Halo 360 Games Now Backwards Compatible

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Microsoft may not get a lot of things right, but they do know how to make gamers happy. It was announced on Friday that all Xbox Halo 360 games now backwards compatible. Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, Halo 4 and Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary are available for download. They are available for the Xbox One, Xbox One S. Backwards compatibility will be coming soon for the Xbox One X.

Earlier this summer, Microsoft announced that all 360-era Halo DLC content like map packs are free. Now, keep in mind that Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary will not be available for digital download.  The disc is backwards compatible but the digital version will be available soon.  Not only that, they mentioned all original Xbox games were going backwards compatible too.

According to Microsoft, digital titles that you own will show up in “Ready to Install” section of your Xbox One. Have a disc? Place the disc in your console and it will begin downloading the game to your hard drive.

Microsoft even took time to tease characters that will be showing up in Awakening the Nightmare expansion next week.



Unyielding tyrant.

Warlord Pavium is an architect and siegemaster, making and unmaking fortifications at Atriox’s command. Given the epithet “The Unbreakable” for his implacable discipline and prowess in combat engineering, Pavium’s skill is unimpeachable, but conflicting ties of loyalty to his clan and brother has slowed advancement in the Banished. Eager to prove his worth, Pavium has redoubled the efforts of his pack since their setback on the Halo ring. His efforts have not gone without notice, and Atriox has tasked Pavium and his brother with a mission to judge their worthiness as members of the warmaster’s inner circle.

Pavium is a traditional Jiralhanae combat engineer, taking to the field of battle as an engine of destruction, smashing enemy lines as part of the pack’s vanguard. His panoply of war always includes his custom warplate and a relic tower shield gifted to him by Decimus. On the battlefield, Pavium is a walking tank armed with a Heavy Mortar System for direct bombardment and a Target Designator for calling out high-value targets for combined fire.



Wraith Invader

Assault transport.

In the Covenant, ecclesiastical authorities ultimately oversaw even the most trivial modifications to existing designs. Improvements or alterations required layers of bureaucracy to navigate, and often took decades to gain approval from the Prophets. The Banished approval process is much simpler: if there is a demonstrated need and materials available a pack leader can make any changes that he or she wishes. The Wraith Invader is an example of this freedom, with Pavium taking damaged mortar tank hulls and repurposing them into heavy troop carriers.



Mega Turret

Heavy artillery emplacement.

The Mega Turret was used to protect Covenant military and religious installations, but these massive cannons have also been encountered at remote colonies and outposts guarding nothing of obvious value and reflexively attacking all who approach without long-forgotten authorization codes. The Banished deploy the Mega Turret as a straightforward anti-siege weapon at war camps on the Ark which have the necessary infrastructure and permanence to support their use.