Today is a very sad day for the Halo community. The last servers for some of our favorite titles have come to an end. I remember my first time booting up Halo 3 with that iconic start up and menu screen. Multiplayer was a blast, playing my first match in BTB with my step brother and I driving around a warthog on Valhalla as an enemy player was on our gunner seat. It was truly a special moment. And who could forget playing ODST for the first time, the smooth jazz playing as a text scroll described the time and place. I could go on and on about all of these games, Reach and Halo 4 as well. But I think what’s special is we all have our own special moments and memories we cherish from these amazing games.
To those like me who’ve played them for years: I want to thank you for every match you played and for helping give all of us an amazing experience together as a community.
To those who didn’t get to experience these games back when they first came out: I encourage you to hop on MCC and experience the closest thing you can to what those games were like. While it can’t truly capture the magic those games had first booting them up, it does serve as a platform to be able to play those games seamlessly.
If anyone is still holding out on the servers: good luck to you. I don’t know if people are able to, but if you are, I wish you all the best. Finish this fight, and send them out with a bang!