Thank you, 343! Halo Reach PC mods will be allowed on the upcoming re-release of the popular shooter as long as players disable anti-cheat.

With the release of Halo Reach scheduled to go live in mere minutes, developer 343 Industries has delivered a godly early Christmas present: mods!

Players will have the option to modify both campaign and custom games to their liking as long as they aren’t hanging around matchmade multiplayer games.

“We’re still working to improve this down the road, but for now you will have an option when you launch to bypass anticheat,”announced a 343 Industries representative in a Reddit thread. “I highly suggest making a copy/backup of anything you modify so you’ll be able to switch back and forth easily.”

It’s an exciting time. With the original PC releases of Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2, players were able to create amazing custom levels, full campaigns and game modes that have kept the shooters alive for over a decade.

343 Industries community lead Brian Jarrad also appears to be all in on the inclusion of modifications to Halo Reach. In a recent interview with PCGamesN (via VGC), the community lead expressed his excitement for the potential that Halo Reach PC mods have.

“One of the coolest parts about PC is it’s an open-ended platform,”Jarrad said. “My perfect world is, you put these games out in a great baseline experience that’s true to the originals, and then the community takes the keys at that point and they make it their own. Who knows what Reach on PC will look like years from now? I’m excited.”

Halo Reach launches tonight! In about twenty-five minutes at the time of writing! Costing just $9.99/£6.99, it’s an absolute bargin. Oh, and it’s included in Xbox Game Pass also!

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