.Revealed on Halo’s Twitter, this transfer was the first one that will be followed by custom maps on August 26, 2019, at 10am PT/1pm ET.
For those unfamiliar, this is a one-time service that will bring over custom game types and maps from the original Xbox 360 versions of Halo 3, Halo 4, and Halo: Reach.
To ensure your custom maps will be moved over, players must load up one of the three previously mentioned Halo games on their Xbox 360 or Xbox One via back-compat and ensure the local files that you want to be copied over to MCC are uploaded to your file share. Once the process begins on August 26, make sure to leave them there for at least 24 hours so the copy can complete without any issues.
As it stands, 343 Industries is planning on making the uploaded custom game types and maps from all three games available on Xbox One with the launch of Halo: Reach. Considering Halo: The Master Chief Collection for PC will launch with only Halo: Reach, game type and maps from Reach will transfer over, while the Halo 3 and Halo 4 files will be made available when those titles are released.
Once the update is made available, Xbox One players will have their files copied automatically and they will be ready to use. PC players will need to “load into MCC on Xbox after the update to make these available.” All of these game types and maps will be found in the local files.
343 Industries does note that screenshots, films, and film clips will not be brought over, although it is working on a way to bring screenshots to Halo Waypoint to make them both viewable and downloadable.
There is still no release date for Halo: The Master Chief Collection for PC or Halo: Reach, but 343 is hard at work on making the PC “FireFlight” test available to users, even though it was delayed from its planned July release.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection for PC and Halo: Reach being added to MCC for PC and Xbox were revealed earlier this year. Each game in Halo: The Master Chief Collection PC will be released one-at-a-time in chronological order of the canon story.
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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN who can’t wait to try Halo on PC. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst.