343i Announces Halo 5 4K Patch Alongside Xbox One X Release


343 Industries and Microsoft have announced a Halo 5 4K patch alongside the release of the Xbox One X later this year.

Upon the announcement of the Xbox One X, many developers announced 4K support for their games on Xbox One X, but things remained silent around the most recent Halo installment, Halo 5: Guardians. As past of 343 Industries’ Halo Summer Celebration, the developer has announced that Halo 5 will be playable in “true” 4K resolution on Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox One X console.

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The patch is said to be released alongside the Xbox One X this November. More news about the update will be released later on.

In addition to the Halo 5 4K announcement, 343i has announced that Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, Halo 4, and Halo: CE Anniversary will be added to the library of Xbox One backwards compatible titles later this year. All titles will include both single player and multiplayer, and will support LAN play.

Each of these games will include campaign and multiplayer, and will even support LAN play on Xbox One – including LAN play between Xbox One and Xbox 360! Once released, you’ll be able to pop in your original disc or purchase a digital copy of the game via the Xbox Store and jump right in.

Best of all, once these titles are added to the program, every Xbox 360 Halo add-on map pack in the Xbox Store will be made available for free, ensuring you have everything you need to achieve maximum enjoyment in online matchmaking or custom games. We know this is something you’ve been asking for, and we’re excited to make these map packs available for all players.

Halo 5 Guardians is available now for Xbox One. As said, Microsoft’s upcoming enhanced Xbox One console, the Xbox One X, will release later this year on November 7. As always, we will keep you updated as soon as more information regarding the Halo 5 4K patch is released.