Depends on your processor; download the driver update utility

📊 Benchmarks:

🎩 Tips and tricks:
List of known issues: See this support article. (Credit to 343i itself via wwm0nkey.)
Cap the frame rate/potentially improve frame times: Download RivaTuner Statistics Server, input your desired framerate limit in the "Framerate limit" box, and hit enter (the program comes bundled with MSI Afterburner and earlier versions of EVGA PrecisionX). Alternatively, those with an Nvidia GPU have the option of Nvidia Inspector, which can also be used to impose a framerate cap, either in a similar manner to RTSS or by way of forcing a different vsync interval (click the small tool icon to open the game profile section).
Note: Useful if you your system can't maintain, say, 60fps and you're sensitive to the wild fluctuations, or you're experiencing uneven frametimes. The greater window the engine has to render a given frame, if you're imposing a lower framerate than the game can otherwise provide, may also help in alleviating stuttering related to data streaming.
Stop the game from crashing after 15 minutes on touch-capable systems running Windows 10: Open the task manager, switch to the Services tab and disable TabletInputService.
Fix Windows Store version not launching: Run the game from the start menu rather than the Xbox/Microsoft store app. (Credit to thestinman @ Reddit via RankFTW.)
Fix Windows Store version not launching correctly: Ensure you're running the latest version of the game by opening the Microsoft Store app, clicking the downward-facing arrow button in the top-right corner, and clicking "Get updates". (Credit to Ostron.)
Fix Easy Anti-Cheat false positives: Disable any RGB or peripheral-related software. (Credit to wwm0nkey.)

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⚙ Graphics settings:
Field of view: 70 -> 120 in increments of 1
Vehicle field of view: 70 -> 120 in increments of 1
Gamma: Self-explanatory
Window mode: Fullscreen; Borderless; Windowed
Aspect ratio: All; 16:9; 16:10; 21:9; 4:3; 3:2; Native
Resolution scale: 25% -> 100% in increments of 1%
Vsync: Off/On
HUD anchoring: Edge/Centred
Frame rate limit: Unlimited/60fps
Graphics quality: Original/Enhanced
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Oct 25, 2017
Canary Islands, Spain
i7 6700k
GTX 1070

At 1920x1080 144 Hz with 90 FoV and "enhanced" graphics I'm getting 100~144 FPS. Absolutely beautiful performance
Next week I'll have a laptop with an i7 9750H, RTX 2070, 32 GB RAM and a 240 Hz screen, to replace this desktop. I wonder how many FPS I will be able to get on it

EDIT: Huh, sometimes it seems to cap itself at 60 FPS for a few seconds while driving the car, then jumps right again to 120+ FPS. Weird.
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Oct 25, 2017
Canary Islands, Spain
Okay check this out. It's running at 100+FPS, randomly caps itself at 60 FPS for a few seconds, then jumps back up to 100+ FPS again.

Happens randomly while driving the car. Super weird lol


Oct 25, 2017
Ran this 4K/60 on my 970 and a 4690k during flighting. Will report back if anything changes, but it looks like even a modest setup will get you a lot of pixels (shock).

Edit: still runs well at 4K
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Flappy Pannus

Feb 14, 2019
Topped out at 58% GPU usage at 4k when locked to 60 on my oc'd 1660. Basically 5700+ owners can probably downsample this from 8k.

Only small performance issue is a frame hitch when loading in new areas or reaching checkpoints.

Hopefully we can get some texture mods for this in the coming months.


Oct 27, 2017
Does anyone have the ability to check if there will be a performance or frametime difference between the Steam version and the MS Store version?


Oct 25, 2017
I thought it was gonna be straight up 60fps lock at launch. Glad to hear it’s mostly not 60 locked?


Oct 25, 2017
Msk / SPb, Russia
5120x3200 with everything maxed out - no sweat on my 2080, it doesn't even clock to base to hit 60 fps, runs at 1200 MHz. Haven't played much as I'll be waiting till we get all games before playing them but seems to run great so far.


Oct 25, 2017
GSYNC doesn't seem to be working for me which is a shame. VSYNC caps it to 60 and with it off it's just a screen tearing mess.


Oct 25, 2017
Edit: Wrong thread for that. I've been getting some screen tearing on PC Game Pass version. Not sure whats wrong.


Oct 27, 2017
Both, and Steam version. I can't go unlocked framerate and get gsync. Maybe it's just driver or nvidia stuff being dumb.
Works fine for me. Game defaulted to Borderless when first starting it up, and it worked even then (even though i have GSync set to only enable in fullscreen apps).

Not sure what your problem could be. Using latest Nvidia driver and Steam version.


Oct 27, 2017
Not really a performance issue but a Bit of an odd one this - I've got subtitles turned on but it's not displaying any at all. Toggled it on and off and restarted but no joy.

Happening to anyone else?

Games Pass version.


Oct 25, 2017
stoked to give this another shot...

thoughts on being somewhat competitive using a controller in MP? do they have controller only rooms or will i have to use mouse and keyboard


May 1, 2018
Played MP for 2 hours. Waiting time is pretty good.

NOTE: during 8v8 searching it might seem that its taking too long. After some time 12-14 players will jump in at once!


Dec 4, 2017
Holy moly nostalgia is hitting pretty hard, I truly love reach.

Has anyone else the problem that cpu and gpu aren´t really utilized, but getting only 55 to 70fps?

Intel Xeon 1231v3 (~30% usage with spikes to 60%)
RTX 2070 overclocked, driver 441.41 (~40% usage)
Steam Version
Edit: Resolution 3440x1440
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Oct 25, 2017
Anyone get HDR working with windows store version?

note: HDR *always* works for me on every pc game that has HDR featured. So im thinking this version may not have HDR?


Oct 25, 2017
is this happening only to me? game asks if i want to download files necessary for the game to launch, i say yes, but minutes after, it gives me this if i try to press start: