Halo: The Master Chief Collection

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A full, modded Campaign featuring tweaks to weapons, vehicles, AI, scenarios, encounters, and more, to help the game reach its full potential through being more fun and fair while still challenging and faithful to the OG experience.

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Welcome to Ruby's Rebalanced Halo 2!


This is a full Campaign mod featuring tweaks to the sandbox such that every weapon and vehicle is viable and useful, changes to AI to make them more fun and interesting, additions to scenarios and encounters, and a full overhaul of Legendary difficulty to be more fun and fair, but still challenging.

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.


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!


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