Halo 2: Anniversary Release Times Announced

If you’ve been eagerly awaiting the release date for Halo 2: Anniversary on the PC, there isn’t too long to go now. Releasing on May 12th, John Junszek announced a list of release times for countries around the globe.

Halo 2: Anniversary is the latest in the line of staggered releases as part of Halo: The Master Chief Collection on PC. We’ve so far seen Halo Reach and Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary with the rest of the lineup expected to launch throughout 2020.

What Time Will Halo 2: Anniversary Release?

In a short Twitter statement, Junyszek said that “Due to current bandwidth concerns across the globe”, Halo 2: Anniversary will release during off-peak hours.

This will still be a simultaneous launch though, it’s just that depending on the time zone you are in, you may see it release at a strange hour.

To break it down for you, Halo 2: Anniversary will release on the following dates and times.

May 12th

8 PM – Pacific Time

11 PM – Eastern Time

10 PM – Mexico City

May 13th

12 AM – São Paulo

4 AM – London

4 AM – Lagos

5 AM – Paris

5 AM – Berlin

6 AM – Moscow

11 AM – Beijing

12 PM – Tokyo

1 PM – Sydney

3 PM – Auckland

What To Expect In Halo 2: Anniversary

From what we’ve seen in the previous PC releases, it looks like Halo 2: Anniversary will remain mostly unchanged compared to its console counterpart. You’ll still be able to toggle the remastered graphics on and off whenever you wish though – a fan-favorite feature.

The biggest changes will be the ability to run Halo 2 in resolutions up to 4k UHD and at over 60 FPS. It will also have ultrawide monitor support, FOV customization, and fully-customizable keyboard and mouse support.

The multiplayer is also set to have a “completely updated progression system” which should help keep things fresh. There will also be seven remastered maps in addition to the original 25.

Are you excited to finally get your hands on Halo 2: Anniversary on the PC? Do you think it will become your new favorite in the Halo franchise? Let us know down in the comments section below.