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How to use Halo: Reach mods

The Master Chief Collection brings heaps of old Halo games to PC alongside the potential to mod them, here’s how

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Halo: Reach mods are one of the new additions introduced to Bungie’s iconic shooter since 343 Industries brought it to PC via the Master Chief Collection. The ability to mod your Halo PC experience makes sense. Not just because we’re in the merry land of PC gaming where everything can be tweaked, but because Halo has always had a swathe of game-changing cheats, items, and special skulls. One of the most popular is the Grunt Birthday Party, which results in confetti popping out of the diminutive foe’s head when you pop it off their shoulders.

Early signs are that Halo MCC modding is going to be especially popular. Speaking to us at X019, 343 Industries community lead Brian Jarrard shares that, during a test flight, Halo: Reach modding took players no time at all to get into – the game wasn’t even out then, either. “The speed at which people have started to mod and tinker already has been really cool,” he recalls. “It took them maybe an hour from the first flight to start changing weapon behaviours, making players that could jump and fly.”

Modding in Halo: Reach, or any of the other Halo games in the Master Chief Collection for that matter requires bypassing the game’s anti-cheat software. Luckily for us, 343 has provided a pretty simple workaround. Read on to find out how you can do it so you can use Halo: Reach mods, too.

How to use Halo: Reach mods

When you boot up the Halo Master Chief Collection, you’ll be presented with the option to load into the normal version, or another with anti-cheat disabled. You’ll want to pick the second option, as it applies to Halo: Reach, too, and allows you to use mods.

Anti-cheat may sound a bit threatening, but it isn’t anything major. It’s simply there to let players enjoy modded up campaigns or custom matches. It also allows more competitive minded players to go head-to-head in different, and hopefully, cheat-free spaces in the normal version of Halo MCC.

And there you have it, and how to use Halo: Reach mods. The Master Chief Collection only launched yesterday, so there hasn’t been a bunch just yet. On the bright side, though, if you’d like more Tim Allen in your menu screen then you’re already covered. That should tide even the most passionate modder over.

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