Halo: The Master Chief Collection

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A full, modded Campaign that tweaks the sandbox to make a more gratifying and decision-based game, where every piece of that sandbox has a distinct role. As well as adjusting Legendary difficulty to be less frustrating, but more fair while still challenging.

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THE MCC VERSION OF THIS MOD IS CURRENTLY NON-FUNCTIONAL AFTER THE HALO 3 UPDATE.

Instead, download the Project Cartographer version, and play that.




Welcome to Ruby's Rebalanced Halo 2!



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This is a full Campaign mod focused on refining the sandbox to create a more gratifying and decision-based game. The entire sandbox has been tweaked such that every weapon, vehicle, and AI has a distinct and useful role to fulfill, all about finding the best tools depending on the enemies, situation, and environment.

Legendary difficulty has been refined to be less frustrating, and more fair, while still challenging. Also featured are several level changes and additions, cosmetic tweaks, and more!

For a full list of changes, see here.

Below are in-depth videos covering key changes.






THIS MOD IS MEANT TO BE PLAYED WITH CLASSIC GRAPHICS. While it can be played on Anniversary graphics without issue for the most part, there are a few visual changes that the remastered graphics do not support, resulting in a few oddities here and there. Such as botched ODSTs, complete lack of Flood shield flare, and some projectiles won't show up. And as such, the game plays significantly better on classic graphics anyway.

MANUAL INSTALLATION FOR NON-VORTEX USERS:

1. Move all of your vanilla maps to a backup location. Maps are found in C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Halo The Master Chief Collection\halo2\h2_maps_win64_dx11, everything from 01b_spacestation.map to 08b_deltacontrol.map

2. Use a program like WinRAR or 7zip to extract the modded map files, and place them into where the vanilla maps used to be.

3. Whenever you want to play the modded maps, just make sure you open the game with anti-cheat disabled. Have fun!


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Shoutouts to xScruffyDaSasquatchx, Toraburu, and the Halo 2 Overhaul community for all their help and inspiration.

Halo 2 is infamous for its rushed development, and radically difficult Legendary. So it's a pleasure to hopefully flesh out the game's full potential, and make it a more fun, but still challenging game. The Great Journey begins now.

Check out some of my other Campaign Rebalances!

Halo Reach ~ Halo Combat Evolved ~ Halo 3